CONCERTS / WORKSHOPS for INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S MONTH IN MARCH -: February 2007

Faith Nolan is available to  

Faith Nolan Email faith@nexicom.net or
nolanfaith@yahoo.com and ph. 416.537.8194


 

Marie Joseph Amgelique

Slave in Montreal in 1750’s
Viola Desmond

ended segragetion in Canada

Maxine Tynes
Afro Scotian poet

     
Dionne Brand

Trinidad born Candian Poet/ writer/educator

In March we celebrate commemorate and organize the continuing struggle for women’s social and economic equality. CARRY IT ON

** Available for Booking for INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S MONTH MARCH 2007

 

Carrie Best

Founder of Nova Scotia's first newspaper for blacks, heard the story and wrote about it. This happened in 1946, nine years before Rosa Parks' own brave act.

Viola Desmond

Her crime was this: when stopping in a town unfamiliar to her, she mistakenly sat in the locally known "whites-only" section of a theatre. Although she offered to pay
the difference in ticket price to remain in her seat, she was arrested, convicted, and fined.

Viola and Carrie organized other blacks to lobby the Nova Scotia government which finally repealed the law of segregation in 1954. Carrie Best worked in and for her community until her death in 2001 at the age of 97.