Official Flag Raising | February 1 - 7, 2021
February 1, 2021 | 11:30 to 12 p.m. | Facebook and Instagram Live Event
On February 1, 2021 the Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association and the Town of Newmarket honours the Decade with a Flag Raising Ceremony* to:
- Promote respect, protection and fulfillment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms of people of African descent within the Town of Newmarket.
- Promote a greater knowledge of and respect for the diverse heritage, culture and contribution of people of African descent to the development of the community within Town of Newmarket.
*Due to COVID-19 precautions, this event will be livestreamed via Instagram and Facebook. In person guests by invitation only.
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Virtual Reception & Celebration
February 6, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Register in ADVANCE to get Zoom link | Free
Join us for the Black History Month 2021 Reception and Virtual Celebration Program featuring live entertainment, featured guests, spoken word poetry and more!
Riverwalk Commons Falls Illumiation
Thursday, February 18, 2021
As dusk arrives look to the Riverwalk Commons falls to see the water beautifully illuminated in the Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association colours. Click here to learn more about NACCA
Moderated Black Panel Discussion
Saturday, February 13, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | FREE| Zoom Live Event | Register to Get Your Zoom Link
Empowerment & Advocacy: Personal Resilience & Resolve
There is potential: power within each individual to resist the negative influence of oppression. Learn and grow through this remarkable panel discussion led by esteemed experts and focused on personal empowerment for the Black community.
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Meet The Panelists
Author Visit & Reading - Desmond Cole
Thursday, February 25, 2021 | Virtual | Free | 7 to 8:30 p.m. | Register in Advance to Get Zoom Link
Join us for a "live" and interactive author reading and Interview featuring Desmond Cole, celebrated Author of 'The Skin We Are In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power' and featuring moderator, Michael Bowe.
Register in advance | Space is limited | Register early |Sponsored by Newmarket Public Library
Upon registration, you will receive a link to participate.
Meet the Presenter Desmond Cole
Desmond Cole is a journalist, activist, and author. He has spent the last ten years reporting and commentating on politics and social justice. He is especially interested in the struggle for Black liberation within Canada. Desmond's work includes ten years of local and national news coverage, five years of radio broadcasting at Newstalk 1010, a disruptive opinion column with the Toronto Star and an award-winning magazine feature. Desmond's first book is the national #1 bestseller The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power.