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Celebrating the Young, Gifted and Black who studied at the African Institute


The Centre for Cultural Engagement is hosting an Open Day on Friday 15th July at their centre in Greenfield Road, Colwyn Bay LL29 8EL, working with Race Council Cymru and Learning Links International to showcase the work done by the local African Institute Research Group as part of local Black History activities.

The event start at 10am, with presentations at 11am from Dr Marian Gwyn, a specialist in learning from our shared histories and a representative of the Hope not Hate campaign.

The day aims to encourage more local people to get involved in ways to tell of the amazing vision of Rev. William Hughes which resulted in young and gifted Black students having opportunities to study at the African Institute created in Colwyn Bay over 100 years ago. These young people were warmly welcomed by local people, who supported a range of events that shared African and Welsh cultures, including concerts, fetes and sports competitions.

The event will also give people a chance to share concerns about the current uncertainties to give feed back to Race Council Cymru and the Hope not Hate campaign.

For more information, or if your organisation is able to support this event please contact: Liz Millman on 07711 569 489 or email lizmillman@yahoo.co.uk

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