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(New Glasgow) – Events marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which had been scheduled for March 21 in New Glasgow, will take place tomorrow, March 22, 2002.

As part of the many events planned for the day, the Canadian Union of Public Employees is hosting a talk by well-known lawyer and long-time human rights activist Burnley “Rocky” Jones.

Mr. Jones has worked closely with the Aboriginal community on land claims, justice and educational issues. He is one of Canada’s leading experts on environmental racism and is the recipient of many awards. The day’s events include:

  • 1:00 p.m. Rocky Jones will lead a discussion at the Ward One Centre in New Glasgow. Entertainment will be provided by Youth African Drummers and refreshments will be served.
  • 3:30 p.m., CUPE Nova Scotia President and Pictou County resident Betty Jean Sutherland will make a presentation in the Africentric Heritage Park, located close to Ward One.

March 21st is observed around the world as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, to mark the anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa in 1960.

For information:
John McCracken, CUPE Communications Representative
(902) 455-4180 (o) - (902) 222-8457 (Cell)
Harminder Magon, CUPE Equality Representative
(613) 762-3650 (Cell)