Event

LET’S TALK ABOUT AFROPHOBIA
Calling all students and SOAS folks of Afrikan heritage for an informal, honest and knowledge sharing conversation on Afriphobia.

LET’S TALK ABOUT AFROPHOBIA

When: Tue 05 October 2021 19:00-21:00
Where: On Campus (room TBC)


Calling all students and SOAS folks of Afrikan heritage for an informal, honest and knowledge sharing conversation on Afriphobia.

 

What is Afriphobia?

How does it manifest at SOAS, in  Higher Education, the wider world and our interpersonal relationships?

How can we collectively look after and out for each other in the face of Afriphobia?

This will be an interactive, informal and co-faciliatetd conversation by #FireHabib student campaigners and Isis Amlak.

 

 

********The word Afrikan is used rather than the traditional African in most instances. Spelling Afrika with a ‘K’ represents an acknowledgment that ‘Africa’ is not the true name of that vast continent. In doing so it represents a non-European, Afrikan-centred perspective. Hence, Afrika with a ‘K’ offers a redefined and potentially different Afrika, symbolising the reclaiming of a unified Afrikan identity and people worldwide. (Miller, 1986: 35)

ii. Afriphobia is specifically racism against Afrikan/African People. It refers to a range of negative attitudes and feelings towards Afrikan people globally. Definitions refer to irrational fear, with the implication of antipathy, contempt and aversion. It is apparent in acts of discrimination and racist violence on the basis of a person’s skin colour, racial/ethnic origin, and nationality. Afriphobia is discrimination on grounds that seek to dehumanise a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood, this includes Afriphobic hate crimes through verbal abuse, degrading language and physical violence against Afrikan people.


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