ULB can be proud of the commitment of its students to current citizen struggles! Whether they concern the environment, racism, sexism, homophobia, economic insecurity or other issues, the concerns are manifold and cannot be dealt with in isolation. With this in mind, we launched BRULB, convergence des luttes et inclusivité (convergence of struggles and inclusiveness). The aim of this project is to link the commitments of Brussels and the university community and to explore the issues of intersectionality, inclusivity and the convergence of struggles.
- Reflect on its commitment through the concepts of inclusiveness, intersectionality and convergence of struggles.
- Develop your knowledge of the different forms of domination and their interconnections.
- Discover the work of other Brussels-based associations on these issues and new forms of activity and commitment.
- Strengthen your commitment and work as a group to develop awareness-raising tools and activities.
- Raise awareness among students and Brussels residents through the activities devised during the project.
First four months of the 2023-2024 academic year :
- From 10 to 12 November: weekend on the intersectionality of ecological and anti-racist struggles as part of the third edition of Campus en Action
- Thursday 23 November, 6-9pm, at the Turbean: survey workshop on the convergence of anti-racist and feminist struggles, with Quinoa as guest speaker
- Thursday 7 December, 6-9pm, at the Turbean: workshop on the intersectionality of class struggles, with a presentation by the CNAPD on their tool “Ma ville, mon quartier” (“My city, my neighbourhood”).
Second term of the 2023-2024 academic year:
- Friday 9 February 2024, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Turbean: “solidarity mosaic” workshop with le Monde selon les Femmes
- Monday 19 February 2024: half-day of meetings and discussions between students and professionals from the Brussels socio-cultural and voluntary sector, to discuss the process of creating awareness-raising initiatives. Which theme(s) to choose? How do you build a tool? How should an activity be designed? What objectives should be pursued? Based on the answers provided by the participants, the students will be asked to :
- Produce several awareness-raising tools or activities on the theme of inclusive and intersectional commitment.
- Put these tools and activities into practice during an event at the ULB (to be determined) and during the Iris festival (to be confirmed), and then disseminate them to Brussels associations.
The campuses of the Université libre de Bruxelles and the surrounding municipalities.
Contact person: Julie BERTHELIER