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.
- 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.
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.
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.