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As a result of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis in the UK, we had to temporarily adjust our events and activities. We went digital with some activities such as the Windrush celebration. Introduced social distancing for our elders who exercised outdoor in parks in Enfield throughout the Summer. We have now restarted our Luncheon Club, respecting social distancing and operating Covid-safe best practices.

Events

Black History Month

We held our Black Women in History: Their hidden stories event for this year’s Black History Event at the Millfield .

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A round table discussion on the black women who personally influenced the lives and directions of our panel guests.  This panel will include Bonnie Greer OBE - Playwright, novelist, critic,and broadcaster, Delia Mattis – Enfield Black Lives Matter. 

This year’s panel will also be joined by Historian and Author, Dr Ama Biney, who wrote the definitive biography on Kwame Nkrumah - The Political And Social Thought of Kwame Nkrumah.  The last member of the panel joining the stage is Dorothea Hodge, founding Director of Aequitas Consulting.  

Workshops 

We also facilitated a variety of workshops including:

  • Mental Health & Well-being – Angela Clarke, CEO RAFFA International Agency
  • Women in Politics – Councillor Margaret Greer, Enfield Council
  • Fitness & empowerment – Faye Edwards, Group Exercise manager and fitness influencer, presenter
  • Financial empowerment – Monica Tyler, CEO, Vauxhall City Farm

ECA will release a video of the event that will be available on the ECA website on Monday 26 October. Just bookmark www.enfieldcaribbeanassoc.org.uk.

 

Black History Month celebrations of past years

Have a look at our previous event, an evening of discussion held on Saturday 31 October 2020 at the Millfield. The evening explored the history of Black Activism in the UK.

As part of our Black History Month celebration for 2020, Enfield Caribbean Association (ECA) organised an evening of discussion, on Saturday 31 October. The event went digital, and for the first time and streamed live on the Millfield YouTube Channel.

Have a look at our detailed review of the event.

To have a look at the entire event, then feel free to click the link below:
The History of Black Activism in the UK - YouTube


The evening explored the history of Black Activism in the UK. Black Lives Matter activist Delia Mattis was joined by actor, playwright and director, Kwame Kwei-Armah. The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement highlighted the relationship black communities have with the police making headlines around the world. As a result, retired metropolitan police officer, Leroy Logan also joined the panel for the session.

Playwright, novelist and broadcaster, Bonnie Greer and Sir Geoff Palmer, OBE, Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University & human rights activist and also joined the panel remotely.

Feel free to have a look at our event on the Millfield Channel link below.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOQYGbKwvPsQWLPdPtBUIHg/featured


Every year, we hold an annual Black History Month event to celebrate the contributions that black people have made to the economic, social and cultural life of the UK. This year, we decided to hold our Black History Month in February to coincide with the celebrations in the USA and the Caribbean.


Please have a look at our videos from previous Black History Month celebrations on our Youtube Channel. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_d43kBe670to1qpvNL3vYg

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The corona virus has hit us all unexpectedly and has affected everything that we do. It has caused us to change our everyday habits and has led to isolation particularly for the elderly and vulnerable. We are working with StreetWatch Edmonton on a joint project called Together Our Community Survives (TOCS) to identify and deliver food to BAME and other ethnic groups. We are only accepting registration for volunteers at the moment. No new elders can be accommodated unless we have more volunteers. To volunteer an hour of your time, please contact Dionne on 07915 919524.