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“R” is for Reparations “ book-in-a-day children poster making

On the morning of Saturday, December 8, 2018 an exciting event will unfold in Halifax. A group of Halifax Municipality youth will together design and print a poster that will be used to launch the “Book-in-a Day” initiative of the Global African Congress – NS Chapter. The launch date for the Book “R” is for Reparations” is Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 am.

Last February, as part of African Heritage Month events,the Global Afrikan Congress – NS Chapter partnered with Halifax North Memorial Library, CBC, Fernwood Publishing and the NS Black Educators Association to organize this creative youth event. About 30 NS youth ranging in ages from 7 to 12 came together to write a book – in – a -day about Reparations for Afrikan People from children’s perspectives, the first globally.  The book is being published by Fernwood Publishing and will be launched at the Halifax North Memorial Library as part of the 2019 African Heritage Month events.

Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., from Detroit Michigan who while in Halifax to attend several events where he will talk printing and civil rights, has offered his services to work with the Book-in-a Day children to help them design and print a poster to advertise the February 23 African Heritage Month launch of the book. Mr. Kennedy, of Kennedy Prints, is an internationally famed artist whose printing expertise is sought after across North America.

Cinderella, (Samantha Walkes) star of Neptune Theatres production presently playing , will thrill children with a guest appearance at 10:30.

When: December 8, 2018 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: NSCAD University’s Dawson Print Shop, 1895 Granville Street
Contact: Lynn Jones, Chairperson, Global Afrikan Congress – NS Chapter  (902) 225-1950