Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

February 05, 2015 11:25 ET

CUPE Nova Scotia to host Black History Month event in New Glasgow

NEW GLASGOW, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 5, 2015) - CUPE Nova Scotia has chosen the community where Viola Desmond challenged racial segregation in 1946 to host its annual Black History Month (BHM) event.

The union's Human Rights Committee is celebrating BHM in New Glasgow, under the theme Looking at the Past, Present, and Future at the New Glasgow Community Centre on February 21 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Crystal States - Regional Director of the Black Educators Association and the African Nova Scotia Affairs North-Central Network

  • Morgan Gero - recent BLAC Student Society president at St. Francis Xavier and now a teacher at the St. Andrew Junior School in Antigonish

  • Robert French - Executive Director of the Valley African Nova Scotia Development Association

Light refreshments and entertainment will follow the panel discussion.

Contact Information

  • Dwayne Foster
    Chair, Human Rights Committee
    dwayne_114@hotmail.com

    Liz Paris
    Human Rights Committee Member
    (902) 695-2181 (h)

    John McCracken
    CUPE Communications Representative
    (902) 880-8057 (m)