The Talma lecture this year, is on a societally relevant topic. In 2019, our Professor Maurice Crul and his team completed a large research project on the social climate in super diverse neighborhoods in Amsterdam: the BaM project. This mainly gave a positive picture. The city is moving towards greater inclusiveness and greater openness to cultural diversity through the sum of the daily practice of its inhabitants. Then came the Corona crisis and the lockdown! What is the current status of inclusivity? Are some groups in the city disproportionately affected? Will openness and tolerance remain, will it diminish or even increase? He will elaborate on these questions, based on the results of the Amsterdam COVID Survey they conducted together with OIS (=research, information and statistics Amsterdam), and on the basis of interviews with local residents that they conducted during the Corona crises.
Marjolein Moorman, Alderman for Education, Poverty and Civic Integration at the municipality of Amsterdam, reacts to Maurice's lecture from her perspective. After this, there will be possibility for a joint discussion and discussion about the discussed theme.