BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2010 – Opening Party – Sa 30.01. – Café Schöne Aussichten

From the BLACK HISTORY MONTH – Hamburg 2010 team:

Hello everyone,


BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2010 is about to start this Saturday 30.01. – 22.00 h with a grand OPENING PARTY !

We have a big program of more than 25 single events during the next weeks.

Live music, lectures, poetry, films, youth program and more.

Check out the details at

We hope you will find it interesting and look forward to seeing you all again. Of course we would like to see new face as well. 😉

But while we are celebrating Black culture, looking at history and empowering the community, we will also think of our brothers and sisters suffering in Haiti right now. Throughout BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2010 we will be asking for donations towards the cause and contributions will also be made from the entree fees.

That’s why we need you to help us get as many people as possible to come to the events.

Here are 3 things that would have a great effect on the turnout :

– Call up a couple of people who probably don’t know about BLACK HISTORY MONTH
– Remind or tell your friends about the OPENING PARTY this Saturday and bring them along with you
– Forward the mail to people who could be interested

We thank you for your support !

Remember our new main location is :

Gorch-Fock-Wall 4
20354 Hamburg
040 – 340113

One Love – the BHM Team

BLACK HISTORY MONTH – Hamburg 2010 30.01. – 07.03.

Business Breakfast At City Hall in London

Jennette Arnold OBE Chair of the Greater London Authority and African Caribbean Business Network Chair, Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE are delighted to invite you to a members business breakfast at City Hall.

Greater London Authority, City Hall,
Greater London Authority, City Hall,
The Queen’s Walk, More London,
London SE1 2AA

February 17, 2010 at 08:30 – 10:00 AM

In addition to having a sumptuous breakfast at the centre of the our capital’s administration, we will be treated to a key note address from Olympic Contract winner Mr John Charles, Managing Director for Catering 2Order.

John will speak candidly to the delegates in attendance about the importance of “minding your own business” when it comes to stage one of any procurement opportunity, the application process. This subject is timely given the emerging opening up of tier 7 (your tier) opportunities for Games contracts in March 2010. Register Now!

This fantastic opportunity is limited to 25 businesses only and costs just £25:00 per person (members) and £30.00(non members). Supported by Tower Hamlets College The breakfast programme is likely to commence from 08:30 and conclude by 10:00am.

Keeping my Twenty Ten Black Women in Europe™ blog resolutions #3

BWIE 2010 resolution 3

3. I resolve to make the Black Women in Europe™ blog (even) more helpful, entertaining, and informative.

Tara in the UK wants more business features and meetings.

Thanks Tara! I belong to several professional networks and will list a few for women in Europe here. These organizations are a great source for networking, seminars, conference, and other meetings as well as resources for developing your business and professional skills.

The International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International) develops the professional, leadership and business potential of women on all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and economic empowerment programs and projects around the world.


* Promote the professional progress of women through all their career phases, from potential through the pipeline to power by mentoring, training and networking

* Promote sustainable professional career paths for all by working to disseminate information on innovative best practices

* Encourage companies to recognise the necessity of diverse and innovative management approaches by promoting women’s success stories (what they did new and differently)

* Raise the volume of European women’s voices by increasing women’s presence in the media and public life (conferences, think tanks..)

* We aim to create an online European network of 5,000 professional women dedicated to leading positive and progressive change for and through their organizations.

* The European network will focus on raising our voices, interconnecting the generations and sharing best practices and knowledge across Europe.

* National networks will focus on developing offline networking, training and personal development for women in their cities and countries.

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Today W.I.N. is an internationally recognized platform engaging thousands of modern women and an increasing number of men. Partnering and working with W.I.N. means joining the future, a movement that drives innovation, fosters diversity, creates inspiration, evokes learning and enables open and generous relationships.

There is a list of Black female entrepreneurs on the Women of the African Diaspora website in the Marketplace section. Be sure to encourage the entrepreneurs you know to submit their information for inclusion.

Twenty Ten Black Women in Europe™ blog resolution #3

BWIE 2010 resolution 3

3. I resolve to make the Black Women in Europe™ blog (even) more helpful, entertaining, and informative.

Surveys are great! Now I know what my readers and members found helpful, entertaining and informative. And I can make the blog even more helpful, entertaining, and informative

Sahro in the Netherlands would like to see more portrayal of activities on (a) country level.

Good idea Sahro! I have started a list of women’s organization in Europe that focus on issues that are important to black women. It is published on the Black Women in Europe™ Social Media Group website.

Please take a look
at it and let me know about other organizations I should include.

WDLS-EU proudly announces 54 international and regional high profiled diversity thought leaders including CEOs, policy-makers, ministers, researchers and practitioners registered to speak at the WDLS-EU 2010

The team of WDLS-EU proudly announces 54 international and regional high profiled diversity thought leaders including CEOs, policy-makers, ministers, researchers and practitioners registered to speak at the WDLS-EU 2010.


Visit for a full agenda and registration.

Our registered featured speakers include:

Josef Pröll (Vice Chancellor and Minister of Finance, Austria)
Rudolf Hundstorfer (Minister of Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, Austria)
H.E William C. Eacho 111 (Ambassador of the USA to Austria)
Wolfgang Ruttendorfer (CEO OMV AG Group, Austria)
Lord Michael Hastings (Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick, CBE International Director of Corporate Citizenship at KPMG, UK)
Douglas Freeman (CEO Virtcom Consulting and mastermind of the WDLS, USA)
John Barrett (Ambassador of Canada to Austria)
Brigitte Jank (President Vienna Chamber of Economic and Industry, Austria)
Hans Jablonski (CEO Jablonski Businesses, Germany)
Morten Kjærum (Director of the European Fundamental Rights Agency, Austria)
Michael Bird (Regional Director, British Council, Austria)
Angela Hang (Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Austria)
Andrés Tapia (Chief Diversity Officer/Emerging Workforce Solutions Leader
Hewitt Associates, USA)

and many more.

Visit website in the next days for our speakers update.

Register today, join our early birds and benefit from our special offer.

Registration available online under:

CinemAfrica Film Festival 24-28 February 2010 in Stockholm

CinemAfrica Film Festival 24-28 February 2010!

Soon it’s time again! CinemAfrica Film Festival opens in Stockholm, 24-28 February. Today begins ticket sales! Super-fresh program is available from the festival cinema Sture, Zita, Bio Rio and Klarabiografen of Culture.

CinemAfrica Film Festival offers the best and latest films from the African continent and Diaspora. The 2010 program contains 28 films from 12 countries. On you can read about the films, the inauguration, the party, guests, film breakfasts and much more!

This year is the Women’s year. We will show a series of films about women who have had enough, where women make up and about women who rebel. From Egypt, Scheherazade, a feminist-thousand-and-a-night talk show in the story environment. The documentary I Loved So Much, we are rarely told the story of how Moroccan women forced to become prostitutes in the service of French soldiers in Indochina. From South Africa offers famous Shirley Adams in a cinematic punch. And in the comedy A Women Like No Other, from Burkina Faso, takes my second husband. We are also proud that for the first time in history CinemAfrica able show an African science fiction, on the day on which water and oxygen becomes hard. If it is, and much, much more you can read in our Program Journal!

Förfestivalmingel at Café craze

Wednesday, 20 January at 17.30-20.00 is festival party at Café craze, Birger Jarlsgatan 36, across from two of our festival cinemas: Zita and Sture.


Nu släpps program och biljetter till CinemAfrica Filmfestival 24-28 feb 2010!

Snart är det dags igen! CinemAfrica Filmfestival slår upp portarna i Stockholm 24-28 februari. Idag börjar biljettförsäljningen! Pinfärska program finns att hämta på festivalbiograferna Sture, Zita, Bio Rio och Klarabiografen i Kulturhuset.

CinemAfrica Filmfestival bjuder på de bästa och senaste filmerna från den afrikanska kontinenten och diasporan. 2010 års program innehåller 28 filmer från 12 länder. På kan du läsa om filmerna, invigningen, festen, gästerna, filmfrukostarna och mycket mer!

I år är det kvinnornas år. Vi visar en rad filmer om kvinnor som fått nog, om kvinnor som gör upp och om kvinnor som gör uppror. Från Egypten kommer Scheherazade, en feministisk tusen-och-en-natt-saga i talkshow-miljö. I dokumentären I Loved So Much får vi den sällan berättade historien om hur marockanska kvinnor tvingades bli prostituerade i tjänst hos franska soldater i Indokina. Från Sydafrika bjuder omtalade Shirley Adams på ett filmiskt knytnävsslag. Och i komedin A Women Like No Other, från Burkina Faso, tar sig Mina en andra man. Vi är också stolta över att för första gången i CinemAfricas historia kunna visa en afrikansk science fiction, om den dag då vatten och syre blir hårdvaluta. Om det och mycket, mycket mer kan du läsa i vår programtidning!

Förfestivalmingel på Café Vurma

Onsdagen den 20 januari kl 17.30-20.00 bjuder vi på förfestivalmingel på Café Vurma, Birger Jarlsgatan 36, mittemot två av våra festivalbiografer: Zita och Sture. Vi som jobbar med festivalen finns på plats och presenterar några godbitar ur årets festivalprogram.

Hjärtligt välkomna!

CinemAfrica arbetar med att sprida afrikansk film i Sverige genom att arrangera filmfestivaler, filmvisningar med seminarier kring aktuella teman och erbjuda gratis film till skolor runt om i landet. För mer info:,, 08-411 62 40

Call for Applications: International Doctoral Program in Social Sciences 2010

The Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) is calling for applications to its international Doctoral Program starting in the fall of 2010. Outstanding academic records, methodological training, strong theoretical foundations, and a commitment to empirical research are expected. Applicants may submit their applications via the BGSS online platform at in the period from January 5 to February 15, 2010.

The BGSS promotes doctoral research in the social sciences at the Institute of Social Sciences of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. It is part of a regional network of leading research institutions such as the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), the Centre Marc Bloch (CMB) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) and part of European networks of graduate programs.

Research proposals should relate to the comparative analysis of:

Varieties of social inclusion (problems of class structure, social inequality and legitimacy; problems of migration and cultural diversity; social movements and social conflict).

Varieties of democracy (performance of mature and young democracies; transition to democracy and autocracy; the role of civil society in modern democracies; welfare states, political institutions and democracy; the democratization of supranational institutions).

Preference is given to proposals linking both research areas. Depending on the applicant’s methodological and theoretical knowledge, a place is offered either in the three year international Doctoral Program or the Introductory Year.

Doctoral researchers are awarded scholarships of 1200€/month for up to 36 months, contingent on the successful completion of each year. Pre-doctoral candidates may receive funding of 800€/month for the duration of the Introductory Year.

For further information please visit or contact the BGSS via

The BGSS is a Graduate School of the Excellence Initiative funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).