Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) is the first college in Atlantic Canada to sign the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education. The Scarborough Charter was spearheaded by the University of Toronto Scarborough with input and collaboration from students, employees, relevant organizations and Black political and civic leaders. It reflects a shared recognition of the realities of anti-Black racism and provides post-secondary institutions with concrete principles, actions and accountability measures to follow for a more inclusive future.
The Halifax Declaration for the Eradication of Racial Discrimination, created by Black Canadians and benefitting from the wisdom of young Black Canadians, is an expression of some of the key demands, claims and expectations of Black people everywhere, including on the continent of Africa. It is rooted in the three objectives of the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024) proclaimed by the United Nations: Recognition, Justice and Development.
Fondation Michaëlle Jean Foundation. (2023, January 25). The Halifax Declaration Proclamation [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/HSHbLMmFpTo
"Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives" (Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc, n.d.)
Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc. (n.d.). About. https://blacklivesmatter.com/about/
CBC. (2021, February 26). What the Black Lives Matter movement looks like in 2021 [Video]. https://youtu.be/UpHbhVE1yTU
Activists say it is time to put pressure on politicians and businesses that made promises last year to take quantifiable action toward permanently changing Canada’s policies, systems and spaces that maintain anti-Black racism.
Harvard Business School. (2021, June 16). The importance of Juneteenth [Video]. https://youtu.be/OShpcTev_6A
Senior Lecturer Henry McGee and recent graduate Caleb Bradford talk about Juneteenth: what it is and why it’s important.