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PSA: Stop street checks! Saturday March 30, Public meeting and march

SATURDAY MARCH 30

PUBLIC MEETING: NORTH BRANCH LIBRARY 1:30PM

MARCH: 3:00PM

The African Nova Scotian community is calling out to community members and allies to stand up and hit the streets in representation of support of the individuals affected by the practice.

The report released by Scott Wortley for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission shows that Black people are checked at almost 6 times the rate of white people, and that 1/3 of Black men in Halifax have been charged with a crime.

On Saturday March 30th, join the African Nova Scotian community in conversation and solidarity as we work towards solutions with government and Halifax Regional Police.

As a community we have data to validate experiences. As a community we need to come together for a solution oriented march and conversation!

Come show your power, unity, and presence!

Run down of the day

1:30pm – Youth lead briefing of Dr Wortley Street Check Report to the community at the North Branch Library.

3:00pm – March beginning at North Branch Library, Marching to Halifax Regional Police Station. From there we will March down Barrington Street and up to Provincial Court House on Spring garden Road and Back to North Branch Library.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/421456335283565/

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