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Loss and Hope in Black Nova Scotia

Part 2: A Panel Discussion on Oppression

by Hillary Bain Lindsay

Part 2 of a panel discussion.  Part 1 can be heard here.

"Where does hope lie? "

So began the second part of a panel discussion on loss, hope and Black Nova Scotians at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Halifax on Tuesday evening. 

The panelists for the discussion were:

    •    Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard is currently on leave from the Dalhousie School of Social Work where she teaches. Bernard is an author, community researcher and activist.  In 2010 she co-wrote and edited Race and Well-Being: The Lives, Hopes and Activism of African Canadians.

    •    Jon Tattrie is a freelance journalist and writer based in Halifax.  His first non-fiction book, The Hermit of Africville, was released in Africville in July 2010.

    •    Irvine Carvery is President of the Africville Genealogy Society and also serves as chair of the Halifax Regional School Board. He lived in Africville until he was 13 years of age.

The discussion was divided into two parts.  The first began with the question, "What have been the greatest  losses encountered by Black Nova Scotians in the face of oppression?" and can be heard here. 


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