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 …

Black Women in Europe

A blog post from the European Union Commissioner for Employment Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Vladimir Spidla (http://ec.europa.eu/???tem_en.cfm: Recently a friend of mine lent me an interesting book on the history of New York. It’s packed with historical maps, pictures and photos showing how Manhattan was settled, and its various building booms and economic highs …

H. RES. ll Recognizing persons of African descent in Europe

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mr. HASTINGS of Florida submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on RESOLUTION Recognizing persons of African descent in Europe. Whereas the 109th Congress passed H. Con. Res. 60 and S. Con. Res. 90, recognizing African descendants in Latin America and the Caribbean, raising awareness of the …

Hastings Urges Increased Support for Combating Racism and Discrimination

September 24, 2008 Contact: Lale Mamaux Phone: (202) 225-1901 Cell: (202) 279-0442 Hastings Urges Increased Support for Combating Racism and Discrimination against Blacks and Other Minorities in Europe (Washington, D.C.) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission), introduced a resolution (H.RES.1496) calling on …

Call for Black Women in Europe to submit your story for publication

Beatrice, the dynamic sister in Vienna who organized the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna last year that lead to the launch of the Black European Women’s Council that will launch in the European Parliament next month is requesting written submissions from sisters in Europe. Here are the details: Dear All! Thanks so much …

When Sisters from 16 Different EU Countries Get Together, Good Things Happen!

I made it to Vienna for the 1st Black European Women’s Congress and I am so grateful to be here. Unfortunately the hotel does not have a wireless connection and I am having connection problems using the cables, so I cannot blog live and share the photos and videos I have taken (yet), but in …

I’m getting excited!

It’s not long now that I will attend the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna. This is a European Union directive with the main goal being the discussion of ways to improve the lives of black women and children in Europe. I’m all for that! I recently learned that black women will be coming …

Black European Women’s Congress 2007

2007 has been declared European Year for Equal Opportunities for All by the European Union. The International Center for Black Women’s Perspectives (AFRA) is taking this as a challenge to organise the 1stBlack European Women’s Congress from September 27-29 2007 in Vienna, Austria. The 1st Black European Women’s Congress intends to bring together black women …