There comes a time where we must ask ourselves:
"What am I doing to better the future for my own children and the children around me?"
- This is a conference calling ALL of the African/ African-Caribbean community of Lewisham to come together and strategise preventative initiatives to stop youth violence.
- Network and hear from some of the programs and initiatives already in place that can be supported
- Discuss long term effective plans.
- Calling for us to be ACTIVE rather than RE-active
“Loving the Africa in Each and Everyone of Us” – (Dr. Ian Phillips)
“Experiences of Southwark” - (Hyacinth Parsons and Juney Muhammad)
Ben Okri says learn to love the Africa in us. Otherwise the world will not heal. Dr Phillips shares why we must embrace Okri's warning. Listen also to unique stories of elders.
**Special Coffee Saturday*
“Speak of Me as I Am” - (Stephen Bourne)
“Influence of Music” - (Dr Lez Henry)
Panel on Contribution of Black Organisations in Southwark featuring
(Estella Weston, Harcourt Alleyne, Dr. Magna Aidoo and Pat Oakley)
Celebrating Black peoples‘ achievement in Southwark (1600 to present). The intent is to inspire community members to discuss, inquire and gain insight into how they acquired fitness to achieve.
(Light refreshments provided)
Last year we united with our fellow brothers and sisters from across the capital and the UK and marched through the streets of London. We will be doing the same again this year. Reparations is a serious issue and this will be the first global march of it's kind to bring justice to crimes against humanity and the lasting effects of slavery on our people over the generations. Join us as we become a part of a global movement.
Following the success of the previous event on March 4th 2015 and at the request of the attendees, we will be participating in the running of the second event. Join us in a Powerful day where we recognise mental health, wellbeing and mental illness in our families and communities.
We will have guest speakers and activities on the day and lunch will be provided.
Doors open at 10:30am, event starts at 11am and finishes at 4pm.