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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.

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Colorism: The Origin

Thursday 21 October 2021 7PM-8PM / FREE online via zoom
"We are not makers of history. We are made by history." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ancestry Talk's Paul Crooks discuss why many Africans & Caribbeans view race through the lens of a colour hierarchy prescribed during transatlantic enslavement.

Discussion includes:

  • What the 1817 Slave Registers reveal about the roots of colorism
  • How African Caribbean ancestors were taught to embrace colorism
  • why colorism never disintegrated after transatlantic slavery ended
  • The extent to which understanding of the history of the modern era can: a) be used as a tool for empowerment; b) recalibrate the discourse on race, colour & identity; and c) enable people to reflect on attitudes and behaviour in relation to colorism.

Book a place here.


Travelling While Black: Virtual Reality Experience

Thursday 28 October 2021 / 10AM-12PM / 2PM-4PM - FREE drop in
Redbridge Central Library

VR experience that immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities.

Visit historic Ben's Chili Bowl and join patrons as they share and reflect on their experiences. Confronting the way we understand and talk about race in America, Travelling While Black highlights the urgent need to facilitate a dialogue about the challenges minority travellers still face today. The video lasts 10-15 minutes.

 

Let's Talk about Writing with a Black Author

THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER 2021 I 2PM-4PM - FREE online via zoom

Local writer Roy Merchant from Relentless Realities reads from his latest books, talks about who his favourite authors are, and offer some advice and suggestions to budding authors about getting that book published.

There will be a Q&A at the end where you can put your questions directly to Roy.
web: www.relentless-realities.com
email: roy@relentless-realities.com

Book a place here.

 

ECA Walking Club - Tuesdays 14th & 28th September, Tuesdays 12th and 26th October, Tuesdays 9th & 23rd November.

ECA has launched its own 'everybody welcome', Walking Group. The walks take place at Pymnes Park and last for 30 minutes. However, we will walk longer, if there is a demand.  

 

Enfield Caribbean Association, have started to reintroduce activities to support the well-being of our community, in particular the elderly. Plans are in hand to restart ‘Luncheon club’ as well as ‘Exercise in the park’, do keep at look out for details. Until then, come and join us for a walk in the park. Walking can be as good as a workout and for some of us less able, a better exercise choice. Walking improves cardiac health, alleviates depression and fatigue, improves mood, creates less stress on joints and can reduce pain, the list goes on.

 

So, what are you waiting for, come and join us. It’s free, no fancy equipment needed, just bring yourself (perhaps a bottle of water) and if you like a friend, you’re feel better for it, I’m sure.

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.