Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month at AUC

By Amber Roos In February, Amsterdam University College (AUC) will celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month. In 2005 this month was first celebrated in the UK to acknowledge struggles the LGBTQ+ community faces and to promote equality. At AUC the month will include many different events which will be organised by several bodies at AUC, namely AUC’s Health and Well-being team (including Peer Support), the Diversity Commission, … Continue reading Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month at AUC

The Story of LCOY: Redefining Climate Action

By Saga Norrby At a Local Conference of Youth (LCOY) held at Amsterdam University College (AUC) last weekend, close to 200 attendants were encouraged to hold older generations accountable, and to redefine what ‘climate action’ means – is it about emission reduction, or is it more? The event kicked off with an opening ceremony at Pakhuis de Zwijger on Friday Oct. 19, and the following … Continue reading The Story of LCOY: Redefining Climate Action

University Activism at AUC: Should We Follow the Irish Example?

By Helen Conway Editor’s note: This news story is part of a collaboration between The Herring and AUC’s journalism course. The story was entirely reported, written, edited, and fact checked by members of the journalism course. Some material may have been altered by The Herring’s editors to fit its style guidelines. —Upon arriving at AUC as an exchange student from Dublin, I was unsurprised to … Continue reading University Activism at AUC: Should We Follow the Irish Example?

AUC Students Join National Women’s March

On March 11, a group of AUC students came together to partake in the national Women’s March in Amsterdam. Together with approximately 15,000 other participants, the students marched from Dam Square to Museumplein in order to stand up against discrimination and demand equal rights for all human beings. Continue reading AUC Students Join National Women’s March

Reflections On A Year Of Activism

By Luuk van der Sterren — Thirteen months have passed since riot police forcefully ended the Maagdenhuis occupation, during which University of Amsterdam (UvA) students and faculty took over the university’s administrative building. Their protest mainly targeted what they called the “financialization” of higher education. A number of students and staff from AUC were involved in the movement, setting up initiatives such as ReThink UvA … Continue reading Reflections On A Year Of Activism

AUC Student Receives Sexually Graphic Messages After Topless Protest

By Tamar Bot and Maxime Garcia Diaz — After staging an action at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) Open Day on March 12th, where she distributed the latest issue of Folia while topless, second-year AUC student Matilda Medard has been receiving sexually graphic messages from strangers through email and Facebook. The Folia issue in question covered this year’s Boobie Bible, organized by FemCom for Women*’s … Continue reading AUC Student Receives Sexually Graphic Messages After Topless Protest

AUC Students and Professor Arrested for Feminist Protest at Geert Wilders Event

By Maxime Garcia Diaz — On January 23rd, three AUC students and one AUC professor were arrested by Spijkenisse police while protesting at a Geert Wilders event. In the Spijkenisse market, Wilders was handing out so-called ‘resistance sprays’ to women, for protection against sexual assault from refugees. Thirteen women, among them the three AUC students and professor, staged an anti-racist feminist action at the event, … Continue reading AUC Students and Professor Arrested for Feminist Protest at Geert Wilders Event