"Many people see the cultural rise of Africa as a trend. They see this rise in its fashion, music, movies, clothing and food, as something that is here today but will be gone tomorrow. However, there are people, businesses and organizations working to ensure that the rise of African and diasporan cultures remains a common occurrence for generations to come. Many of these purveyors of “the culture” are women who are building global businesses to highlight the value in African and diasporans cultures. So, who are these sheros doing the work of building black globally?
Join us for an evening of discussion, networking and celebration of women who have started businesses with the world in mind. They are spreading Afrodisaporan cultural elements, while building internationally competitive brands. Come hear them speak, interact with their brands and meet with business minded people in this city.
African textiles are taking an important place in global conversations on ownership and culture. Given recent controversy with brands like Christian Dior and Vlisco, Africans and Afrodiasporans seek to have greater creative control and economic return from their cultural relics.
African or African inspired textiles have key attributes that reflect African identity, heritage, ancestry and culture, and yet, the most popular textiles are not made by Africans. As such, there is an ongoing conversation about whether wax print is truly African if it is not largely made by Africans? Which leads to a bigger question: Who exactly is making our clothing and does that matter when considering cultural, environmental and economic sustainability?
Join us as we explore the future of fashion by thinking about the "who" behind our local textiles and clothing and the "how" of building a sustainable fashion industry that is culturally and socially conscious.
A fun, interactive event to bring together diasporans interested in working, living and/ or building in Ghana to address ideas in an open, fun and casual environment. The event will look at the following six areas:
Deciding on Living in Ghana: What You Need to Know
Socializing in Ghana: Love, Friendships and Networks
Social Impact: Making Meaningful Impact
Investing/ Business in Ghana
The Creative Scene
The Logistics: Housing, Jobs, Commerce & More
Navigating Identity & Being ‘In-Between’