The NDT Forum on Anti-Discrimination (NDTFAD) is an employee-run platform that offers intentional space and time to read, listen, and view cultural material concerning inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. Our goal is to catalyze a more inclusive, nuanced conversation about experiences in our world by generating personal reflection through the content. The NDTFAD will illuminate various mediums (i.e., novels, films, podcasts) to engage critical and intersectional voices. We commit to creating a forum to share knowledge to empower All people in their fight for social and racial justice while bringing sexism, ableism, ageism, and sanism to light.
The inspiration behind this work has come from close colleagues who have also created their own interactive spaces, and my direct interactions with the NDT on various projects since May 2020. As a result, many of these titles recently disseminated knowledge on unequal power relations in the arts and culture and are valuable for our organization.
“The merits, pitfalls and purposes of the “anti-racist reading list”—and whom such lists are written by and for—have been hotly debated!” [Time Magazine]
Nevertheless, the NDTFAD aims to be a space to exchange ideas, moving beyond the reading list format. I hope this platform can be curated by your voice and constantly change with your ideas, and recommendations! Thanks to NDT colleagues Judith, Anne, Willemijn and Emily for their support, and a special thanks to Anthony Heidweiller, the African Studies Center – University of Leiden, and the University of Amsterdam Press.
Prince Credell (he,him/hij,hem)
Policy Advisor Diversity & Inclusion