Vision

Welcome to another type of  Vision!!

My name is Trevor David , Founder and Executive Director of AfriCana Village & Museum. This transformational vision came out of the 2005-2006 “Year of the Gun” violence that shocked and outraged the citizenry of Toronto. The violence had a direct impact on Toronto’s black community because the vast majority of the perpetrators and victims of this senseless spasm of violence was themselves black. As a product of Regent Park and the mean streets of Toronto, I knew that we didn’t need another basketball court or hip hop after school program to address the growing inequality and socio-economic injustice that breeds this type of  hopelessness and violence. We have ALL been watching this movie for a long time and what we were witnessing in living colour was just the trailer.  I/we had to step up to the plate and do something to help save our community and city.  AfriCana Village & Museum vision and proposal is the product of myself and other concerned citizens taking action to make our city and country a better place for ALL of its inhabitants.

“It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.” Martin Luther King (1957-1968)