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Politics of Location #4: Sinterklaas
2 December 2021 @ 19:30 - 21:00 UTC+2
Content warning: mentions of antiblack racism and blackface
The time of Saint Nicholas is once again upon us in the Netherlands, and like last year, Gen K is organizing an online event to discuss the political aspects of Sinterklaas.
We will touch on the current discussion around Zwarte Piet and how much change has happened over the past few years, as well as contemplate the position of this discussion in the greater political context of the Netherlands.
You can join us in this discussion on December 2nd at 19:30 on Teams! After we conclude the discussion, we invite you to hang around a bit longer for digital drinks The link to our Teams environment: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/channel/19%3af624259403e847839bb05e600a880c0b%40thread.tacv2/Politics%2520of%2520Location?groupId=f07810c7-d24b-4a52-85d8-aeeb5480e191&tenantId=d72758a0-a446-4e0f-a0aa-4bf95a4a10e7
This discussion will focus on the topic of race and racism in the Netherlands, and will, for the sake of education, feature mentions of extremely racist behavior and standpoints. We will however make sure that there are no images of individuals in blackface present in our presentation, as we believe that there is no use in reproducing violence for the sake of discussing it. Gen K is firmly aligned with anti-zwarte piet organizations, and we will not entertain any arguments in favor of the “traditional” zwarte piet.