Black November: Salvador Airport promotes debates about ethnical tourism and creative economy

Black November: Salvador Airport promotes debates about ethnical tourism and creative economy

Events will be hosted from November 19th.They include workshop, talks and a photograph exhibition


During Black Consciousness month in Brazil, Salvador Airport hosts special events to celebrate the remarkable date. The main theme of this year is “Afro innovation: Strengthening ethnical tourism and creative economy”. Several free activities such as a workshop, talks and a photograph exhibition are open to the public between November 19th and November 30th.


The events are promoted by Salvador Airport, having as a partner the startup accelerator Vale do Dendê. The main objective is to bring visibility to new ideas on the matter and boost new partnerships and business in Bahia.


A talk show about ethnical tourism will be held at Salvador Airport’s auditorium on November 26th, from 9 A.M. to 11. P.M. The event will put together outstanding people as David Wilson, founder of The Grio - first video-centric news community site devoted to African-Americans with stories and perspectives that appeal to them.


Olodum’s president, João Jorge Rodrigues, and Nivia Luz, tourismologist, Oya Institute CEO and Cortejo Afro Director, also will be present. Paulo Rogério Nunes is the mediator of the talk show. He is an entrepreneur, cofounder of Vale do Dendê accelerator, and consultant of diversity with large experience in multicultural markets and social innovation. During the talk, business pitches on tourism segment will be presented.


According to the research “Voice and Time – Diversity in The Consumer Market and Entrepreneurship”, requested by Instituto Feira Preta to Instituto Locomotiva, Brazilian Black People are 54% of the population and move, with its own income, BRL 1,5 trillion per year. The numbers draw attention to the force of black people community in Brazil and to the importance of debating its protagonism in generating new business.


On November 26th as well, during afternoon, from 3 P.M. to 5. P.M, the discussions will be focused on “Black Enterpreneurship and Creative Economy”. Successful business cases and previous attempts to set up a business will be shared in a round-table debate. Abebê Cosméticos Artesanais’ CEO Jacqueline Bastos, N Black designer label’s creator Najara Black, Studio Móvel’s founder Maili Santos and Afro Fashion Day’s representative Linda Bezerra, will share their experiences.


People can enroll to the event in the following link:


Black beauty


Passengers and other users of Salvador Airport can enjoy until November 30th the beauty of typical “baianas” wearing round skirts, turbans and jewelry at the photograph exhibition “Adereços and Luxo do Axé”, by Genilson Coutinho. Twenty pictures disclose the “baianas” vanity on its outfits, such as earrings and necklaces. The exhibition is located at check-in area and next to the domestic boarding room. Visit is free.


Ethnical diversity


The airport community takes part in a workshop about ethnic diversity and social relationships on November 22th. The event was ministered by Leomar Borges dos Santos, from Salvador City Reparation Secretary. The purpose is to make people aware about challenges of racial equity inside the companies.

This is one of Salvador Airport Concessionary actions to strengthen its positioning related to diversity in the work environment and relations with the external public. In December, Salvador Airport will compete for the Certification of Ethnic-Racial Diversity, which establishes guidelines and commitments for signatory companies regarding the fight against institutional racism and the promotion of equity in labor relations.


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