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African Nova Scotians May Become First in Canada to Join the SRDC

Round Table Discussion with Rocky Jones, Denise Allen

by david parkerCKDU News CollectiveCKDU

CKDU Community Radio in Halifax hosted a round table discussion on July 19th to mark 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent, and to alert Nova Scotians to a series of upcoming town halls. The discussion featured guest panelists Dr. Rocky Jones and Denise Allen.

The first town hall will take place in Africville Park on July 30th during the Annual Africville Reunion, from 2 pm to 6 pm.  Other town halls are planned for Sydney, Cape Breton, on August 3rd at Menelic Hall, and in Lincolnville and New Glasgow area.

Dr. Rocky Jones will be a panelist at the July 30th town hall. Under the theme "Remember The Ant", The event organizers hope to engage and empower local African Nova Scotian communities, and consider joining the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC), a member of the African Union.

For more information, please visit www.srdcinternational.org.

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