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28/03/2019

Future of Ghana Forum: from talk to action

6.30pm - 8.30pm

House of Commons

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28/03/2019

Future of Ghana Forum: from talk to action

Recently, the President of Ghana formally announced the 2019 Diaspora theme for Ghana will be “Year of Return”; an initiative aimed at celebrating the resilience of African people, market Ghana as both a high profile tourism and business destination in an effort to build stronger bonds between & encourage the African people in the Diaspora to visit and/or relocate.

The forum will also host an esteemed panel of speakers who have either secured jobs, volunteered or set up businesses in Ghana and the UK. We will also have an informed Q&A discussion that will explore the How, What and Why question by dissecting the theme into the following three topical question areas:

How do I find genuine volunteering or employment opportunities in Ghana? 

What are the benefits of volunteering or working in Ghana? - What’s the process?

Why or should I return (visit) Ghana?- Is the hype genuine? If so why?

6.30pm - 8.30pm

House of Commons

28/2/2019

SAFE: On Black Men Reclaiming Space

6.30pm - 8.30pm

House of Commons

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28/2/2019

SAFE: On Black Men Reclaiming Space

Writer and poet, Derek Owusu joins the Diane Abbott Foundation to discuss his upcoming anthology, SAFE: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space, which features essays from poets, writers, musicians, actors and journalists on their experience as Black men in this country.

Derek will chair a panel including award-winning authors, Alex Wheatle MBE and Nels Abbey, with readings from Jesse Bernard, Aniefiok Ekpoudom and Okechukwu Nzelu. They will open up a discussion about culture, education, and the media, and will examine what it really means for Black men to reclaim space in the current social landscape.

If you have any questions, please email us at info@dianeabbottfoundation.org

6.30pm - 8.30pm

House of Commons

28/11/18

A Seat at the Table: An Evening with Pink Dynasty

6:30pm - 8:30pm

House of Commons

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28/11/18

A Seat at the Table: An Evening with Pink Dynasty

In partnership with Pink Dynasty (PD), the Diane Abbott Foundation is hosting an event to empower young women from marginalised backgrounds to join the debate. We want young women living across London to have their voices heard in the very place where our countries policies and laws are debated.

 At the event, we will be joined by influential VIPs including Diane Abbott (the first black woman to hold a seat in the House of Commons), and Anna-Maria Ronnqvist (Strong Woman World Champion) who will share their own stories about their path to leadership in predominantly male environments, and success despite adversity. The Pink Dynasty team, including a number of current and past members, will also be sharing information about our programme and how you could be part of our league of extraordinary women in 2019.

The evening will be comprised of:

  • Opening address
  • Interactive debate
  • Presentations
  • Q&A
  • Closing Address
  • Networking

 Come and enjoy an interactive discussion with women in leadership. You are guaranteed to walk away feeling empowered and inspired!

 If you, or someone you know, is interested in joining us please register* your interest for this free event. 

Please note that you must be 18 or over to attend.

We look forward to seeing you there!

6:30pm - 8:30pm

House of Commons

21/11/18

Black Women and the Business of Beauty

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

House of Commons

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21/11/18

Black Women and the Business of Beauty

Join us for an evening discussing Black women and beauty. We will be joined by a distinguished panel of Black women who have built successful beauty brands.  

The speakers include:

  • Jay and Tri, co-founders of Curlture the popular online empowerment platform
  • Gina Knight, the Wig Witch, the hugely successful hair brand that specialises in afro-textured hair
  • Dija Ayodele, aesthetician and founder of The Black Skin Directory
  • Chanel Ambrose, plus-size fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

House of Commons

14/11/18

Black, British and Female

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

House of Commons

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14/11/18

Black, British and Female

The Diane Abbott Foundation is pleased to present Black, British and Female: an exploration of identity. The event will be hosted by Diane Abbott MP and we will be joined by a fabulous panel of Black British writers and creatives who will discuss what it means to be a Black British woman and how their identity has impacted their work.

The speakers include:

  • Sheila Nortley, internationally award-winning indie film producer and writer
  • Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, deputy editor of gal-dem and editor of Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children
  • Natreema A. Adjaye, author of the acclaimed book Melanin Monologues
  • Careen Latoya Lawrence,spoken word artist and author of Free

There will be a Q&A session which will be followed by an opportunity for book signings. 

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

House of Commons

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