The Afrocentrism Conference acknowledges the incredible work being done by various community members in Vancouver. To commit to Pan-Africanist values, we support all pro-black/African organizations and institutions. Individuals are only as powerful as their communities, and so we celebrate the work that various organizations have been carrying out in various capacities to decolonize our communities and celebrate Black experiences. The Afrocentrism Conference is currently supported by various UBC Departments, including the African Studies Department, The Mastercard Foundation, Global Lounge, SFU African Students Association(ASA), SFU Students of African & Caribbean Ancestry (SOCA), UBC Black Student Union (BSU), UBC Africa Awareness Initiative (AAI) and UBC Africa Business Club (ABC)
UNity Centre association for Black Cultures
The Unity Centre’s board of directors recognizes and honours the work that the social/cultural groups, business organizations, faith groups and prominent individuals in the Black community have been undertaking for many years to promote the positive contributions of Black cultures in BC. Our long term goals as an organization include being an ally in that work by promoting opportunities for greater collaboration and support amongst organizations within the Black community, pursing the establishment of a physical space for BC’s entire black community to call their own, and, ensuring that the identity, history and political presence of the Black community in BC is recognized by the federal and provincial governments and other provincial and national leaders and decision‐makers. We are eager to collaborate with individuals and organizations holding similar goals.
Hogan’s Alley SOciety
The Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS) is a non-profit organization composed of civil rights activists, business professionals, community organizations, artists, writers and academics committed to daylighting the presence of Black history in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. HAS adopts research driven approach to community development that seeks to preserve and promote the historical, cultural, societal and economic contributions made by Black Settlers and their descendants to Vancouver, Greater Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest and Canada. With this history in the archives, HAS is in process of developing partnerships with local government and business interests to acquire and develop land and operate assets as a community land trust. The present day Hogan’s Alley Society is predominantly the product of two community lead initiatives: the Hogan’s Alley Memorial Project (HAMP) and the Hogan’s Alley Land Trust (HAT).