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Black History Month – Innovation in Art and Business

As we celebrate the Black History Month, Tamakkan connected with five inspiring innovators within the UAE for them to reach out and talk about their amazing initiatives and projects. Topics for discussion includes Art, Environment, Social Enterprise, and Literature.

KEITH DURHAM ,TOMI ADETAYO, FRIEDA EKOTTO, VANESSA MIDDLETON 3 4 7 8 10 12 13 15 16 21 20 19 24 22 25 26

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: INNOVATION IN ART AND BUSINESS
Come and enjoy a fun, immersive event that celebrates Black History and Culture and meet five innovators in art, social enterprise, and literature!

Monday, 29 February 2016 at
MOXIE ZONE: BrandMoxie Office, #307 twofour54,
Park Rotana Complex

FRIEDA EKOTTO - Tamakkan

THE EXCITING POSSIBILITIES OF “THE UP CYCLED ART MOVEMENT”

FRIEDA EKOTTO

In celebration of Black History Month, our speaker will enlighten us about cultural arts in the African diaspora and how it will contribute to the economic development and peace initiatives within Africa. Her belief is that the cultural arts will save Africa from its challenges. She will discuss the e-waste and up cycled art movement in West Africa designed to counter the overflowing e-waste landfills in West Africa.
Dr. Frieda Ekotto has been a Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan since 1994. She holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Ford Foundation seed grant for research and collaborative work with institutions of higher learning in Africa. She is the author of six books and numerous articles in professional journals.

KEITH DURHAM - Tamakkan

ELEVATING VALUES AND CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGH THE “PEACE EDUCATION PROGRAM”

KEITH DURHAM

Based on Prem Rawat’s international talks, the Peace Education Program is a self-help workshop dealing on topics such as Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope, and Contentment. Keith will discuss the curriculum behind this innovative educational program.

Since 2001, Keith has been a trainer assessor and adult instructor. In addition to working in various technical training providers, Keith has delivered trainings and volunteered his time to diverse organizations, such as small community groups and large organizations such as Thames Valley Police, the largest police force in the UK.

His real passion however, has always been with projects that encourage and engage
individuals to strive towards inner self discovery and individual understanding.

TOMI ADETAYO - Tamakkan

REFLECTING DIVERSITY: “A THOUSAND FACES”

TOMI ADETAYO

Tomi will speak about her project “A Thousand Faces” which is a collective insight
into the lives of people from different backgrounds, ages and race.
Tomi Adetayo is a portrait photographer who loves anything creative. Through her project, she wishes to share the diversity of culture to the whole world..

 

An Art Display of Vernis Brown

A freestyle versatile artist with a gift for capturing the spirit of life on canvas
in a variety of mediums including acrylic, oil, charcoal, pen and pencil.

 

A Literary Discussion: Children’s Book Illustrations with Vanessa Middleton and Dr. Frieda Ekotto

Vanessa will speak about children’s book illustrations and the body of African Childrens
book along with Dr. Frieda.

About BrandMoxie

BrandMoxie is a leading advertising and marketing agency that provides integrated marketing services including advertising, PR, strategy, research, publishing and production services. Established in 2004, BrandMoxie also runs its own CSR platforms. This includes Tamakkan, an initiative aimed at nurturing entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation, The Smovies, a platform for emerging filmmakers in the UAE, and the Dream Players, a programme aimed at nurturing creativity and the performing arts.  BrandMoxie is also the publisher of Tempo magazine, a publication that focuses on creativity, innovation and social enterprise, and its online site Tempoplanet.com. For more information,  www.tamakkan.com www.brandmoxie.com

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US Embassy

U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi is dedicated to strengthening US-UAE partnerships in diplomacy, commerce, trade, regional security, education, art, and culture. The Embassy engages with a wide range of local partners to encourage broader and deeper understanding between the people of the United States and the United Arab Emirates. http://abudhabi.usembassy.gov/

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