“Connecting the Dots: Confronting Environmental Racism in Nova Scotia”

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Please join Dr. Ingrid Waldron and a community panel on July 28, 2015 for the free event “Connecting the Dots: Confronting Environmental Racism in Nova Scotia” to learn about and participate in a discussion on environmental racism research and community work that is happening to fight against the placement of toxic facilities and other environmentally hazardous activities in communities with historically marginalized voices.

The event will be held on Tuesday, July 28 from 6 PM – 8:45 PM at the Central Library (Paul O’Regan Hall).

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Although environmental racism has been a long-standing issue in Nova Scotia and is a term that is becoming more well-known, we are still far away from a collective understanding of how this form of oppression manifests itself in the province we live in. This event will increase awareness and spark more critical discussions about the importance of incorporating “race” as a core element of environmental justice initiatives in Nova Scotia. It also hopes to increase community engagement in environmental racism initiatives across the province.

The event will feature five panelists who will share their challenges, successes and strategies for mobilizing on environmental racism in Mi’kmaw and African Nova Scotian communities. Long-time activist Lynn Jones will moderate the panel discussion.

There will be performances by All Nations Drummers and Umoja Diversity Drummers.

Free refreshments will be provided.

This event is being funded by an Open Academy Grant from the Royal Society of Canada.

The event is being organized by:

Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities & Community Health Project (ENRICH)
Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG)
Ecology Action Center (EAC)

 

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