Black Spaces Symposium

What is Black Space?

A Black Space is an intentionally curated and designed spaces for people of African Descent and their allies to collaborate, commune and create practical solutions to end racism and systemic inequalities.

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Black Space Symposium

Why Are Black Spaces 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 Space Symposium?

The Black Space Symposium is about being and belonging. Within British Columbia there is no cultural hubs, community infrastructure, or neighbourhoods that directly serves the specific needs of people of African descent. The intention of the Black Space 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. The Black Space Symposium will consist of various panel discussions, art exhibitions and music performances. All centred and designed to showcase the Black Experience.

How Can You Support Black Spaces

The lack of safe spaces for people of African Descent to authentically express ourselves, our 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.The lack of safe spaces for people of African Descent to authentically express ourselves, our 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.

Becoming An Sponsors or a Volunteer

We are currently seeking volunteers, sponsors and investors who are interested in assisting us in ensuring that people of African Descent have the visibility, resources, and space we need to succeed.

Subscribe to support our Black Spaces Initiative

Black Spaces are authentic African Descent Youth community designed gathering brave spaces in Vancouver, which are uniting people and organizations across Canada and the world, to contribute to liberating education. They are 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.

Subscribe to support our Black Spaces Initiative

The lack of safe spaces for people of African Descent to authentically express ourselves, our 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. Your donations will support creating the infrastructure and spaces we need as people of African Descent to continue to grow, support each other and build our community.