Still I Rise: Celebrating Stories of Strength, Courage and Innovation.
Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association’s inaugural Black history celebration event was on February 9, 2019 at Old Town Hall in Newmarket.
It was an entire day of education, celebration and intercultural exchange. We came together and celebrated Black history, Black excellence and Black future; we redignified the past and redefined the future through art, stories, music, poetry and dance. Our youth came forward and delivered powerful narrative performances and our speakers challenged leaders to make a change to remove barriers and create opportunities. Still I Rise lifted us up and left us with a clear message that our liberation is tied up in our collective ability to effect change.
Presented by NACCA, in partnership with the Town of Newmarket and funded, in part, by the Government of Canada.