Our unique events focus on moving our communities forward.

From career-oriented to entrepreneurship, to cultural identity — our events are designed to allow the members of the diaspora to engage, inspire, and share their unique perspectives.

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Upcoming events

Members have access to additional events and activities on 
our community platform.

Under the Baobab

An ongoing monthly discussion series. Join a safe and trusted space to discover, learn, and share knowledge about our African culture, identity, and history.

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Past events

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Rapsodia Negra
: Watch Party + Post-film Discussion

June 2021

Rapsodia Negra follows the journey of “The Witch Doctor” Alfonso Córdoba, one of the last afro-Colombian “Griots” of the 20th century, and a musical legend. 
Presented in partnership with Cinewax.

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African Diaspora Summit 2021

April 2021

This edition stretched across two days and engaged audiences across numerous continents. 

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Omek Talent Lab x Nike

March 2021

This 3-hour event amplified the voices, energy, and talent of bicultural students of African descent and introduced Nike’s 2021 internship program. Nike’s leadership spoke about the future of work, attendees were able to connect, network, and apply for internships.

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Omek Talent Lab x adidas

February 2021

Our first edition of the Talent Lab was packed with career opportunities, insights on recruitment best practices, and discussions with adidas leadership about values, representation, and opportunity.

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African Diaspora Summit 2020

November 2020

When we no longer define ourselves through borders, we can unlock our bicultural potential. Let’s draw on our collective wisdom and unique experiences to inspire a new generation of changemakers.

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Under the Baobab: Rethinking our Career Paths

October 2020

We discussed how the African diaspora, across multiple generations, see the bicultural workforce showing up in the next few years.

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Under the Baobab: What’s Next?

July 2020

During this special edition of Under the Baobab, we organized a wider discussion about the next steps of the Black Lives Matter Movement. We brought together community leaders who shared their perspectives and highlighted their work fighting racism and discrimination in the Netherlands.

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Inside Scoop with José Cabaço

April 2020

In this session, José Cabaço, Adidas Global Brand Director of Storytelling, took us through his journey from Mozambique to Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, and the US. He reflected on how his childhood experiences became the foundation for his career in creativity and multidisciplinary approach.

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Under the Baobab: Culture Informs Craft

April 2020

How does culture inform your craft and creative work? How do we develop our voice while living in multiple cultures? We invited creatives, organizers, educators, and academics to help explore these questions and speak about their personal experiences around the world.

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African Diaspora Entrepreneurs Roundtable

October 2019

For Black Achievement Month, we brought together entrepreneurs in FoodTech, MedTech, AI, and Clean Energy to share success stories, best practices, and discuss practical solutions on how we can best support each other.

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African Collaboration Summit 2019

June 2019

In June 2019, Omek brought together African diaspora organizations and leaders in The Netherlands from all backgrounds and industries to begin to connect the dots.

“Omek events go beyond and above by enabling this incredible community. They allow each one of us to share our stories, wins, struggles, and tips with our brothers and sisters in the diaspora. There is so much value that we all derive from these gatherings.”

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MARTHA MGHENDI-FISHER

Founder and CEO

Interested in participating?

If you’d like to be a speaker or volunteer at a future event, please drop us an email.

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