TableTalk: The Virtual Round-Table

TableTalk: The Virtual Round-Table discussions are a twice yearly interview series highlighting the reality of women of African descent living and working in Europe. These events have been designed to give us an opportunity to share and compare our personal experiences and challenges with women of color in other  European countries. It also provides us with a platform to share our perspective with other women of African descent in other parts of the world, especially in the Americas.

Moderator/facilitator of this insightful series will be Trina Roach, herself an American who has lived in Germany for more than 30 years. Motivated by her own personal expat experience, Trina created this series to further facilitate communication and knowledge-sharing between all women of the African Diaspora.

This Year’s TableTalk: The Virtual Round-Table

…will be a 3-part series of 90-minute interviews taking place in July!

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.”
(Source: Maya Angelou)

15 July 2010

The Expat Talks or “What’s a nice (Black) American girl like you doing in a place like this?” – A group of five Black American expats share stories and experiences about living and working in Europe, and tell how leaving America has affected the way they see their country – and themselves.

Do you want to hear the story of an African-American woman living in a specific country or region of Europe? If so, let me know in this quick survey!



Harolynne Bobis (Greece)

Carolyn Vines (Netherlands)

22 July 2010

Afro-Europe or “No, where do you really come from?” Five Afro-European women come together to discuss issues of national and cultural identity, and compare and contrast how those issues are viewed differently from country to country.

29 July 2010

What We (All) Know or “The free bird thinks of another breeze. A mixed group of African-American expats and Afro-European women come together to combine their insights about living, loving and working in Europe.

Be a part of these exciting conversations!

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