This event was held on September 20, 2020. To watch the livestream, click here.
Activism is protest, but it is so much more. What exactly does activism mean? Is it a job? A conviction? Full-time activism is mentally hard to sustain, and therefore only available to few. But does that mean that you can’t make a difference if you don’t do it 24/7? No!
During this program, in collaboration with PAX POWER TO THE PEOPLE, we will talk with a diverse group of inspiring ‘change-makers’ about the different ways you can be an activist. How do you unleash a micro-revolution? How do small acts of resistance ultimately contribute to system change? And how do you make sure that you don’t succumb to your activism?
Senior Fellow Mitchell Esajas, who, in ten years, has become one of the most impactful anti-racism activists in the Netherlands, opens the evening. In a personal story, he looks back on the path he has taken and what lessons he has to pass on to the next generation.
With a.o. Senior Fellow Hanane Abouellotfi (John Lewis Fellowship Associate Director) and theater maker Jelle Zijlstra. Journalist Hasna el Maroudi presents the program.
Kick Out Black Pete in talks with Prime Minister Rutte
On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, Kick Out Black Pete (KOBP), represented by experts from the Afro-Dutch community, including Humanity in Action The Netherlands' Program Manager Raissa Biekman, spoke with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Wouter Koolmees of Social Affairs and Employment.
Humanity in Action Fellow Akilah Silke Güc invites to Feminist of Color Book Club in Heidelberg
Humanity in Action Fellow Akilah Silke Güc invites to a reading circle discovering the best feminist authors of color and celebrating them in a unique way.
Mitchell Esajas on racism and violence against Kick Out Black Pete
"...I learned that freedom of expression and demonstration are fundamental rights for everyone. On the streets of The Hague, Gouda and Rotterdam I learned that in practice this does not apply if you want to express your opinion about Black Pete".