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August 2017

Street Checks Action – Contact Your MLA

August 3, 2017

It has been 6 months since CBC released statistics about police/street checks* in Halifax.  Since that time, many members of the Black community in Halifax have been unequivocal in their demand for an immediate moratorium on street checks. Instead, the police released an interim report in mid June committing to empty actions, such as continued analysis of street check data, and refusing to admit that street checks are a problem. In the meantime, African Nova Scotians continue to be three times…

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October 2017

Why Don’t the Poor Rise Up?

October 11, 2017 , 6:30pm-8:30pm
Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Hwy
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2J6 Canada
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Free

Join the Radical Imagination Project for the Halifax launch of "Why Don't the Poor Rise Up?: Organizing the Twenty-First Century Resistance" (2017, AK Press). The launch will feature a panel discussion focusing on the question of when, how, and under what conditions exploited and oppressed peoples rise up to create radical and revolutionary social change. Our featured panelists are Jackie Barkley (of Solidarity Halifax), Brad Fougere, El Jones, Lynn Jones, and Ardath Whynacht. The panel builds on the recently completed…

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Desmond Cole with the Black Power Hour

October 25, 2017 , 7:00pm-10:00pm
University of King’s College, 6350 Coburg Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 2A1
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Solidarity Halifax is a proud sponsor of this exciting event presented by Black Power Hour. Join keynote speaker Desmond Cole for a live recording of Black Power Hour at the University of King's College, School of Journalism, KTS Lecture Hall. Desmond resigned from his column at the Toronto Star when he was ordered to choose between his journalism and his activism. His essay, The Skin I'm In, explored his experiences with street checks and racial profiling. Desmond has worked with…

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November 2017

Organizing for the Long Haul: A Solidarity Halifax Conference

November 3, 2017-November 5, 2017
Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, 2158 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada
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Solidarity Halifax is hosting a conference on the weekend of Friday November 3rd to Sunday November 5th at the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre in Halifax. The title and theme of the conference is ‘Organizing for the Long Haul’, with a focus on the need for long-term organization on the Left. The conference will also aim to highlight the importance of incorporating anti-capitalist analysis into social movements strategies. Different sections of the conference will focus on local struggles in anti-racism, worker’s movements,…

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Race in a Glass Nation

November 17, 2017 , 6:00pm-9:00pm
Alumni Hall, University of King’s College, 6350 Coburg Rd
Halifax, NS Canada
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A discussion on the implications of talking about race in the 21st century, with keynote speaker Dr. Sunera Thobani and panel discussion to follow. Free and open to public, childcare and light refreshments provided. The event will be livestreamed. KEYNOTE: Dr. Sunera Thobani is Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Studies and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia. Her scholarship focuses on critical race, post/colonial and feminist theory; globalization, media,…

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December 2017

Halifax Stands With Water Protectors – Silent Auction Fundraiser

December 3, 2017 , 2:00pm-5:00pm
The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op, 2203 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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Water protectors are on the front lines at the mighty Shubenacadie River resisting Alton Gas. They are doing crucial work to protect the water for all of us. With winter coming, they need our support to keep them warm and safe. Proceeds from this silent auction and performance fundraiser will directly support frontline resistance efforts against the Alton Gas Natural Gas Storage project. We are currently seeking donations for the silent auction. These contributions could be anything from earrings, to…

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January 2018

Fight For $15 and Fairness National Day of Action – Halifax

January 19, 2018 , 12:00pm-1:00pm
Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS B3J 1E9 Canada
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Bring union flags and banners! In response to the National Day of Action called by the Fight for $15 and Fairness Campaign, the Ontario Federation of Labour and LeadNow.ca, we are ralling with communities across Canada in solidarity with workers in Ontario who are fighting to defend their victories of a $15 minimum wage and labour standards reforms. We are also calling for fairness for workers in Nova Scotia: a $15 minimum wage and for our rights on the job.…

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February 2018

Fight For Fifteen Petitioning

February 15, 2018 , 12:00pm-1:00pm

Join the Fight for Fifteen and Fairness campaign for lunch-hour petitioning at the Quinpool Road entrance to the Atlantic Superstore. 6139 Quinpool Rd, Halifax 12 PM - 1 PM Premier McNeil is raising the minimum wage this year by a pitiful 15 cents. His Liberals are literally nickel-and-diming Nova Scotians at a time when Ontario's minimum wage has reached $14 per hour. All are welcome to help us collect signatures on our petition for Fifteen and Fairness in Nova Scotia.…

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Imagining 2030: What Could Climate Justice Look Like in Mi’kma’ki?

February 27, 2018 , 6:30pm-8:30pm
Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, 2158 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada
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Conversations on climate action, good jobs, and rights for workers and Indigenous communities. Nova Scotia needs new goals for climate action, and a new way of looking at climate justice. Groups have called for public engagement on the development of two wide-reaching pieces of climate and environmental policy with the Government of Nova Scotia: the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act and cap-and-trade regulations. The development of these policies provides an opportunity to build a stronger coalition and mobilize to…

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March 2018

Fight For $15 & Fairness: Petitioning Action

March 10, 2018 , 10:30am-12:00pm
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS B3J 1E9 Canada
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Come out to help build the movement for $15 and Fairness in Halifax. Campaigns for $15 and Fairness have already been successful in Alberta, Ontario, and BC, with these provincial governments promising a gradual wage hike to $15 over the next few years. Meanwhile, NS has one of the lowest minimum wages in the country and is set to raise the minimum wage by only fifteen cents this year. This has to change. About a third of Nova Scotians make…

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