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Teakisi is happy to announce the third annual Teakisi Woman Talk conference. This event takes place in October, which is also Black History Month. The annual Teakisi Woman Talk allows black women, plus the general public to have a conversation on topics that really matter to us - however uncomfortable they may be.
Theme: Community and Connectivity: Bridging The Digital Divide
The Coronavirus pandemic has more than ever shown us that technology plays a vital role in providing some sense of normality for many. Microsoft Teams has become the place for office banter (and serious work discussions), Zoom has replaced the Friday night pub trip, and Deliveroo brings restaurants straight to our doors.
For most people, access to this technology is taken for granted - with fast Wi-Fi and a working laptop with access to fast internet as important as running water. But for many families in the African and minoretised communities, these now necessities are not as readily available to them, which has made the last 12 months particularly difficult.
In the UK, the likelihood of a household having access to the internet is directly related to its income. A recent study from the ONS finds that only 51% of households earning between £6000-10,000 had home internet access compared with 99% of households with an income of over £40,001.
So, unless digital exclusion is taken seriously and comprehensively dealt with, there’s a big risk that millions of the most disadvantaged families including children in this country will be woefully unprepared for an increasingly digital future.
Overall, the Teakisi Woman Talk conference is establishing itself as the key event for those interested in enhancing the capabilities leadership opportunities for African women, Black, Asian Ethnic Minority colleagues across all sectors. There is power in being connected to other people – especially when those people look like you.
We encourage all who work in the community and digital organisations, including service users to join us on the day.What’s more, the event aims to;Empower through informative speeches, talks, spoken word, drama, conversations and networkingCelebrate the culture and heritage of Africa, minority communities, and people of African descentLearn from each other while sharing life experiencesThis event is for;Individuals and orgarnisations who champion tackling inequalities Organisations that rely on digital literacy including health and social careEducationthose who embrace the digital sphere as a means to connect and make a living (bloggers, social media, etc)Exhibition Stalls
If you are individual, business or organisations and would like to exhibit your work or services, there are 10 stalls available to first come first served. To book yourself a table (£20 per table) please donate here
Or simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org......
*Speakers will be announced closer to the time
*£20 donation is none refundable if you choose not to exhibit.
*The hashtag for this event is #TeakisiTalk21
Teakisi Woman Talk - 2021 wouldn’t be the inspiring and exciting event it is without the fantastic support of our sponsor and partner The Common Room.