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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Celebrate African Heritage Month through Stories (-)

The public is welcome to join us for the following program at the McConnell Library:
   
"Celebrate African Heritage Month through Stories"

Thursday, Feb. 22nd at 7:00 PM
McConnell Library (Sydney) 
   
The McConnell Library is pleased to host playwright and storyteller David Woods alongside local author and storyteller
Wanda Robson for an evening of stories and experiences of African Nova Scotian’s around the time of the Halifax Explosion.
 
In celebration of African Heritage Month, Woods has created a 60-minute photo and storytelling
presentation from his new play, Extraordinary Acts. Extraordinary Acts marks the first broad investigation
of African Nova Scotian experiences during the time of the Halifax Explosion.
 
Robson’s storytelling has brought national recognition and honour to her sister, Viola Desmond,
now famous for her personal actions to fight racism and discrimination in a Nova Scotia theatre in 1946.
Wanda wrote the book Sister to Courage to document Viola’s inspiring story.
Robson’s family history touches on the Halifax Explosion also, as another sister Emily Clyke (103 years) of Montreal
is one of the last living survivors of the Explosion.
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
This program is presented in partnership with The Black Artists Network of Nova Scotia (BANNS).  February is African Heritage Month.
 

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