Thursday May 12, 1:00-3:00 pm (will not conflict with keynote)
This tour by bus will acquaint visitors with historic landmarks that tend to get erased on the normative tourist packages. We will visit Africville park and the way the people have represented their home in the museum, stop briefly at the Dixon Center named after local boxer George Dixon, and near where many of the people were relocated after losing their homes and land in Africville. We will drive across the bridge to get a bird’s eye view of Halifax’s historic war harbor, spot the remains of contested Tufts’ Cove and head back along Gottingen past the Mi’kmaq Friendship Ctr. Our last stop is at the contested statue of Edward Cornwallis, founder of Halifax, issuer of the infamous Mi’kmaq scalping proclamation and most importantly, target of local decolonization movements.
Tour cost $20
Includes pamphlet with hand drawn map, selected readings and reflections.
Please reserve a spot by April 28 by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org