February 11, 2020 - February 11, 2020
You are invited
African Nova Scotian Heritage in Perspective: How the past informs the present
Visiting Speaker Dr. Lynn Jones
Tuesday, February 11th, 7:00pm, KCIC Auditorium
Dr Lynn Jones is a community and labour activist who grew up in Truro, Nova Scotia. From the time she was a child, she struggled against racism and segregation. She protested against the Vietnam and Nigerian Biafra War in university, and advocated for better access to post-secondary education for Black and Aboriginal students. Jones became a strong labour activist with the Public Service Alliance of Canada, and then became the first woman of colour to be elected Vice President of the Canadian Labour Congress. Throughout her life, Lynn has been active in the pursuit of justice, working tireless for many causes and organizations that seek to eradicate racism, secure human rights, and achieve fair labour practices. She has been active in the environmental racism and justice movement and helped craft the first environmental racism bill in Canada.
In 2016 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree from Acadia University.