Benedicta Attoh is standing in the Dundalk South area of County Louth in Ireland for the Local County Elections

Benedicta Attoh is the recipient of numerous awards for her work in interculturalism, including of the Rehab Louth Person of the Year Award. She is originally from Nigeria and has lived in Dundalk, Ireland for a number of years.

An independent cultural trainer, and a former Development and Public Awareness Officer with the National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism, she has played a leading role in racial integration in Co Louth, and nationally.

She contested the 2004 Local Elections as an Independent candidate and subsequently held the position of Vice-Chair of the Labour Party in Louth.

Ms Attoh is a member of the Louth African Womens Support Group. She is the Dundalk Branch Co-ordinator of the Integration of African Children (IACI) in Ireland, a multicultural youth club.

Read more about her, learn what her position is, and find out how to vote.

Femmes Noires et Leadership en Europe

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Sandrine Joseph dirige le pôle Talent Management et Executive Development au sein du groupe Orange France. Elle est également co-fondatrice du réseau d’affaires RISKANGEL, executive board member du Black European Women Council.

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2009
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: France
City/Town: Paris, France

Professor the Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey OBE

Baroness Young is a freelance Arts and Heritage Consultant.

Current projects undertaken include:

• Strategic planning for the Arts Council England
• Heritage Lottery Fund – resource guide for the commemoration of the abolition of the slave trade
• Advisor on diversity to the Museum of London

Baroness Young’s career as an academic has been notable for her rapid rise from lecturer to professor, and for the extent of peer recognition of her achievements. She has published over 25 articles and essays, encompassing academic literature and articles in national newspapers. During her time at Middlesex University, she was seconded to work as Project Director at the Archives and Museum of Black Heritage, a Heritage Lottery Funded Initiative. She has also made numerous other contributions to books and at conferences. She has been a member of several Quality Assurance Agency subject reviews as a specialist assessor, and was a member of a Research Assessment Exercise Panel.

Prior to her academic career Professor Young was an actor, performing in various repertory theatres and appearing in numerous television programmes. She subsequently moved into arts development, promoting black arts and culture, advising the Arts Council on numerous occasions on cultural diversity issues. She has also advised the BBC on diversity and representation on and off screen. Her book, Fear of the Dark: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Cinema was published in 1995.

As Head of Culture at the Greater London Authority from 2001- 2004, she developed a number of strategic initiatives alongside the Mayor of London, building relationships with external agencies in order to deliver a range of programmes to enhance culture in London.

After working at the Greater London Authority she worked with METAL as an associate consultant. METAL is a centre for all practitioners of the arts where artistic experimentation and research take place.

Public appointments and committee responsibilities include membership of English Heritage’s Blue Plaques Committee, membership of the board of the Royal National Theatre, the South Bank Centre, and the board of Governors of Middlesex University. She was formerly Chair of the Arts Council’s Cultural Diversity Panel, and has been on the board of Resource, the Council of Museums, Archives and Libraries, and a commissioner on the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts. She has chaired the judging panel of the Orange Prize for Fiction.

Lola Young was awarded an OBE in 2001 and appointed a life peer in the House of Lords in 2004.


Wisam Elfadl, Youth Worker in Finland


Wisam Elfadl is a youth worker, who has been active in organisations such as the Finnish Refugee Council and The Finnish Children and Youth Foundation.

She has been working with diversity issues, for example together with children and young people with refugee and immigrant background, as a Cultural Interpreter, a Campaign Officer and as an Arts Workshop Instructor.

Tonya Graves, Dancing and Acting in Prague

tanya-gravesTonya Graves was born in 1969 in the state of New York, in the USA. She studied theatre and music dramatic arts at State University New York, New Paltz. She has been living in Prague since May 1995.

In the Czech Republic, she has been involved in various musical projects: Luboš Andršt Blues Band; Liquid Harmony; Tonny Blues Band; Monkey Business; Tonya Graves and Her Rhythm Desperados; and Štěpán Smetáček and the New Orchestra of Dreams.

She has also played in a number of Czech films: TV comedy “Iguo-Igua” (2003) and in a tragic-comedy directed by Dan Svátek and called “Close to the Heaven” (2005). She played the role of the Abyssinian emperor in the last Jiří Menzel’s film entitled “I Served the English King” (2006).

Mariama Coulibaly, Dancing in Austria

miriamMariama Coulibaly was born and raised in Paris. She is the daughter of a father from Mali and a mother from Burkina Faso and has lived for more than seven years in Vienna.

Her passion is dance. She is a dancer and choreographer, directs, and organizes workshops for and with children. She believes that dance is the best way for children express themselves – a “language”, that can word boundaries.

Brief background:

1984-1990 Tanzausbildung in Modern Dance, Jazz Dance und Zeitgenössischem Tanz bei Jean Wiener in Bobigny/Frankreich.
1984-1990 dance training in modern dance, jazz dance and contemporary dance with Jean Wiener in Bobigny, France.
1991-1993 Kulturmanagement-Studium und Abschluss mit der „Licence de mise oeuvre de projets culturels option Communication“.
1991-1993 Cultural Management Studies and graduated with the “License mise en oeuvre de projets culturels Communication option.”
2000 Workshopleiterin beim Impuls-Tanz-Festival in Wien, seitdem wohnhaft in Wien.
2000 Workshop leader at the Pulse Dance Festival in Vienna.
2000-2004 Französischtrainerin bei Blaise & Pascal in Wien.
French coach in 2000-2004 & Blaise Pascal in Vienna.
Since 2004, dance lessons at Gymnasium Stubenbastei in Vienna.
Between this and a Viennese Gymnasium school in Ouarnini / Burkina Faso, there is a long-term partnership.