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Chris and Courtney at Drors in Barrie.
Accepting donations for the UPlift Black Youth Care Packages Project 2020
June 30th, 2020
Showing our Support for Black Lives Matter
Courtney holding a Support BLM sign
June 30th, 2020
Donations for the Black Youth Care Packages from Indigo.
Donations of books, toys, sports equipment and personal care items for the Youth Care Package Project in 2020 were given by organizations and individuals and sorted at Drors in Barrie by many volunteers.
June 25th, 2020
UPlift Black TV First Episodes
Shelly and Courtney began filming UPlift Black TV – July 21, 2020
Choosing Bikes for Youth at Firebird in Barrie
Bicycles were generously paid for by donation to the Youth Care Package Project 2020 and purchased at Firebird in Barrie.
Kwanzaa Live from Adinkra Farm on Facebook
UPlift Black at Sonder Studios Holiday Market
Ramona and Jess at Sonder Studios
UPlift Black Voices Blog
It’s February, we have made it past the first months of cold temperatures, lockdown and a journey into the unknown of what 2021 will have in store for us. It’s also the beginning of a month long celebration of the contributions of the Black community to Canada. It’s a reflection into the past and a commitment to truth telling. Black History Month is a chance for the Black Community to have a platform to engage in conversations that otherwise go unspoken.
To everyone who has stood up for Black lives in the last year, to the Advocates, Activists and Allies, Thank You. Black History Month is here but don’t forget to continue to UPlift Black voices, spread a message of hope and sustainable change and remember to UPlift Black 365!
Shelly Skinner, President, UPlift Black
Hello, from the Book Club! Welcome to the second cycle of the UPlift Black Book Club! Every two(ish) months we will select a book of Black excellence to read as a community in an attempt to amplify and UPlift the Black Voice within Simcoe Muskoka. This month, we have...
Habari Gani? This is the Swahili phrase which means ‘How are you?’ and is used as the daily greeting for Kwanzaa! Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration of Black identity that honours African heritage and Black culture. Kwanzaa is celebrated from December 26th to January...