SAYASPORA is back with our annual anniversary signature event: DIASPORA SPEAKING!
Our editorial team is inviting you to DISCOVER, SHARE, LEARN and NETWORK, on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30 2017, from 6pm to 10 pm, at DIASPORA SPEAKING ; event that commemorates the second-year anniversary of SAYASPORA and aims to celebrate & showcase the inspiring work of women and youth stemming from the African diaspora.
The theme of this year’s event will be: “Two worlds apart: Bridging the Gap”. Therefore, for this second edition we hope to explore how the Diaspora can maintain meaningful connection with those on the continent and how the Diaspora can remain in touch with the realities of the continent moving past the objectification and romanticization of “home”.
• PANEL – TWO WORLDS APART: BRIDGING THE GAP
Team Member of Commounground App, an emerging knowledge and information networking mobile application that connects African students and those living in the diaspora across campuses.
Rwandan-Canadian entrepreneur and community builder, Ras is the founder of The African Perspective Magazine (TAP). TAP is an online and print magazine that counters the often one-dimensional narratives of Africa and that proposes more nuanced, dynamic and complex narratives from the African perspective.
Founder of Journées du Bénin & CEO of TALA : The African Leather Apparel. Entrepreneur, photographer, creative and community builder, Doro is a well-rounded individual based in Montreal. His latest project : Journée du Bénin, an annual 2-3 days event that showcases a new and vibrant image of Benin, its culture and its diaspora through conferences, art and entrepreneurship.
Moroccan-Canadian writer, curator and artist student in Art History and Film Studies and French Literature. As an artist, her main focus is to bring knowledge about the continent of Africa, especially Northern Africa, and discuss how the romanticization and fetishization of the continent is a topic that is still relevant today.
• PERFORMANCE BY STEEVE MOAH
Montreal based Cameroonian Saxophonist and vocalist.
• ART EXHIBITION BY AFRICAN & AFRO-DESCENDANTS CREATIVES
Michel Kamanzi, Ottawa, ON – @instadoode • Candice Pantin, Montreal, QC – www.ilikeiwear.com • Ussi’N Yala, Paris, France – www.usssinyala.com • ART BY REH, Montreal, QC -www.artbyreh.com – More to be announced!