Erasmus School of Colour

"We need to encourage a different debate about diversity at the university. Right now, there’s not enough room for critical perspectives. We’ve been talking about diversity at EUR for some time now, but we haven’t managed to transcend the level of questions like ‘so is diversity a good thing or not?"
ESOC in Erasmus Magazine

As Erasmus School of Colour we are concerned with diversity and inclusion at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Part of this engagement entails a rethinking of those very same concepts of diversity and inclusion, because we want to break away from the established order within the university. In order to achieve this, we organize lectures, movie and documentary nights and small scale gatherings with an emphasis on (engaging in) public issues.

Media appearances

Support for statement by Engaging Public Issues

Erasmus School of Colour responds to the statement issued by the university about the worldwide protests against racism and discrimination: Dear EUR, act(ion demanded)!, Erasmus Magazine, June 12th, 2020 (English/Dutch).

Merel Dap in Erasmus TV about institutional racism in and outside university, Erasmus TV, 4 juni 2020 (English). Video and transcript can be found here.

‘Ook Nederland kent genoeg racisme’, NRC, 3 juni 2020 (Dutch)

‘Vreedzame maar serieuze sfeer’ bij Black Lives Matter in Amsterdam, Erasmus Magazine, 2 juni 2020 (Dutch/English)


Past events

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