Online conference: Black Europe in Brussels

When
09-07-2021 - 10-07-2021 from 10:00 to 22:00
Where
Online
Organizer
Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Africa Platform of Ghent University Association

Black Europe in Brussels

The online interdisciplinary conference ‘Black Europe in Brussels’ consist of a range of inspiring activities taking place between 5-10 July 2021. The conference brings to the forefront the Afroeuropean communities and Brussels, the capital of Belgium and Europe. The conference engages with the dynamism emerging from the growing decolonisation movements and their calls for rethinking dominant modes of knowledge production and representation. This is particularly pertinent as Brussels is a cosmopolitan city wherein various transnational diasporic and Afroeuropean communities move, make space and resist. The conference is interdisciplinary and intersectoral in nature, which is reflected in the series of events focusing on various themes including Afroeuropean arts, Afroeuropean communities and the European Parliament, care and racial inequalities, Black histories and public space whereby the focus lies on the particularity of Matongé, Brussels, and the parallels that can be drawn with other European cities. ‘Black Europe in Brussels’ aims to be an academic, activist and intellectual space bridging the boundaries between institutions, practices and epistemologies. This is a conference for, by and with Afroeuropeans with the contributions of their allies and in dialogue with other marginalized communities. This event is part of the international and interdisciplinary Afroeuropeans Network and is organized in anticipation of the 8th Biennial Afroeuropeans Network Conference “Intersectional Challenges in Afroeuropean Communities”, which is postponed to 6-9 July 2022 due to COVID-19. For more information and the full program (in progress), we invite you to have a look at our website: https://www.afroeuropeans2021.com/en/.