Come join us on Saturday, May 31st 2014, on the beautiful rooftop gallery wearing Summer Cocktail Attire.
*This event will be captured by Bola the MegaBoi's MEGAVITIY, so come dressed to impress!
The Rio II Gallery - 583 Riverside Drive (between W 135th and W 136th Streets) Harlem NY
It is my pleasure to introduce to you Arfaib consulting. Arfaib consulting provides a round-table for Africans to talk about African problems with African solutions. When persons of privilege are in positions of power there is a clear misunderstanding of the livability of implemented policy. With that in mind Arfaib keeps its finger on the pulse of the concerns of Africans on the continent and in the diaspora, particularly the Americas.
Arfaib's talent is to build capacity for ideas and institutions in a manner that benefits social integrity. The mission and goal of Arfaib is to give those on the ground viable buy-in to the policies that shape their day-to-day. Understanding the concerns of the public, forces us to look at the current circumstances and the historical influences that bring a people to a place. One must analyze the conditions that bind them and the policies that limit their potential. To do so we give voice to the voiceless, letting them express ideas and intentions, through our blog.
On our Inaugural Evening Arfaib will host a conversation about cultural disability and address recent events in Nigeria that sparked the social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls.
Africans use storytelling to preserve history, moral code, tradition, ritual, and the collective identity of a people - culture.
Storytelling can start a social movement, a public policy conversation, & a cultural change.
With hopes to do just that Arfaib invites guest speakers Professor Daniel Black and Mr. Michael Igwebuike Nwaesei.
Dr. Daniel Black is a renowned, award-winning novelist. His works include: They Tell me of a Home, The Sacred Place, Perfect Place, Twelve Gates of the City, and soon to be released, The Coming.
Dr. Black was twice nominated for the Townsend Literary Prize. He was recently awarded, the distinguished Writer's Association. His most noted work to date is Perfect Peace. For this work the GOG National Book Club Committee named him its "Author of the Year" in 2011. Presently, Dr. Black is Professor of African American Studies at Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College. Dr. Black is currently in the final stages of a brand new novel titled listen to the lambs. Dr. Black is the founder of the Ndugu-Nzinga rites of passage nation.
Mr. Michael Igwebuike Nwaesei coined the term Cultural Disability. He is a writer and filmmaker who has produced and directed of two motion films, The Tragedy of Adata and 18 months.
Mr. Nwaesei currently a doctoral student in psychology. He is has two master’s degrees, one in International Relations from the Colin Powell School at the City College of New York, and Rehabilitation Counseling from Hofstra University, New York. Mr. Nwaesei founded M&M Global Productions - a New York based movie production company, Hope-for-Now International, a non-profit organization for people with disabilities, and Africannovel.com.
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