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Black History Month

Black History Month at DEWC

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) is looking for sponsors to support a Black History Month mural project and special celebrations at the DEWC Drop-in Centre (302 Columbia St).

This mural will help women at DEWC celebrate and honour Black History Month, while following COVID-19 restrictions. This mural project is to tentatively be completed for February 25th, when we will be hosting a special meal and doing a walking tour, visiting historic sites, buildings, streets and businesses that were once a part of Vancouver’s first and largest Black neighborhood. 

If you are interested in sponsoring this project and the artist(s) involved, please reach out to Ali, Fundraising & Communications Coordinator, at: engagement@dewc.ca

Artist Participation

We are searching for Black women (cis, trans) artists/creatives to lead this project. An honorarium will be provided for this work. The individual(s) will work with women of the Centre to collaboratively come up with a vision for this mural project.

To express your interest, please reach out to Samira, Cultural Programmer, at: cacoordinator@dewc.ca

In support and solidarity,