Do some­thing

Lo­cal activist or­ga­ni­za­tions and so­cial move­ments mak­ing a dif­fer­ence.

The Coast - - OFF CAMPUS - BY RE­BECCA DING­WELL

Yelling

into the void on Twit­ter about what’s wrong in the world is easy. That’s why we all do it. But there are plenty of peo­ple in Hal­i­fax who are walk­ing the walk—whether it be ad­vo­cat­ing for the en­vi­ron­ment, mo­bi­liz­ing for so­cial change or work­ing to pro­vide ser­vices to marginal­ized groups. These groups are ex­am­ples of those try­ing to make change for the bet­ter. Maybe you’ll join them?

SOL­I­DAR­ITY HAL­I­FAX

An anti-cap­i­tal­ist group ad­vo­cat­ing for eco-jus­tice, anti-racism and worker sol­i­dar­ity. Last year, mem­bers teamed up with Uja­maa and Kwacha House Cafe for the web-based project Work­ing While Black, pub­lish­ing anony­mous sto­ries of anti-Black racism in the work­place. They are push­ing for an end to po­lice street checks. sol­i­dar­i­ty­hal­i­fax.ca

BOOKS BE­YOND BARS

This pro­gram has ex­isted in Hal­i­fax since 2005. It makes books ac­ces­si­ble to those liv­ing within the women’s sec­tion of the Cen­tral Nova Sco­tia Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­ity in Burn­side, as well as pro­vid­ing writ­ing and po­etry work­shops to women in the prison sys­tem. The Books Be­yond Bars pro­gram ac­cepts ti­tles from the lists of re­quests, book­store gift cards and non-spi­ral bound note­books. books­be­yond­bars.word­press.com

HOLLABACK! HAL­I­FAX

The Hollaback! move­ment ex­ists around the world, in­clud­ing coun­tries such as Aus­tralia and Italy. It aims to end street ha­rass­ment, em­pow­er­ing peo­ple by invit­ing them to anony­mously share their sto­ries on­line. The Hal­i­fax branch is headed by Re­becca Faria and is cur­rently look­ing for vol­un­teers.

hal­i­fax.ihol­laback.org

THE RAD­I­CAL IMAG­I­NA­TION PROJECT This Hal­i­fax-based re­search project holds work­shops, public dis­cus­sions and talks con­cerned with ac­tivism and so­cial move­ments. One of its re­cent projects is

What Moves Us— a col­lec­tion of es­says and in­ter­views fea­tur­ing the work of Ar­dath Why­nacht, Isaac Saney and El Jones.

rad­i­cal­imag­i­na­tion.org

NOVA SCO­TIA RAIN­BOW AC­TION PROJECT

The Rain­bow Ac­tion Project is a non-profit ad­vo­cat­ing for the rights of LGBTQ+ folks in the province. The

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