Black Power in a Caribbean Context

 Black Power in a Caribbean Context

Monday, 23 February 2015 – 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Venue: Pavilion Room, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
Speaker(s): Dr Kate Quinn (UCL)
Convenor: Dr Halbert Jones (St Antony’s College)
Series: North American Studies Seminar Series

Kate Quinn is Lecturer in Caribbean History at the Institute of the Americas, University College London. Her publications include Black Power in the Caribbean (2014) and Politics and Power in Haiti (2013).

Scholarship and popular perceptions of Black Power have been dominated by the North American movement. However the Caribbean also experienced significant Black Power upheavals in the same period as its powerful northern neighbour. In this seminar, Dr Quinn will examine the region-wide Black Power movement in the Caribbean, focusing in particular on its relationship with black activism in the United States and Canada. It will explore what ‘Black Power’ meant in the majority black and multi-ethnic societies of the Caribbean; and the differences, overlaps and tensions between Caribbean and US Black Power. Witnessing the proliferation of the symbols, styles and rhetoric of Black Power on the streets of Kingston, Nassau and Port of Spain, many contemporary observers dismissed Caribbean Black Power as an American importation of little relevance to Caribbean society. However to characterize the Caribbean movement as merely imitative does justice neither to the local dimensions of Caribbean Black Power nor to the transnational contexts in which it emerged.

Cecilie Kyenge, Member of European Parliament, Italy

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Source: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/124801/KASHETU_KYENGE_history.html

In 2013 Cecile Kyenge was named to the Black Women in Europe Power List after her appointment to Minister of Integration in Italy. During that time she endured abuse from her colleagues.

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.

Ms. Kyenge pictured with her daughters.

On 25 May 2014 she was elected as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).  Visit Minister Kyenge’s website (in Italian).

Women Hold Up Half The Sky

Invitation to Wezesha Seminar and Launch

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WOMEN HOLD UP HALF THE SKY

To mark the International Women’s Day & European Year for Development, Wezesha will hold a seminar entitled “Women hold up half the sky”. Wezesha strategic plan 2015-2019 will be launched during this seminar.

 

Venue: European Parliament, 43 Molesworth, Street, Dublin 2

Date:  Tuesday 10th March 2015

Time: 2-5 pm

Please RSVP to info@wezeshadada.com

Contemporary Design Africa

 Contemporary Design Africa

Contemporary Design Africa, which will be published by Thames & Hudson in May 2015.

“Packed with irresistibly stylish, original and covetable work that will be a delight to all fans of contemporary design.” – Thames & Hudson

Inspired by Tapiwa Matsinde’s blog, Contemporary Design Africa profiles over 50 incredible designers and makers in a bid to create a truly inspirational visual resource that celebrates the contribution Africa is making to global design, and the amazing things that are happening in design across the continent and in the diaspora.

Led by Brenda King, Chief Executive, African & Caribbean Diversity is improving the lives of our youth.

Led by Brenda King, Chief Executive, African & Caribbean Diversity are improving the lives of our youth.

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In 2014 African & Caribbean Diversity has been recognised for its leadership in attracting, retaining and progressing the best Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) talent by being Highly Commended for the Developing Talent Award – Attraction at the Race for Opportunity Awards 2014. Race for Opportunity is the race equality campaign from Business in the Community.

African & Caribbean Diversity was Highly Commended for the Developing Talent Award – Attraction, which recognises organisations who have developed processes, initiatives and programmes that aim to help young BAME people to prepare for and enter the UK workforce. Read more.

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African & Caribbean Diversity was commended for its Commitment to the Community at the 2014 London Business Awards. The London Business Awards are organised by Prospects Business Support, part of the Prospects Group which provides a wide range of education, employment and training services in the UK and internationally. Read more.

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African & Caribbean Diversity was shortlisted as a finalist in The 8th Annual PRECIOUS Awards in the Social Enterprise of the Year category.

The annual awards recognise those organisations that are pushing the boundaries, and supporting the needs and aspirations of women of colour in the business environment, as well as retaining its roots of recognising individual women and creating even more role models.

The Social Enterprise of the Year Award is given to social enterprise operated or owned by a woman of colour.

Read more to discover why Brenda King is a Black Women in Europe Power Lister.

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