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Events in May: discussing Jordan Peele’s Us & #VoteForwardNL

In May I’m co-hosting two events about Jordan Peele’s latest movie Us. Speaking of horror: it’s almost time to vote for the European Parliament. So yes, we have another #VoteForwardNL event coming up. All three gatherings are discussed in the post below.

Discussing Jordan Peele’s Us
My inner-movie nerd can talk about Jordan Peele’s work for hours and hours. This month, my fellow film lovers and I will do just that. We promise to do so in a way that also keeps the conversation interesting for people who (for example because they’re afraid of horrors) didn’t see the film. Needless to say there will be spoilers.

Meet us at:
Amsterdam’s Bijlmer Parktheater on Sunday May 19. This event will be in Dutch.
16.30u – 18.00u: #BPTUnpacks , the movie breakdown with Daphina Misiedjan, Nagaré Willemsen, Richard Kofi and me.
18.00u – 18.45u: Break & movie quiz. Of course there’ll be loads of questions about John Singleton’s films. Prices: two books from Bijlmer Bookstore.
18.45u – 20.30u: #VoteForwardNL (more info below).
Tickets: 7 euro (one ticket for the entire event, catering not included).
Maximum number of seats: 40.
Reservations: Please send an e-mail to or call 020-3113930 during office hours.
Click here for the FB event page.

Rotterdam’s Het Nieuwe Instituut on Sunday May 26. This event will be in English.
This gathering is a co-production with Het Nieuwe Instituut. Many, many thanks to the good people who work there and who opened their doors for us!
Time: 15.00h – 16.30h.
With: Ola Hassanain, Malique Mohamud, Richard Kofi and me.
Entrance: Free and reservations aren’t needed.

Sunday May 19 at Bijlmer Parktheater – #VoteForwardNL

#VoteForwardNL is the people’s movement that focuses on inclusivity and representation of the Afro-Dutch communities in Dutch politics. Our work centres around Afro-Dutch politicians, Afro-Dutch voters and NL’s upcoming elections (municipal/local, provincial, national and European). The main focus for our event on Sunday May 19 (after the talk about Jordan Peele’s Us and the movie quiz): The elections for the European Parliament on Thursday May 23 and the gentrification of Amsterdam’s Bijlmer.
With: Daphina Misiedjan, Peggy Burke and Abdullahi Abdulrahman Abdalla.
Your one ticket for €7 is valid for the two part event on Sunday May 19.