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All inclusive: lustrum UG, 5-15 June 2019

Science programme Conference: “Growing together: Celebrating diversity and fostering inclusion”

Jessica De Abreu

Jessica De Abreu, photo Marcel Wogram
Jessica De Abreu, photo Marcel Wogram

Jessica De Abreu (1989) is an anthropologist, and co-founder of The Black Archives, which is one of the first historical archives in the Netherlands that focuses on Black Dutch history, and beyond.

She graduated from the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology and Culture, Organization and Management at VU University Amsterdam.

Her passionate commitment to the field of African Diaspora, led to researches on upward social mobility in New York, Amsterdam, and London.

As a board member at New Urban Collective, which contributes to strengthen the socio-economic position of Black youths and people in the Netherlands, her work focuses on the field of anti-racism and intersectionality."

"Building student initiatives and communities for decolonization"

Inspired by New Urban Collective as student organization and our initiative The Black Archives, this talk will show how inspiration turned into ideas, and ideas turned into action. It will touch upon current political climate in the Netherlands that urges our generation to organize, mobilize and fight against social exclusion.

As a board member at New Urban Collective, I will share different examples and methods on how to create positive social change in a world that sometimes make you feel as if it does not belong to you.

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