Restor(y)ing Afrofemininity: A Roundtable Discussion
Join us for an enlightening roundtable featuring Doriana Diaz and Juliana Cohen Ribeiro focusing on the how we make visible the multifaceted experiences of African and Afro-diasporic women.
Mar 22
18:00 - 19:00 GMT
14:00 - 15:00 EST
11:00 - 12:00 PST
20:00 - 21:00 CAT

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Join us on March 22nd for an enlightening roundtable webinar titled "Restor(y)ing Afrofemininity," featuring distinguished speakers Doriana Diaz, Chika Unigwe, and Juliana Cohen Ribeiro. This engaging discussion sets the stage for the upcoming course, "Restorying Afro-femininity," by focusing on the critical theme of re-creating ourselves. It aims to make visible the multifaceted experiences of African and Afro-diasporic women, highlighting the nuances, complexities, and challenges of our expressions through the powerful mediums of storytelling, art, and archival/memory work. "Restor(y)ing," a deliberate play on words, encapsulates the essence of not just restoring but actively re-narrating our stories to reflect our truths. This webinar offers a sneak peek into the deep discourses and rich conversations that will unfold in the course, providing an opportunity to meet and learn from some of the educators who will guide this journey.

  • The Essence of Restor(y)ing Afro-femininity
  • Representing African and diasporic women
  • Reclaiming memory
  • Re-creating Ourselves

Meet our speakers

Chika Unigwe
Chika Unigwe is an award-winning writer and Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia College. Born in Enugu, Nigeria, she is the author of four novels, including On Black Sisters Street and Night Dancer. Her short stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Guernica, Aeon and many others.
Doriana Diaz
Artist, archivist, and memory worker
Doriana Diaz, a Philadelphia-based multidimensional artist, archivist, and memory worker, is celebrated for her impactful collage works and workshops, exploring themes of loss, memory, and identity through visual storytelling. She believes art has DNA, Her work is an exploration of cultural agency, archival documentation, and rhythms of resistance and expansion.
Kukily Afrofeminist Art Collective
Kukily is an Afro-feminist artistic collective that creates interdisciplinary works around topics such afro-descendent identity, the place of afro-descendent women in society, and the necessity to express ourselves through art
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