Afro Van Connect has announced the Black Spaces Symposium Virtual happening July 23 to July 26, 2020. This Symposium will consist of various panel discussions, art exhibitions and music performances all centred and designed to showcase the black experience.
Black Spaces Symposium Virtual
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This Symposium is established to create opportunities for youth of African Descent to access equipment, education, training, networks and opportunities, empowering them to creatively and economically flourish; building on their unique gifts and perspective from their heritage and diaspora cultural experiences.
Afro Van Connect has put together this FAQ:
What is Black Space? A Black Space is an intentionally curated and designed space for people of African Descent and their allies to collaborate, commune and create practical solutions to end racism and systemic inequalities.
Why are they important? Black Spaces give people of African Descent the space and agency to reimagine who they are, who they want to be and what impact they want to have within their local communities and the world.
Why the Black Spaces Symposium? The Black Spaces Symposium is about being and belonging. Within British Columbia there are no cultural hubs, community infrastructure, or neighbourhoods that directly serve the specific needs of people of African Descent. The intention of the Black Spaces symposium is to create the awareness of the necessity of black spaces, highlight the various resources within our community, and develop practical solutions to alleviate our inequities.
How can you support black spaces? The lack of safe spaces for people of African Descent to authentically express themselves, their issues and experiences need to be addressed before we can begin to build a strong thriving community. Solving this problem requires all people who see the necessity for change and diversity in our city to come together and actively take part.
Volunteer, Sponsor, Invest
The Symposium is currently seeking volunteers, sponsors and investors who are interested in assisting in ensuring that people of African Descent have the visibility, resources, and the space they need to succeed. Contact [email protected] if you would like to support the Symposium.
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