France’s César Awards Nominations – 4 films from the Diaspora

Source: ShawdowandAct.com

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Divines” tells the story of Dounia, a tough but naive teenager living in the ‘hood, who sees getting rich or dying trying as her most viable option to get out, from French filmmaker of Moroccan descent Houda Benyamina.

Omar Sy stars in “Chocolat,” which is based on the life of Rafael Padilla – a former Cuban-born slave, who became a performer in France during the Belle Epoque era. He died in Bordeaux on November 4, 1917. French-Moroccan actor/director Roschdy Zem directed.

Directed by André Téchiné, “Being 17” is a tale of burgeoning gay romance that follows the pampered teenage son of a soldier and a doctor who lives with his mother in Army barracks in the south of France while his father is on a military mission in the Central African Republic.

Directed by Olivier Babinet, “Swagger,” is “a teen-movie documentary,” the docu-drama (part non-fiction/part fiction) takes audiences on a journey into the astonishing minds of eleven teenagers growing up in one of the most underprivileged neighborhoods in France.


 

For American expats – 10 Actions for the first 100 Days.

Women’s March on Washington and Sister Marches around the world

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10 Actions 100 Days

Thank you to the millions of people around the world who, on January 21, came together by the millions to raise our voices. But our march forward does not end here. Now is the time to get our friends, family and community together and MAKE HISTORY. Find out what you can do in the 10 Actions / 100 Days.

I sent my postcard yesterday:


 

AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL 2017 Brussels 3-5 February

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 presenter. Some thirty multidisciplinary events with over 70 artists and cultural players from Belgium, the two Congos, Ghana and Europe are articulated around three themes: the Belgian Congolese diaspora, Afropolitans of Europe, and bridges between Sub-Saharans and North Africans. The majority of the events are free.

Join us at the official opening of the Festival, Friday February 3 at 20:00 in the Horta Hall, in the company of the Festival’s honorary guests Fredy Massamba and Tatiana Silva, and with the performance of the dance duo, Les Mybalés.

Ongoing and forthcoming

MUSIC

MUSIC – AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL 2017

afro2 AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL 2017 Brussels 3 5 FebruaryFrom hybrid rumba to Afro-funk by way of the high life and slam, musical adventures are guaranteed!

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THEATRE & DANCE

THEATRE/SLAM – AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL 2017

afro5 AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL 2017 Brussels 3 5 February Spotlight on new dramatic arts.

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AGORA

DEBATES

afro7 AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL 2017 Brussels 3 5 FebruaryThree themed debates: How is the fight against afrophobia progressing in Europe*? From Black Pete to the “Noirauds”, what of these various “Black face” practices here in Belgium? What are the relation…

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HORTA HALL

MARKET PLACE – AFROPOLITAN FESTIVAL 2017

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An open space where people can meet, enjoy themselves, savour the moment, sit, chill, dream… Arts & Crafts Coproduced by Roots Events, the “Brussels African Market” brings together the best Afropoli…

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Thank you President and First Lady Obama

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President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia (L) and Sasha (R) pose for a family portrait in the Rose Garden of the White House on Easter Sunday in 2015. (Handout/Getty Images)

Black Women In Europe™Social Media Group {ideel förening} {nonprofit}

It was very uplifting to see my friends’ service posts from today in honour of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Well done!

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I confess I did not leave the house today. But for my part I finished the website for my Black Women In Europe™Social Media Group ideel förening|nonprofit quietly formed last autumn. May we hold the spirit of service close to our hearts all year.


 

New Me in an Old World Yoga Retreat Discount

EXCLUSIVE discount for Black Women in Europe readers: 20% discount using the code “bwejan”

New Me in an Old World

OYA New Me in an Old World Yoga Retreat Discount

Ashtanga-Vinyasa Yoga * Ayurveda * Kemetic Yoga * Massage Meditation * Reiki * Sisterhood * Vegan meals

 

Join the OYA team for a weekend mini-festival together at Oxon Hoath, a beautifully exclusive 73 acre estate
located just 45 minutes southeast of London. The retreat will include yoga, mindfulness, movement,
interactive talks on health & wellbeing, vegan meals, as well as free time to explore the area, rest, read, and
relax.

Holistic Journaling Workshop with Jackee Holder

Holistic Journaling is an invitation to bring your whole self to your journaling writing. Starting inwards,
using images, collaging and colours, writing prompts and writing extracts this is a dee dive into the sensual
and sacred self through a practice of conscious presence. Learn how to best use journaling and therapeutic
writing for illumination and divine introspection.

Workshop Who am I and where am I at? with Ratna Cordukes

Let us take a journey, simple in delivery yet profound in its content in discovering “Who am I” at a physical,
mental and spiritual level! Add time and goals to this mix and discover the world of wisdom in the sister
sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga. Understanding our time here and the objectives of our life together with the
knowledge of who we are makes for a life of purpose and service which is truly empowering!

Kemetic Yoga taught by Amani Eke

Egyptian yoga originates from Ancient Kemet, now known as Egypt. It is a restorative system which has
unique postures and principles. It combines physical movement, deep breathing and meditation to help
achieve balance, peace, order and discipline which is known as Maat.
Retreat package includes all movement & meditation sessions, accommodations, meals, and workshops.
Massage and Reiki treatments paid separately. Register using this link!

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Premium room £500/person (double occupancy)
Single room £450/person (limited availability)
Double/twin shared room £400/person
Triple room £300/person (limited availability)

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Grace Wales Bonner – Breakthrough Designer

Haper Bazaar’s Woman of the Year

This bright British talent creates clothes that redefine ideas of ethnicity and gender“.

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Grace Wales Bonner – photo Haper’s Bazaar

Informed by broad research that encompasses critical theory, composition, literature, and historical sources, WALES BONNER explores a distinctive notion of luxury via a hybrid of European and African approaches. Grace Wales Bonner graduated from Central St. Martins in 2014. The following year Wales Bonner was awarded ‘Emerging Menswear Designer’ at the British Fashion Awards, and shortly after that in 2016 she received the LVMH Young Designer Prize. Obtaining wide recognition, Wales Bonner has presented at the Serpentine Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, whilst also lecturing at Parsons in New York. Wales Bonner international stockists include Dover Street Market, Selfridges, 10 Corso Como, and Joyce.

Visit Grace’s website.