The Black Women in Europe™ blog, created in 2006 by Adrianne George, released its 11th Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2020 – A List of Our Own©. This 11th year we feature 9 women, and give special recognition to an additional 11 who provided 14 workshops and performances in our Let’s Do Us! Series to mitigate pandemic lockdown anxiety. The awardees are in the following categories: Activism, Arts, Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Media, and STEM.
You may not know Liza Bilal by name, but you’ll certainly know the demonstration she helped organise. Back in June, the 21-year-old student mobilised thousands of protestors to march through the streets of her hometown of Bristol in response to the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis. The protest culminated at Bristol Harbour, where a toppled statue of Edward Colston was dumped into the water. This direct action was at the vanguard of an international movement within a movement which saw statues of slave traders, Confederate leaders and other historical racists removed from their plinths across the world.
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