11:00 - 19:00
Exerzierstr. 14, 13357 Berlin
Admission is free - donations are encouraged
** This event is part of ISUSU Pan-African Festival 2019 · Black to the Future **
► TASTES OF HOME
· Afro-vegan Pop Up Brunch · Talk
SUN, Aug 18th, 2019 ✨
Start: 11:00 h
To launch our first edition of ISUSU Pan African festival, we start the ignition with an Afrofuturistic weekender. Expect cinematically-charged music, visual art, performances, Afrofuturistic and Afropresent short films, an open celebration of fashion as a medium for storytelling and a heart-warming African pop-up brunch. On our trip to black the future, we will host workshops by keynote speakers. ✨
We will be serving a delicious Afro-vegan pop up brunch prepared by Kapoto Berlin. Alongside the tasty brunch, SchwarzRund will read and discuss their essay ‘My Fat is Vegan’. Waffaa Albadry will also share her colourful story on her relationship with food. Lastly, in his talk “Cooking my way back to beauty”, Musa Okwonga will discuss how he has found cooking to be a therapeutic force in difficult times; how he has found his way out of alienation by cooking food which reminds him of home. The discussions will be moderated by Mareika Chirikure (@african.literature.lover). There’s no better way to enjoy your Sunday brunch. We look forward to having you there!
(Price for Special Brunch 15€)
· SchwarzRund ·
“I am SchwarzRund. By now, it has become my official pen name. First it was the name of my blog, but now I publish everything, artistic or academic, under that name. I am a Black Dominican in Germany with both passports and I work in various fields. Storytelling and poetry/performance texts are the heart of my work. But painting, writing and online ranting are very important to me as well – for my activism and for me personally. I have a B.A. in Culture and Art Studies and in Gender Studies. Right now, I am studying in the Gender Master Programm of Humboldt University Berlin.”
· Musa Okwonga ·
Musa Okwonga is a true polymath – or, as they say in his adopted home of Germany, a “Multi-Talent”. He is a poet, author, journalist, broadcaster, social commentator, football writer and consultant in the fields of creativity and communications. After doing a law degree at Oxford University and then completing his training as a solicitor in the City of London, he began a career during which he has been relentlessly curious. His writing has been published in, among others, Literary Hub, Neue Rundschau, Die Zeit, The Guardian, The Economist, The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Good Immigrant.
· Wafaa Albadry ·
First, loved to hear stories, then learned to tell them, and never stopped. Wafaa has worked as a journalist, practiced storytelling on stage for healing, for expressing, and for sharing. She has lived in Egypt, and Germany, working with several media and journalism organizations. Besides politics, she reports on culture and women’s rights issues. She was a fellow at the International College of Journalism at Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin). Currently, she is writing her first book about experiences in different layers of life to reach to be unapologetic feminist.
· ► FEATURING VISUAL ART BY
This event is free to attend and open to all – donations are strongly recommended, as all proceeds will be going towards the artists and speakers. For the special brunch, we ask for 15€ or more per person (food & drinks included) ♥
be’kech [anticafé · coworking space · bar] Exerzierstr. 14
13357 Berlin- Wedding
(U8 + U9/ Pankstr., Osloer Str.)
· HOUSE RULES ·
We have no place for sexism, queerphobia, transphobia, any form of racism or discrimination such as anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish racism, and any sort of violent or aggressive behaviour. be’kech is a safe space for all, an open forum for dialogue, criticism and a place where we stand up for each other. If someone/something is bothering you, please approach a member of staff who are here to help!
· ACCESSIBILITY ·
There are three steps to enter be’kech and the bathrooms are on the lower level. Regrettably, the bathrooms are inaccessible for wheelchair users due to the design of the building.
Whilst the bathrooms are gendered by law, we encourage guests to use whichever facilities they identify with. Bathroom policing will not be tolerated.
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