ORGANIZING COMMITEE MEMBER
AFRICA'SOUT! is a bold loudspeaker and a groundbreaking proponent for gender and sexuality equality that calls for radical change through 'Imaginative Activism', creative brilliance, and new effective methods of articulation. Africa'sOut! highlights the urgency of these pressing issues through unique and dynamic platforms by harnessing the power of artists and the creative community, especially from within the African Diaspora.
AFRICA'SOUT! was founded by New York based, Nairobi born artist and activist Wangechi Mutu in 2014 as a creative, dynamic, far-reaching platform to initiate and amplify radical ideas that fundamentally change the way we ALL engage with Africa as a continent and as an idea. The pulsing heart of AFRICA'SOUT! is made of imaginative Africans changing the narrative around Africa first and foremost for themselves.
The AFRICA'SOUT! fundraiser for UHAI Eashri -a grant-making initiative focused on sexual health and rights in East Africa- was the great catalyst for the initiative, and an opportunity to engage a new, transnational audience, and facilitate an honest and heartfelt shout-out for equal rights for women and gender minorities on the African continent .
AFRICA'SOUT! represents the idea of change and transformation through the iconic image of a butterfly with Africa-shaped wings, symbolizing the essence of freedom, beauty and visibility to its fullest, and emphasizing how important creativity is in leading major changes across all areas.