Black Connections is a club that started at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2014.
Since our inception, we have engaged our communities in Abbotsford, working to educate, highlight, and cultivate Black culture with the goal of participating in the greater community. This includes things like black networking events and business expos such as We Are Abby, Abby Fest, Jam and Jubilee After Dark, and the NYTC (Not Your Typical Canadian) Block Party, hosted along with the Reach Gallery Museum.
Having been self-funded and with little support, with the exception of February, we have been able to organize some of the most amazing events here in Abbotsford with limited partners and media attention. But there comes a time when you realize you can only do so much with little backing.
When we created this club, we envisioned having spaces we could call our own. We need spaces to create, inspire, and promote our image, our cultures and our businesses here in the Fraser Valley, so we can participate in this community at an equal footing.
The recent events transpiring in the States causing global unrest has shown, now more than ever, that our club needs everyone’s support to fulfill its visions. We’ve seen members of different races reach out to the Black community on social media, asking “How can we help?” “How can we be allies?”. One of the most significant ways you can help is to donate. This will allow us to avail much needed resources within our community.
These funds would allow for our club to expand its budding influence within the Fraser Valley, and beyond. For further questions or comments, feel free to email [email redacted]
Follow us: @black_connections
- Patricia Ross
- Kristina Van vloten
- Christina Ross
- Jessa Ross
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