Fighting together for social justice!

While the corona pandemic and the benefits scandal exposed social inequality, many social justice movements also gained greater support. On the one hand, populist, far-right politicians are gaining ground, but on the other hand, fortunately, there is also more alliance among advocates of a socially, culturally and climate just world.

On Sunday 3 July, at the Solar Stage in the Oosterpark, we will talk to a number of organisations that fight for social justice. We will talk to Jelle Zijlstra of Oy Vey Acts and Jerry Afriyie, founder of the National Day of Empathy, among others, about how this support was created and how we can keep it.

Jelle Zijlstra (he/him) is an activist and community organiser working for Greenpeace Netherlands. Jelle is trained as a theatre director and has worked on numerous community theatre projects. He is also one of the co-founders of Oy Vey Acts.

Jerry Afriyie (hij/hem) Jerry Afriyie is a poet, opinion maker and human rights activist, who mainly campaigns against racism and discrimination. He is co-founder of, among others, Stichting Nederland Wordt Beter and the action group Kick Out Zwarte Piet. Jerry is also co-initiator of the National Day of Empathy on 3 May.