Colloquium: ‘Decolonize and re-visiblize’ – 3rd of March
On the 3rd of March, in line with Black History Month, was the first colloquium organized by students from VU Amsterdam, UCLA, and University of the Free State in collaboration with FAM. The colloquium emerged itself in the important subjects of decolonization, intersectionality and institutional racism. Herein was the focus laid upon the role of students on how they deal and experience with the aforementioned subjects whilst connecting with students from all around the world, Los Angeles, to Amsterdam to Bloemfontein.
Come Lie With Us – 11th of March
The exams were approaching, thus our events committee organized a fun discord evening game night for all of our members to join and relieve some stress before the hard work had to be kicked in! The evening consisted of three rounds of games: introductory game of two truths and one lie, followed up by the main game of the evening whereby the ‘telephone game’ were played and topped off with an after party of the ‘werewolf game’.
Speak Up! – 6th of April
It is safe to say that representation is important. But is that representation realized at the VU campus according to its students? To what extent? This was the main question surrounding the collaborative event with the study associations Aureus and Digi Juridica. The event consisted of open discussions in a ‘safe space’ with students from different backgrounds regarding the theme of identity, representation and visibility.
It’s The Dutch Life For Me – 22nd of April
Navigating your way through a new country can be a challenging thing. Especially during these pandemical times as an international student. That is why FAM organized an event where all the necessary information surrounding the practicalities of living in the Netherlands were shared so that every incoming or already in-living international students are better prepared for their journey here.But, that was not all, as FAM had put together an exclusive FAM totebag with fun goodies for its (international) members.
Colloquium ‘Decolonization to Decoloniality’ – 25th of April
Following up on the first colloquium, the second session of this international colloquium organized by FAM, VU Amsterdam, University of California, Los Angeles and the University of the Free State took place on the 25th of April. This session built up on the previous discussions and revolved around the meaning of the notions: decolonization and decoloniality and how to navigate through it, with shared stories around personal experiences on the institutional level. Would you like to be present at the next colloquium and get to know students from other parts of the world? Keep an eye out on our instagram @fam.students and the colloquium’s instagram: global.student.conference.