A Day in Brussels – Meeting Minister Cecile Kyenge, Italy

A Day in Brussels – Meeting Minister Cecile Kyenge, Italy

With roots stemming back to 2007 with The Vienna Declaration the Black European Women’s Council (BEWC) is set to revive itself. The first step was a face-to-face meeting with some of the board members representing Austria, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In addition to discussing the future of the BEWC we had the honor …

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

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 …

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

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.

Black European Women’s Council Gifts for the Holidays

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. …

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

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

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

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

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

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 Daphne Sandberg – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress

A Look At Daphne Sandberg – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress

Daphne Sandberg facilitated the “Preparing for the Way Forward-The Importance of Networking” workshop, and moderated the question and answer session following the “European Black Womens’ Perspectives: Claiming a space for Gender and Identity through Empowerment” panel presentation at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. Daphne sits on the Executive Board of the Swedish …

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

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

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

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

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, …

A Look At Abisara Machold – A Workshop Facilitator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Abisara Machold – A Workshop Facilitator At The 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Abisara Machold led the second round of the “Identity and Empowerment” workshop at the 1st Black Women European’s Congress in Vienna. She did so with great enthusiasm, often injecting poetry that reflected a point that was raised, and ended by asking all of the participants to hold hands and, one-by-one, to state what the congress …

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

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. Grada Kilomba – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Dr. Grada Kilomba – A Workshop Facilitator at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Dr. Kilomba led the workshop, “Psychological Conflicts Affecting Black Communities, Especially Women and Children” at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. Dr. Kilomba hails from the São Tomé and Príncipe and Angolan diaspora. She was born in Lisbon where she studied clinical psychology and psychoanalysis. She is currently lecturing Race, Gender and Colonialism …

A Look At Hellen Felter-A Speaker and Organizer of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Hellen Felter-A Speaker and Organizer of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Hellen Felter is an award winning scholar, activist, anti-racism trainer and student mentor. Her work focuses on issues of government policies, race, gender and discrimination. Hellen works at Tiye international, the umbrella NGO of 21 National Organisations of Black, Migrant and Refugee (BMR) women in the Netherlands, which was established officially in 1994 by the …

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

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

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 …

A Look At Zeedah Meierhofer Mangeli – Speaker at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Zeedah Meierhofer Mangeli – Speaker at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Zeedah Meierhofer Mangeli is a Board Member of King’s College London and the Director of the Meeting Place and Resource Center for Black Women in Zurich, Switzerland. Her address to the congress on the opening day was inspiring, funny and uplifting. Trained in the fields of sociology, pedagogy, and conflict resolution, she has been an …

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

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 …

A Look At Brenda King-Speaker at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

A Look At Brenda King-Speaker at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

Hopefully you watched the video of Brenda King’s opening remarks at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress last week in Vienna. Brenda emphasised that when she was invited to attend the Congress she made sure that she wrote her abstract personally. Now I want to give you a look at her role in Brussels on …