Black Excellence Day -Thursday, Feb. 3

Black Excellence Day- Thursday, Feb. 3
Posted on 02/02/2022

On Thursday, February 3, OCDSB students and staff will be participating in Black Excellence Day. On February 3, 2021 the province of Nova Scotia repaid the fine and court costs associated with Viola Desmond’s 1946 court case to Viola's sister, Wanda Robson. Viola had been found guilty of tax evasion in 1946, after challenging racial segregation at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow.

Black Excellence Day reminds us that despite these intentional inequities, People of Black African descent continue to excel in all areas of life. Black Excellence Day is a new opportunity for us to come together to repair the harm and damage caused by racism's past and present oppressive practices. Students and staff members are welcome to wear black on this day, and to post on social media using the hashtags #BlackExcellenceDay and #OCDSBBlackExcellenceDay.

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