The power of the Kenyan sun by Salima Visram
Jun16

The power of the Kenyan sun by Salima Visram

Toronto, Canada AreaInternational Trade and Development
Current Founder & CEO at The Soular Backpack, Teaching Assistant for Social Context of Business Course at McGill University
Education McGill University, UWC Atlantic College, Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa

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2018 Q1 round up – JANUARY – MARCH
Apr11

2018 Q1 round up – JANUARY – MARCH

Exciting African politics, Brexit drama, another terrorist attack in France and Winter Olympics to cheer us up.

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Monthly Roundup Oct – Nov  2017
Dec18

Monthly Roundup Oct – Nov 2017

Two months politics, scandals and weddings.

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Being the real me without apology by Maame Yaa Boafo
Aug10

Being the real me without apology by Maame Yaa Boafo

Although Nollywood has established itself as an industry to be reckoned with in Africa, many African parents are still unlikely to be thrilled with a child actively choosing acting as a desired profession. MaameYaa Baofo, a New-York based Ghanaian actress, is also gifted orator. MaameYaa Boafo was born in Pakistan and hails from Ghana, West Africa and currently lives in New York. Coming to the United States to obtain a double Bachelor degree in Journalism and French at Hood College, Ms. Boafo was then awarded the Levin Scholarship from Rutgers University where she received her MFA in Acting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts. She has since gone on to play roles such as Ophelia in Hamlet, the Courtesan in Comedy of Errors and made her off-Broadway debut as Walter Mosley’s leading lady in his play LIFT.
In this talk, she uses her experience of pursuing acting despite discouragement from others to discuss the importance of being your authentic self without apology.

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An Invitation for Men Who Want a Better World for Women by Elizabeth Nyamayaro
Jul06

An Invitation for Men Who Want a Better World for Women by Elizabeth Nyamayaro

Published on Sep 23, 2015
Around the world, women still struggle for equality in basic matters like the right to drive and to marry when they choose. But how to enlist everyone, men and women, as allies for change? Meet Elizabeth Nyamayaro, the inventor of the #HeForShe Twitter campaign, which created 1.2 billion conversations about a more equal world. She invites us all to join in as allies in our shared humanity.

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