Your Chance to Help Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Hat tip: Angela Shaw Dear friends, YOUR CHANCE to help stop FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: Background: On May 26-27, the German Parliament discussed legislation codifying female genital mutilation (specifically) as a crime in Germany. The new law would facilitate the application of justice within the nation and also permit punishment if FGM is committed outside German …

Issues in Critical Investigation: The African Diaspora (ICI)

*Inaugural 2009 Manuscript Competition* Issues in Critical Investigation: The African Diaspora (ICI), a new initiative devoted to critical thinking and writing about the African Diaspora and the pursuit of a cross-generational dialogue on issues related to it (http://www.vanderbilt.edu/ICI/), is pleased to announce our inaugural 2009 competition for the two best unpublished, single-authored manuscripts or manuscripts …

1st African Diaspora and Continental Women in Leadership Conference

This Conference is organised by INGO Third Sector Resource USA, in collaboration with the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus as part of the international Women’s Week Celebrations Dates: April 28th – 30th 2009 Venue: Georgia World Congress Centre 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30313 Theme: Towards meaningful Global Partnership and Dialogue Brief Meaningful and …

H. RES. ll Recognizing persons of African descent in Europe

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mr. HASTINGS of Florida submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on RESOLUTION Recognizing persons of African descent in Europe. Whereas the 109th Congress passed H. Con. Res. 60 and S. Con. Res. 90, recognizing African descendants in Latin America and the Caribbean, raising awareness of the …

A Look At Veye Tatah – A Plenary Moderator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

  Veye Tatah was a plenary moderator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She is a computer scientist, journalist and a co editor and chief of the Africa Positive magazine printed in Germany. Africa Positive is a German language magazine with a positive angle on the African continent. The project was founded …

A Look At Beatrice Achaleke – An Organizer of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Beatrice Achaleke was one of the organizers of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She chaired several question and answer sessions with presenters, held press conferences, attended to conference attendees needs and generally was the glue that held everything and everyone together. She is the director of AFRA, the International Center for Black …

A Look At Belinda Kazeem – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Belinda Kazeem led the “Challenges faced by young black communities” working group at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She studies International Relations and Afrikanistics. She’s a member of the Black Austrian History research group and is an activist, film producer, and is active in the theater. Belinda has participated in, and contributed …

A Look At Dr. Ama Mazama – Speaker at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Dr. Mazama flew in from the United States, where she is a professor at Temple University, to address the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She has 6 university degrees, has taught at 5 universities, has authored or co-authored 11 books, and has written over one dozen articles. Dr. Mazama spoke to us about …

A Look At Sylvia Serbin – Speaker at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Interview – Sylvia Serbin Uploaded by 2fresh Sylvia Serbin is a journalist, historian and author. She was born in Africa, raised in the West Indies, and lives in France. In her address to the 1st Black European Women’s Congress she presented her book, Reines d’Afrique et héroïnes de la diaspora noire. [Queens and heroines of …

Brother’s support of the Vienna Declaration from the 1st Black European Women’s Congress

I must say that the support from my brothers of the Vienna Declaration has moved me. Villager, Asabanga, and AAPP have all given their support. Here’s a note from Eddie: Adrianne, I wish to do more than congratulate the Black European Women Congress. Your recommendations to the European Union are powerful and revolutionary. I am …

What the media articles won’t tell you about what happened at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

1. Each Black European Woman attending felt a bond with each other. We were all sisters together regardless of our African origin or European location. 2. Every woman at the Congress made a personal and/or financial committment to be in Vienna and each one made a committment to reach out to other Black European women …

Vienna Declaration from the 1st Black European Women’s Congress

Vienna Declaration from the 1st Black European Women’s Congress Declaration of the Black European Women´s Congress Vienna, 27 – 29th September 2007 We Black European Women from 16 EU Member States, and Switzerland, gathered in Vienna from 27 – 29th September 2007 within the framework of the European Year for Equal Opportunities for All; under …