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Black in BC Community Convener Project

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  THE BLACK IN BC COMMUNITY CONVENER PROJECT   The project seeks to better gauge and understand the needs and agency of Blacks and persons of African descent in British Columbia on issues relating to Anti-Black racism and a meaningful implementation of the  International Decade for People of African Descent  (IDPAD). Who The project is funded by the BC Provincial Government and convened by the  African Arts and Cultural Community Contributor Services (AACCCS) . AACCCS is excited to partner with black-led groups in BC on this project.  What and How The project through focus groups and a survey will track the implementation of the 8 main themes in the  International Decade, Canadian Action Plan (2017-2024)   in British Columbia. TAKE THE SURVEY

BLACK HISTORY MONTH - MOIS DU PATRIMOINE AFRICAIN

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  BLACK HISTORY MONTH - MOIS DU PATRIMOINE AFRICAIN LAUNCH - Talk Show February 1st @6:30. Live streaming on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ aacccsociety and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ channel/ UC8N0cLbn0eps2H1KSEHSsoA SYMPOSIUM: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAoc-igqToqG9DavkUECnHbfBKdjxEcKopY

Regional Black Canadians Forum

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Join us for a community forum focused on the Canadian Strategic Plan for People of African Descent. The forum will tackle the following topics:  Black Ownership & Generating Wealth, Media Representation,   Arts & Culture, Black Identities,   Mental & Physical Health, Accessing Justice & Community Safety, Immigration, and Inclusion,   Education   Democratic Engagement,   Access to Affordable Housing and Shelter. The Decade is significant as it promotes respect, protection, and fulfillment of human rights of people of African Descent. We believe that this event is in line with the objectives of celebrating Black History Month. January 22:  HOW TO MAKE MONEY ON SCIAL MEDIA,   Pre-Registration:  Webinar on zoom - FOCUS GROUPS  Registration via Eventbrite Share our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/ Info: vaccsociety@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/aacccsociety www.issambacentre.ca @CdnHeritage @SportCanada_en http://www.facebook.com/CdnHeritage,

La Teranga Food Distribution

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Online Conference on Political Engagement & Election

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  Bilingual. 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 Distribution https://forms.gle/W6udSHFXMxFqtLhR9 As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the African Caribbean Cultural Contributor Society launched 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 this   form .   **Please note: The deadline to sign up for Thursday pick-up is 3:30pm every Wednesday** Pick Up Dates/Locations (3:30-5:30pm) Centre ISSAMBA Centre:  209 - 2722 Fifth Street, Victoria BC V8T 4B2 *********************** If you have questions about the program, please email issambacentre@gmail.com.  Visit our website:

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 immig