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  • African Nova Scotian Perspectives - Handout

Systemic Racism

  • The Canadian Narrative About Slavery is Wrong


  • Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls' Childhood

    Rebecca Epstein, Jamilia J. Blake and Thalia González

  • Ijeoma Oluo urges us to have better conversations about race

    CBC Radio, Tapestry

  • North Preston: A Look Past Stigma

     Arta Rexhepi

  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

    Dr. Joy DeGruy

  • Race is a 4-Letter Word: NFB Documentary

    Sobaz Benjamin 

  • Remember Africville

    National Film Board

  • Speak It! From The Heart of Black Nova Scotia.

    National Film Board

  • State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present

    Robyn Maynard

  • There's Something in the Water

    Based on the book of the same name by Ingrid Waldron, this film explores the topic of environmental racism, poignantly shining a light on the Canadian government’s current and historical decisions to prioritize the profits of large corporations over the health of Indigenous and Black communities.

Current Realities of Sexual Violence

  • Being Black and Out

    Hillary Bain Lindsay

  • #MeTooButNotYou: Black Women Being Left Out of the Conversation on Violence

    El Jones

  • Somebody’s Daughter: Inside the Toronto-Halifax Pimping Ring

    Phonse Jessome

  • The Teen Sex Trade: My Story

    Jade H. Brooks

  • Trans Women of Color Face an Epidemic of Violence and Murder

    Mary Emily O'Hara

Community and Cultural Norms

  • East Preston: Still Standing


  • "Snitching" and the Police in Communities of Color

    Allegra Johnson


  • Association of Black Social Workers

  • Black Educators Association

  • NS Brotherhood

  • Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute

Becoming an Ally

  • 5 Tips for Being an Ally

    Franchesca Ramsey

  • Becoming an Ally: Breaking the Cycle of Oppression in People, 3rd Edition

    Anne Bishop

  • Guide to Allyship

  • Implicit Bias: Peanut Butter and Jelly Racism

    Saleem Reshamwala, New York Times


  • Me and White Supremacy

    Layla F. Saad

  • Towards Racial Equity: Becoming an Effective Ally.

    Tim Wise 

Module Sources

African Nova Scotian Affairs

Anne Bishop, Becoming an Ally.

Black Cultural Centre For Nova Scotia

Black Halifax: Stories from Here

Black Loyalist Heritage Centre

Black Women’s Blueprint, “The Black Women’s Truth And Reconciliation Commission On Sexual Assault Archival Information.”

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21


Chanae Parsons, Delmore Buddy Daye Learning Institute, “Africentricity- YOUbuntu: Youth Mentorship Project.”

City News, “African-Nova Scotian activists push for discussion about slavery reparations.”

Council of Parties, Third Public Report, Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, Restorative Inquiry, Fall 2018.

Conversations with Kate MacDonald, Shianne Gordon, Robert Wright, and El Jones.

CTV News, “Former orphanage residents allege child abuse, neglect, beatings and sexual assault.”

David Este and Wanda Thomas Bernard, “Spirituality Among African Nova Scotians: A Key to Survival in Canadian Society.”

Death of the Strong Black Woman

Dorothy Roberts, “Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty.”

Franchesca Ramsey

Global News, “UN report on racism validates African Nova Scotian experience: Senator.”

Guide to Allyship

Halifax Media Coop, “Being Black and Out.”

Halifax Public Libraries

Harvard, “Implicit Association Test.

Joy DeGruy, “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.”

Oxford Dictionaries, “Privilege.” 

Peggy MacIntosh, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.”

Psychology Today, “Microaggressions: More than Just Race.”

Rebecca Epstein, Jamilia J. Blake and Thalia González, Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls' Childhood, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, 2017.

Reflections, “Becoming Trustworthy White Allies.”

Robyn Maynard, Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present, 2017.

Saleem Reshamwala, New York Times, Implicit Bias: Peanut Butter and Jelly Racism.

Shared Hope, “Trafficking Terms.”

St. Lawrence University, “ADINKRA - Cultural Symbols of the Asante people.”

Tamara Winfrey-Harris, The Sisters are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America, 2015.

The Chronicle Herald, “When the Marginalized Speak Up, Listen.” Opinion Piece, January 26, 2018.

The Coast, “Ancestral Roots Awards offers overdue recognition to young Black leaders.”

The Guardian, “'It’s like we're seen as animals': black men on their vulnerability and resilience”

The Nova Scotia Advocate, “Halifax police are deeply racist, African Nova Scotians say at police street check community meeting.”

The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children Restorative Inquiry.

The Nova Scotia Museum

Torontoist, “Canada Has a Black Incarceration Problem.”

Vera Institute of Justice, “Young Men of Color and the Other Side of Harm.”

VICE, "Trans Women of Color Face an Epidemic of Violence and Murder.”