This past weeks the I, Too, Am (…) campaigns from, among others, Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge and SOAS, as well as the Dutch I Too Am Dutch have had the internet buzzing. Following their lead, we have started the I, Too, Am Uva campaign!
The student population of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is very homogenic. Students that do not belong to the majority in terms of cultural background and ethnicity often feel silenced and regularly face prejudice and micro-aggressions.
#itooamuva aims to illustrate the daily experiences of UvA students with a “different” cultural background and ethnicity. This project is meant to spur on discussion about diversity at the UvA, and to create awareness under students and staff, as well as society in general.