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We Everywhere: Dialogues of the African Diaspora is a virtual series showcasing the overlooked voices, stories and histories of the African diaspora. From unexpected American states to countries including Germany, Iran, Ecuador, Israel, Palestine, Turkey and China, we’ll learn about various forms of migration that brought Afro-descendants to myriad places. Through storytelling workshops, film screenings, panel presentations, and explorations of art, music, food and traditions, we’ll explore these rich global communities and their connections to Brooklyn.

The first event in this series will center Black life in Germany. In celebration of the birthday of May Ayim, an Afro-German activist, poet, and educator, panelists from Black Brown Berlin will reflect on #BlackLivesMatter in a German context and speak about Black German activism, art, culture, and realities. Attendees will have access to a screening of a short related film and the opportunity to hear the creative director speak about the film and the conversations it has sparked about Black life in Germany.  

The Panelists

  • CHANEL ULALEE KNIGHT is the co-founder and CEO of Black Brown Berlin. Her work within BBB mainly focuses on marketing and creative direction on community projects. With roots from the Carribean, she was born and raised in London and has been living in Berlin for four years.
  • RHEA RAMJOHN is a writer, producer and performer from Trinidad & Tobago via Boston and Berlin. She is the creator and executive producer of the Tanti Table podcast and host of the science podcast Hormonal. As
    co-founder of Black Brown Berlin, her work centers BPOC empowerment, anti-discrimination action, and the amplification of marginalized narratives.
  • FEMI OYEWOLE is a creative producer/multi disciplinary artist who uses any medium to create unique experiences and bring people together. Born in Nigeria, raised in London, and now a citizen of the world, Femi is a creative thinker, a committed doer, a cordial worker, and unique innovator. Currently the CEO of BlackBrownBerlin.com, and a regular host on THF Radio, Femi continues to work on contributing his efforts to make the world a better place.

Note: This program is offered through the African American Heritage Center (AAHC), housed at the Macon Library. AAHC programs are open to anyone, and everyone, interested in celebrating, exploring, and discussing the African Diaspora. If you have questions please contact Sheena Daree Miller at [email protected] 

This AAHC virtual program will take place via Zoom. For optimal participation, you will need either a computer with audio and webcam or a telephone. A link and number to access the meeting will be sent to registrants one hour before the meeting, so please keep an eye out for the email; check your spam folder if you don't see it.

This BKLYN Incubator project is supported by generous funding provided by The Charles H. Revson Foundation and Robin K. and Jay L. Lewis.

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