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CSCNS Black History Learning Journey: Series 2

October 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - October 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for an e-learning series exploring the social determinants of health, education, justice, housing, the environment, and employment.

Black History Learning Journey – Series 2

This year, the Nova Scotia Legislation officially designated August 1st as Emancipation Day in recognition of the history and impacts of slavery in the province. Following the Decolonization Learning Journey (hosted in partnership with Unama’ki College), the Black History Learning Journey is a further exploration of systemic racism and the shared history of colonization. As part of our continued learnings and action, the goal is to continue to increase individual and organizational participation in shared educational spaces, create meaningful dialogue, mobilize the sector, and provide tangible ways to combat anti-Black racism.

To help lead the conversation, the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia (CSCNS) and the African Nova Scotia Decade of People of African Descent Coalition (ANS DPAD Coalition) have designed an engaging series to increase awareness about the Black Nova Scotian/ Canadian experience. The Black History Learning Journey will explore some of the key aspects of anti-Black racism and anti-Black policies, provide a history of African Nova Scotians, and discuss the impact on the Black experience in Nova Scotia today.

By examining the past to the present and challenging ourselves to have meaningful, honest conversations – we can lead a more inclusive future. For there to be transformative change, we must all listen, learn, share and act.

Continuing from Series 1 of the Black History Learning Journey “From Past to Present: The History & Legacy of Black Nova Scotians”, we’re excited to bring you the second series of this e-learning journey. Starting October 5th, series 2 “From Past to Policy: Systemic Barriers Built & Reinforced” will provide an in-depth look at the social determinants of health, education, justice, housing, the environment, and employment. What is the history of these policies, how have they been upheld, and how does it continue to impact Black Nova Scotians? What would a trauma-informed approach to policy look like? An experienced suite of facilitators (TBA!) will lead the learning around anti-Black policies and systemic barriers, bringing a wealth of knowledge in academia, community care, and advocacy.

Series 2 Schedule

This series is comprised of four (4) virtual sessions via Zoom Webinar scheduled for every Tuesday beginning October 5th from 1:00-3:00pm (ADT).

  • Session 1: Tuesday October 5th: Education
  • Session 2: Tuesday, October 12th: Justice
  • Session 3: Tuesday, October 19th: Self Determination (Environmental Racism/Housing)
  • Session 4: Tuesday, October 26th: Health

NOTE: All sessions are being recorded and the recordings will be available on our website (here) within one week of each session.


To register for these sessions:

  1. Click “Register”
  2. Select the ticket(s) for each session that you want to attend then select “Register”
  3. Fill out the registration form.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email with the meeting details once you complete your registration.


October 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
October 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm