Facebook event: https://bit.ly/BlackPrideHFX
Date: Wednesday, June 24 @ 8pm
Location: Parade Square, K’jipuktuk/Halifax
On June 24th, B(QT)LM-Halifax will host a Vigil for Black Queer, Trans and Gender non-conforming (GNC) people lost to violence, including police violence. This includes Tony McDade, a Black trans man killed by police on May 27th and two Black trans women Riah Milton and Dominique “Rem’Mie” Fells who were killed within 24 hours of each other. As organizers point out, “The violence continued when they were all deadnamed and misgendered.”
The vigil will be followed by a Black Power Hour (BPH) screening of Our Dance of Revolution. The film is described as “a story of how Black Queer and Trans folks in Toronto faced every adversity, from invisibility to police brutality and over a four-decade span rose up to become a vibrant, triple-snap-fierce community.” This film screening is part of the BPH Resistance Film Series in K’jipuktuk/Halifax.
“Pride exists because of Black and Latinx GLBTQ activists – Stormé Delarverie, Masha P Johnson and Silvia Rivera!” and it was “a riot not a parade!,” read excerpts from the event description.