Beste omroepbaas, zwaai Zwarte Piet uit.



Waarom dit belangrijk is

De NTR is niet zomaar een omroep. De NTR is een omroep met een wettelijke opdracht. Met haar programma’s moet zij een bijdrage leveren aan educatie, diversiteit, cultuur en jeugd. De omroep is speciaal in het leven geroepen om zogenaamde kwetsbare doelgroepen en genres te bedienen.Makers die voor de NTR werken zijn zich daarvan bewust: met hart en ziel maken ze programma’s die het hart van onze publieke omroep genoemd mogen worden. Maar de NTR zelf? Hoe zorgvuldig gaat deze ‘taakomroep’ met haar eigen missie om? Sinds enige jaren woedt er in Nederland een fel debat rond Zwarte Piet. Verdraagt een multiculturele samenleving wel zo’n stereotiepe afbeelding van donkere mensen?

In het buitenland is de figuur van ‘Zwarte Piet’ niet uit te leggen en zelfs de Verenigde Naties oordeelde dat het Sinterklaasfeest met deze karikatuur racisme uitdraagt – juist onder kinderen.Lees ook: Aanbeveling VN-commissie: verander uiterlijk Zwarte PietDit onderhuidse racisme komt in het debat ook akelig bloot te liggen: de reacties van de zogenaamde voorstanders van Zwarte Piet op de sociale media staan bol van vreemdelingenhaat, gekrenkt nationalisme en onverdraagzaamheid. Het Sinterklaasjournaal van de NTR speelt in dit debat een belangrijke rol: dit programma brengt immers de enige echte Sinterklaas in de huiskamers van Nederland. Het programma bepaalt daarmee ook de vorm waarin de figuur van Piet ten tonele wordt gevoerd.

Veel scholen en gemeenten geven aan het Sinterklaasjournaal te volgen als voorbeeld hoe Piet er op school en bij lokale intochten uitziet. Even leek het er op dat de NTR voor een behoedzame, subtiele metamorfose koos. Tussen de zwarte Zwarte Pieten werd hier en daar voorzichtig een vrolijk gekleurde Piet geïntroduceerd en later ook ‘roet Pieten’. Maar dat bleek een schijnbeweging te zijn: het ging de eindredacteur van het Sinterklaasjournaal niet om een werkelijke verandering, maar juist om de controverse die het programma opriep, zo verklaarde hij in een interview.Makers die zich uitspreken voor modernisering – zoals presentatrice Dieuwertje Blok – krijgen te horen dat hun baan op de tocht staat.

Acteurs die verandering van de vorm van hun typetje voorstellen, zoals hoofdpiet Erik van Muiswinkel, vinden geen gehoor en zien geen andere mogelijkheid dan op te stappen. Als reactie hierop laat de NTR weten:„We sturen niet en nemen geen standpunten in, we reflecteren het maatschappelijk debat.”De directeur van de NTR zegt in een interview: „we richten ons op de middengroep” en „we zijn geen moreel kompas”. De NTR lijkt niet in te zien dat ze juist wél een standpunt inneemt met het handhaven van een Zwarte Piet in zijn huidige vorm, ondanks de gefundeerde kritiek en roep om verandering. Bovendien: een omroep is per definitie cultuurvormend door de programma’s die ze maakt. Dat draagt de NTR ook uit met haar eigen missie: speciaal voor iedereen. Dat is wezenlijk anders dan: algemeen voor de grootste gemene deler. Nu onttrekt de NTR zich aan haar verantwoordelijkheid als taakomroep en als spil in de Sinterklaasviering op een moment dat morele stellingname gevraagd wordt.Niemand wil het Sinterklaasfeest bederven. Juist programmamakers weten dat het aanpassen van de vorm de inhoud alleen maar kan versterken. Beste NTR: maak Sinterklaas weer speciaal voor iedereen!

KLIK HIER OM DE PETITIE TE TEKENEN!

BRON:
https://secure.avaaz.org/nl/petition/De_NTR_Beste_omroepbaas_zwaai_Zwarte_Piet_uit/?fUyBMbb&pv=7


Ondertekenaars:
Maarten Admorikoro, Akwasi, Robert Alberdingk Thijm, Barbara Barend, Anne Barnhoorn, Luuk van Bemmelen, Abdelkader Benali, Sunny Bergman, Samoro Bergtop, Hanna Bervoets, Marnie Blok, Remy Bonjasky, Arie Boomsma, Berend Boorsma, Roel Boorsma, Tamara Bos, Willem Bosch, Mano Bouzamour, Hans Maarten van den Brink, David-Jan Bronsgeest, Erik de Bruyn, Job ter Burg, Daphne Bunskoek, Monique Busman, Nasrdin Dchar, Maurice Dekkers, Pieter Derks, Tofik Dibi, Adriaan van Dis, Anna Drijver, Candy Dulfer, Michiel van Erp, Raja Felgata, Tygo Gernandt, Winston Gerschtanowitz, Frans van Gestel, Maria Goos, Malou Gorter, Job Gosschalk, Glennis Grace, Renske de Greef, Hanneke Groenteman, Arnon Grunberg, Norbert ter Hall, Femke Halsema, Sallie Harmsen, Sanne den Hartogh, Anneloor van Heemstra, Glen Helder, Isa Hoes, Marc de Hond, Tanja Jess, Monic Hendrickx, Mieke de Jong, Lenny Keylard, Rossana Kluivert, Patrick Kluivert, Victoria Koblenko, Sytske Kok, Irene de Kom-Avogadri, Howard Komproe, Martin Koolhoven, Esmé Lammers, Jeroen Kramer, Paul de Leeuw, Nanouk Leopold, Evgeniy Levchenko, Lieke van Lexmond, Cecilie Levy, Alvin Lewis, Berget Lewis, Marc van der Linden, Teun Luijkx, Charly Luske, Hadewych Minis, Cornald Maas, Geert Mak, Andrew Makkinga, Jetty Mathurin, Diana Matroos, Rick Paul van Mulligen, Erik van Muiswinkel, Dana Nechushtan, Jorien van Nes, Nada van Nie, Stephan Nugter, Anousha Nzume, Paula van der Oest, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Khalid Ouazis, Roos Ouwehand, Urmy Plein, Maria Peters, Jörgen Raymann, Halina Reijn, Rutger Remkes, Edsilia Rombley, Melle Runderkamp, Simone van Saarloos, Ruud Satijn, Michael Schaap, Ariane Schluter, Dave Schram, Reint Schölvinck, Tallulah Schwab, Jasmine Sendar, Sylvana Simons, Lotte Tabbers, Humberto Tan, Glynis Terborg, Arne Toonen, Waldemar Torenstra, Maarten Treurniet, Els Vandevorst, Georgina Verbaan, Nicolaas Veul, Albert Verlinde, Susan Visser, Peter R. de Vries, Robert Vuijsje, Simon de Waal, Mike Weerts, Frans Weisz, Eva van de Wijdeven, Manoushka Zeegelaar Breeveld

African Women in Europe (AWE) Conference 2016 Düsseldorf

African Women in Europe (AWE) Conference, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Saturday, 18 June 2016 at 13:00 - Sunday, 19 June 2016 at 00:00 (CEST)
Düsseldorf, Germany






The African women in Europe (AWE) Conference is one of the projects run by the main organisation African Women in Europe (AWE) Network which was founded in 2008. By recognising African Diaspora heroines and expert led conferences presented by African Women who have exhaled in their careers to motivate, inspire and encourage.

AWE brings together a powerful network of over 1000 women of distinction providing peer support. Members actively support each others projects, events and businesses. This has had a catalyst effect with no member being left behind, all excelling. There are several online forums that have intellectual and thought provoking discussions about issues affecting Africans globally, seek solutions and sharing resources related to business, employment and academic opportunities.

This network meets every year to recognise achievement and provide a platform for learning, empowerment and networking. The last event was a conference and glamorous award ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland on 20 June 2015. The theme of the conference was “Leadership and Honouring Women’s Rights.” For more info about past AWE Awards events visit http://aweawards.africanwomenineurope.eu/

AWE Conference theme for this year is Leadership and Integration for Change. The deadline for registration is 30 April 2016 and women and men are invited. This will have a powerhouse of speakers, entertainers and networking, finishing off with three course dinner and dance African way. We sold out in last years and the same will happen this year.

Women are the cornerstone of society and AWE embodies the African saying “If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.” Proof of this is in our membership and their achievements both public and private. Join in and be inspired, learn and contribute.

Our Motto Together we are STRONG!

More information:
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/african-women-in-europe-awe-conference-dusseldorf-germany-tickets-20672909228

LONDON Pre-WOMEN ECONOMIC FORUM: Road to India for WEF2016 SPEAKER CHIEF KATE ANOLUE



LONDON Pre-WOMEN ECONOMIC FORUM: Road to India for WEF2016. Lancaster Gate, London. 29 January 2016. At the London Pre-Women Economic Forum we have gathered the best brains, top minds, thought leaders, movers & shakers and the crème de a crème.

SPEAKER No. 5: CHIEF KATE ANOLUE, Former Mayor of the London Brough of Enfield and Founder & CEO, Forum for African, Asian & Afro-Caribbean Women in Politics (FAWP). Kate was a Labour Councillor for 12 years and became the first-ever Nigerian Mayor in the London Brough of Enfield, where she raised funds for various charities in her Mayoral year of 2013/2014.

At the expiry of her tenure as Mayor, in 2015 Kate launched the Forum for African, African-Caribbean and Asian Women in Politics (FAWP), which aims to inspire and empower women in political awareness and political leadership. Kate has over 30 years experience as a midwife and has delivered hundreds of babies. She went into politics after successfully gaining a Bachelor of Laws Degree. Widowed nearly 30 years ago, and left with four young children who are now graduates.

Kate is a school governor at Raynham and Wilbury Primary schools. She was conferred with "Freedom of the London Borough of Enfield in 2007, for her community work. In 2008 she was made a Chieftain in her home town and was conferred with the title "Ada Jelu Mba Tulu Ugo" meaning "Our daughter that went to a foreign land and brought us glory". Among her many awards Kate has been honoured with the GAB (Gathering of Africa's Best) Award 2013, Winner of The Nigerian Watch Newspaper Woman of the Year 2014, Nigerian Centenary Award UK 2014 and Women for Africa Award 2015.

The Justina Mutale Foundation for Leadership an the Universal Peace Federation - UK are privileged to have Chief Kate Anolue as one our distinguished Speakers at the Pre-Women Economic Forum in London. Details & Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/london-pre-women-economic-forum-road-to-india-for-wef2016-tickets-20586091554

Coloured Goodies opent 14 februari 2016 in de Van der Pekstraat Amsterdam-Noord


In Amsterdam-Noord opent volgende maand een winkel die alleen donkere poppen verkoopt.

Ellen Brudet (49) stond eerder met haar gekleurde poppen en geboortekaarten met daarop donkere kindjes op de Van der Pekmarkt en op het Buikslotermeerplein. Nu komt er een permanente winkel in de Van der Pekstraat. De zaak opent op 14 februari, Valentijnsdag.

Coloured Goodies gaat de winkel heten, naar de gelijknamige webwinkel die Brudet runt sinds 2006. 'Het is de eerste keer dat er een winkel als deze in Nederland opent. Hij móest er gewoon komen. En voor mij moest het in Noord zijn. Daar ben ik geboren en ik wil wat betekenen voor Noord.'

Bij Coloured Goodies kun je terecht voor donkere poppen en donkere Barbies, maar ook voor poppenkleertjes in Afrikaanse dracht of met teksten als 'fawaka' of 'Suriman'.

Lees volledig artikel in het Parool : CLICK HERE


Bron: het Parool


LONDON Pre-WOMEN ECONOMIC FORUM: Road to India for WEF2016 SPEAKER: SHERRY DIXON




LONDON Pre-WOMEN ECONOMIC FORUM: Road to India for WEF2016. Lancaster Gate, London. 29 January 2016. At the London Pre-Women Economic Forum we have gathered the best brains, top minds, thought leaders, movers & shakers and the crème de a crème.

SPEAKER No. 3: SHERRY DIXON, multi-award winning renowned journalist who has edited two magazines – Pride Magazine and HE Caribbean. Sherry is Founder & CEO Women on the Crossroads, a motivational website for women an Sherry Dixon Consultancy, a Marketing and PR company. Sherry is a Motivational/Transformational Lifeskills Coach and Speaker. She evolved from Magazine Editor to being one of the most sought after women Empowerment Speakers in the UK.

Sherry Dixon is highly respected in the ethnic community in Britain and developed a following of dedicated followers from her editorial and radio show interviews with celebrities such as Dr. Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela, Iyanla Vanzant, Barry White, Luther Vandross, Pam Grier, Jasmine Guy, Nia Long, Cedella Marley, Whitney Houston, Alice Walker and many more. As an acclaimed journalist, Sherry has written for many publications including The Guardian, Sunday Observer, The Times, The Voice, and has done numerous television and radio shows for BBC Worldwide helping to dispel the myths surrounding confidence and assertiveness issues.

It is her thirst for mentoring within her community that has been recognised and applauded. In December 2014 Sherry was commended by The Mayor of London acknowledging her inspiring work with women in her community. The Mayor acknowledged her with a Certificate of Appreciation at the London Peace Awards. Her quick wit, brilliant sense of humour and warmth make her a very popular woman which has won her many awards including ALIVE Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award 2013, Most Progressive Women Award 2013 and was nominated to the Steven Lawrence Award in 2013.

The Justina Mutale Foundation for Leadership and the Universal Peace Federation - UK are privileged to have Sherry Ann Dixon as one of the distinghuished Speakers at the Pre-Women Economic Forum in London. 

Details & Tickets:

Pre-WOMEN ECONOMIC FORUM, LONDON: Road to India for WEF2016




The Justina Mutale Foundation for Leadership and the Universal Peace Federation - UK are delighted and privileged to have Dr Arora as our Keynote Speaker at the Pre-Women Economic Forum, London. 

More information about the Forum, including Registration and Tickets are available on this link at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/london-pre-women-economic-forum-road-to-india-for-wef2016-tickets-20586091554





KEYNOTE SPEAKER, DR HARBEEN ARORA, Global Chairperson of the Women Economic Forum & ALL Ladies League will be flying in from India to deliver the `Keynote Address at the Pre-Women Economic Forum, London on Friday 29 January 2016

Dr Arora is the Global Chairperson of the ALL Ladies League and the Women Economic Forum, President of the Center for Public Policy as well as the Chancellor of Rai University, Ahmedabad and Rai Technology University, Bangalore.

As an Author, Dr. Arora wrote “Creative Living: Discovering Your Beautiful Path and Lifestyle toward Happiness and Wellbeing,” published in the United States in 2010. Dr Arora has given talks on Creative Living and Human Values at Ivy League Universities in the United States, including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, MIT and Princeton, Brown. As an Educationist, Dr Arora has co-authored “Dawn of a New Vibrant India via Education, Educare, E-Learning, Equity, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Empowerment.

This book is path-breaking in its attempt at suggesting radical yet innovative measures to uplift the youth via world-class education and skilling to make India a leader in the global sphere. Three of her key recommendations have already been adopted by the new central government in India. 

Dr. Harbeen Arora has received the National Award for Social Entrepreneurship and Education 2015 by the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). In business, Dr Arora has interests in real estate and investment advisory and VC funding. Dr. Arora holds a PhD from Sorbonne Nouvelle, University of Paris III; Masters from King’s College, London University and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London; and Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Delhi University.

African Women in Europe Conference 18th June 2016




African Women in Europe Conference

Leadership and Integration for Change Date 18th June 2016

Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf Germany
Informative
Inspiring
Networking
Workshops & Dinner

Booking info:Visit
www.aweawards.africanwomenineurope.eu
www.africanwomenineurope.eu

Ticket : Euro 75 to be paid in advance
latest 30th April 2016

Accommodation Reservation code: AWE

Airport: Düsseldorf(Dus) Germany
Hotel Address: Maritim-Platz 1,40474 Düsseldorf,DE
Contact Number: +49 1738396949
+44 7581320308

Book your ticket link below and reserve your sit before 31st April.

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/african-women-in-europe-awe-conference-dusseldorf-germany-tickets-20672909228

We are looking forward to meeting you in Germany!

Willkommen in Deutschland :)

Kind regards

AWE Team

Visit African Women in Europe at:www.africanwomenineurope.eu/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Grand Homowo UK Festival 2015 and what does it all mean anyway? Find out and come join us on 3rd October 2015

Grand Homowo UK Festival 2015

HOMOWO IS A TRADITIONAL HARVEST FESTIVAL OF THE GADANGME PEOPLE OF GHANA OBSERVING THE END OF A PERIOD OF FAMINE DURING THEIR MIGRATION TO SETTLE IN ACCRA


An Interview with Naa Tsotsoo Soyoo I (Homowo):







Rave Scholarships support further practical training for young curators, restorers, museum technicians and cultural managers from countries in transition and developing countries.




Good news form AWE Award Winners 2015 Beatrice Hoffman and Lucy Oyubo. They have organised a Rave Scholarships support further practical training for young curators, restorers, museum technicians and cultural managers from countries in transition and developing countries. This will be in Germany


Anyone under 40 years can apply.

Please share it with your friends to reach out to our brother and sisters in Africa.

Dead line 15th September

See details below

Rave Scholarships


Target group

-Curators

-Restorers

-Museum technicians

-Cultural managers


Conditions:

-Applicant must be from a country in transition or a developing country and must still be living there

-Hitherto no opportunity yet to work in Germany for an extended period of time

-Completion of professional study or training within the last five years

-Younger than 40 years old

-Applicant must no longer be studying or involved in on-the-job training

-Confirmation (in German) from a partner institution in Germany which has agreed to take on the scholar or initiate a joint project

-A reference from the applicant’s country of origin

-Knowledge of either German or English, basic knowledge of German expected

-Applicants who were rejected once cannot re-apply


Application date 15 September each year

http://www.ifa.de/en/visual-arts/art-funding/rave-scholarships.html


For more information contact
AWE Network Team
www.africanwomenineurope.eu

Speaker Jurne Azubiah; Event Black Wombman Empowered Health

Event:


Black Wombman Empowered Health
19th September 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Speaker Jurne Azubiah



Jurne Azubiah is a qualified diet and nutrition advisor who is passionate about offering the drugless art of healing to her clients as well as providing them with the relevant information about how to apply her healing modalities.

Jurne Azubiah makes it her priority to provide practical tools to help you stay well, feel whole and look great! She clarifies the myths and misconceptions about health, nutrition, food, pharmaceutical drugs and sickness.

Her nutritonal approach is holistic, natural, spiritual and a simple way to reclaim back your health and stay well.

Jurne Azubiah emphasisis that vibrant health is possible. Supreme health is your birthright. She believes everyone who intends to make the ultimate change can achieve their maximum potential of wellness by understanding the basic principles of diet and nutrition.
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When diet is used for treatment medical drugs are not needed. Her teachings are based on the natural laws of life, prevention and care. Jurne Azubiahencourages wellness and awareness beyond a universal stage where sickness is absent.



HER STORY:

I am very passionate about diet & nutrition. I have been passionate about health from as young as 15 years of age. After being diagnosed with having cancerous cells in my cervix, I decided to embark on a journey of self healing. I removed all cooked food and transitioned to a raw food diet, which included daily doses of high dense nutrients. Within 8 months of being on my new diet and implementing nutritional protocols, my cells started to repair themselves. When I went back for my results there were no more cancerous cells to be found.

I soon became increasingly aware how we can heal and restore supreme health through diet and nutrition. I was inspired to become a diet and nutrition advisor in order to share knowledge and help others to reclaim back their health. I am devoted to re-educating people about the importance of taking care of their health.

My aim is not to convince you but to inform you. I aspire to empower you with enough knowledge so you are confident enough to take full responsibility for your own well being. My preventative health care approach has been proven to work for those who apply my protocols. I offer home and phone consultations following a strictly confidential approach.


Jurne Azubiah S.A.C Dip
Diet & Nutrition Advisor
Creative Artist
Photographer
http://greenalchemy.moonfruit.com
http://behance.net/jurneazubiah



More information about the workshop:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tickets-black-wombman-empowered-health-17614867543
www.facebook.com/events/648822318552009/