The NUSU African Canadian Cultural Club (A.C.C.C) hosted an evening of celebration to wrap up Black History Month in the Nipissing University Theatre Friday night.
The theme of the first annual event was ‘The Power of Knowledge: educating our generation,’ and featured a glimpse of African history, and people of African ancestry who have made great contributions to the world, as well as showcasing cultural dance, poetry and dramatic performances.
“It’s a cultural exhibition that hasn’t been done in North Bay,” states Kwanwo Adusei, NUSU ACCC President.
“But they celebrate Black History Month in the GTA so I just wanted to do it here.”
Adusei also says the club was launched at the start of the 2007-2008 academic year with the objective to educate students and the North Bay community on social, economic, political and cultural matters that affect African Canadians.
With a noticeable increase in international students, the club wants to heighten awareness around the growing diversity in the city of North Bay as well as Education Centre.
“I have been here now for 3 years and there has been a marked increase of non-Caucasians,” he says.
“So we just want to show the city’s growing diversity.”
The evening wrapped up with a cultural fashion show.