decolonisation

#DecolonizeKULeuven manifesto

On 14 February 2018 we officially launched our work as a student-led platform. Intersectionality was and is at the core of our work. The students we worked with gave input on where our focus should be, and they chose to focus on the topics of gender within academia, LGBTQ+ students and the decolonisation of curricula. […]

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decolonisation, essay, gender

Where are the female professors?

Auteur: Maysa MariposaLeestijd: ca. 10 min. OPINION OF THE AUTHOR – UNDIVIDED is not responsible for author’s opinions. Nederlands onderaan. ESSAY Author: Maysa MariposaReading time: ca. 10 min. My goal this semester was to only choose electives with female or non-white professors. I felt quite done with all those white, cis-male, neurotypical professors that are […]

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decolonisation, feminism, LGBTQ+

Feminist reading groups

The past months many feminist book clubs and reading groups went online or were created to connect with each other through discussion of feminist topics. Here is an overview of English and Dutch feminist reading groups that will continue online the coming months. [MM] Feminist online book clubs and reading groups Feminist Society KU Leuven […]

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decolonisation, racism

Do Black lives still matter on December 6th?

In June 2020, after yet another senseless killing of an African American man at the hands of the state, many streets in the world were filled with people protesting the structural and institutional discrimination and racism against Black people and People of Colour around the world. Some of those streets were in Belgium.  In June […]

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decolonisation, racism

OPINIE: De schuld in de onschuld van een straatnaam #LeopoldIIMustFall

“Kortrijk schrapt Leopold II-laan in Heule,” luiden de Belgische krantenkoppen na een besluit van het Kortrijks gemeentebestuur. Eerder nog werd het standbeeld van de voormalige koning op het Troonplein in Brussel met witte verf beklad. Een zoveelste doelgerichte actie die onze lugubere koloniale erfenis tracht aan te kaarten en te bekritiseren binnen een moeilijk maar broodnodig dekoloniseringsdebat.

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racism

Blackface, Bazart and Zwarte Piet [NL/EN]

Op sociale media klaagt de Vlaming steeds vaker over het feit dat omgekeerd racisme niet aangeklaagd wordt. Wanneer er ophef ontstaat over een wit persoon die zijn gezicht zwart schminkt, vragen vele Vlamingen zich af waarom dat nu weer zo erg is en …

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