ABC IMPACT IN THE COMMUNITY
At AURORA BLACK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, our top priority is to achieve results, by doing the work, and we know that our success depends on the quality of our collaboration and partnerships. Our approach is to build strategic networks and encourage community involvement that will help advance change. Please contact us and get involved.
Pope Francis said, "Everyone must be listened to. Everyone — those on the top, those on the bottom, "Getting out of this crisis [ inequity] does not mean brushing a coat of paint over the current situation, "Overcoming a crisis means changing [ we better believe that racism is a crisis]. And true change comes about with everyone, all the people," who make up a community."
We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us celebrate instead of separate.
Our interactive and creative Black History Month Paint & Write Night was presented in collaboration with the Town of Aurora and Nelia Pacheco from the Aurora Film Circuit.
During this community social, participants were joined by an amazing artist Judy Sherman, and a poet Greg Frankson who assisted participants with creative expressions through a written poem, spoken word, or a painting to demonstrate personal interpretations of Black Excellence / Black History.
DIVERSITY ON THE ICE
Through collaboration, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. This is one of our key areas of focus here at AURORA BLACK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION.
One of ABC missions is to see more diversity on the Ice, in fact in all sports. We are calling this event ‘Soulful Ice Breakers’ and is being held with the support of the Central York Girls Hockey Association and Sport Aurora. All Adults and children are welcome, and you are responsible to bring your own skates.
Many barriers to healthy activity for us have been broken but we don’t see enough growth and all it takes is some encouragement and good supervision. We want to promote this event within our Community and enable people to participate.
Diversity and inclusion is not a 2020 clothing style, nor a feeling. It is a decision! A decision to support our community by providing access, resources, and fully authentic support to the people who have been silenced.
It is the willingness to deny oneself so others may step forward. Our voice, given the support of the media and our leaders, is a powerful step of collaborative effort to support diversity and inclusion.
Black History February & Forever
"Black History is not just for Black people - Black History is Canadian [Auroran) History." ~ Jean Augustine #Blackhistory365.
Black history month is not a Black Life Protest or anti-racism function. It's a celebration of Black excellence, accomplishments, joy, and Black Canadians' contributions to our beautiful country, Canada.FULL PROGRAM https://youtu.be/i94fs1tRUKs
We Must reject politically motivated initiatives imposed on people of color
August 13, 2021
Phiona Durrant, founder of Aurora Black Community Facebook page, and Alicia Cherayil lay flowers on the stage at the Town Park before an Every Child Matters vigil June 6.
June 8, 2021
AURORA BLACK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LAUNCH
Family Helped by ABC