May 3rd, Leiden: launch of and how to continue?

On May 3rd, No More Blackface Leiden launches its website This site was created after research on the presence of Black Petes at the Leiden Sinterklaas parade in 2018. During the second part of the event we will have a brainstorm about how we can get rid of Black Pete in Leiden. We will also make some time for sharing experiences with local activists from other parts of the country.


Last spring the committee organising the parade announced that the parade would be 50 percent blackface in 2018. This year, 2019, 100 percent of the Petes are supposed to be Soot Petes. Do you want to know how this worked out in 2018? How many Black Petes were there? What did the Soot Petes look like? And what do we expect from the committee and the city council regarding Black Pete in 2019? Come to our meeting!

Friday 3 May
Starts 20:30 (doors open 20:00)
Middelstegracht 36, Leiden

And do you want to think with us about effective ways to fight Black Pete in Leiden and elsewhere? Join us in our brainstorm session!

Joris Hanse