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Online Conference on Political Engagement & Election

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Join us for a virtual conference on political engagement and elections. In this time of uncertainty, elections, pandemic, and awareness on the Africa Decent International Decade, you must get involved! That is why we are requesting your participation. Register in advance for this meeting:
Register Here After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. https://www.facebook.com/events/261638375158580 Conférence Virtuelle
Participez à notre conférence virtuelle sur l' engagement polique et les élections.
En cette période d'incertitude, d'élections, de pandémie et de sensibilisation à la Décennie internationale des personnes d’ascendance africaine, il est important que vous vous impliquiez. Inscrivez-vous par courriel à : vaccsociety@gmail.com

LA TERANGA - Culturally Relevant Food Staples for Members of African Descent on Vancouver Island

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La Teranga -  Food Distributionhttps://forms.gle/W6udSHFXMxFqtLhR9
As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the African Caribbean Cultural Contributor Society is launching a new program called La Teranga. Every week from August - November, we are providing food baskets of culturally relevant food staples to members of the African descent community living in Victoria, View Royal, Central Saanich, Langford, Duncan, and Nanaimo.  
The baskets will contain a mix of culturally relevant perishable and non-perishable food items. A few delivery spots are available in the Victoria/CRD/Ladysmith areas every week. If your clients are interested, please have them fill out thisform.
**Please note: The deadline to sign up for Thursday pick-up is 3:30pm every Wednesday**
Pick Up Dates/Locations (3:30-5:30pm) Victoria (August 20 , August 27, September 24, November 12)  Duncan (August 21, October 1, October 22 ) View Royal (September 10, October 8) Central Saanich (September 3, November 5) Langford (August 27) …

Help feed more families with La Teranga food baskets

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Help feed families with La Teranga Food Baskets
As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the African Arts & Cultural Contributor Society has launched a 12-week food distribution program called La Teranga Food Baskets. 

We are providing food baskets filled with culturally-relevant, perishable and non-perishable food staples to members of the African descent and black community living in Victoria, Saanich, Langford, Duncan, and Nanaimo.

The demand has been overwhelming. In the first 2 days, we reached over 140 individuals. The need for La Teranga Food Baskets is apparent. COVID-19 data released by the province of BC stated that Black individuals were among the racialized communities more likely to report not working due to COVID-19, therefore have increased difficulty meeting financial needs. 

Similarly, the Broadbent Institute reports that Black communities are 3.5 times more likely to experience food insecurity compared to White Canadians, even after adjusting for factors like immigrat…

Black Representation in Art & Media

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Join us for a virtual town hall meeting featuring black artists across the country as we discuss the impact of race in the arts and media.
This online event will be held live, Monday, August 24 at 7pm PST on Zoom.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the town hall, but you’re welcome to email questions in advance via Facebook Direct Message or to issambacentre@gmail.com

Join the meeting on Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84479374533

Dial by your location
+1 778 907 2071 Canada
+1 647 558 0588 Canada

Meeting ID: 844 7937 4533


On watch on Facebook Live at: https://www.facebook.com/aacccsociety

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We acknowledge that this event is hosted from the traditional territory of the Lekwungen people, currently and specifically the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.

Issamba is sponsored by the Government Of Canada and the Red Cross.

ISSAMBA CENTRE - African Arts & Cultural Centre /A Hub for People of African Descent

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Check out our new website: www.issambacentre.ca Notre Centre Culturel et Social✊🏿Issamba Centre is a hub for People of African origin and of African descent, and a gateway for engagement with Africa and the Caribbean. We are the only African Descent Centre in BC, and are proud to be the first on Vancouver Island.
The ISSAMBA CENTRE is a new project run by The African Arts & Cultural CC Society founded by Pulchérie Mboussi.
AACCC is a small non for profit Community Contributor organization with a clear mandate to advance awareness and understanding of the richness and diversity of African and Caribbean cultures and traditions.
Our Mission is to provide culturally appropriate services that enriches the lives of the African, Caribbean and all the people of African Descent (ACPAD) communities in the CRD region, Vancouver Island, Greater Vancouver area and Canada at large.
We need your support to achieve our mandate. This be done by volunteering or just by donation as every donation goes …

ISSAMBA BITES - Lasso Sanou

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A One Man OrchestraJoin us and be part of a few privileged people to travel to West Africa in Victoria, BC. On Saturday July 18th, Lasso will transport us to a land of ancient history and rich music.
Live from the comfort of the Victoria Event Center to your home, you will witness the magic of a great artist and allow your thoughts to escape to far distances.
Reserve your time for this exclusive and limited cultural experience. #issambaforever

Thank you for your DONATIONS
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Statement on Black Lives Matter and the International Decade for People ...

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