2nd Annual Transatlantic Minority Political Leadership Conference

European Parliament – Brussels, Belgium Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe SECOND ANNUAL TRANSATLANTIC MINORITY POLITICAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE not supported The Transatlantic Minority Political Leadership Conference has taken place annually at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels since the seminal Black European Summit (BES): Transatlantic Dialogue on Political Inclusion, held in 2009. …

BBC Quickly Arrange Meeting with Producers of Meet the Adebanjos – Britain’s New Black Online Sitcom

Just a month after launching their new sitcom independently online and receiving widespread media attention, the BBC has quickly arranged to meet the producers of Meet the Adebanjo’s to discuss picking it for season 2. Only this week the Metro newspaper featured Meet the Adebanjo’s as what good to watch online and the producers believe …

Black European Women’s Council continues the road to establishment in Brussels

During the past two years the Black European Women’s Council (BEWC) has held two strategic meetings; one in Holland and the second in Austria, toward its goal of establishing itself in the heart of the EU quarter in Brussels. The BEWC also organized a conference in Brussels which was attended by EU politicians, leaders of …

Summer School on Black Europe – Exploring Dimensions of Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations

Summer School on Black Europe – Exploring Dimensions of Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations June 13-30, 2010 in Amsterdam For additional information over this course, please contact Amy Abdou a.abdou@ninsee.nl Download Application from http://www.ninsee.nl/UserFiles/File/application%20form%202010.pdf Course Description The Summer School on Black Europe is an intensive two week course offered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The course …

CFP Africans in Europe in the 20th Century (deadline: 31 August 2009)

Hat tip: Zola Mumford Africans in Europe in the long twentieth century: Transnationalism, translation and transfer University of Liverpool, 30-31 October 2009 The past few years have seen a flowering of historical research on Africans in Europe and the growth of new networks of scholarship on the subject. Most of this work acknowledges that as …

Against the Reintroduction of Race Laws in Europe

Hat tip to AfroItaliani Cross posted from MicroMega: To European democratic public opinion and the press that keeps it informed Events in Italy have always – for better or worse – had an extraordinary influence on the whole of European society, from the Italian Renaissance to Fascism. But, all too often, Europe has not become …

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 …

Announcing the New Board of the Black European Women’s Council

At the Black European Women’s Council General Assembly and Capacity Building Seminar on April 9-10th in Soesterberg /Utrecht, Holland our new Board of Directors was chosen: President : Beatrice Achaleke Vice-President: Yvette Jarvis Treasurer : Hellen Felter Secretary : Sandrine Joseph Congratulations ladies! We’re counting on your leadership.

Young Scholar’s Network-Black Diaspora and Germany-Call for Submission of Research Proposals

Call for Interest and for Submission of Research Proposals Young Scholar’s Network – Black Diaspora and Germany In recent years, scholarly work on Germany’s colonial past and its continuing consequences has stressed the relevance of notions of Blackness and whiteness to German national identity formation. Afro German feminists conducted pioneering work in exploring the various …

Summer School on Black Europe

(last year’s participants) Summer School on Black Europe Exploring Dimensions of Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Relations June 14th-25th, 2009 Nederlandse versie, klik hier For additional information over this course, please contact Amy Abdou a.abdou@ninsee.nl Download the Application Form Deadline for Applications is April 1st, 2009. Course Description The Summer School on Black Europe is an …

Black European Women’s Council Gifts for the Holidays

Dear all! It pleases me to inform you that our boutique is now online, hopefully on time for your to benefit from our Christmas offers! You can order DVDs or Books to support the activities of the Black European Women’s Council. Order on time and we shall gladly process and deliver to you on time. …

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 …

African week in the European Parliament

08.09.2008 – 11.09.2008 09:00 – 18:00 African week on the Intercultural Dialogue in the European Parliament Link to program: http://www.interculturaldialogue2008.eu/???ogramm.pdf European Parliament Rue Wiertz 60 1047 Brussels Phone: +32 (0)2 284 21 11 Fax: +32 (0)2 284 69 74 Email: info@europarl.eu.int Link to the organizer: http://www.europarl.eu.int/ URL of event: http://www.interculturaldialogue2008.eu/405.0.html[tt_news]=339&tx_ttnews[backPid]=333&cHash=ae32f6f43d Registration required: Thomas Dudrap Phone: …

Update launching Black European Women’s Council on Sept. 9th 2008

Dear everybody! Greetings from Vienna This Mail is to remind you of the upcoming launching of the Black European Women’s Council on Sept. 9th 2008 in the premises of the European Economic and Social Committee Rue Van maelant 1040 Brussels. *Our achievements so far:* 1. Thanks to Brenda’s unending support it was possible for us …

BEWC launch in September – a follow up to the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna last year

A lot has been going on since we met in Vienna last year. Each woman was charged with doing whatever she could in her country. For my part I promised to spread the word. My efforts can be found here. Leah in Sweden has organized a group of sisters and held meetings to draft proposals …

Black European Women’s Network (BEWNET) Launches following the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

*Follow-up activities*   1. To prepare for the launching of the network next year, a follow-up meeting to draft the constitution, the vision/mission, plan of action etc., and also to elect our board members will be held. A working/strategic-meeting sometimes in March 2008* (6 months after the congress and around the International Women’s Day, for …

A Look At Audrey Vreugd – Co-Organizer of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Audrey Vreugd co-organized the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She is a project manager at Tiye International in the Netherlands and a Dutch Board Member of the European Women’s Lobby.

A Look At Claudia Unterweger A Workshop Moderator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Claudia Unterweger moderated the “Combined workshops disucssion on overlapping methods and strategies” workshop at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She is a member of Pamoja, the Movement of the Young African Diaspora in Austria. She hosts the Connected radio show on FM4 Austria and is also a member of the Black Austrian …

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 Virginia Wangare-Greiner – A Workshop Facilitator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress

Virginia Wangare-Greiner facilitated the second round of the “Political Participation” workshop at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She is the founder of Maisha. Among her other duties, she leads a weekly Mother and Child Get together for young African women at Maisha. Maisha is a registered non-profit NGO for African Women in Germany. …

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

Beate Hammond facilitated the second round of the “Challenges faced by young black communities” workshop at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. She is a writer, economist, and member of the Black Austrian History Research Group. Beate is involved with causes like the trial of the ten persons (6 police officers, 3 paramedics, …