Tri-County Vanguard : 2018-12-05
NEWS : 5 : A5
NEWS A5 TRICOUNTYVANGUARD.CA WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018 • ■ “We still stand tall and fight for who we are and what we want for ourselves.” — Brad Barton The little church was full with community members who stood on their feet, clapping, as community figurehead and advocate Brad Barton stepped up to the mic.
“If it wasn’t for us having this community centre, we would not be in the position ourselves as African Nova Scotians to broaden our own horizons and own understanding of culture – how we exist in a diverse community, and how we still stand tall and fight for who we are and what we want for ourselves,” he said.
The centre is the product of more than four decades of community work for a safe and inclusive space where community members can celebrate their culture without fear of prejudice.
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