The Black Community in China: The past, present and the future | Africa 2.0

When and Where

  • 28/02/2018
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm

  • The Bookworm
    Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District
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The Black Community in China: The past, present and the future | Africa 2.0

Event Details

Africa 2.0 will help you discover the insights of Black History Month and living as a black person in China. Seasoned panelists will share their personal experiences and work whilst discussions among the audience will prove vital to raising consciousness and highlighting the achievements of black people in China. We look forward to having you this February 28 at The Bookworm!

We have gathered a diverse group of outstanding speakers to give you the best insights and experiences into to topic.

Aaliyah Bilal
a fiction/ non-fiction writer based in Shanghai. Previously she was a recipient of the Shansi Memorial Fellowship at Yunnan University where she conducted research among the HuiZu. A graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, she is completing a book based on her experience as an African-American woman living in Asia.

Kwame Ismail (b. Kyle Edwards)
a filmmaker and sociology professor. His scholarly research focuses the cultural diffusion of Hip Hop in China, Japan and Korea. He has lived in China, Qatar, and Germany and lectured at the University Of Cambridge, Heilongjiang University and La Universidad de la Habana. He’s the Creative Director of KMATiKC, an aesthetic engineering house most known for the ethnographic series “Black in China 黑人在中国”. He resides in Washington DC.

Areystophenes M. De Sadier IV.
Economics, Politics and Law Instructor at The Affiliated High School of Peking University. Arey has lived in China for 7 years. Having grown tired of the corporate and mundane life, Arey moved to a town of 1.5 million people in 2011 where he was the only foreigner in town and the first black person many in the town had ever seen. Having enjoyed that positive experience, he decided to move again and finally made Beijing his new home. He is a fan of globalization and the freedom it brings.

tells us about herself in her own style…

Arrived in China a little over 3.5 years ago from on a wing and a prayer. Coming to make a difference in some child’s life near and far. What I got …a cold fact check of reality my sun touched tone radiates where ever I go. It follows me all day like a dog in heat. I just laugh (haha) I don’t mind.

Walk with me. I was born on the north side of Houston, US to two loving parents. I hold a BFA, MBA, and MEd. They tell me I was born to perform but I think my gift is to teach, inspire, and educate. In the United States military 21.5 years AF reserves Activated after 9-11. MSgt- Security Forces. (Deceptor) Shine by light –Attack in the night
Taught school in for 6 years in one of the lowest economic areas in the 5th largest school district in the United States. Arrived in China 2014 working for Dreamaker Drama Academy- Teacher- Lead teacher of two Sites, Beijing BISS International School Expressive Arts Teacher and Executive Member of Black Women Beijing… Inspire, educate and motivate black women of Beijing.

Tickets are 70 RMB

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