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HOW WE WON

September 17 | 7:00 pm9:00 pm

| Free

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


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PUBLIC HEALTH: Health care restrictions will be lifted by this date, however we strongly encourage everyone to wear masks, wash hands regularly and keep distant from those outside your group of friends. If you feel unwell, please stay home.


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


Featuring:

Dr. Lynn Jones & Carolann Wright

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

 

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Details

Date:
September 17
Time:
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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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