Halifax Rally Against Racism – March 21, 2015

Halifax Rally Against Racism

Saturday, March 21st at 1:30 at Grand Parade

The Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council invites local unions, social movement activists, and the general public to a rally to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Halifax on Saturday, March 21st at 1:30 pm at Grand Parade in front of City Hall.

Nova Scotia is known as the ‘Mississippi of the North’ for its lack of action addressing racism in our cities and communities. The African Nova Scotian, First Nations and immigrant communities continue to face daily racism at work, in our schools, and in the broader community.

Racism is an issue the Labour Movement has been working to address for sometime. Collective agreements make racial discrimination at work illegal and promote a diverse workforce. Each of our unions now have active anti-racist, human rights, and diversity caucuses to address racism within our own structures as well.

Join us on Saturday, March 21st at 1:30 pm to call for a province-wide action plan to address racism including:

  • An end to discriminatory hiring practices in the private sector
  • Action to address the wage gap between white workers and African Nova Scotian and First Nation workers
  • Increased cultural awareness and programming in our schools and universities
  • Reform of the criminal justice and prison system
  • Action on historic land claims
  • More support for new immigrants

For more information contact:

Suzanne MacNeil, Vice President of Human Rights/Anti-Racism for the Labour Council, suzanne@suzannemacneil.ca

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