ECA will start celebrating black history month earlier this year on Saturday 24 September at Enfield Grammar School, Market Place, Enfield Town, EN2 6LN.
Our Young People are our Future! will be the theme for this FREE event which will start at 10.30am.
ECA have organised a line-up of amazing and motivational speakers to start the day with some keynote speeches from Arthur Barzey Headteacher at Heron Hall Academy, winner of the prestigious Times Educational Supplement Headteacher of the Year Award. Patrick Vernon, writer of 100 Great Black Britons will also provide make an inspirational speech in the morning of the event. ECA’s chair, Oveta McInnis will also provide a welcoming note to the celebration.
The event will include free Workshops on
- Getting onto the property Ladder
- Fundamentals of Freelancing
- Mental Health/Wellbeing
- How to use your story to open doors
- Money moves you need to make to build wealth now & in the future
- Positive Mindset
Cultural stalls and refreshments will also be available throughout the day. The event will be completed with performances from local north London artists and performers.
According to Oveta McInnis, chair of ECA, “Learning about black history and the hidden contributions of black men and women throughout history, helps us to understand how much we are really alike. It removes barriers and enables people to authentically connect with one another.
“ECA has been active in the local community since 1986. We run a luncheon club for elders every Friday at Green Towers in Edmonton and organise exercise classes for the elderly, Careers Fairs in local schools, bringing in professionals from Caribbean, African and Asian backgrounds to encourage school children and raise their aspirations. You got to see it to believe it.
“We also run annual Black History Month and Windrush Day events commemorating our history and achievements. We also partnered support health initiatives such as the Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN) and the Enfield Black Community Health Forum whose aim is to reduce the health inequalities between the black community and other communities in Enfield.
“We are proud to have launched our book Windrush Voices: 20 stories of Determination and Triumph. This is significant book, which explores the ‘back stories’ and real lives of 20 members of the Windrush generation who came from the Caribbean and Africa in the 1950s and 1960s. Many continue to live in Enfield and north London.” This leaves a legacy for future generations."
Pencil in this all-day date: Saturday 24 September from 11am.
Enfield Grammar School, Market Place, Enfield Town, EN2 6LN.
For more information go to the Black History Page on our website.