An open letter to Justice MInister Mark Furey about the high velocity nail gun attack on Nhlanhla Dlamini. More than criminal negligence the alleged attack should be considered a hate crime.
News release: A woman charged with several criminal offences in connection with an October 25 racist incident on a Halifax transit bus will be arraigned in Halifax Provincial Court (5250 Spring Garden Rd) Tuesday, January 8 at 10 am.
About 80 people rallied this afternoon at the the Maritime Centre, home of the Department of Labour and Advanced Education. They were there to protest anti-Black racism in workplaces anywhere, and especially to support Nhlanhla Dlamini, the young Black man shot with a high velocity nail gun by a co-worker employed with PQ Properties Limited of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia on September 18. The man who shot Dlamini should be charged with attempted murder and hate crimes, rally organizers say.
This (very) short film by Halifax filmmaker Stephanie Young reminds us that being a trans woman, and especially a trans woman of colour, means you are at high risk of becoming targeted in violent hate crimes. When we talk about women’s issues, we should include trans women.