Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

 

 

CUPE 3912 stands in solidarity with those protesting police brutality, white supremacy, and all forms of racist violence.

Here you can find a statement from CUPE National and a call for solidarity.

“We must challenge and not be silent in the face of police brutality, white supremacy, and all forms of racist violence in the workplace and in our society. CUPE will remain vigilant in our efforts to ensure diversity and inclusiveness and to fight racism and hate in all its forms.”

Here are suggestions for what Nova Scotians can do to stand up to racism and injustice.

“And I think the violence that I want to mention is really the violence of the silence of the white population. It’s those of us who derive the privileges from what’s happening in Canada and in the United States, who cannot wait another day to speak. It’s the overwhelming majority of white people in this country who need to say, ‘You cannot do this in my name.'”

If you are looking for a way to support the local African Nova Scotian community, if you are able, please donate to Black Lives Matter Solidarity Fund NS, which gives $100 grants to African Nova Scotian people during this pandemic.