Black Experts

BSOA maintains a database of Black experts in Switzerland. Send a short bio about yourself of max. 100 words and a portrait photo to BSOA if you want to be added here!

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Armelle Ako

Armelle Ako

Zürich

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studied politics and environmental sciences and is a campaigner at Campax, a member of the collective BIPOC.WOC, co-founder of the Africa Summit St. Gallen and is active with the Alliance Against Racial Profiling. She is passionate about issues such as environmental protection, social and intersectional justice - for a progressive change in society that can only be achieved through inclusion.

Joëlle Gbeassor

Joëlle Gbeassor

Zürich

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Joëlle Gbeassor is currently doing an internship at the Schauspielhaus Zurich. She is involved in various independent projects that are part of an anti-racist, feminist and intersectional practice. How can we create spaces of diversity, autonomy and creativity where we can redefine who we are, how we treat each other and how we live together away from white supremacist, capitalist and patriarchal influences? Is a question that is on her mind a lot.

 Daniska Tampise

Daniska Tampise

Herzogenbuchsee

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I am a multidisciplinary artist and a specialist in survey methodology and public opinion, with a  bachelor's degree in information and communication sciences & sociology. I have created a  database of more than 10'000 data allowing me to have an overview of Afropean communities  related to various fields of expertise. I conduct multidisciplinary research in methodology of  intersectionality for Afropean studies in Switzerland and Europe. My research focuses on  education, literature and mental health. With my cause "Black Minds Thriving" I help Afro-Swiss  people to find therapists in Switzerland. I also promote Afropean authors.

Taha Yahya

Taha Yahya

Bern

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Founder of the Sudan Protest Association and active member of the Migrant Solidarity Network (MSN) and Swiss African Forum (SAF). He is committed to thinking and acting critically of racism.

Izabel Barros

Izabel Barros

Bern

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Program responsible for feminist peace policy at the cfd. Intersectional feminist and human rights activist in Brazil and Switzerland. Graduated in History and Sociology, member of the collectives Berner Rassismus Stammtisch and Living Room in Bern. Both in her historiographic work and in her engagement as an activist, Izabel seeks to question power relations and promotes transdisciplinary cultural and global collaborations with an anti-colonial proposal. Between 2013 and 2020 she was responsible for different projects in Brazil and scientific contributor at the Cooperaxion foundation.

Mardoché Kabengele

Mardoché Kabengele

Bern

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Board of Friends of INES (Institute New Switzerland) and active member of Berner Rassismusstammtisch, «Arena der Vielen», «Guerilla Wellness», Aktionswoche «Schützkonzept», «SRF Public Viewing», «Young Black Panthers» and others transformative and emancipatory events as well moderates public events.

Mo Wa Baile

Mo Wa Baile

Bern

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is a librarian at the University of Bern and co-founder of the Schwarze Schweiz Online Archive (SSOA), Living Room,  as well of the Alliance against Racial Profiling and Young Black Panthers. He is also active in Berner Rassismusstammtisch and the Institute New Switzerland - INES. He is the author of the children’s book “Wie die Frauen zu ihren Recten kam” and co-editor of “Racial Profiling: Struktureller Rassismus und antirassistischer Widerstand” as well as “Racial Profiling: Erfahrung, Wirkung, Widerstand”.

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