BOOKTIP: Amazing Muslims Who Changed The World

Leestijd: < 1 minuut Do you think you know who first thought of the theory of evolution? Have you ever wondered who created the oldest university in the world? Is Joan of Arc is the only rebel girl who led an army that you’ve heard of?

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The Racist Mural on Hemonylaan in Amsterdam; The Difficulty of Disrupting East and Southeast Asian Clichés in Street Art

Leestijd: 5 minuten If you cross the bustling street of Amsterdam’s Albert Cuypmarkt, you’ll immediately find yourself on the quiet Hemonylaan. The street is brightened by many colourful stencil art murals; with the use of templates, existing images have been painted on the buildings. One of the walls features an ‘Asian’ theme: a vibrant mix of symbols, logos and characters from various East and Southeast Asian countries. However, for many East and Southeast Asian Dutch this wall filled with offensive stereotypes doesn’t brighten up the street at all. Does the artist understand the problem? Asian Raisins spoke with him.

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Anti-Asian Racism in Election Manifesto!

Leestijd: 3 minuten The 2023 Dutch parliamentary elections are just around the corner. Therefore, it’s essential to know where political parties stand when it comes to addressing anti-Asian racism. Which political parties have explicitly included anti-Asian racism in their election manifesto? Asian Raisins’ Action Team has investigated this for you and compiled the positions of each party! Read the perspectives of all participating political parties. Let’s work together towards a more inclusive society where racism has no place.

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Maud, from our Asian Raisins campaign “Stop Hanky Panky Shanghai,” has been nominated for the Young Impact Awards.

Leestijd: 2 minuten Maud, Action Program Manager at Asian Raisins, has been nominated for the Young Impact Awards due to her contributions to our anti-racism campaign, “Stop Hanky Panky Shanghai.” Young Impact is an organization that supports and provides a platform for young changemakers, at which annually they present awards to ambitious young individuals who go to great lengths with their social initiatives. The Asian Raisins campaign “Stop Hanky Panky Shanghai” calls on people to sign the petition against the so-called birthday song “Hanky Panky Shanghai,” which has originated from racist and persistent stereotypes. From October 2nd to October 27th onwards, you can vote for Maud on the Young Impact website.

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Leestijd: 5 minuten In May of 2022, the supermarket Lidl followed through on an agreement that they would change the packaging for their prawn crackers. These products displayed stigmatising illustrations ranging from cone hats to Fu Manchu moustaches and because of this, Asian Raisins contacted the company. In this article you can read how we were able to make this change

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Leestijd: 3 minuten A.E.P.O.C. creates connections between different POC communities from within the arts and creative industries from all different kinds of disciplines. From visual artists to musicians; from performing artists to curators; from organizers to writers.

Communities often establish themselves separate from others. That is extremely effective and powerful. However, at the same time, it’s imperative that we work together; that we work on building cross-associations and networks to reinforce each other. A.E.P.O.C.’s focus lies on the artistic practice and growth, exchanges within disciplines and the business side of the field.

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It’s official: Asian Raisins is a Non-profit!

Leestijd: < 1 minuut Dear Asian Raisins, It’s time! On January 26th 2021, we were officially incorporated as a non-profit organisation. We are one step closer to a world without anti-Asian racism and discrimination. We would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support. To our passionate volunteers, our tireless board, all old friends and new faces on Facebook […]

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