LET'S DO US!

The Power of a Morning Routine: LET’S DO US! Workshop May 14

You are invited to join the first workshop in the LET’S DO US! series created by Black Women in Europe (®) to be a part of our solution for surviving and thriving in these uncertain COVID-19 days, weeks and months. Rosemary Dede was born in Germany and grew up in Belgium. In 2013, moved to …

Afropololitan

BOZAR : 4th edition of the Afropolitan Festival, 28.02-1.03.2020

AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL HEROES AND HEROINES. For its fourth edition, the AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL invites artists and the public to celebrate their heroines and heroes. Musicians as Fela Kuti and Miriam Makeba have marked and continue to inspire generations of artists and activists of all ages and backgrounds. Just like the author Toni Morrison, who died in …

ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO

ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO in Antwerp

ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO “SINGS” WITH THE ANTWERP SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Angelica Kidjo © Sonia and Mauro Antwerp Symphony Orchestra – Gast Waltzing direction – Angélique Kidjo singing Angélique Kidjo has delighted music lovers around the world, particularly through her collaborations with artists such as Alicia Keys, Herbie Hancock and Bono. During this concert, the Beninese superstar performs, with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, a …

Power List

Assita Kanko – Power Woman

Politics: Belgium Member of European ParliamentNew Flemish AllianceEuropean Conservatives & Reformists Group “In addition to my political career at N-VA and my life as a writer, I also work as an independent consultant for companies. I help them implement SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and thus contribute to the global objectives for sustainable development. SDGs have been drawn …

SYMPOSIUM: RACE, POWER & CULTURE, A CRITICAL LOOK AT BELGIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

  22-24 May 2019What about diversity in Belgian cultural institutions? Over the course of three evenings, the symposium ‘Race, power and culture’ examines the racial power dynamics in the cultural sector and aims to initiate a dialogue. Artists and activists will talk about their experiences. Academics talk about their specific research. Between the keynotes and …

Black Britain

LOOKING B(L)ACK SYMPOSIUM

19 OCTOBER ’18 & 20 OCTOBER ’18 LOOKING B(L)ACK SYMPOSIUM TRAVELS AS GAZE REVERSAL Bernardine Evaristo © Marlon James of Trinidad BERNARDINE EVARISTO Bernardine Evaristo is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University and the multiple award-winning author of seven books of fiction and verse fiction that explore the African diaspora, as well as writing short …

Amandine Gay and others Speak Up about La Vérité

Amandine Gay’s documentary “Ouvrir la Voix” confronts a political and historical paradox: the illusion of color blindness that’s central to the French national self-image. OUVRIR LA VOIX/Speak Up is a feature-length documentary on black female Afro-descendants in French-speaking Europe (France and Belgium). This film project was born from my desire to occupy the public space …

An analysis of the current decadence of the West and of the redeeming role that Africa could play alongside the Old Continent

L’OCCIDENT AMBIGU WITH HAMIDOU SALL, JEAN BOFANE, ELIZABETH TCHOUNGUI, LILIAN THURAM An analysis of the current decadence of the West and of the redeeming role that Africa could play alongside the Old Continent. Monday 13 November ’17 « Which lesson can we draw from the ambiguous adventure of the encounter of our people with those …

AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL 2017 Brussels 3-5 February

Omar Victor Diop, Pedro Camejo, 2015, Série Diaspora © Omar Victor Diop, Courtesy Galerie MAGNINA, Paris The Afropolitan Festival is three days of exceptional programming dedicated to Afropolitan art, creativity and state of mind, presented by BOZAR and its partners, with honorary guest artists Fredy Massamba, the great voice of Afro-soul, and Tatiana Silva, television …

La Noire de… d’Ousmane Sembène

La Noire de… d’Ousmane Sembène Le 1er octobre, BOZAR CINEMA présente La Noire de…  d’Ousmane Sembène. Dans ce film datant de 1966, le réalisateur sénégalais explore la dynamique complexe de la période post-coloniale au travers de l’histoire de Diouana, jeune sénégalaise engagée comme servante dans une famille française.En présence des comédiens Mbissine Thérèse Diop et Philippe …

Black Pete, Zwarte Piet: The Documentary

According to folklore, Sinterklaas arrives in the Netherlands via steamship every November, rides into town on his horse, and is assisted by his helper Zwarte Piet, which literally translates to “Black Peter.” Black Pete, Zwarte Piet: The Documentary is a film about the blackface tradition of Zwarte Piet, a Dutch folklore character associated with the celebration …

Chika Unigwe: Bridging Europe and Nigeria, Tradition and Modernity

Writers are often a mixture of their past and their present. They write about interests and experiences, which are not always the same thing. Or perhaps take ideas from the world around them and stories they have been told. Chika Unigwe has followed a similar trajectory with her first three novels, the third of which …

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. …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Belgium – American Black Chick in Europe

Well, I’m American. And a black chick. In Europe. I’m 28 and earned my MA in International Relations in London a few months ago. Now I’m temporarily back in the US spending time with my family before heading to Belgium for an internship. After that? I haven’t a clue. I think that’s part of the …