Events

Children make up a substantial number of the Afrofinns population and deal with issues in their families, schools and within society.
Afrofinns Team in Tampere is hosting an event from 12:00- 16:30 on May 4 at the Tampereen monotoimitalo 13 to highlight how Afrofinns children are “Caught Between Two Worlds” and how we as parent can deal with that. When to start talking about identity with the kids, how to support our children etc…
This event isn’t just for people who consider themselves of mixed descent or African descent. It not about “mixed or African pride,” and one of our biggest fear is when people ask if they’re allowed at the event even if they’re not mixed-race.
Our greatest goal is for people to recognize that the multiracial experience is very much the path for our children and us. What we want to say is, we really are all part of the same story, and our kids or us as parent don’t have to be ashamed or invisible or feel lonely in this experience. The event is about having a space to say, I’m connected to this person who you don’t even think I’m connected to, I am connected to this society.
This year’s attendees included families of transracial adoption, the children of African immigrants, expert who are working to understand the multiracial path for this society, folks who live in racially diverse families, folks who don’t. The theme for this year will be DIVERSITY and EDUCATION, and of course we will have a workshops on hair, item from Africa to buy or sale, food and a happy atmosphere. Welcome to the 2019 Ihanat kiharat.

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We have decided that this year’s Bantu Popup Festival will celebrate women. We intend to showcase women in business, women in the arts and women in service. For this reason our aim is to have a majority of women artists, musicians and women’s businesses and popups at the event. Men are welcome to register and take part too, but women will be given first priority. We intend to celebrate all women but especially women from minority groups. Registration is now open! See below! 🙌
https://afrofinns.typeform.com/to/QqSIgk

Suggestion for nominees Will be possible later on! stay tuned

Here we GO again!
We are well aware that one of the most powerful tools for transforming the community is Social Involvement. The scope of the 1st edition of the AFROFINNS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS confirmed this for us and reinforced our intention to continue promoting Achievement with a commitment to society.

In order to lend continuity to our decision to support our community and its achievements, we are rolling out the 2nd edition of the AFROFINNS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS. We want to boost initiatives with a major potential for social impact with the momentum which these awards can offer.

Certain minimums and processes informing about the award are discussed in our website, https://afrofinns.com/criteria-per-category

This 2nd edition of the AFROFINNS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS is being run in a different way than the 1st. The selection process around which this second edition of the awards are structured includes three selection steps and they can can be found in our web page. Once the validation phase of the projects closes we will choose 65 nominees to take part in the three selection process which will be held between March and October, in order to go through to the gala night at Teatteri Forum in November.
For more information about categories please check our website.

Suggestion for nominees Will be possible later on! stay tuned