Follow up from the Women of the African Diaspora Conference in Amsterdam

As fate would have it my plane from Gotehnburg, Sweden to Amsterdam was cancelled. We were put on the next flight scheduled for 4 hours later, which turned out to be late. I had resigned myself to the fact that I would miss the beginning and middle of the conference, including my panel discussion, and …

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 …

Gabrielle Kirk McDonald

Judge McDonald is a judicial pioneer in International Criminal Law, by James G. Apple, President, International Judicial Academy; Co-Editor, International Judicial Monitor Gabrielle Kirk McDonald is one of the first United States judges to be involved in international courts, apart from the International Court of Justice and the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. She was …

New URL and look for the Black Women in Europe Blog!

I am very happy to announce that the Black Women in Europe Blog (B.W.I.E.) has a new home and a new look. You can find it here: https://blog.blackwomenineurope.com https://blog.blackwomenineurope.com I am also pleased to announce that Black Women in Europe will launch a new website very soon to compliment the http://blog.blckwomenineurope.com B.W.I.E. blog. And even …

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 …

ISD Bundestreffen in Helmarshausen in August

Bundesweite ISD Treffen Seite: 1/3 Das ISD-Bundestreffen Vom 07. – 10.08.2008 in Helmarshausen Beim ISD-Bundestreffen trifft sich jedes Jahr die Schwarze Gemeinschaft in Deutschland. Im November 1985 riefen zum ersten Mal Schwarze Frauen und M??nner bundesweit zu einem Treffen in Wiesbaden auf, um aus der damals erlebten Isolation in einer wei??en Gesellschaft herauszutreten. Viele folgten …

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

*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 …

What the media articles won’t tell you about what happened at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress in Vienna

1. Each Black European Woman attending felt a bond with each other. We were all sisters together regardless of our African origin or European location. 2. Every woman at the Congress made a personal and/or financial committment to be in Vienna and each one made a committment to reach out to other Black European women …