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September 17 | 7:00 pm9:00 pm

| $15

A 25th Anniversary Tribute Concert Honouring the Community’s Collective Action in Saving Our Canada Employment Centre


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On March 27th, 1996, workers and members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, with assistance from community activists, began occupying the offices of the Canada Employment Centre located at 2089 Gottingen St. The occupation lasted 122 days, 24/7, and successfully prevented the planned closure of the centre providing employment services to the community of North End Halifax. This remarkable act of worker and community resistance still holds the record as Canada’s longest workplace occupation.

Come hear an incredible story of collective action through the weaving of witness telling, music, and spoken word poetry in tribute to community power.


Featuring:

Dr. Lynn Jones & Carolann Wright-Parks

Both will share memories of their involvement in the landmark occupation

 

The evening will also feature stellar performances by 

Corey Adams | Keonte Beals | Linda Carvery | El Jones | MAJE

 

Presented by

 

Details

Date:
September 17
Time:
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost:
$15
Event Category:

Organizer

Mayworks Kjipuktuk/Halifax
Phone:
1 (902) 223-8341
Email:
info@mayworkskjipuktukhfx.ca
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Venue

The Derby Show Bar
2037 Gottingen St
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3B1 Canada
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