/Tag: Halifax

Conduct Unbecoming on #CanadaDay

A more important story than five racists turning up at an anti-colonial ceremony is the ceremony itself: Cornwallis protest held amid Canada Day celebrations. If you can, please to donate to support the ongoing grassroots Mi'kmaq struggle against Alton Gas. Send etransfer's to: grassrootsgrandmother@gmail.com. This past February saw Canada's  [...]

2017-07-04T16:43:27+00:00July 4th, 2017|Categories: Justice|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Conduct Unbecoming on #CanadaDay

I don’t know the latest victim, at least not by name

Dispatches from Cyberspace are random writings about recent events, my life, and my much loved and missed daughter ~ Rehtaeh  Halifax writer Amira-Nicholle Hirtle wrote this powerful poem on sexual violence after being inspired on her way home from the March 7 protest in Halifax. This is linked to her original post on Facebook. Re [...]

2017-03-08T17:57:54+00:00March 8th, 2017|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on I don’t know the latest victim, at least not by name

Sad news in #Halifax #endthestigma #mentalhealth

This morning I read the story of a young Halifax woman who had a mental health crisis and her experience at the hands of the Halifax police. For those negatively commenting on her story, either on Facebook or other social media websites: Please don't. You are not playing "devils advocate" to a person in a crisis. You're playing the devil. Judg [...]

2016-12-13T12:12:47+00:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Sad news in #Halifax #endthestigma #mentalhealth

World War Re-Creation

Citadel Hill had a World War re-creation display this past weekend. It featured costumes and equipment from the First and Second World Wars as well as older weapons. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon. The people involved did a tremendous job. I'm still finding new ways to shoot my Fuji X100T. I did all of these in black and white. [...]

2016-10-21T21:42:59+00:00October 19th, 2015|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , |Comments Off on World War Re-Creation

Rolling Revolution: Cats Glare Back

[su_divider top="no" divider_color="#006699"] Hope you can make it! Release: On behalf of Hollaback! Halifax, I'd like to invite you to our second annual Rolling Revolution: Cats Glare Back event in partnership with Avalon Centre. Date: Friday September 25, 2015 Time: 6 to 9:30 p.m. Meet at: Victoria Park Move to: Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre E [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:00+00:00September 25th, 2015|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Rolling Revolution: Cats Glare Back

Youth in mental health crisis

Last night the hashtag #helplily appeared on my feed. A 14 year old girl's family tried to get her admitted to the IWK Children's Hospital in Halifax for mental health related issues. According to a family friend she was refused entry. Halifax police spokesman Const. Pierre Bourdages says she was "acting in a violent manner" and assaulted officers. [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:04+00:00June 8th, 2015|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Youth in mental health crisis

Rae’s Awareness Walk

[su_divider top="no" divider_color="#006699"] Yesterday was marked with a very special moment. Following the walk a butterfly showed up in the church we met at and stayed for a bit. It flew up to the front and circled around the room. This message was shared on the Rae's Awareness Facebook Page: "I just wanted to take a minute to share this photo. [...]

2016-10-21T21:43:07+00:00April 12th, 2015|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Rae’s Awareness Walk
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