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Navigating African Identity with Arts, Culture & Technology

22 October, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 1:52 pm WAT

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Navigating African Identity Through Arts, Culture & Technology 2020 has seen an unparalleled consumption of online media, and leading on this new wave of interaction with media is YouTube, the one-billion user strong platform, that celebrates self-expression and creativity. African content creators continue to ride and enjoy this wave of interest in the extremely rich and vibrant world of African arts and culture, sharing their videos across diverse niches – from everyday living, technology, beauty, to comedy, and everything in between. Join this exciting panel of Googlers, to hear about how Africans working at the epicenter of technology and the African continent think about storytelling, copyrights, and the influence of technology on African art and culture. Panelists Addy Awofisayo, YouTube Content Partnerships Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa; and Elijah Lawal, Google Ads Communications and Public Affairs Manager & Author of “”The Clapback: Your Guide To Calling Out Racist Stereotype,”” and moderator Alheri Egor-Egbe, Account Strategist, Google Customer Solutions, Sub-Saharan Africa, discuss a broad range of topics from their multi hyphenated African identities, and how their formative years spent on the continent continue to influence both personal and professional facets of life and work.


22 October, 2020
1:00 pm - 1:52 pm WAT
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