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Workshop 2 Part 3: Understanding the Black Experience

Communities and Resources

  Figure 1:  Historical Black Communities of Nova Scotia

Many of these communities were not given basic services like running water, access to hospitals or local pharmacies, schools. Many of these communities had segregated schools, it should be noted the last segregated school in Nova Scotia closed in the late 1970s. When we address inequities that continue to exist for black and indigenous people, we need to think about the historical and generational traumas that continue to plague these populations and others. As well as how our systems, like healthcare, justice, education, or social systems weren't necessarily designed for these populations to survive, and or even to exist.

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