“The fact is that even speaking openly about rebelling against men, against husbands, against fathers, against bosses – can be dangerous. Maybe not a capital offence, but an offence nonetheless—with often violent repercussions,” writes Judy Haiven.
“We cannot continue to ask for a minute of silence for the women who have been murdered and for those who are missing. We need to scream for systemic change. We cannot be silent. Silent NO more!”
Compensation awarded to the complainants in a human rights enquiry may sound generous, but it is peanuts when you take into account the decades the three were institutionalized, away from community and their loved ones, and subjected to a regime that allows almost no space for making your own decisions.
This weekend’s weekend video is a trailer for The Fruit Machine, a documentary about the hysterical witch hunt of gay civil servants here in Canada that continued well into the 1990s. The documentary will be screened in Halifax on Thursday Dec. 5
Warren (Gus) Reed is still waiting for the province to follow up on the September 2018 NS Human Rights Decision that restaurants must provide wheelchair access to washrooms. A recent case of Norovirus while traveling in the US made the risks wheelchair users are exposed to all the more real.
Nine months ago disability activist Jen Powley presented a proposal to Community Services for a four-bedroom unit with shared-attendant care in a new mixed-use building on Gottingen Street. This unit would keep me and three other young adults out of a nursing home at a cost comparable with that of housing them in a long-term care facility. She’s still waiting for a response.
PSA: An opportunity to speak with the Nova Scotia Barristers Society (NSBS) Council, the governing body of Nova Scotia’s legal profession. Learn about the Society’s role and discuss the importance of inclusion in improving ways to accommodate the disability community.
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.