Shades of Green has a case of laryngitis and needs to rest her voice this week. There will be no new podcast episode until next week. Fortunately, CBC’s The Current has just released a special edition from a town hall exploring anti-black racism in Nova Scotia, including environmental racism, gentrification, and violence against women.
It is essential listening, especially for white folks- in Kjipuktuk/ Halifax – in Nova Scotia- and beyond. As Rodney Small of Common Good Solutions puts it, “We have to start the conversation somewhere…. Call it what it is: white ignorance. Because when you have people that actually are willing to come in a community with such a strong history and not willing to indulge in that history and learn about that community it is what it is. Ignorant. Plain and simple.”
We invite you to have a deep listen to these incredible voices, and to reflect on how these stories connect with the questions we’ve been exploring together with the Shades of Green podcast series so far. Listen to the link embedded on this page.
You can watch the unabridged town hall here.
There is also a full transcript available here.
- Irvine Carvery
- Melinda Daye
- Louise Delisle
- El Jones
- Lucy Nickerson
- Rodney Small
- Dr. Ingrid Waldron
- North Community Action Committee
Nova Scotia Museum: A Brief Outline of African Nova Scotian Settlement
Hilary Beaumont: Black Residents Say Nova Scotia Is Racist About Where It Dumps Its Trash
Brent Bundale: The toxic sites of Nova Scotia racism
The ENRICH Project: Interactive, open-source, community-based map
NS Advocate: A community of widows. The Shelburne dump and environmental racism
NS Advocate: Louise Delisle on the despair caused by environmental racism in the Town of Shelburne
Dr. Ingrid Waldron: North End Matters
Danielle Cameron: Meet the North End Community Action Committee
Shades of Green Interview: North End Community Action Committee
The North End: In Search of a New Beginning
Halifax Media Coop: White Ignorance and the Struggle Against Gentrification (Event Audio)