VANSDA is a not-for-profit community development organization which operates
through project based funding. This funding is provided through proposal submission
approval by various Government of Canada and Nova Scotia Government Departments.
The organization is guided by a representative community volunteer group that make
up its' Board of Directors and a secondary group of Associate/Resource members
representing community partners. The individuals come from various parts of the
Valley with an interest in the development of the African Nova Scotian community.
VANSDA has successfully completed numerous initiatives and has grown in stature
as one of the most active community organizations in Western Nova Scotia. With a
motto of "Joining Hands to Build Better Partnerships" the organization strives to
impact the lives of the community members through the development of a broad base
of service delivery partnerships.
GOING TOGETHER: CONVERSATIONS ON THE WAY FORWARD - Jun 10th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
THE RESTORATIVE INQUIRY PRESENTS
CONVERSATIONS ON THE WAY FORWARD
FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST NENE KWASI KAFELE
The Restorative Inquiry offers an unprecedented opportunity to address major issues affecting African Nova Scotian communities and work on solutions together. Join us for a day of World Café-style discussions on topics including:
The impacts of systemic racism
- Education and employment
- Supports for African Nova Scotian families
- Community leadership
- Mental health and well-being
Nene Kwasi Kafele is the founder and CEO of Akoma Learning Centre, a collaborative training, capacity-building and wellness space focused on community development, research, anti-oppression, trauma resilience, collaborative leadership and social justice planning and advocacy.
- African Nova Scotians and the Justice system
This free-of-charge event is an opportunity to join the conversation and help shape the work of the Restorative Inquiry. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1. Space is limited.
JUNE 10, 2016
8:30 AM – 4 PM
EAST PRESTON RECREATION CENTRE 24 BROOKS DRIVE EAST PRESTON
From the community of North Preston, Tyler Simmonds is a filmmaker, designer, stylist and mental health advocate. He is passionate about raising awareness and support for youth who are struggling with mental illness. Find him online at www.tylersimmonds.com
Restorative Inquiry Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children
A Different Way Forward
Contact: 902.722.1300 | email@example.com | www.restorativeinquiry.ca