What’s to be Repaired?

What’s to be Repaired?

Postcolonial Justice in Postcolonial Europe

The workshop and the Launch of the African Futures Action Lab have been rescheduled due to Covid-19 for late spring 2022. More details will be announced soon!

The Doing Gender Lecture by Amah Edoh has been maintained and will take place online on Friday January 14 at 16h. To register, please, send an email to nog@uu.nl. You can also join by clicking on the link below.

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About the Workshop:

In 2001, the UN World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, also known as the Durban Conference was one of the first instances where the countries of the Global North were asked to address and repair the legacy of transatlantic slave trade and of their colonial history. The conference acknowledged and regretted “the massive human sufferings and the tragic plight of millions of men, women and children as a result of slavery, slave trade, transatlantic slave trade, apartheid, colonialism and genocide” and the Durban Declaration categorised slavery, colonialism, apartheid and genocide as international crimes against humanity.

The meeting was also one of the first instances where the connection of slavery and colonialism was made with contemporary forms of anti-black discrimination, racism, and racial inequalities. Since Durban, however, calls for colonialism and slavery reparations by decolonial activists, anti-racist advocacies and human rights groups have been met with scepticism by European governments. More recently, after the murder of George Floyd in 2020 and the long wave of Black Lives Matter protests across the globe, international debates on reparations seem to have gather momentum.

Twenty years after Durban, this two-day symposium brings together interdisciplinary academics, experts, and activists to discuss postcolonial reparations as a strategy for fighting postcolonial inequalities, combating structural racism, and decolonising societies in Western Europe.

The symposium will also host the European launch of the African Futures Action Lab – a newly founded platform for knowledge and policy development committed to strengthening racial justice movements across Africa, Europe and the Americas – with co-founders  Amah Edoh and Liliane Umubyeyi.

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Doing Gender Lecture with Amah Edoh

Doing Gender Lecture with Dr Amah Edoh on Friday 14th of January Lecture: Of grandmothers, “Mama” Benzes, and Afropolitans: Black women and African becoming on Dutch Wax cloth’s trail Time: 16.00-17.30 hrs (CET)Location: the lecture will take place onlineChair: Dr. Jamila MascatRegistration: nog@uu.nl To join the meeting, please click on the link below: Click here to join the meeting

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Workshop Postponed

Unfortunately the workshop ‘What’s to be Repaired: Postcolonial Justice in Postcolonial Europe’ has been postponed due to the Covid-19 restrictions. We are hopeful that the workshop will take place in late spring. Updates will be posted on our website.

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The African Futures Action Lab

The symposium will host the European launch of the African Futures Action Lab – a newly founded platform for knowledge and policy development committed to strengthening racial justice movements across Africa, Europe and the Americas – with co-founders  Amah Edoh and Liliane Umubyeyi.Find more information from here.

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