We marched, sang, protested and supported the feminist movement, we fought for maternity leave, employment equity, flex time, and society stands on our shoulders.
Although Black women have played an important role – both behind the scenes and on the frontlines – in struggles for equality, women’s rights and social justice, they are generally excluded from historical narratives of the feminist movement. It is time their stories were told and their contributions to social justice acknowledged and recognized.
Delvina Bernard, Lynn Jones, Dolly Williams and Carolann Wright-Parks
Event Facilitator: Folami Jones
Panel Moderator: El Jones
Dr Afua Cooper and Martha Mutale.
“When we speak of feminism there almost always is the tendency to assume that this is something that was created by white women.” Author and Feminist Civil Rights Leader, Angela Davis
**Sign language interpretation provided.
Biographies and full Festival details available at: www.mayworkshalifax.ca