Media release Racism

PSA: No apology without reparations, Justice for Africville!

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Where: Halifax City Hall

When: Saturday November 21, 1 PM

In the name of industrial interests and not the people of Africville, in the 1960s white councillors and city bureaucrats ordered the eradication of Africville – a vibrant African Nova Scotian community. In 2010 the city issued an apology and contributed $3 million to rebuild a replica of the Africville church and two acres of land designated as a dog park. 

Many Africville former residents and descendants opposed the deal and threatened an injunction order to prevent it; as it did not include reparations or compensation to the people of Africville for the destruction of their homes and community. Now, they are left no choice but to litigate for justice with a class action against the city as their struggle for justice continues.

Come out and support the former residents of Africville as they demand justice in their lifetimes. The event will include speakers and music from Africville, as well as politicians and allies who support justice for Africville!

Also, please use this action tool to send letters off to politicians demanding justice for Africville: https://www.collectiveaction.ca/africville

COVID PROTOCOL:

Since there has been a recent spike in COVID cases, wearing a mask and respecting social distancing is a must. Organizers will have extra masks on hand if you forget yours, as well as hand sanitizer. If you have any symptoms, please stay home and take care of yourself.

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