In June 2023, Africa Diaspora Network and Africa No Filter hosted a session with several African diasporan youth to explore “The Role of Youth in Shifting Narratives of Africa.” This session unfolded the pivotal role that the African diaspora plays in changing the narrative of Africa presented to us through sports, entertainment, music, and film. Young African Diasporan leaders are invested in creating change – whether it be in promoting a positive narrative in their daily interactions with fellow students and professors, creating impact-driven businesses with the continent in mind, and intentionally engaging in cultural experiences where they can be a part of conversations around Africa.
September 2023, Africa No Filter released a study on “Being African: How Young Africans Experience the Diaspora.” The study explored how young African diasporans who live in the UK, France, and the United States perceive Africa, their identity, and their sense of belonging to Africa and their host country, given the impact of stereotypical narratives about Africa. Join us for a conversation with Natasha Kimani, Head of Partnerships and Research at Africa No Filter as we review the findings of this study and further exploration of how despite negative stereotypes, young African diasporans are able to flourish and redirect the narrative told of Africa.
Director of Programs and Operations, ADN (Moderator)
Head of Partnerships and Research, Africa No Filter