We had an absolutely fantastic time designing and hosting the UK Premiere of Dark Girls. D. Channsin (Chann) Berry graced us with his presence from Los Angeles, bringing with him his most extraordinary film. It highlights the issue of colourism, and reveals the level of prejudice and racism which exists within minority ethnic communities on the basis of skin colour. The subject matter of the film was old news to some, and revelationary to others. What a great mix of reactions.
The audience was incredibly energetic, passionate and reasoned. Some great issues were discussed, leaving us all with the sense that clearly more needs to be done to help elevate minority ethnic women. May they honourably take their place and share the global platform of women’s empowerment.
We thank everyone who made the evening possible, including individual ‘Friends of Abundant Sun’ who provided their financial support. It was also great to work alongside of the Make Every Woman Count, Runnymede Trust and Complexd Magazine. We can’t forget funny woman Judith Jacob who compered the evening. What a great job!
A special thank you goes to our valued client Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP who sponsored the event and supported us to the end. It was great to see the firm’s diversity committee there in full force. It was a real community effort and show of social activism, with the help of CSRwire as our key media sponsor.
The evening was in support of the wonderful charity Make Every Woman Count. While our efforts helped the charity meet some of its fundraising aim, there is still a far way to go. Please take a moment to watch this lovely video and visit their website.
Read a great review of the event written by Taimour Fazlani of Diversity Media UK.
More to come in 2014, as we have a formidable group of After Dark Girls UK working actively to keep the movement going. Well done team!