Black Space Summit and Symposium

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The Black Space Summit and Symposium invites members of the community including BIPOC, LGBTQ2IA, and Allies into intentionally curated spaces online and across the Greater Vancouver this weekend.

Through this event series you can engage in progressive dialogue that centres and celebrates the lived experiences of African Descent people on these lands and beyond. 

Black Space Summit and Symposium

Produced by Afro Van Connect and Black Space Media INC, the Summit and Symposium takes place over four days with the intention of uniting artists, activists, professionals, and educators within the African Descent community for the purpose of promoting communities culture, growth, and wellbeing.

Each day there will be workshops, talks, and more. Admission is free or pay-what-you-may, and there will also be a donation box placed at the info table. All proceed received from The 2023 Black Space Summit and Symposium will go to supporting local artist and creatives within the African Descent community.

Black Space Symposium 2023

September 21, 2023 at The Vancity Culture Lab @ The Cultch
New Media Panel: The Rise of AI, Virtual Spaces, & Representation

  • Kor Kase, Moderator Executive Director & Founder of Black Space Media INC
  • Jamila Pomeroy, Speaker Writer Filmmaker Entrepreneur
  • Doaa Magdy, Speaker Interdisciplinary Artist Equity Facilitator Educator Filmmaker
  • Tim Lewinson, Senior Producer for Apex Legends at Electronic Arts, Speaker, and Author
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September 22, 2023 at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Mental Health Awareness Panel: A Space for Self Care & Community Care

  • Ruth Unaegbu, Moderator Clinical Counsellor Brain Spotting Therapist
  • Melissa Nkomo, Founder of KUNYE Mindfulness & Somatic Practitioner
  • Manuel Piña, Speaker Spiritual & Social Activist Professor
  • Margaret Akulia, Speaker Author Community Advocate
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September 23, 2023 at Rennie Hall @ Emily Carr
Justice Equity Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI): Conscious Space & Place Making

  • Sayo Olowoake, Moderator Multidisciplinary Artist
  • Nya Lewis, Founder of AFROQUEER YVR Multidisciplinary Artist
  • Feven Tesfay, Co Director of Vancouver Black Libaray Community Organizer
  • Nataizya Mukwavi, Founder of Black Women Connect Vancouver
  • Get tickets

September 24, 2023 at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Creative Wealth: Developing New Formats for Resource Exchange, Funding, & Mentorship

  • Chipo Chipaziwa, Moderator Multidisciplinary Artist
  • Jackie Kasandy, Founder & Executive Director of Black Entrepreneurs BC
  • Trish Mandewo, Founder & President Of Synergy Consulting City Of Coquitlam Councillor
  • Monique Cherrie, Executive Director of Makeshift Spaces Entrepreneur
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