While we look forward to the opening of the latest community gallery exhibition, Art of Reflection from YEG The Come Up and Africa Centre YEG, in the meantime please enjoy this image gallery, get introduced to these amazing organizations, and meet the artists behind the works.
The Council for the Advancement of African Canadians in Alberta, also known as the Africa Centre, is a not-for-profit that serves as a hub for communities of African descent through a wide range of programs and services aimed to support all ages. The largest of its kind in Western Canada, the Centre is proud to offer support such as affordable and accessible childcare, youth mentorship, mental health programs, gender equality and women empowerment, employment and skill development, senior well-being and engagement, among others. The Africa Centre’s initiatives work towards empowering and sharing the voices of Albertan’s of African descent while also addressing challenges, societal issues and barriers they may experience. The Africa Centre is committed to empowering Black individuals through a strong African Indigenous cultural foundation incorporated across its programs and services.
YEG The Come Up
YEG The Come Up is a Black youth empowerment program under the Africa Centre, that works towards empowering and sharing the voices of young people of African descent while also addressing challenges, societal issues, and barriers experienced by Black youth in Edmonton.
Photos: Art Gallery of Alberta
Meet the Artists
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What’s your Inspiration: Using Art to Create Social Change
Africa Centre’s Mental Health Department is proud to present a series of work created by youth from our “What’s Your Inspiration: Using Art to Create Social Change” workshop. The two-part series gave youth the opportunity to use art and music as a medium to showcase their hopes, joys and personal identity, all while finding healthy outlets for anxiety, stress and trauma.
Artists Contributions by the following youth and families:
Syncere Scott, Savanna Scott, Siarra Scott, Natalie Morgan, Lexus Morgan ,Tariq Morgan, Naana Boatema, Kimmy Hipolito, Gigi Bambury, Xavier Bambury, Gabrielle Brown, Anecia Brown, Anthony Paul, Teagan Homer, Benita
Music Contributions by the following youth and families:
Kassiah Homer, Xavier Bambury, Tanaka Zinyengere, Chuma Nwobosi, Sydney Nwobosi, Mandla Muchekeza, Tatenda Muchekeza, Donna Combs, Dorothy Agbetiafa, Blessing Obute