Hoping to find some books to keep your teen occupied this summer? Or are you a teacher looking for something new for your curriculum that offers a non-white perspective? See our list below, as previously featured in our Parent Teacher Resource Pack! Vuurwerk in m’n Hoofd – Roland Colastica (Dutch) Anita and Me – Meera … More Awesome summer reads for teens!
In November, ERIF hosted its first Parent Teacher symposium in Amsterdam. The interactive day (in collaboration with the Teatro Munganga, the creators of Bino & Fino, actress and educator Anni Domingo as well as activist and educator G. Holwerda) was a great success and we look forward to organising and hosting a similar event in … More Must read articles for parents and teachers
Today – 26th January – is Australia Day. Dating back to 1788, the day marks the arrival of the British in New South Wales and in present times is widely viewed as a celebration of Australia’s diversity rather than colonialism. Having said this, even if the day doesn’t actively celebrate colonialism, hiding from the true … More Happy Australia Day? Three films to help you decide.
Hello everyone! Happy 2016! Our brand new newsletter for January 2016 detailing our most up to date announcements is available to read here. We hope you’ll get involved over the coming year. Have a good one!
The University of Leiden recently conducted research on Dutch children’s perceptions of Zwarte Piet (of the Sinterklaas festival) in order to establish whether or not they make associations between the character and black people. Professor Judi Mesman found that children (aged between 5 and 7) are actually more likely to associate Zwarte Piet with a … More Report on children’s perceptions of Zwarte Piet released by University of Leiden
Read all about it… Hello all! hope you’re all doing good! You can now Check out ERIF’s brand new newsletter for November right here to find out about our latest activities as well as to get involved. Take care & enjoy the rest of the week everyone! ❤
If you’re wearing a poppy this week and/or participating in commemorative events for the First and Second World Wars, please do not forgot to take a moment to reflect the men and women who travelled from colonised lands all over the world to fight for Europe, at times against their will. These individuals will probably … More The forgotten soldiers of WWII.
Long before the Zwarte Piet is Racisme campaign took off in the Netherlands, two artists attempted to stage a protest and exhibition in opposition to the racist Sinterklaas celebration. Although their protest was cancelled amid death threats and a lack of police protection, the following documentary, Read the Masks. Tradition is Not Given was still … More Read the Masks. Tradition is Not Given (2009)
The UK is now half way through its Black History Month and as always there are many incredible events and initiatives to inspire, uplift and educate. While some question the necessity of a month dedicated to black history and others criticize restricting black histories to one month only, movements such at the University of Colour … More ERIF’s Top 8 Black History Month Tips
“[All the guests] understood the fleeing from war, from the kind of poverty that crushed human souls, but they would not understand the need to escape from the ominous lethargy of choicelessness. They would not understand why people like him, who were raised well-fed and watered but mired in dissatisfaction … were now resolved to … More Building Eritrea? Desperate for certainty and chasing choices.