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Omek is bringing you the first bicultural African diaspora summit. Whenever people from the African diaspora come together, breakthroughs happen. Omek is creating a space for personal and community transformation in a two-part series focused on connection and collaboration.  

Date: 21 November 2020
Time: 10am – 10pm CET
Location: Virtual gathering 

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21 November 2020
10am – 10pm CET
Virtual gathering

Connect with diaspora changemakers across Europe as we rethink the African diaspora experience. We’ll tap into our bicultural identity, collective wisdom, and unique experiences to shed light on the role they play in our success. Let’s leverage our bicultural talent to create the change we want to see. 

Engage in talks and
panel discussions

Join us in conversation with policymakers, creatives, activists, businesses, and other changemakers across the diaspora as we tackle one of the biggest questions for the African diaspora today: how do we foster collaboration, diversity, and impact?

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Explore opportunities
and resources

Throughout the event, you can explore resources and opportunities curated by our inspiring attendees.

There’ll be a job board with positions from global organizations looking to recruit bicultural talent, a marketplace where you can learn about diaspora organizations around the world, and much more!

Keynote Speakers

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ERIC COLLINS

CEO & Founding Member
Impact X Capital Partners

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ANTHONY HARRISON

Senior Director of Design Culture
adidas

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Agenda Overview

10:00am – 1:00pm

Chapter 1: Opening

Join us for a virtual coffee/tea conversation with some inspirational speakers, morning music, and good vibes.

1:00 – 4:30pm

Chapter 2: Understanding our Bicultural Identity

This chapter begins with an in-depth discussion centered on understanding and framing our Bicultural Identity. Guests from different parts of Europe share their individual experience as bicultural of African descent, as Afropeans. 



Breakout sessions then bring diaspora leaders within brands and organizations together give insight on how can we build an equitable culture in corporate environments. Another session will explore how intersectionality translates in the African Diaspora in Europe.
 

A workshop will be offered on the “Cultural Aspects of Negotiation”.

4:30 – 7:00pm

Chapter 3: Looking Forward

Co-Hosted with Afrispectives, we discuss the value of understanding our history for the future.

Our breakout sessions include 8 dedicated panels for leaders and peers across various industries to share insights on how they’re creating meaningful change within their field. After the panels, connect with panelists and peers in our networking space.

7:00 – 8:30pm

Chapter 4: Community and Collaboration

Community leaders will discuss what are the keys to building ecosystems where breakthroughs happen. They will also explore why is collaboration a key weapon to the social and professional advancement of the African diaspora.

8:30 – 10:00pm

Chapter 5: After Party

Join us for movie night with iAfrica Film Festival, and/or a lineup of artists from Word Up Amsterdam. See full agenda for details.

Leadership Partner

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Community Partners

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