YonAfro
 
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Our Mission

Our work aims to connect solitary encounters of being women of colour in Scotland, to a global experience of movement, marginalisation and migration. We are focused on increasing awareness of issues related to racism, sexism and other systems of oppression, including by challenging the ways that women of colour remain under-represented in Scottish public life.

Yon Afro emphasises uplifting, connecting, informing and celebrating women of colour in Scotland, including their diverse appearances, styles, personalities and heritage. We aim to embrace, empower and showcase the spectrum of our women in this society.

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Our Projects

Yon Afro works collectively and collaboratively on a number of projects that aim to uplift the voices of Women of Colour in Scotland and beyond. 

 

 

YAM (YONAFRO ZINE)

Yon Afro Zine is a space for members to work on a collaborative publication comprising of individual and collective writing and imagery. The first issue of the zine was created over 2 days at the CCA in Glasgow as part of their 'House the Heals the Soul' Exhibition and Symposium on the XXX (Dates) 

 

 

YON AFRO PODCAST (YAP)

Yon Afro's podcast is an opportunity to raise the voices of our members through open dialogue and collaboration.

 

 

YON AFRO EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS 

Many Yon Afro members are established or aspiring artists and creators. The collective offers space for its members to work together on group shows. We aim to connect with organisations and institutions across Scotland and beyond to promote better representation of art made by Women of Colour in Scotland. 

 

YON AFRO SOCIAL EVENTS (YAPSOC)

Yon Afro offers safe spaces for Women of Colour living in Scotland to meet together in private and public spaces. For many of our members this is the first time that we are connecting with women who share our experience of isolation and marginalisation. 

 
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