RPCHC Strengthening our Roots — A Black History Month Youth & Community Mixer

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RPCHC Strengthening our Roots — A Black History Month Youth & Community Mixer

By: Kedar Ahmed
Kedar is a Community Journalist RPTV Focus Media Arts Center.

On February 25th, The Regent Park Community Health Centre (RPCHC) in partnership with the SDP and various community partners, hosted a Strengthening Our Roots event at the Daniel Spectrum to commemorate Black History month. The event moderated by Humaira Rahman and Halima Farah. featured drumming, musical performances, vendors, dancers, information booths and prizes .

The event was organized by the Child, Youth and Families Department of the RPCHC and was dedicated to fostering an appreciation for the diverse cultures of the Black diaspora living in Regent Park and in Canada. Among the performers were Keanu Richal and Marley Zion, Stacie Stubb, Abdifatah from Hidayah House.

The event was hosted by the Child, Youth and Families Department of the RPCHC. It recognized and showed the appreciation and diverse cultures of Black Canadians. There were many amazing performances from local talent like .

*     Keanu Richal and Marley Zion performed a few songs. They had everyone grooving and rocking.

*     Stacie Stubb performed a variety of songs she had the audience singing and Dancing along.

*     Abdifatah from Hidayaa House had the audience very engaged and absolutely silent as he delivered his spoken words poetry. The celebration also had African drum performances, the audience danced and moved their bodies with the electrifying drum rhythm.

The event also had various information tables from groups such as Healing as One, YEA!, Jobs for U, Pathway to Education, TNG, Regent Park Film Festival, P2E, Mental Health Matters, Vaccine Ambassadors, RPCHC, YES, EarlyON, Peace Builders, local entrepreneurs and more.



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Video Upload Date: March 16, 2023

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