This workshop will unpack the broader themes of the Conference, grounding the discussion in local realities and movements. Terms such as Afrocentrism, Pan-Africanism, and the diaspora carry weight and can be interpreted in different ways. The workshop will explore how these terms are used in various capacities and carry different meanings. The workshop will integrate Hogan’s Alley’s activism and history to discuss black experiences in a settler colonial Canadian context. Likewise, attendees will explore local policies and their implications on black populations within Vancouver and Canada in general.