News BAK

02 June 2020

In Solidarity

BAK is grateful for and stands with the work and activism being done to battle systematic anti-blackness and other forms of racist violence internationally and in the Netherlands, our home, understanding Europe as an epicenter in its formation and continuance. We are continually working to find ways as a cultural institution and as individuals to support, amplify, and contribute to efforts of undoing, be they actions, demonstrations, creative tactics, or work toward social and educational change and redistribution. At this moment, we link to the following local initiatives. If you are not already involved, we encourage you, and perhaps plead with you, to support initiatives fighting against structural racist violence; listen, boost, contribute, speak out.

– The Black Archives:
Co-run by current BAK 2019/2020 Fellow Mitchell Esajas and previous BAK 2018/2019 Fellow Jessica de Abreu, The Black Archives works to make visible the histories of black emancipation movements and individuals in the Netherlands, and also organizes locally, including being a part of efforts such as the solidarity protest in Amsterdam on 1 June 2020.
* Donate (this also goes toward costs of organizing protests like the one in Amsterdam mentioned above)
* Check out an interview with Esajas on EenVandaag (in Dutch), addressing racist violence in response to recent events

– Nederland Wordt Beter & Zwarte Piet is Racisme:
* Donate (info on donating at the bottom)
* Offer your support in future solidarity protests, or be kept up-to-date on demos and activities, by filling out this form

– Kick Out Zwarte Piet
* More information

– Black Queer & Trans Resistance:
* More info & donate via their Facebook page

If you live in the Hague, Groningen, Rotterdam, or Utrecht, check out the following protests:
2 June 2020, 18.00 hrs: the Hague, location: Malieveld
2 June 2020, 18.00 hrs: Groningen, location: Grote Markt
3 June 2020, 17.00 hrs: Rotterdam, location: Erasmusbrug
5 June 2020, 18.30 hrs: Utrecht, location: Jaarbeursplein