We are proud that our board members are accomplishing great things. Their individual and collective successes enrich our organization. Here are a few of our favorite things.
Board Member Lesley-Ann Brown
Our board member Lesley-Ann Brown will have a new book published next year. Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to Her European Son will be available in paperback on –15 May 2018.
A Trinidadian-American writer and activist explores motherhood, migration, identity, nationhood and how it relates to land, imprisonment, and genocide for Black and Indigenous peoples.
Having moved to Copenhagen, Denmark from Brooklyn over 18 years ago, Brown attempts to contextualise her and her son’s existence in a post-colonial and supposedly post-racial world where the very machine of so-called progress has been premised upon the demise of her lineage. Through these letters, Brown writes the past into the present – penned from the country that has been declared “The Happiest Place in the World” – creating a vision that is a necessary alternative to the dystopian one currently being bought and sold.
Board Member Adrianne George
Investing in our future
I am very pleased to have received this news! In my application I stated that I want to learn how to ensure that I can fulfill one mission of our organization:
To provide alternative platforms to mainstream media to showcase and promote positive images and news stories about black women in Europe. The platforms will include a multi-award winning blog and social media.
We are excited to offer you a Google Developer Challenge Scholarship to the Front-End Web Developer track. We received applications from many talented and motivated candidates, and yours truly stood out.
Class begins November 6, 2017. As a scholarship student, you will be automatically enrolled into the program. We’ll be sending you an email on the first day of class, November 6th, 2017, with instructions to get started.
Chaitra, on behalf of the Udacity and Google Scholarship Team.
Board Member Irene Opira
Our Board Member Irene Opira’s organization organized an evening in Stockholm with Nobel Prize Winner Nandi Flames.
Presented by Maisha Cultural Association
Welcome to an evening inspired by Wangari Maathai, environmental activist and founder of the Green Belt Movement, also the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. If the trees – Nandi Flames could speak, then they would sing about Wangari Maathai and tell you this evening about the global climate and the situation in Africa. A performance of dance, music, and ghosts will be to and fro about the climate.
Extreme weather and natural disasters around the world make us unable to shut up for climate change. But much can be prevented and prevented.
Come and listen to Mats Nittve Vi-forest ambassador who tells you about their amazing work in East Africa. On stage, dancers meet and have a dance show! The Troubadour Tauna Niingungo plays on several instruments, including a rainstorm. Jessica Karlén about doing stand-up in South Africa and much more.
Mats Nittve Vi-forest ambassador, Tauna Niingungo Trubadur, Jessica Karlén artist, writer, and comedian, Darun poet, Charlotte Rieback & Diasmany Dance (Afro-Cuban), Matilda Peltonen solo no, Kulturama dance show
The program is supported by the City of Stockholm. Maisha Cultural Association is part of Kulturens Bildningsförbund.
Photo: Goldman Environment Prize
Length: 2 hours incl. Break
Price: 120 kr, 100 kr student / retired
Date: 23 Sep, 19:00, Teater Pero
Board Member Lola Akinimade
Our board member Lola Akinmade Åkerström has published a new book, Lagom: The Swedish Secret of Living Well.
The hardcover version, released this month, was chosen by the famous British bookseller WH Smith for inclusion on their reading list for August:
We love nothing more than discovering new books, and even better, having a good chat about them afterwards with fellow bookworms. And so whether you’re devoted to Richard and Judy’s recommendations, searching for some Fresh Talent to read before all your friends, or simply looking for something new to get lost in on a Sunday afternoon, take a look at the books that we can’t stop talking about this month and let us know what you think!
We couldn’t be more proud!
Available on Amazon.co.uk
Available in Spanish.
Available on Amazon.com
Board Member Jonas Lind
Our board member Jonas Lind was part of the team at the Development Concepts Doctrine Centre at the UK Defence Academy that produced several documents including Understand to Prevent. Understand to Prevent (U2P) is a multinational project to determine the contribution defence forces can make to the prevention of violent conflict.