Black Women in History: Their hidden stories is the theme for this year’s Black History Event organised by Enfield Caribbean Association. The event is being held on Saturday 16 October at the Millfield from 3pm.
The event kicks-off with a discussion of the experiences of Women from the Windrush generation. Women who left family and friends in the Caribbean and Africa in the 1950s and 60s, to rebuild a grey and bland “Motherland.”
According to Oveta McInnis, ECA Chair, “Following the events of 2020 (Coronavirus pandemic, death of George Floyd among others), we have put even more effort into the planning of this year’s black history month. This is an event for everyone. Our theme Black Women-The hidden stories, tells the diverse stories of black women's resilience, beauty, strength and empowerment.”
People coming to the event will have the option to attend two of the following workshops:
- 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
Stimulating panel discussion
In the evening from 6pm, there is a panel discussion, facilitated by Oveta continuing the narrative and delving deeper into the recent experiences of Black Women.
Bonnie Greer, playwright, novelist and broadcaster and Delia Mattis, Enfield Black Lives Matter will once again join Oveta in what’s expected to be a lively discussion. Both Bonnie and Delia participated in ECA’s online Black History Event in 2020, where they discussed the History of Black Activism.
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.
There will be cultural stalls selling amazing gifts and other items. Delicious Caribbean meals and snacks will be available throughout the day. All at reasonable prices. There’s also access to the licenced bar for your refreshments
The day will be completed with a Networking Party at the ’s bar, where everyone can mingle, discuss and debate all of the interesting themes that emerges from the day.
“The afternoon will offer a snapshot of the Windrush book ECA are launching in the Spring 2022 with brief interviews with some of the amazing contributors. The workshops will give opportunities for participation and the final evening roundtable discussion with eminent speakers will bring new insights. It's a night not to be missed. In addition the stalls will offer items perfect for those Christmas presents!” says Oveta.
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