Racial Justice, Racial Equity, and Anti-Racism Reading: Rasismi, valta ja vastarinta — Rodullistaminen, valkoisuus ja koloniaalisuus Suomessa

Racism, power and resistance — Racialisation, whiteness and colonialism in Finland

Rasismi, valta ja vastarinta discusses phenomena related to racism and antiracism in Finland and unpacks those through conceptional framework of racialization, whiteness and de/coloniality. It features texts by both activists and academics.

This book answers questions on issues of racism specifically within the context of Finland.

Some of the questions this book answers are

  • What is racism in Finland?
  • What’s antiracism?
  • How is it practiced?
  • Who can talk about antiracism in Finland?
  • What does it require to be antiracist in Finland?

For our Finnish readers, this book is a good read as it is not too academic.

“My chapter in this book is one of my best and most relevant writing this far in Finland because for the first time, Finnish teachers can have access to my theorisation of antiracism education in Finnish language.” – Aminkeng A Alemanji

Third Annual SoEx Dinner, 2021

Yesterday, 9 November 2021, the SoEx MDP held its third annual SoEx Dinner in Arken. In attendance were the current students of the programme as well as teachers and staff involved with SoEx. Also in attendance was Dean Peter Nynäs from FHPT, and some additional invited guests. The event was a great success, and as Project Assistant to the MPD I would like to extend my deepest thanks to everyone that was able to attend for making the event so enjoyable.

On a personal note, I have been a part of SoEx since its first year, as both a student and a member of staff. When we held the first dinner back in 2018, there were only a handful of us in attendance sitting around a round table. Three years hence, and we were filling an entire staircase full of people, with many staff and students not present! To see how far the programme has come is truly wonderful. I feel privileged to have been a part of this growing and important Master’s Programme for all these years, and I look forward to seeing it reach new heights in the future.

Photos of the event are available in the Archive.