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May 21 @ 11:00 - 15:00 CESTFree
A celebration of the unique and diverse community members, volunteers and the different people living in Oslo.
With this event, we want to bring people together to feel seen, appreciated, heard and included with a day of fun activities.
Our doors will be open from 11am- 3pm, during which we will enjoy activities such as:
- 11.00 am – Welcome
- 11.15 – 12.00 pm: Presentation and showcase of cultural crafts by three women business owners
- 12.10 – 01.10 pm: Short Film Screening & Discussion
- 01.15 – 01.30 pm: Spoken Word Poetry Performance by Atia Ijaz
- 01.30 pm onwards: Delicious food from different cultures and networking
We encourage you to show up in your traditional attires so we can see the vibrancy and colour of our collective cultural diversity!
This event is part of the VÅR DAG celebration of Frivillighetens år (Year of Volunteering).
About the participants
Atia Ijaz (She/Her)
Atia is a poet, social worker and activist based in Oslo. She writes and performs spoken word poetry about themes such as antiracism, social control and multiculturalism. Her texts are based on both personal and professional experiences. Atia is currently employed at Papillon, an organization that empowers young cross-cultural young people to stand in their own choices by, among other things, offering a meeting place, networking and guidance.
Miss Balanta by Angelica C Balanta (She/Her)
Miss Balanta is a specialized brand for turbans and balantas by Angelica C Balanta. Turbans are a head accessory made by winding a long piece of fabric and balantas are pieces of fabric made into half-done turbans designed by Angelica. Angelica recently moved to Norway from Colombia. She grew up seeing her mother use turbans, which inspired her to start her brand to transform pieces of fabric into fashionable pieces of art. She founded Miss Balanta to empower women and highlight her Afro-Colombian roots. She also teaches women how to style turbans.
SASU by Sundus Osman and Karishma Kaul
SASU is a lifestyle service platform that connects customers with service providers. It was started by Sundus Osman and Karishma Kaul. The platform makes it easier for customers to get in touch with professional lifestyle service providers, who perform the service at a location of your choice – at home, at work, in the park, at the hotel, etc. The services they focus on are fitness, health, wellness, beauty care and hair.
Sew and Saw by Sayantani Saha (She/Her)
Sew and Saw is a brand created by Sayantani Saha that sells handcrafted macrame and wooden accessories. Sayantani makes bags, plant hangers, jewellery and other home accessories by hand using a traditional crafting technique called macrame. Macrame is the craft of weaving yarn together into intricate knots by hand, without needles, to create beautiful patterned textiles. Sayantani moved to Norway right before the pandemic. In her attempt to cope with the anxiety of starting a new life here, she re-discovered her passion for making things by hand.
This event is FREE to attend, but you must register to attend. Please do so below.
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