ERIF’s Noémi Michel talks to Cases Rebelles about race, colonialism and black identities in Switzerland

ERIF’s content and audience developer Noémi Michel, PhD spoke to Cases Rebelles recently about the phenomena of racelessness and colonial amnesia in Switzerland and how this is used as a mechanism for silencing people of colour who protest against racism. In other words, the social taboo of discussing race (and subsequently racism) is rooted in … More ERIF’s Noémi Michel talks to Cases Rebelles about race, colonialism and black identities in Switzerland

Racist poster by Italian far-right party: Open letter to Italian government members

ERIF recently co-signed an open letter, drafted by ENAR, to the Italian authorities regarding the explicitely racist poster being circulated by far-right group  Forza Nuova (New Force). The poster features a caricature of a black man, sexually assualting a white woman. Given the long and terrifying history around fearing and controlling black male sexuality in … More Racist poster by Italian far-right party: Open letter to Italian government members

Detroping White Privilege: “Diversity” Politics Beyond the Token Paradigm

by Praveen Sewgobind, paper presented at the Humboldt University, Berlin conference Race, Power, and Privilege in Academia on July 27th, 2017 (View the powerpoint presentation here & the full event program available here)   “Racism becomes something bad that we can’t even speak of, as if to describe x as racist is to damage or … More Detroping White Privilege: “Diversity” Politics Beyond the Token Paradigm

Statement of Solidarity in Support of Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

We are circulating this statement of solidarity in support of Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, of Princeton University’s African American Studies department. After speaking out about race and racism in the US at a commencement address last month (May 2017) she has been viciously targeted by Fox News. In statement reads: “On May 20, 2017, Professor Taylor … More Statement of Solidarity in Support of Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

“Stan Firm Inna Inglan” expo at Tate Britain

Heading to London this summer? Already based there and looking for things to do? Check out this amazing exhibit – Stan Firm Inna Inglan: Black Diaspora in London, 1960-70s – currently showing at the Tate Britain. The official description of the expo states that: The photographs reveal the many and varied experiences of individuals who … More “Stan Firm Inna Inglan” expo at Tate Britain

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 … More Call for Papers: Social Justice Under Siege Conference

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 … More Pan African Space Station arriving in Amsterdam soon!