For Black History Month in February 2007, the Hogan's Alley Memorial Project, with the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, hosted an evening of speakers and music on black urbanism. David Hilliard, former Chief of Staff of the Black Panther Party, discussed the history of the movement in Oakland, California. Afua Cooper presented a historical and critical analysis of the demolition and memorialization of Africville, Nova Scotia. Ndidi Cascade and Deanna Teeple provided the beats and rhymes. HAMP members brought words and images charting, as always, Vancouver's own black history and community.
Photo (l to r): Wayde Compton, Naomi Moyer, Karina Vernon, Sheilagh Cahill, Ndidi Cascade, David Hilliard, Deanna Teeple, Afua Cooper and Junie Desil.