This morning Bryony House workers, members of PSAC, and their supporters, some 70 people in all, attended a lively rally in front of the empty building where Bryony House used to be. They want to raise awareness about the loss of shelter for abused women and children.
The only shelter in the HRM specializing in support for women and their children escaping violence is closed. Although the poor state of the shelter was well known, there was no plan for an immediate temporary shelter.
PSA>: Coffin Skate Shop is excited to announce that we will be hosting a queer holiday market and clothing swap on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019.
Our aim is to centre LGBTQ+ vendors and provide a platform where they can showcase art that may not be found at your typical holiday market.
Alex Kronstein reviews I Am Skylar, a short directed by Rachel Bower, about a young transgender woman from Cape Breton.
PSA: Come learn and share your experiences and help build a vibrant family voice for inclusive education. November 2, 10 am – 4 pm, Halifax
Delilah Saunders on becoming a mother and all the happiness and joy that implies. But as an Indigenous mother she also must face intergenerational trauma and an often justified fear of child welfare workers.
Last week a Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Board of Inquiry decided that former firefighter Kathy Symington did not suffer discrimination while working at the Halifax Fire Service.
“In fact the Tessier case shows that for a woman to complain about a male-dominated workplace, such as the Fire Service, the woman has to be willing to fight for more than a dozen years, has to have an airtight complaint, witnesses, and certainly not criticize her superiors. Short of this, women are simply not believed.,” writes Judy Haiven.
Nova Scotia desperately needs a mandatory review process with teeth to review adult deaths in custody. The excellent East Coast Prison Justice Society, together with NS E. FRy societies, will make that case once again tonight at Law Amendments, and they would appreciate your support.
KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Last night I finally got to see the stunning and heart wrenching NFB documentary Conviction. The documentary…
Joanne Bealy on some of the many strong local documentaries in the lineup at the Atlantic International Film Festival this year. “What these films show us is that the people of Nova Scotia are visionaries, the provincial and municipal politicians … not so much.”