How will you celebrate and commemorate Keti Koti?

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On July 1st, in the Netherlands, Suriname and the ABCSSS islands we celebrate and commemorate the abolition of slavery, also known as Keti Koti. On this day the living descendants of enslaved peoples celebrate the end of slavery, commemorate their ancestors, and practice tapping into Black joy. Keti Koti, which is a phrase from Suriname … Continue reading How will you celebrate and commemorate Keti Koti?

Our Bodies Our Voice in the media: Eenvandaag and Op1NPO

Still from Claudia Dictus on Eenvandaag

Claudia Dictus, chairperson of Stichting Our Bodies Our Voice, was interviewed by both Eenvandaag and Op1NPO about sexual abuse among students.Claudia: "I want to protect others who are going through it, I want to help them look for help. I'm trying to teach teachers and advisors at universities how to deal with a victim, what … Continue reading Our Bodies Our Voice in the media: Eenvandaag and Op1NPO

Student Disability Platform is looking for a new name

The Student Disability Platform is a student-run platform of the University of Amsterdam that actively works to create a more accessible and inclusive university experience for everyone. We do so by offering help to students with support needs (due to ADHD, being on the autism spectrum, depression, audiovisual issues, diabetes, physical disability and/or other support … Continue reading Student Disability Platform is looking for a new name

Hostile Welcome: Anti-LGBTQI+ violence in the Dutch asylum procedure

Despite having come to the Netherlands to find refuge, LGBTQI+ asylum seekers are often confronted with high levels of violence and discrimination during the asylum procedure. Drawing on accounts from LGBTQI+ asylum seekers, activists, and academics, this webinar aims to shine a light on anti-LGBTQI+ violence during the asylum procedure, asking what the causes and … Continue reading Hostile Welcome: Anti-LGBTQI+ violence in the Dutch asylum procedure

Reflections: Meet your Mentor Pilot

By Meltem Halaceli, Project Leader, Meet your Mentor On April 15th, the online reflection meeting of the Autumn edition 2020 of Meet your Mentor took place. 45 participants were present: 24 students from FEB, FGW and FMG and 21 mentors who work for Dutch ministries, local governments, (international) companies and other organisations. The presentation and … Continue reading Reflections: Meet your Mentor Pilot

Annual Report 2020 & Year Plan 2021

We are proud to present the Chief Diversity Officer 2020 annual report and 2021 plan titled: Discrimination and Decolonization In this blog post, we include the foreword and personal reflection by Chief Diversity Officer, Anne de Graaf. Foreword: Strength and courage This personal reflection introduces some of the exciting initiatives and vision and concrete measures … Continue reading Annual Report 2020 & Year Plan 2021

European Week Against Racism: In Review

Last month was the European Week against Racism. This event was a cooperative effort between the Chief Diversity Officer team (CDO team), the SeSi Community Center of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Pakhuis de Zwijger and Comité 21 maart. Deriving from this powerful collaboration were seven different events which enriched the lives of many … Continue reading European Week Against Racism: In Review

Homework Hub public launch a huge success!

Last month the Homework Hub was publicly launched via Zoom. Together with all 8 partners in the Homework Hub; respectively StudieHub, Passie voor je Toekomst, Stichting SPE, Stichting IMC Weekendschool, Move, Fawaka Ondernemersschool, Weekend Academie, and Life Skills - a wonderful programme was hosted by Alfie Martis in which participants from the UvA community could … Continue reading Homework Hub public launch a huge success!

Teaching Innovations for Inclusive Education: Comenius Carrousel Workshop Reflections

By: dr. Mieke T.A. Lopes Cardozo (UvA), Roxana Dumitrescu and Gabriela Zuntova (students in International Development Studies, UvA) What motivates you to work on inclusive higher education? – this was one of the questions that started and guided the active dialogue within the Comenius Carousel workshop on Teaching Innovations for Inclusive Education. The workshop was … Continue reading Teaching Innovations for Inclusive Education: Comenius Carrousel Workshop Reflections