Ain't I A Woman?

UN Women exhibition on women of African descent. Online discussion on July 26, 2021 / 1-2 PM, registration link below. Full details ▼
Event type: Online discussions
Start date: 26 July 2021 | Start time: 17:00 UTC +00:00
End date: 26 July 2021 | End time: 18:00 UTC +00:00
Location: 530 W 25th Street, New York (and online), NY, USA, 10001

Event description

In support of UN Women’s exhibition featuring
women artists of African descent, A Force for Change

UN Women, UNESCO and NYU Africa House present a discussion:

“Ain’t I a Woman? Black Women, Creativity and Development”

Sungi Mlengeya, Up, 2020, Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 130cm


July 26, 2021 / 1-2 PM

Register here

530 W 25th Street
New York NY 10001

Moderated by Zozibini Tunzi,
Miss Universe 2019


  • Dr. Erna Brodber, Cultural Historian, Social Activist,Scholar and Author
  • Carol Bouwer, Founder, Mbokodo Awards for Women inthe Arts ; Trustee, Norval Foundation (of the Arts Museum) & Carol Bouwer productions
  • Ngardy Conteh George, Co-Founder Oya Media Group
  • Nancy Morejón, Poet, Critic, and Essayist


UN Women will be hosting a global art exhibition and online auction in New York City.

‘A Force for Change’ will showcase renowned Black women artists from across the world, including the Caribbean.



The Art Exhibition and Auction also serve as the launch of the UN Women Afro-descendant Women’s Programme, which is designed to strengthen women’s resilience in Africa and the African diaspora by addressing the intersections of race and gender-based discrimination. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to the artists, while the other fifty percent will support implementation of the UN Women’s Afro-descendant Women’s Programme.

As part of the launch activities, UN Women MCO-Caribbean, in collaboration with UNESCO, NYU Africa House and the EU-funded UNESCO-Transcultura Programme will host a discussion entitled ‘“Ain’t I a Woman”: Black Women, Creativity and Freedom’ on Monday 26 July 2021 at 1:00pm EDT.

The discussion will celebrate and explore Afro-descendant women’s contribution to creative and cultural industries, global social movements, while highlighting the importance of Afro-descendant women’s role in sustainable development.

You can download this event's promotional flyer here.


Aint I A Woman Sponsors


Sponsored by: Multi-Country Office – Caribbean
Other Co-Sponsors: NYU Africa House, UNESCO, European Union Transcultura Programme