Social injustice and academic negligence against Black learners cannot continue and our leaders cannot continue to sit silently. Silence is an action that is not acceptable. The Black Educators Association is calling for comprehensive change to the structural biases that exist within the education system.
Imagine waking up for work realizing that what you do today is worth less than yesterday. Stephen Wentzell reports on a rally the Quinpool Road Superstore in support of Loblaw and Sobeys grocery store workers across the country who have seen their wages clawed back 15% despite remaining on the front lines of a pandemic.
In 1496 John Cabot traveled what is now called Newfoundland and Cape Breton and claimed the lands on behalf of Britain. Tony Seed looks at the devastation this “discovery” wrought upon Mi’kmaq and Beothuk populations and the invalidity of the doctrine of discovery and the colonizers’ claims of dominion.
As our members are aware, Dalhousie University has decided to continue with their four-year plan to increase tuition by 3%, with international students bearing an additional $1473 per year. Through the survey we conducted and recent advocacy efforts, the DSU and its membership have made it clear that the temporary financial aids the University have implemented do not compensate for the increase in tuition.
We have THREE events lined up for Friday June 26
2pm – Justice for Ejaz
4pm – Defund Police: Sit-in & Community Assembly
7pm – Artistic Resistance: #AbolishThePolice Blocko Pt 2
We need a FULL BAN on evictions because of COVID19 and a rent grant program to help tenants pay off arrears and we need it NOW!At 12pm join here to learn how to get more involved and call-in to the Provincial government demanding they stop the upcoming wave of evictions
With the eviction moratorium widely expected to end on July 1st, thousands of Nova Scotia households may face eviction for rent arrears or other reasons. Both Dalhousie Legal Aid and ACORN Nova Scotia are raising the alarm and proposing solutions.
I don’t often ask for help for an individual on this site, but I make an exception in this case involving my old friend Annie Clair who is trying to help her daughter deal with addiction.
Online forum, Thursday June 25, 6 PM, excellent speakers!
African Nova Scotians with the extra burdens of racism and marginalization to contend with have nowhere to turn. Raymond Sheppard writes on the urgent need for Africentric mental health services, situated in the community and run by the community.