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Edges and Drinks

Edges and Drinks aims to promote Afro-Nordic sisterhood, celebrate the diversity of Afro hair, and honor Black history in the diaspora. Join us for a platform that redefines sisterhood and the essence of being a Black or Brown woman in the Nordic region.

We will be serving East African food, snacks and beverages, including non-alcoholic options. Activities will be a afro-textured hair and cultural show, slam poetry, stands, press wall, red carpet interviews and the whole event will be live streamed by our media partner Mamos TV- The largest broadcasting media platform catering for Diaspora and Africa to celebrate diversity.

 

Theme: Afro-Nordic Excellence
- The showcasers will be displaying their interpretation on this year's theme on the runway.
- The guests are encouraged to use it as the dress code.

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Program

11:00 - 12:30 Doors

Mingle with welcome drinks, snacks, press wall, stands and red carpet interviews

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Poetry By Asha Abdullahi

Asha Abdullahi is a slampoet who uses her words to express herself and shed light on issues close to her heart as a black, hijab-wearing woman. On October 1st, she will grace the stage at the Edges and Drinks hair and culture celebration with her powerful performance.

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- Miriam Nabunya, Founder and producer, Edges and Drinks
- Dr. Michelle Tisdel, Project manager, Black History Month Norway
- Official opening speech by Marian Abdi Hussein, Deputy Leader of the Socialist Left Party (SV) and Member of Parliament for Oslo

Welcome speeches

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Panel discussion

Decentering Whiteness and Decolonizing the Narrative: Perspectives from Afro-Nordic Women

A conversation led by Chisom Udeze and panel consisting of groundbreaking women.

- Deise Nunes- Arts researcher

- Monica Gathuo: Project manager and anti-racist activist 

- Amelia Høy: Actor and activist 

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Fireside chat

Changing The narrative in practise 
An enlightening fireside chat that promises to reshape the narrative, featuring our illustrious host, Irene Kinunda Afriyie , and the trailblazing passionate start-up founder; Lalla Coulibaly of Krølltopp.no, Krølleløftet and Daba. .

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Lunch

For our meat-loving tribe, prepare to indulge in a heartwarming plate of Beef-Infused Jollof Rice, paired with a savory Chicken Stew, fried Plantains, and a refreshing Salad drizzled with a delectable vinaigrette.  And for our plant-based family, you're in for a treat! Enjoy a steaming plate of flavorful Jollof Rice, accompanied by a hearty Vegetable Stew, plantains that melt in your mouth, and a crisp Salad kissed by that same tasty vinaigrette.

Edges & Drinks

17:30 Mingle and event ending

Come and bask in the presence of genuine sisterhood and mutual enjoyment.

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