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Early-bird deal for Look How Far We’ve Come: Getting Racism Back On The Agenda? Conference Ends Saturday April 12

logo Early bird deal for Look How Far We’ve Come: Getting Racism Back On The Agenda? Conference Ends Saturday April 12
Look How Far We’ve Come: Getting Racism Back On The Agenda? Conference Thursday May 8 2014, 6-9pm The Abbey Centre,
34 Great Smith Street, Westminster London SW1P 3BU For background, and booking attendance, stall, literature display space or advertise in Conference brochure/bookazine: www.LookHowFar.eventbrite.com

This is to invite you and remind you that the early-bird deal to attend the Look How Far We’ve Come: Getting Racism Back On The Agenda? Conference ends on Saturday April 12.

The Conference is to address issues regarding racism raised by a number of contributors when BTWSC/AHR was researching African British history for the ‘Look How Far We’ve Come: Racism, The Bristol Bus Boycott, Black History Month, The Black Sections, And Where Are We In Today’s Union Jack?’ book.

The Conference will provide a forum for discussing issues pertaining to racism, highlight what stakeholders are doing about racism, and how racism can be brought back on the agenda. As it is meant to be a “towards solutions” Conference, the presentations, workshops and plenary session will focus on strategies to combat racism, and not just dwell on the problems.

There are opportunities for stalls and display space at the Conference, and for advertising in the Conference brochure/bookazine. We are particularly interested in advertisers who can provide ads which relate to the following themes: Race/Racism, Equalities, Inclusion, Integration, Diversity, or Multiculturalism. As it is meant to be a “towards solutions” Conference, it adds value if your ad reflects what you are doing within these fields.

Costs range from £20 for a classified listing, to £350 for a full page ad in an A5 sized, full colour document, which is meant to be value-added and have a shelf life that extends well beyond the Look… Conference. Through its editorial content and targeted advertising, the brochure is meant to serve as a useful resource for years to come for research, seminars and conferences on Racism, and related subjects.

All details, booking to attend, for stalls or to advertise can be made at www.LookHowFar.eventbrite.com. Credit card and processing fees will be passed on to any payments received after April 16 2014.

Additionally, you may be interested to know that the Look How Far We’ve Come: Racism, The Bristol Bus Boycott, Black History Month, The Black Sections, And Where Are We In Today’s Union Jack? book and the Look How Far We’ve Come: Commentaries On British Society And Racism? DVD, which will be published on May 1.

The book documents African British histories from the context of racism and racial equality policies, and the DVD consists of contributors* responding to the question: How far has Britain come as a society in dealing with racism and racial equality issues?

Please note – for Conference specific enquires, please contact Awula Serwah, Conference co-ordinator via btwsc@hotmail.com.

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Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2014!

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May Bank Holiday weekend hosts the ultimate hair and beauty experience. Europe’s biggest showcase for Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE is back, taking place on May 25th and 26th 2014 at the Business Design Centre, Islington.

Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE is the only place you’ll find award winning hairdressers, specialist beauticians and cutting edge fashion all under one roof. Take the time to be indulged with a customised manicure at one of the many pop-up beauty booths or take the stress off you mind with an Indian head massage or spa facial. The show has everything you could wish for from henna tattoos to professional eyebrow threading and eyelash extensions – all at cut prices.

Not only that but the runway stage will be in full action with fashion shows, dynamic hair competitions and show special presentations from the leading names in the ethnic hair and beauty industry. If any of the clothes you see catch your eye visit the Afro Hair & Beauty Fashion Boutique to bag a one-off piece at a special show price.

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Other features include the Sensational Icon competition where top hairstylists display imaginative avant garde styles that can only be described as visual masterpieces. Along with the fiercely charged WAHL Battle of the Barbers competition which sees barbers from all corners of the UK work their skills.

Take advantage of this spectacular weekend and see the latest product innovations on the market and interact with the best of the best in the industry, including the fabulous natural hair celebrity stylist, Felicia Leatherwood known as the ‘Hair Whisperer’ who will be at the Beautiful Textures stand.

After the success of last year the interactive debate will be returning, a chance for you to put your burning questions to our top industry panel. Plus this year for the first time ever Afro Hair and Beauty LIVE are bringing you a beauty interactive debate with our panel to consist of well-known names in the beauty industry.

Take advantage of our FREE seminar programme which covers a wide range of hair and lifestyle related topics, and the many giveaways up for grabs.

With SO much going on, this is a show not to be missed!

Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE

25th and 26th May 2014

Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1

Nearest Tube: Angel

 

For interviews and press enquires please contact:

Jessica Fuller, Public Relations

020 7498 1795

pr@afrohairshow.com

 

For more information visit www.afrohairshow.com

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Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2013 – A List of Our Own©

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In 2010 the Black Women in Europe™ Blog released its first Power List naming 58 women across Europe in 6 categories. This year we name 8 women the following categories: Design, Leadership, Politics, Social Activism, and Socialite.

This list, presented in alphabetical order, is intended to acknowledge powerful black women in Europe and to inspire others to reach their full potential.

  • What constitutes power?

Power is defined as the ability to act or produce an effect.

  • Methodology:

The list does not aim to assess rank but rather to showcase influential women who, in some cases well known and in others, are up and coming stars.

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2013 – A List of Our Own©

Rioch Edwards-Brown, UK

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Social Activism
Founder: So You Wanna Be In TV?
Addressing Youth Unemployment And Lack Of Diversity In TV
Endorsed by Secretary Of State For Business Innovation and Skills

A former TV Researcher and Media Campaigner with 16 years experience of television and media work. Expert in placing difficult news stories both in television and the national press . She has over 40 on-screen appearances as an Expert Interviewee – on Newsnight, BBC Breakfast, C4 News, Sky News, GMTV, The Wright Stuff, among many others.

So You Wanna Be In TV? are open to anyone approaching them who want to work in television but don’t know where to start and those whose career path may have changed but need to know if TV is the right move for them.

Visit: http://www.soyouwannabeintv.com

Obiocha A. Ikezogwo, UK

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Leadership
2013 MILEAD (Moremi Initiative Leadership and Empowerment Development) Fellow

Citing herself as “an engineer of social justice”, Obiocha is dedicated to promoting the rights and causes of women in her community. Her passion for empowering African women led Obiocha to co-found ‘Yaaya’, a response to the social invisibility and negative stereotypes that shadow them in Europe. Established as a platform for women of African descent to share their achievements, stories, and ambitions, Yaaya aims to promote fairer and positive images of African women in European society. Her dream is for ‘Yaaya’ to inspire meaningful dialogue and action amongst organisations, governments, and civil society, on the issues of African women.

Cécile Kyenge Kashetu, Italy

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Politics
Minister for Integration

Cécile Kyenge Kashetu is a Congolese-born Italian politician and ophthalmologist. She is the Minister for Integration in the current Italian government. She has founded an intercultural Association (DAWA) to promote mutual awareness, integration and cooperation between Italy and Africa, particularly in her country of birth, the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is also the spokesperson of the association “March First”, which works to promote the rights of migrants in Italy. In February 2013 she was elected member of the Chamber of Deputies for the Democratic Party in Emilia-Romagna. Two months later she was appointed Minister for Integration in the grand coalition government formed by Enrico Letta, becoming Italy’s first black cabinet minister. She supports the introduction of a Jus soli law to grant citizenship to children of immigrants born on Italian soil.

Visit: http://www.cecilekyenge.it/

Emma McQuiston, UK

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Socialite
Viscountess Weymouth

The daughter of a Nigerian oil baron says she faces racism and snobbery from the upper classes unwilling to accept her. ‘There has been some snobbishness, particularly among the much older generation,’ she told society magazine Tatler.

There’s class and then there’s the racial thing. It’s a jungle and I’m going through it and discovering things as I grow up. I’m not super-easily offended but it’s a problem when someone’s making you feel different or separate because of your race. I have never had anything horrible said or happen, but it is something you sense. You can just tell with some people.

Visit: http://emmamcquiston.com/

Justina Mutale, UK

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Social Activism
Founder: POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread

Multi-award winning Founder & CEO of POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread, a worldwide HIV/AIDS response campaign with presence in over 150 countries, spanning 6 continents spread across the globe. POSITIVE RUNWAY is registered on the United Nations Department for Social and Economic Affairs Civil Society Database, and is also a member of the ENOUGH FOOD FOR EVERYONE IF Campaign, a coalition of leading UK development organisations working to end world hunger. Ms. Mutale hold numerous other honors and titles.

Positive Runway Reel 2012 from SystemENT.com on Vimeo

Visit: http://justinamutale.com/

Ade Onilude, UK

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Leadership
Founder: Women in Marketing Awards

Women InMarketing is a forum for showcasing and providing thought leadership for female marketers. The essence of WIM is to educate, inspire, engage and empower. It’s delivered by senior practioners in marketing and leadership via online and offline platforms. After six years of successful annual WIM events held in March to celebrate International Women’s day, and with a succession of successful events featuring prominent speakers from high profile brands, it seemed liked the natural next step. I was truly inspired by the amazing women I had recruited to speak, and their contribution to the success of the organisations they worked for or had created. WIM awards was my way of celebrating their success and through them, inspiring the next generation.

Visit: http://www.wimawards.co.uk/

Claire Requa, Denmark

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Design
Award winning jewelry and lighting designer

Much of my work starts with observing nature, window shopping and seeing what is NOT there, and then to my computer. After 3 years of doing just decor, I went into upcycling the acrylic from the production of chandeliers and CLAIRELY upcycled jewellery was born. Accent has participated in trade shows in Denmark, Germany, England, France and New York, USA. My products have been sold in over 20 countries, Illums Bolighus, Denmark; Normann Copenhagen, Denmark; Chateau Versailles Museum shop, France; ABC Home, USA to name a few.

Visit: http://accentcph.wordpress.com

Susan Enie Muyang Tatah, Germany

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The Arts: Germany
Founder & CEO
International African Festival

Susan is an Entrepreneur and Visionary and African Leisure tour promoter and events manager. Her goal is to gather and empower the African Diaspora worldwide, irrespective of their country of origin, religious background, gender and status for a short vacation, cultural bath and spiritual pilgrimage once a year at the African village in Tübingen, south of Germany. This is the fastest and largest growing African festival in Germany with more than 30,000 visitors over 4 days.

Visit: http://www.afrikafestival.net

2013 List editor:
Adrianne George

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Design (logo and slide show):

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Photo research*:
Adrianne George and Mark Derek McCullough
*Every attempt was made to attribute photo credits. Please email contact@blackwomenineurope.com with additional photo credits.

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Black Women Bloggers Series – England 15 – Zhana

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Zhana is a modern griot, writer, publisher and Transformational  Growth Consultant. Author of Black Success Stories and Success Strategies for Black People, as well as The Key to Everything and What They Don’t Want Us to Know. Editor of the More Black Success ebooks. Zhana’s work offers practical, effective methods, with a particular focus on the healing of the people of the African continent and Diaspora. Individual and collective healing. Physical, mental and emotional healing. Healing our families and our communities. She leads workshops to support the healing of our communities, the healing of our history, the healing of the legacy of enslavement and the Maafa, undoing the damage that has been caused by slavery and racist oppression. To do this work, she draws on ancient traditions as well as modern methods.

By healing our past, we can move forward into the glorious future we deserve.

Visit Zhana’s blogs today:

Ancestral Energies

Ancestral Healing

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Book launch event in Oxford – TORCH Race and Resistance Research Network

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Visit the TORCH website.

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