Team Interlock had put together a program with history, present and future of youth work in Amsterdam Southeast and the Netherlands. We kicked off with a welcome diner in a Surinamese Javanese restaurant on Wednesday evening.
Thursday, first study day we started with a visit and presentation at the Black Archives The stories told by miss Jessica Abreu (co-initiator of the Black Archives) were very inspirational, we learned a lot about the history of Surinam and the Netherlands.
We could have stayed for hours listening to her story’s.
In the afternoon we enjoyed a presentation at the University for Applied Sciences “Dear White HvA”.
The aims of Dear White HvA:
- creating awareness about institutional racism and micro-aggression in the classroom
- making experiences of their students visible, where they can share their stories of exclusion and discrimination.
- also sharing their positive stories (empower students) and contribute to a safe learning space with open dialogue about inclusive educational environments. They do this through Listening - Dialogue and Sensitivity.
We closed the first day with a meet and eat with the 1104Fitclub with Sjoerd Bakker, youth worker from Swazoom, in Amsterdam Southeast. 1104Fitclub is a healthy lifestyle movement in the K-Buurt in Amsterdam Southeast.
Our Bijlmer-tour started on Friday at the Bijlmer Museum (Grubbehoeve), then a walk to the memorial of the plane crash and we countinued with a tour around the neighbourhood. Due to the very cold weather the tour had to be cut short. In the afternoon we enjoyed a presentation on youthwork done by UNTOLD and talk about the WINTI culture.
Saturday was a working day with workshops lead by Karl Murray and Toby Laurent.
Sunday we started the day with a visit to the Tropen Museum with special permanent exhibitions on the Dutch slavery past and history on Indonesia and New Guinee.
We ended the study visit in Amsterdam with a late lunch at the Moroccan restaurant in de Amsterdam neighbourhood “de Pijp”. A perfect and relaxed ending of the last study visit in the series of three study visits.
We would like to thank: Melita, Sanchia, Monique, John C. and Sjoerd for their input for setting up the program and sharing their great energy!
We combined the three studyvisits in Cologne, London and Amsterdam in one short video for you.
Click to view the video (16-03-2018) of project Black To The Future on our Dutch-page. Enjoy!
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