Teakisi continues to evolve in more ways that one, with the aim of connecting with the wider community. Currently, our outreach involves around organising face to face and online events that bring African women, members of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic group, and the wider community together. Our outreach hopes to connect, engage and build a community spirit. Presently, under the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, all our events are taking place online until further notice.
Our current community programmes are;
- Teakisi Woman Talk: This is an annual Black History month (October) talk session event that focuses on conversations around African Women. Speakers navigate the event focusing on a particular theme for the year. This event is open to the general public.
What’s more, the event aims to;
Empower through informative speeches, talks, spoken word, drama, conversations and networking.
Celebrate the culture and heritage of Africa, BME communities, and people of African descent.
Learn from each other while sharing life experiences. To book your place for the October 2020 event, click here
- Teakisi – Coffee Meet Up: A relaxed social coffee/tea/hot chocolate gathering aimed purposefully at African women, but we are inclusive. Our passion is to celebrate, unite and empower African women, and also try to open doors for them where possible. This meet up is open to the general public and is ideal if you are looking to meet new people in a relaxed atmosphere, build connections, share goals and experiences.
- Teakisi Live: The recent events of the unlawful killing of George Floyd and many others have sparked anxiety, anger and hurt amongst many of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities (BAME). We do believe that now more than ever, having conversations on racism, inequality, diversity and many others with your friends, your family and the wider community is really important. Teakisi Live which is streamed on our Facebook page will also feature on light topics like fashion, cuisine etc. These topics will also be guided by a panel of speakers from all walks of life.
In the past year, we have come to learn that however small the event might be they benefit the community in ways which often surprise us. Have you attended any of our events? Please tell us in the comments section what the event was that you attended and what you thought about it – and if there is anything more we could have done to better meet the needs of the attendees.