On May 7, a group of women challenging environmental racism in Nova Scotia shared their knowledge and experiences with environmental racism with a group of future social workers at St. Thomas University and interested members of the public.
Joining the panel discussion were Ingrid Waldron, author of the award-winning book, There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities. The book inspired the 2019 film, There’s Something in the Water, by Ellen Page and Ian Daniel. The film is currently available for viewing on Netflix. Other panelists included Michelle Francis-Denny on the clean-up of Boat Harbour, Dorene Bernard on protecting Mi’kmaq territory from Alton Gas and Louise Delisle on protecting the health of black residents of Shelburne, Nova Scotia from environmental racism.
Watch the panel discussion here –
The panel, There’s Something in the Water, was organized by the St. Thomas University’s School of Social Work’s course, Organizing for Action with Diverse Groups, and was supported by the NB Media Co-op and Fernwood Publishing.