HAS Presents: Africville – Stories of Community and Resilience

Event Information
Author alnationtalk
Start Date/Time 10th Nov Fri PM 1:30 (GMT 0)
End Date/Time 10th Nov Fri PM 4:00 (GMT 0)
Location Halifax, NS
Type Private

HAS Presents: Africville – Stories of Community and Resilience

Date and time
Friday, November 10 · 1:30 – 4pm AST

Halifax Convention Centre
650 Argyle St Halifax, NS B3J 0E6 Canada

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About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

This event will be a two-part tour of a historical area in Halifax, NS, called Africville. It will feature the history and parallels of Black and racialized community forced displacement echoed in many major cities under the guise of urban renewal and eradicating blight. Earlier this year, we at HAS daylighted these very similarities within the Vancouver, BC, area known as Hogan’s Alley. The CAEH conference in Halifax offers all of us, already so deeply committed to working to end homelessness, the unique opportunity to view and experience the history of the vibrant Black community of Africville. This location is a piece of the legacy of people of Black/African descent in Canada and pushes back against the anti-Blackness that keeps these stories hidden. These shared stories of forced relocation can provide a more profound understanding of the systemically oppressive policy and practices that still contribute to the proportionally high level of BIPOC homelessness in the present day.

Join us in the 2-part tour led by those well-rooted in the History of Africville and Hogan’s Alley. A light meal will (with vegetarian options) be provided as part of the tour. Here, you can find the facility’s accessibility information. Limited number of tickets available.

*Accessibility offerings:

    • Name tags
    • COVID Considerations (Masking, Sanitizer & Distancing)
    • Body Positive Seating
    • Low scent environment
    • Ramp access available
    • Accessible washrooms

Ticket purchase required – $10-$15-$20 sliding scale per person.

Schedule Details:

1:30 pm: depart CAEH conference centre in chartered buses to head to Africville

2:10 pm: Group A indoor/ group B outdoor and then groups switch

2:45 pm: Group B indoor/ group A outdoor

3:15 pm: Indoor historical talk and light meal

4:00 pm: Charter buses back to CAEH conference centre

Special Guests for Tour & Presentation:

The Africville Museum and the Africville Heritage Trust Society, Africville Genealogy Society – Irvine Carvery; Africville Museum Educator – Carm Robertson; Africville past residents & historians – Beatrice Wilkins or Bernice Arsenault, Hogan’s Alley Society – Siobhan Barker (Director Community Care), and Modupe Bankole-Longe (Director Research and Evaluation).

*Due to the limited available capacity of the tour we strongly encourage CAEA attendees that cannot attend the tour to visit the Africville Museum independently or with a few colleagues. Suggested transportation UBER/ Lyft approx. $12-15 each way

Africville Museum Hours of operation: 10:00AM – 4:00PM and $7 admission

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/has-presents-africville-stories-of-community-and-resilience-tickets-738207066207?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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