The 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)
Jani Toivola, Member of the Finnish Parliament
The cultural programme of the conference is organized in collaboration with the Fest Afrika festival and Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions. 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.
Some of the Fest Afrika events are free to all participants of the Afroeuropeans 2017 conference. Tickects to the other events (music and dance workshops, some of the concerts) can be bought on-line in advance.