The full programme of the conference will be published later.
The confirmed keynote speakers are:
Professor Paul Gilroy, American and English literature, King’s College London
Professor Elisa Joy White, African American and African Studies, University of California at Davis and Vice President, Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD)
Dr. Henry Mainsah, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
LL.M. Domenica Ghidei Biidu, Member of European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
Johny Pitts, writer, photographer, broadcaster, founder of Afropean.com
The cultural programme of the conference includes the Black British Poetry Night on 7 July 2017 at Klubi (add. Tullikamarin aukio 2), with Sena Edwards, Vanessa Kisuule, Solomon OB and Yomi Sode. Hosted by Roger Robinson. The night is organized in collaboration with the Fest Afrika festival and Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions. The poetry night is included in the conference registration fee.
Fest Afrika is the oldest and biggest African and African diaspora music festival in Finland. In 2017 it will be organized at the same time with the Afroeuropeans conference in Tampere close to the conference venue. Programme of the Fest Afrika 2017 will be published later on the festival’s website. Tickects to the other Fest Afrika festival events (music and dance workshops, concerts) can be bought at Klubi during the City reception and the Black British Poetry Night on 7 July.