In recognition of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, The Mi’kmaq Native Friendship Centre on Gottingen Street invites Nova Scotians to join them for the live streaming of a not-to-be-missed evening of performances by talented young adults from many of Nova Scotia’s diverse cultures. Produced by Pink Dog Productions, the event began at 7pm on Monday, March 21. haligonia.ca, Halifax’s own online broadcaster, live streamed this special concert for all to enjoy.
Krista Daley, Director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission says that despite many gains, racism still exists in all of its ugly forms in this province. This event is an opportunity for youth from various cultures across Nova Scotia to join together to showcase their talents and work towards the common goal of eliminating racial discrimination in Nova Scotia, Canada and around the world.
Hosted by, Glenn Knockwood, the evening’s list of performers was impressive:
§ Singer/Songwriters, Reeny Smith and Molly Thomason
§ Spoken Word artists, Antoine Abawajy and Desiree Adams
§ Poet, Liam Paul
§ Hoop Dancer, Bailey Gore
§ Musicians, Thibault Jacquot-Paratte, Sarah Budgell and Felix Klimitz
§ Breakdancers, Eastern Bloc
Collectively the performers represent, African-Nova Scotian, Aboriginal, Acadian and Caucasian cultures and New Canadians from Armenia, Albania, Israel, Taiwan and Germany. This project is funded by the Multi-Cultural division of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.