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As universities and other institutions are trying to creating respectful, inclusive and diverse environments, they should have clear methods on how to acknowledge racism and effectively respond to racist behaviour. In this panel discussion, experts from various fields will provide theoretical and academic knowledge, tips on the development of awareness, and practical methods. The panel aims to answer the questions which institutions face when moving towards a more diverse and inclusive community. Guests are welcome to voice their opinions on the questions raised during the panel and contribute with their ideas.
Event details of How can institutions effectively respond to racism?
28 January 2019
18:00 -20:00
Panel Discussion: How can institutions effectively respond to racism?
  • Sarita Bajnath is a Dutch entrepreneur, trainer and speaker on diversity, inclusion and privilege with a Surinamese background. She is the founder of, an organisation that provides workshops aimed to inform on racism and unconscious biases.
  • Tarim Nduma Flach is a Dutch-Senegalese student, activist, and educator. Tarim participates in several organization and movements such as being the vice-president of Amsterdam United, peer educator at Diversion and activist for Zwarte Piet is Racisme.
  • Erik van Halewin is the content manager at Stichting Diversity, focusing on the theoretical framework of the programmes, workshops and guest lectures carried out by our organization. Stichting Diversity is located in Amsterdam, where it works to enhance the parity in institutions of higher education.
  • Henning Zorn is a management and communications consultant and practitioner coach focusing on themes such as leadership and (project) management, cross-border communication, global collaboration and negotiation,  and diversity and inclusion. He is a member of the Society for Intercultural, Education, Training and Research, organizes the annual Global Community Dialogue and chair of the Foundation Children of Mexico.
Location: Common Room
Amsterdam University College
Science Park 113, 1098XG Amsterdam
Convenor: Lydia Roberts