WIBCA would like to take this opportunity to thank our guest panelists, poets, moderator, elected officials, law-enforcement and our community at large for the overwhelming participation at WIBCA’s 1st virtual Town Hall meeting.
Our objectives set forth were accomplished and we will continue to mobilize as we prepare for a follow up Town Hall with a date TBD.
In the interim, we will take the necessary time to review/address all the correspondences in the FB chat along with gathering any questions which (due to time constraints) may not have been addressed during the Town Hall.
We would also like to thank the generous feedback received from many of our allies and greatly appreciate all of the volunteer requests and donations received to date.
The meeting will be conducted in English, supporting questions in both official languages.
OUR OBJECTIVES To create a safe and open platform for Black Citizens, in particular Black Youths, to speak to the effects that SYSTEMIC & OVERT RACISM has on them as individuals and their community as a whole. We will be encouraging participants to share their experiences, feeling and concerns to public representatives i.e. our local politicians and law-enforcement.
OUR PANEL We have invited professionals from the Black community in the areas of Mental Health; Education; the Arts; Justice; Social Services; Journalism and community development to address the impact that racism, toward POC has on the communities they work with and serve. Particular attention will be paid to the most recent incidences of police brutality in the US and here in Canada, We will also be inviting other Black Community organizations to weigh in on the topic and to propose recommendations and possible solutions. We look forward to your involvement and support as we move towards justice and equality for all of us.
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WIBCA welcomes our community (women 18+) to register for FREE Kickboxing & Self-Defense workshops coordinated twice a week each Monday and Wednesday. All you’ll need is your bottle of water, a towel and be ready to sweat!
January 29th2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) attends the opening of the 29th edition of Black History Month here in Montreal.
2. February 8th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) attended a Black History Month celebration hosted by Overture With The Arts (OWTA).
3. February 10th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) was recognized in the House of Commons by MP Francis Scarpaleggia for our community work in the West Island. Click the link below to playback.
4. February 11th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) was featured on CBC Radio ‘Let’s GO’ hosted by Sabrina Marandola on 88.5FM to speak on being named in the House of Commons, our community initiatives as well as our Annual BHM networking event. Click the link below to playback.
5. February 11th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) took part at the Black Heritage Day @ PK Suban Atrium (Montreal Children’s Hospital).
6. February 22nd 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) Chairperson is featured on Montreal’s CTV News speaking on our Black History Month event One’s PASSION, one’s VISION, their STORIES… Click the link below to playback.
7. February 24th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) Executives heads out to their annual road trip to Ottawa @ the National Art Gallery in celebration of Black History Month. Theme for this year was “CANADIANS OF AFRICAN DESCENT: GOING FORWARD, GUIDED BY THE PAST”
8. February 25th2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) is featured in the Montreal Gazette, article written by journalist Kathryn Greenway highlighting WIBCA’s Black History Month Networking/Meet & Greet event One’s PASSION, one’s VISION, their STORIES… Click the link below to read the article.
9. February 26th 2020, The West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) was honored to have been invited by Vanguard School to present what Black History month encompasses with a Q&A period to a group of 12-14 year old students.
10. February 29th 2020, the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) hosts our 3rd annual BHM Net working and Meet & Greet placing a spotlight on Black Professionals, Entrepreneurs and/or Business owners.
FREE Kickboxing & Self-defense classes for women @ WIBCA every Monday and Wednesday from 7:30-8:30pm starting January 6th. Registration is now open but space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 514.683.3925 to reserve your spot.