How long have we been waiting for somenone to give us a chance?
How often have we been begging to be taken seriously?
How many times have we doubted in ourselves, our presence, our value and competence?
For how many years have we longed for recognition and respect?
Now the time has come to make a change, to take our destiny and that of our children and generations after us in our hands.
Time has come for us to redefine ourselves and to position issue affecting us on the European angenda.
Time has come to start being ourselves thereby creating an identity for us and our children and grandchildren.
We are daring the move.
We are ready to collectively position ourselves on the landmape of Europe.
Lets meet together in Brusels on September 9th 2008 to officially launch the Black European Women’s Council and the Vienna Declaration of Black European Women, adoted at the 1st Black European Women’s Congress, marking the European Year of Equal Opportunitie for All 2007, under the Initiative of Beatrice Achaleke (AFRA- International Center for Black Women’s Perspectives, www.blackwomencenter.org ) and co-organised by Hellen Felter (Tiye International).
Join us in this historical moment. Register now and and spread this information to other black women around you who maybe interested in being part of this political agenda to address issues affecting Black European communties.
I am so exciting looking forward to meeting and sharign with you again in Brussels:
DO NOT HASITATE TO CONTACT US SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!
With best black power greetings from vienna
Beatrice Achaleke Executive Director
AFRA — International Center for Black Women’s Perspectives
Graumanngasse 7/D/1, 1150 Wien
Tel/Fax: +43 1 9660 425