We hope you are well and healthy this summer; safe from the flooding across parts of Europe and able to enjoy the lovely sunshine. Here are the latest updates and activities from ERIF over the past few months. We began 2021 following the long-awaited publication of our fantastic special issue at Darkmatter Journal: (De-)Facing the … More News and updates from ERIF!
The 2021 ERIF Sinterklaas Brand & Product Study is out now! NEDERLANDS | FRANÇAIS | DEUTSCH | ESPAÑOL *** The European Race and Imagery Foundation’s (ERIF) annual Brand & Product report charts the evolution and relevance of the (Zwarte) Piet character, alongside the development of discussions on race, racism and inclusion, specific to the Netherlands. … More ERIF Sinterklaas Brand & Product Study 2021: widespread protest and superficial transformation
“Nous travaillons à inscrire nos histoires personnelles et singulières dans l’universalité.” … More Black voices matter #2: “Nous travaillons à élargir les espaces du possible”, entretien avec les deux hosts du Podcast Sans Nom
Scroll down for the English translation of the introduction. ERIF inaugure la série #blackvoicesmatter avec le guest post écrit par Nicky Lars, rappeur et beatmaker Noir français, auteur de l’album Musica Negra. Dans ce texte réflexif, poétique et engagé, Nicky Lars rend compte de la vague d’émotions et de pensées qui l’assaillent en ce moment exceptionnel … More Black voices matter #1: “Combien d’entre nous” par Nicky Lars
The 2020 ERIF Sinterklaas Brand & Product Study is out NOW! NEDERLANDS | FRANÇAIS | DEUTSCH *** We publish this report during a period of intense and global socio-political unrest regarding the continuous state sanctioned and worldwide violence towards people of African descent. Major protests erupted across the US in response to numerous recent killings … More Identity crisis as part of a new beginning?
Par Noémi Michel Speaking about colonial legacies is good, but one must ask who speaks This blog post by ERIF member Noémi Michel inaugurates our aim to produce a multi-lingual platform reflecting Europe’s anti-racist voices. Scroll down for the English translation of the introduction. *** Début avril passé, une journaliste m’a sollicitée pour un article … More Parler de l’héritage colonial c’est bien, encore faut-il se demander qui parle
by guest blogger Valerie Ntinu Valerie is a recently graduated Media, Culture and Society wiz. If she’s not out writing your next fave article, you can find her scrolling through the Netflix-verse, binge-watching your favourite rom-com series. “College is going to be the best years of your life”. These words echo in my head in … More Surviving a Predominantly White Institution – a black girl’s memoirs
Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, we make room to amplify the words and works of black women – with an emphasis on Europe – in order to promote Afropean … More December Tool-Kit: Black Feminist Perspectives
Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, as the Netherlands gears up for another Sinterklaas period, we reflect on global blackface practices and how they contribute towards political anti-blackness. We also … More November Tool-Kit: Understanding Blackface
Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month for the Black History and Achievement events happening in the UK and Netherlands respectively, ERIF amplifies essays and analyses, from the global black diaspora, … More October Tool-Kit: Historical Perspectives