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 offer tools to help us better understand the nature of socio-cultural as well as racialised performative practices. *** 7 black composers who changed the … More February Tool-Kit: Performative Analyses
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 kick 2019 off by sharing various perspectives and analyses on representations of people of colour in the media. Black Panther: ‘Why people like me … More January Tool-Kit: Media Representations
When attempting to campaign against racism in general or blackface imagery in particular, activists and scholars are often met by vitriolic and dismissive responses. This experience can be off-putting and frightening especially when it is a recurring aspect to fighting against racism. Therefore, we have turned the usual concept of FAQs on its head with … More FAQs on Racist Imagery
Discussing racism and inequality can be a distressing moment between parents, care-givers or teachers and the children they love. Thankfully, there are a number of helpful materials and resources that can help you to explain discrimination at the same time as giving kids a sense of self-worth and confidence to stand up to themselves. Below are … More Resources for discussing racism with kids
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!
Check out these fantastic picture books targeted at mostly non-white children and families, for kids 2-3 years old, for you to enjoy with your little ones this Sunday! ❤ Books (2+) Brown Like Me – Noelle Lamperti More, more, more said the baby: 3 love stories – Vera B. Williams Books (3+) I lost my … More Picture books for toddlers
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
Hello there parents, teachers and kids! One of the greatest concerns we here at ERIF hear about on a regular basis, is the lack of sufficient books and films available to children of colour that are representative. Even when films come out that do feature black and brown characters, marketing of the film can leave … More More Diverse Books for Kids!
Finding books that are inclusive of children of colour, but also that do not present them in a stereotyped manner are hard to come by. Violence and ridicule inflicted upon the black body in Western (children’s) literature is a common theme by literary giants such as Agatha Christie, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl and Astrid Lindgren … More 10 African Children’s Illustrators to Know!
To check in with our North American comrades, we’re sharing some counter-arguments that may come in handy the next time you’re at a music festival or fancy dress party and see someone in a head-dress and face-paint. As part of the on-going campaigns against US sports teams using the image of Native Americans as their … More How to Argue Against Racist Mascots