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KREYOLIZATION

A  video essay presenting an exploratory research about Black experiences within education.

Kreyolization: Resisting Assimilation Violences explores the violence of assimilation and strategies of Black resistance. This video offers insight into some of the identity-related experiences of Afro-descendants with education in Belgium and the Netherlands, and shows how these experiences led to alternative spaces, forms and sources of knowledge production.

This video was screened at the Afroeuropeans Studies Conference (2019, Lisbon) and at the Symposium On the Matter of Blackness in Europe (2019, Los Angeles).

 

Take It From An Expert

A Message For All Black Girls From Dr. Gloria Wekker

For National Women's Day in Belgium, we recorded a special message was from the one and only Gloria Wekker. 

The Surinamese-Dutch anthropologist and emeritus professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Utrecht is widely known for her work about racism in The Netherlands and her intersectional approach to feminist thinking.

Wekker wrote the introduction for the Dutch translation of James Baldwin's 'The Fire Next Time' (Niet Door Water, Maar Door Vuur). In this video, she directs her words towards all black girls and young women to not forget that they have Black Girl Magic. 

 

People Have Stories

Being Mixed in Belgium vs Ghana

Malcolm was born and raised in Belgium to a white Belgian-German mother and a Ghanaian father. He has lived in Ghana for over two years now. These are his experiences as a mixed-race person in both countries.

 

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