In December 2022, The Somali Centre for Culture and Recreation, in partnership with the Infrastructure Institute at the University of Toronto, released a report entitled, Inhibited Growth: Examining Public Investment Gaps in Black Infrastructure Needs. This report examines the gaps in public investment and access to Black-led social infrastructure that integrates community centres, recreational spaces, and cultural hubs across the City of Toronto. Black communities across the city have faced persistent public disinvestment in their infrastructure needs, such as inadequate access to city services, recreational amenities, and community hubs in areas with higher proportions of Black residents.
Please join us in person or online for this conversation featuring Isaac Olowolafe Jr. of the Dream Legacy Foundation, Amina Mohamed of the Somali Centre for Culture and Recreation, and Alica Hall of Nia Centre for the Arts, to discuss how to build culturally-relevant and multi-faceted community spaces that are led by, and serve Black communities.
This event is free, open to the public, and will be live-streamed for those not able to attend in person.