Call for Papers: Social Justice Under Siege Conference

Check out the details for an exciting conference taking place at Humber College, Toronto this coming October called The State of (In)Equality: Social Justice Under Siege
The conference organisers are encouraging proposals that focus on a wide variety of pressing and timely topics, among them:
  • Indigenous studies
  • Democracy vs. capitalism
  • Poverty and Economic inequality
  • Civil rights
  • Social movements
  • Anti-globalisation
  • Post-neoliberalism
  • Past and future of labour
  • Post-humanism and social activism
  • Decolonization
  • Racialization
The call for papers is currently open and will close on the 30th May 2017. For a full list of the topics that the event aims to cover as well as all other necessary info for submissions and location, check the conference website.  Don’t forget to share!
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Pan African Space Station arriving in Amsterdam soon!

The Pan African Space Station (PASS) will be arriving in Amsterdam in the coming days, landing at the OBA Central Library on Sunday 11th December, until the 15th December!

The website declares:

“Launched in 2008 by  Chimurenga, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) is a periodic, pop-up live studio; a performance and exhibition space; a research platform and living archive, and an internet based radio station.

Produced in collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund and The Amsterdam Fund of the Arts, the PASS live studio in Amsterdam will feature a 5-day programme, running daily from 14:00 – 20:00 (CAT), with artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians and rebels whose practices draw from and respond to a variety of contexts; to prompt us, through performance, conversation and other forms, to imagine how worlds connect.”

In addition to the artists, writers and rebels, ERIF will also be there for an internet radio interview hosted by the radical feminist collective Radio Redmond Amsterdam, on the 13th December between 14h and 15h. We’ll be discussing our recent Returning the Gaze II: Stories of Resistance conference as well as our future plans for the organisation too!

Definitely come through to see the various activities going on throughout the five days, and say hello to us while we’re in the hot seat on the 13th if you can!

Check out and share all of the necessary info, including the full programme and livestream link here.

 

Re[as]sisting Narratives Expo by Framer Framed

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Opening on the 28th August and curated by Chandra Frank, Framer Framed presents Re[as]sisting Narratives, an exhibition exploring “the lingering legacies of colonialism between South Africa and the Netherlands”.

The expo runs until the 27th November (extended from an original end date of 16 October) and will feature work from:

  • Mary Sibande
  • Sethembile Msezane
  • Mohau Modisakeng
  • Athi-Patra Ruga
  • Burning Museum Collective
  • Toni Stuart and Kurt Orderson
  • Judith Westerveld

Planning to attend? Find more information via the Framer Framed website.

Archives Matter Conference 2016

If you’re going to be in London this June, sign up for the forthcoming Archives Matter Conference: Queer, Feminist and Decolonial Encounters due to be hosted at Goldsmiths, the University of London.

Emphasising a decolonial framework, the event aims to “to explore, how the institutional archive can be made feminist, queered or decolonized, and in which ways we can build on transnational archives as well as establish our own archives.” The conference will also feature a keynote lecture by Dutch scholar Gloria Wekker.

Check out all of the relevant details and keep on top of updates regarding the programme here.

Symposium: Between Nothingness & Infinity

Hello there peeps! Happy Sunday to one and all 🙂

If you are looking to infuse your summer with art viewings and critical discussions, you should heard over to the Between Nothingness and Infinity symposium, talking place at the Witte de With in Rotterdam on the 14th July. Using conceptualisations inspired by Frantz Fanon and Fred Moten, the symposium will aim to address the ‘historically produced dilemma of Blackness’.

The panel discussion will be moderated by scholar Nana Adusei-Poku and will be part of the No Humans Involved exhibition by art collective HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN.

Find out more information and sign up for the event here

Decolonizing the Mind Summer School

There is still time to sign up for the Decolonizing the Mind Summer School being hosted this year from the 19th to the 31st July in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by the International Institute for Scientific Research (IISR). The summer school aims to:

  1. To disseminate knowledge on DTM in a Global Justice context.
  2. To produce new knowledge based on the experience of activists in social struggle around the world.
  3. To forge ties between activists from different social movements.
  4. To develop a Global Justice international infrastructure for DTM and joint cooperation between social movements in the form of projects and infrastructural facilities.

Check out the program, fees and more, or to download the official brochure visit the website here.

Support the Exile Recipe Book Project!

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via the Exile Recipe Book Indiegogo page.

The Exile Recipe Book is a de-colonial project intended to raise awareness and share the perspective of communities of colour living in Europe, while exploring their ancestral roots as well as the conflict and trauma they have survived. In this particular case, the socio-political context is descendents of indentured workers from India, taken to South Africa in the 19th century to work on sugarcane plantations. Years later in the 1970s, certain families migrated to Denmark in exile from South Africa’s apartheid system. The project offers to “celebrate these relationships and to reflect the poetics of politics and love through food”, in addition to contributing to non-whte discourses on racism, migration and belonging in Europe, by collecting stories and recipes in order to present them in the form of a book and/or documentary.

You can read about the project in full, get regular updates and support it financially via its Indiegogo page. ERIF will also be following the progress of this project as we are very interested to see the outcome and of course potentially collaborate in the future, so you can also check our website for updates in the future.

(An)Other Diasporic City

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Anthropologist Jayne Ifekwunigwe and sociologist Fenneke Wekker will come head-to-head at the Pakhuis de Zwijger to discuss ‘Belonging and Transnational Processes of Making “Home”‘, with a specific focus on the Global African diaspora, on the 12th March 2015 for (An)Other Diasporic City. The event will be moderated by Jennifer Tosch of Black Heritage Amsterdam Tours, and is free to attend although reservations are necessary.

Find out more information and confirm your place here.