JUNE 2023

Blackout Tuesday #13: The Blackout Tuesday Festival. A day featuring Black startup founders & investors; a conversation between activists Afua Hirsch and Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu; a live recording of Kelechi Okafor’s award winning ‘Say Your Mind’ podcast; music, and more.

Speakers

Sharmadean Reid

Erika Brodnock

Tendai Moyo

MICHAEL TEFULA

Afua Hirsch

Afua Hirsch is an award-winning writer, journalist, former barrister and filmmaker, known for storytelling on culture, identity and social justice. She co-presented Enslaved, a 6-part series about the transatlantic slave trade with Samuel L Jackson, a podcast series for Audible We Need To Talk About the British Empire, and African Renaissance, an ongoing flagship series about art and culture for the BBC, through her production company Born in Me.

A journalist for more than twenty years, Afua is the author of the bestselling book Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging, winner of the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize, and three other books including Equal To Everything, a bestselling book about the UK Supreme Court, Empire: Look Again published by Tate, and the forthcoming Decolonising My Body, published by Penguin this October. Afua is a professor of Journalism at the University of Southern California, and holds a degree from Oxford University, and honorary doctorates from London’s South Bank University and The University of Oxford Brookes.

www.afuahirsch.com

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu

Kelechi Okafor

Jacqueline Onalo

Tiwa King

Teshay Makeda

Kanaiza

Aaron Bevan-Bailey

Agenda

BACK IN BLACK: HOW CAN WE INCREASE FUNDING TO BLACK ENTREPRENEURS?

  • Sharmadean Reid, Founder & CEO, The Stack World (moderator)
  • Erika Brodnock, Founder & CEO, Kinhub
  • Tendai Moyo, Founder & CEO, Ruka Hair
  • Michael Tefula, CFO, Circa5000

IN CONVERSATION: AFUA Hirsch and dr shola mos-shogbamimu

  • Afua Hirsch,
  • Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu,

‘SAY YOUR MIND’ LIVE PODCAST

  • Kelechi Okafor
  • Jacqueline Onal0

the future of black art

  • Aaron Bevan-Bailey, Artist
  • Kanaiza, Gallerist