Marlies Hofmann (General Member), Alba van Vliet (Treasurer), Alexia Ding (Secretary), Tess de Rooij (Chair)
Many say diversity is one of the main features of the PPLE program, with students representing all kinds of people from all over the world. The Diversity Committee is set up to discuss and deepen diversity. Are the PPLE people truly that diverse? To what extent is the UvA a tolerant environment for everyone? What kind of literature do we get to read? Is everyone able to enter the PPLE program, should everyone be able to? Do we actually want diversity in the first place? And if so, why?
These are some of the topics the Diversity Committee looks into during its monthly meetings. Next to these meetings, we organise diversity-related workshops and talks. Also, we host support groups for students struggling to find their place within the PPLE community, the UvA, or their (new!) hometown.