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How We Won, a tribute concert

September 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Remember How We Won

September 9, 2021

Finally, on September 17, we’re thrilled to present How We Won.

Join us at The Derby Showbar to hear an incredible story of collective action through the weaving of witness telling, music, and spoken word poetry in tribute to community power. On March 27th, 1996, a collection of activists from the community as well as local union members, joined together in a 133 day protest by occupying the offices of the Canada Employment Centre located at 2089 Gottingen Street in North end Halifax. This remarkable act of worker and community resistance still holds the record as Canada’s longest occupation of a Federal Government office in the history of Canada.

Credit: Lynn Jones African Canadian and Diaspora Heritage Collection

Dr. Lynn Jones & Carolann Wright sharing firsthand accounts of memories of their involvement in the landmark occupation. The evening will also feature stellar performances by Corey AdamsKeonte BealsLinda CarveryEl Jones, and MAJE. This anniversary is a free event and takes place just down the road from where the occupation took place 25 years ago.

Register for a free table through a Google form available on our website or through our social media.

How We Won is brought to you by the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.


Mayworks Kjipuktuk/Halifax is presented by Nova Scotia’s labour movement, including the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council and the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour. A full list & schedule of events is available on our website, www.MayworksKjipuktukHFX.ca, or through our app, available for iOS and Android.