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Social Activist Burnley "Rocky" Jones ‑ An Evening of Reflection with Lynn Jones

Posted by GHO Admin on June 5, 2017 in Events

Date: Friday June 16, 2017 @ 7–9 pm
Location: Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School Street, Mahone Bay


Social activist and Nova Scotia native LYNN JONES will reflect on her brother Rocky Jones and growing up in Nova Scotia. Lynn Jones is a community and labour activist who grew up in Truro. 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. In 2016 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree from Acadia University.

CO-SPONSORED BY THE SOUTH SHORE CHAPTER OF COUNCIL OF CANADIANS.

ALL ARE WELCOME.