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Perseverance, Pride, and Power: Alun Be’s Empowering Women Series

October 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - February 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Image by Alun Be

Heroines and protagonists. Originally created for the United Nations in 2015, Be’s Empowering Women series highlights the strength and tenacity of women in Senegal through personal stories of perseverance, pride, and power. Each woman chose how to present herself and shared her experiences, often overcoming great obstacles as she pursued dreams in a male-dominated world with little recognition and despite all odds. Their detailed stories provide a history from the ground up—from the perspective and reality of daily life.

Alun Be is an artist and architect who strives to portray African modernity. Born Alioune Ba in 1981 in Dakar, Senegal, Be credits the development of his oeuvre largely to his French, American, and West African upbringing. Be’s parents did not believe art was a stable career, pushing him to pursue an M.A. in Architecture. After two years as an architect in Senegal, a move to Denmark sparked his love for photography. Since then, Be has exhibited at the Milan Universal Exposition (2015), the Dakar Biennale (2018), the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Chicago (2018), and others, and spoken at TEDxNapoli and TEDxWanChaiSalon. His photography series deal largely with intergenerationality, female empowerment, and technology.

Details

Start:
October 1 @ 12:00 pm
End:
February 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

CAM Raleigh
409 West Martin Street
Raleigh, NC United States
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Phone:
(919) 261-5917
Website:
http://www.camraleigh.org

Details

Start:
October 1 @ 12:00 pm
End:
February 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

CAM Raleigh
409 West Martin Street
Raleigh, NC United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(919) 261-5917
Website:
http://www.camraleigh.org