After the Apology: Africville, a dialogue for change
Photo: Nova Scotia Archives, Bob Brooks
Halifax, Nova Scotia
What happens after an apology for violations of human rights is offered to a community in Canada?
On February 24, 2010, former residents of the small but vibrant Black community of Africville in Halifax, Nova Scotia, received an official apology from the Halifax Regional Municipality. The acknowledgment of the injustices they had faced as Black Nova Scotians in the 1960s came after a long struggle for redress following their eviction and the destruction of their tightly-knit community.
Prompted by this apology and the experience and resilience of survivors, the program will focus on the violations of Africville residents’ rights at the time, their advocacy for redress and the work that remains to be done on issues of systemic racism.
Connect with survivors and community members in small guided group discussions to explore ways to get involved.
This event is part of a pilot series organized to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. This series explores apologies through a human rights lens and aims to provide opportunities for reflection and thoughtful dialogue, which are essential to bridge understanding and advance human rights collectively.
This event is organized in partnership with Africville Genealogy Society, Africville Heritage Trust, Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute, and Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children Restorative Inquiry.
This event is free but registration is required. Please note there are limited spaces for this event.
Registration will open soon.
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia