The North East of England African Community Association (NEEACA), founded in 1997, is a long-standing united body for all Africans, those of African descent and those committed to the well-being of Africa and Africans. We work with other voluntary groups, local authorities and government agencies. NEEACA is a charity organisation & provides:
· signposting, support, advocacy and advice to people of African descent
· befriending to people of African descent
· social and cultural events for all
· assistance to those of African descent in negotiating different cultural expectations
· workshops to assist others in negotiating different cultural expectations
· opportunities to learn about African achievements, culture, art and music
To join us, for assistance or for more information contact:
Adebusola Adeyemi (Chair) 07950811239
Kemi Adediran (Secretary) 07445964596
One of our major projects was “CHANGING PERSPECTIVES”
This was a world-first project aimed at creating a multimedia archive to celebrate the heritage of African and Caribbean families living in the North East. The project, a celebration of inter-generational and inter-faith collaboration, saw African people aged from eight to 80 taking part in a number of arts and cultural activities. This created a cultural and multimedia archive of people’s experiences of living in the North East as well as their reflections on African, and other forms of worldwide slavery. The project also collected oral testimonies from families on their experiences and their lives within the North East.
It was a year long participant driven project, which included creative writing, photography workshops, digital storytelling, art and dance drama. It focuses on 25 families living in the region; it is truly pan African and inter-faith, drawing participants from North, South, East and West Africa as well as the Caribbean Islands. The project also aimed to promote community cohesion and develop cross cultural awareness and understanding in order to combat prejudices. The project was supported by Arts Council North East, Heritage Lottery Fund, New Writing North and a number of other sponsors and partners.
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