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