If you’ve been hoping for the opportunity to do a PhD focusing on ‘media, race and cultural production’ you now have the perfect opportunity. Recently posted by Brunel University, London, the fully funded studentship at the College of Business Arts and Social Science offers the chance to ‘undertake theoretical and empirical collaborative research with a … More Decolonising the Classroom!
Our friends over in Austria – KRITNET – have been hard at work putting together their forthcoming conference Migration, Criminalisation, Resistance, Invention – which will take place later this month in Vienna. In their own words… “While politics of fortification and racist mobilisation grow stronger every day, there are also multiple forms of resistance and … More KRITNET Conference Registration Now OPEN!
Check out this mini crash course in media literacy from friend of ERIF, Kahya Engler. As part of the TedX talks series, Kahya discusses her crusade to find diverse imagery and literature for her son as well as campaigning against racist portrayals of people of colour in children’s media. Core to her message is ultimate … More TedX Talk on literature and imagery for kids
Our friends over at EVCL – creators of the instantly lovable Bino & Fino – had a very busy year in 2015 touring across Europe to showcase the pioneering cartoon, which features the dynamic duo as they learn about various African histories and cultures. Alongside collaborating with ERIF for our Parent Teacher symposium last November, … More Help Bino & Fino make it to Brazil!
Check out the trailer below for the new play by Mohamed Wa Baile entitled Kein Volk von Schafen, translated as No Nation of Sheep in English. Following up from his stage debut Mohrenkopf im Weissenhof, the new play’s title refers to the recent referendum that took place in Switzerland to decide on whether or not … More No Nation of Sheep (2016)
More exciting anti-racist campaigning news, this time coming from the city of Bern in Switzerland! Activists and local community organisers based there (or planning to travel there this week) can check out the Week Against Racism which starts this Friday 18th running through until the 24th! Some of the programme highlights include: A refugee welcome … More A Week Against Racism in Bern
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 … More Archives Matter Conference 2016
This update just in from our friends over at the InterNational Anti-Racism Group (INARG): “In 2015, INARG, asked North Sea Jazz Festival; “Why was blackface shown as part of the Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Holland?” In 2016, this year, INARG, in discussion with Director, Mr. Jan Willem Luyken, has received a reply from North Sea Jazz … More PRESS RELEASE: INARG challenges North Sea Jazz festival over blackface imagery
Two weeks ago we hosted our first ever Parent Teacher Symposium and it was a true success! From wonderful workshops to passionate parents and concerned teachers the day was full of numerous perspectives and fresh inspiration to work together in order to combat racist imagery and research for, as well as create, more inclusive imagery … More ERIF Parent Teacher Symposium – Reviews!
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)