LET’S DO US.2! SocaFit Dance Classes

LET'S DO US.2!
Chantal Dos Santos
Chantal Dos Santos is back this year with a series of 3 SocaFit Dance Classes.

Carnival may have been canceled this year but we have one of Canada’s Cultural Ambassadors to lead us in a series of 3 SocaFit Classes!

Chantal Dee
Chantal is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on dance. She has been active in improvisation, Contemporary dance, Afro-Caribbean, and Oriental Dance in addition to a variety of world folk dances. Chantal is recognized by the Canada Council for the Arts as a Cultural Connector and has been funded by both the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council to undertake choreography projects in Canada and abroad. As a teacher, her course offerings have included: Holistic Bellydance, Afro-Caribbean Dance, Dance Improvisation, Movement Meditation, Supple & Strong: Hip and Pelvic Floor Training, and SocaFit. Chantal splits her time between Canada, Barbados, and Germany. Find out more about Chantal’s work at cdsmovement.com and under her stage name ‘Jomana’ at bellydancebarbados.com

Chantal leading our Bellydance class last summer.

SocaFIT
Loosen those hips with and wake up the pelvic floor basic movements from the Caribbean carnival tradition. A Soca dance party combined with strengthening and stretching for a full-body workout guaranteed to get you hot, hot, hot! (variations are given for both low and high impact).

Sign in on May 6, 13, and 20 at 7 pm Berlin, Germany time for an hour of heart-pumping, hip-swaying sweat-inducing fun as we learn Soca dance moves.

Join one class for 10 euros or all three for 25 euros. Registration with payment is necessary to guarantee your spot. If purchasing a single class note the date with your payment. Zoom details will be sent after payment is received. Class size is limited to 50 participants.

LET’S DO US.2! Workshops

LET'S DO US.2!

When we come together, we do amazing things.

Last year our community came together. I put a call out and you answered! We ran 15 FREE workshops in May & June 2020. We laughed, we cried, we danced, we wrote, we learned to take care of our hair, organize our days, balance working from home with life, explored the entrepreneurial mindset, and more.

This year, after everything we experienced and learned last year, we have curated 4 workshops for mind, body, soul, and career. While we can’t offer these workshops for free again this year (sisters have financial obligations), we are offering value for money/time/expertise.

We hope you value this opportunity to come together, grow together and learn together from some amazing Black Women with ties to Europe.

Mark your calendar to save the dates, times, and budget the fee where noted, and be on the lookout for more information and registration to start soon.

May 6, 2021 – 7 PM BerlinSocafit Dance Class10 euros/class 25 euros/for 3 classes*
May 13, 2021 – 7 PM BerlinSocafit Dance Class10 euros/class 25 euros/for 3 classes*
May 20, 2021 – 7 PM BerlinSocafit Dance Class10 euros/class 25 euros/for 3 classes*
June 5, 2021Mental Health Group Therapy SessionTBD
TBDHow to Pitch to NetflixTBD
TBDWriting Your Life Story: The Next Best SellerTBD
LET'S DO US.2!

*Class, workshop and session fees are non-refundable.

Black Women in Europe© Business Directory

Black Women in Europe

When the pandemic hit in March, we could tell things would be rough. We couldn’t predict how long this ride would be but we decided that using our talents to help each other was the way to go. We launched two months of free workshops in the Let’s Do Us! Series: https://bit.ly/LetsDoUs

Phase two is a Business Directory of services and products created and provided by black women across Europe. Let’s Do Us! by patronizing each other as we continue to support each other during uncertain times and beyond. Paying things forward, I made all of the inaugural listings free for life. https://bit.ly/BWIEDirectory

Check out and support our sisters: Scratch of Sweden – Marie HoustonLocal Purse – Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmCore Radiance Stockholm – Zuzy PrettyElectric Sea Fairy – Klydie ThomasLiving A Global Lifestyle – Lisa R. MitchellKathy Thompson – Kroppsvård – Kathy ThompsonSisay Cosmetics – Janine Van ThrooCDS Movement CollectiveYema Ferreira; Bea Kabutakapua; Lola Atobateles Black Chibis Dolls, Trina Roach, Still Creating Tomorrow; Aysha Jones‘ Kombeh; and Lawd Hammercy‘s The L31.
#BusinessDirectory #Entrepreneurs #BlackWomen #Europe

2020 Power List: Black Women in Europe©; blog releases 11th “list of our own”

2020 Power List

The Black Women in Europe™ blog, created in 2006 by Adrianne George, released its 11th Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2020  – A List of Our Own©. This 11th  year we feature 9, and give special recognition to 11 women who provided 14 workshops and performances in our Let’s Do Us! Series to mitigate pandemic lockdown anxiety. The awardees are in the following categories: Activism, Arts, Entrepreneurship, Fashion,  Media, and STEM.

2020 has been anything but normal, George concedes.But black women across Europe continued to do amazing things, including coming together to help each other deal with the repercussions of a global pandemic in our Let’s Do Us! Workshop series”.

In 2010 the Black Women in Europe™ Blog released its first Power List naming 58 women across Europe in 6 categories. Over the last 11 years, a total of 182 women have been included on the Black Women in Europe™: Power List  – A List of Our Own©. It was the first and remains the only one of its kind that celebrates the achievement of black women across Europe. This year marks the first time that two women have been named in two different years.

The previous lists combined have received well over 341,384 views on Slideshare and are presented in alphabetical order. They are intended to acknowledge powerful black women in Europe and to inspire others to reach their full potential. The lists do not aim to assess rank but rather to showcase influential women who, in some cases are well known and in others, are women who should be known.

This is the 7th year the list contains a call to action to join the Black Women in Europe™ Kiva Lending Team. It is the 5th year that the Power List is dedicated to Derek McCullough, former List creative director, who died in 2015.

How to Find Freedom in Chaos: LET’S DO US! Workshop Series

You are invited to our Developing Resistance Workshop led by Damianne President on June 11, 2020, during the LET’S DO US! series created by Black Women in Europe (®) to be a part of our solution for surviving and thriving in these uncertain COVID-19 days, weeks, and months.

Erica Smith
Erica Smith

About Workshop leader Erica Smith

Erica has worked as a Healing Arts counselor since 2015, developing personalized holistic programs for individuals, private and public organizations worldwide. Passionate about creating opportunities for dynamic, open, and constructive dialogue on the human condition.
By forming viable solutions she brings together all of her learning and teaching experiences under one roof so that you are invited into a place of exploratory energy with purpose and action.

About the Workshop

Finding and sharing our freedom in the midst of chaos from the events that led up to Juneteenth celebrations in the 19th century to our current events now in the 21st century. 

Developing Resistance: LET’S DO US! Workshop Series June 11, 2020

You are invited to our Developing Resistance Workshop led by Damianne President on June 11, 2020, during the LET’S DO US! series created by Black Women in Europe (®) to be a part of our solution for surviving and thriving in these uncertain COVID-19 days, weeks, and months.

Damianne President

Bio:

Damianne President was a classroom teacher and technology coordinator for 15 years. She now works in IT for a popular web hosting and eCommerce platform. You can find her many projects and personal blog at dpresident.net. Damianne is interested in change and how we can best navigate it, and she explores this in her podcast changesbigandsmall.com.

Workshop description:

With so much time at home, you may be feeling overwhelmed. Whether you have more time or work continues, as usual, you are likely under extra stress due to the current pandemic. Join me to learn some strategies that you can practice daily to build your resilience, helping you cope during this time.

Registration is required and limited to 100 participants.

LET'S DO US!

SocaFit Class: LET’S DO US! Series June 11, 2020

You are invited to let loose and have fun with a SocaFit dance workout class led by Chantal Dos Santos on June 11, 2020, during the LET’S DO US! series created by Black Women in Europe (®) to be a part of our solution for surviving and thriving in these uncertain COVID-19 days, weeks, and months.

Chantal Dos Santos

Chantal Dos Santos
Chantal is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on dance. She has been active in improvisation, Contemporary dance, Afro-Caribbean, and Oriental Dance in addition to a variety of world folk dances. Chantal is recognized by the Canada Council for the Arts as a Cultural Connector and has been funded by both the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council to undertake choreography projects in Canada and abroad. As a teacher, her course offerings have included: Holistic Bellydance, Afro-Caribbean Dance, Dance Improvisation, Movement Meditation, Supple & Strong: Hip and Pelvic Floor Training, and SocaFit. Chantal splits her time between Canada, Barbados, and Germany. Find out more about Chantal’s work at cdsmovement.com and under her stage name ‘Jomana’ at bellydancebarbados.com

SocaFIT
Loosen those hips with and wake up the pelvic floor basic movements from the Caribbean carnival tradition. A Soca dance party combined with strengthening and stretching for a full-body workout guaranteed to get you hot, hot, hot! (variations are given for both low and high impact).

Registration is required and limited to 100 participants.

LET'S DO US!

Mental health checkup online group session led by psychotherapist Yema Ferreira: LET’S DO US! Series June 4, 2020

You are invited to join a very special private Mental health checkup: Online group session led by psychotherapist Yema Ferreira on June 4, 2020, during the LET’S DO US! series created by Black Women in Europe (®) to be a part of our solution for surviving and thriving in these uncertain COVID-19 days, weeks, and months.

The online session is on June 4, 2020 at 8 pm Denmark time.

The coronavirus pandemic caught us all by surprise due to the speed and breadth of its spread as well as the drastic measures implemented around the world to slow it down. Its impact in our lives ranges from social isolation, job and financial insecurity, caring for children, elderly or ill relatives while still having to work, general uncertainty about the future and more. This is affecting the mental health and wellbeing of many of us. In this free 90-minute online group session for black women brought to you by Black Women in Europe(®) and facilitated by psychotherapist Yema Ferreira, you will be given the opportunity to process some of the feelings, thoughts and experiences you have been grappling with during this pandemic.

NOTE: This session will not be recorded ensuring we have a private and safe space for healing.

Yema Ferreira’s Bio:

Yema Ferreira is an Angolan healer trained as a psychotherapist. Her mission is to assist in the liberation of Black and African people all over the world through the healing of the collective trauma caused by slavery, colonization, and neo-colonialism. She runs a private practice from Copenhagen, where she is currently based, providing culturally sensitive psychotherapy and healing workshops to black women looking to redefine their identities and embrace their cultural heritage. She sees clients online internationally and face to face in Copenhagen.

Registration is required and limited to 50 participants.