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Programme 2017

Black Women’s Conference 2017

Date: Saturday, 6th May 2017
Time: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Place: UCL, Gower St, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 6BT



10:00am – 10:30am: – Registration

10.30am – 11:00 am: – Welcome and Opening Remarks

11.00am – 12.15pm: – Panel Discussion

“Reclaiming spaces: Women of Colour excelling in Creative Industries & Education”
Dr Nicola Rollock, Sunny Singh, Cherrelle Skeete, Imriel Morgan, Sobia Afridi

12.15pm – 12.30pm: – BREAK

12.30pm – 1.45pm: – Panel Discussion

“Doing it for ourselves: Women of Colour excelling in Sports & Business”

Joanna Abeyie, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Dr Stacie CC Graham, Kelechi, Danusia Francis

1.45pm – 2.30pm: – LUNCH & Networking

2:30pm till 3:30pm: – Workshop Session 1:

D- “Too Black Too Strong: Black Women and Academia” by Dr Victoria Showunmi

D- “Uniting to End Violence Against Women and Girls” by Collette Gee

D- “Radical Self-Love” by Bee Tajundeen & Amanda Maxwell

D- “Public Speaking” by Samayya Afzal

D- “QTIPOC” by Yasmin Gasimova & Kelechi Chioba

3.30pm – 3.45pm: – LUNCH & Networking

3:45pm till 5:15pm: – Workshop Session 2:

D- “Let’s talk about Black Women and Black Men” by Mma Yeebo-agoe

D- “Twerking mini class & discussion” by Kelechi Okafor

D- “Textile crafts & Wellbeing” by Shikira Alleyne-Samuel

D- “Feeling my Self-Care” by Susuana Amoah

5.15pm – 5.30pm: – Thanks and Closing Remarks

5.30pm – 6.00pm: – Spoken word & Open Mic (featuring Gemma Weekes, Zena Edwards & many more)


We would like to say thank you to our CONFERENCE SPONSORS for their generous support. As a free-to-attend conference, our attendees don’t have to worry about huge conference costs. Unfortunately, the venue, refreshments, and creche are not free, so we are very grateful to our sponsors for helping us lighten the load on attendees and ensuring that Black Women’s Conference 2017 is open to everyone, not just those that can afford it.

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