I’m taking part in an event titled Mobilising Young African Women in the UK. It will be an afternoon of interactive workshops and panel discussions on December 3rd at the Africa Centre
Why should you attend this event?
Are you fed up with the negative images of Africa especially of women and want to promote a positive view in the diaspora community? Do you want to contribute towards the development of African women and girls but don’t know how?
This afternoon of workshops and panel discussions will explore ideas on how young African Women in the Diaspora can mobilise to take action on gender equality and rights of African girls. It sets out to provide a platform for discussion on policies, issues, challenges and strategies for engagement and action. We will look at the positive and negative images in the media surrounding Africa. We will hear from young inspirational African women and look at what can be done to contribute towards the development of girls and women in Africa and provide the skills and information to be part of creating this collective voice for action.
Who should attend?
Young women from the African Diaspora in UK Youth organisations working with African young women in the Diaspora. While we aim to reach out to young women between 18 to 30 years (including students, researchers and young professionals )interested audiences are welcome to attend.
Griselda Kumordzie Togobo– Founder of AWOVI Consulting Ltd
Suzanne Harris– Founder of ‘Changing the face of Africa’
Sada Mire– Somali Archaeologist/Founder and Executive Director of Horn Heritage.
Minna Salami– Founder of MsAfropolitan.com
Adwoa Agyemang- Founder of Ghanaian Londoners Network
Bumi Thomas- Singer/Songwriter- will be performing short solo set.
Members from FORWARD’s young women’s group
……more inspirational young African women speakers to be announced.
How do I register to take part in this event?
Hi! I’m Minna Salami. I’m a writer, blogger, columnist, lecturer and speaker and the founder of the feminist blog, MsAfropolitan, which connects feminism to contemporary culture from an Africa-centred perspective. I’ve been listed alongside Michelle Obama and Angelina Jolie as one of “twelve women changing the world” by ELLE and my work has been used as a resource and case study at universities around the world. Like what you just read? Sign up above to receive new posts directly in your inbox.