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2023 Annual General Meeting

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This is the largest expression of EAC's democratic process where all members are invited to learn about the organization, cast their vote for our board of directors and celebrate our work and the broader community. EAC's members have ultimate decision-making authority in our structure, and this is the key place where that voice is exercised.  

Details

  • What: EAC's Annual General Meeting  
  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 
  • Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.  

This will be a hybrid meeting, so attendance can be:

  • In person: Zatzman Sportsplex in Dartmouth, Nantucket Room - this location is wheelchair accessible
  • Online: Zoom (closed captioning available)

This year's AGM will include:

  • Special guest Lynn Jones speaking on Creating a unique path: Down the Marsh Community Land Trust challenges the status quo. Left out of the sustainability agenda, an African Nova Scotian community in Truro, Nova Scotia makes demands to be included while addressing anti-Black racism, affordable housing , gentrification, reparations and the real face of allyship on an ongoing basis.

Read Lynn's Bio

Read Lynn's Bio

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Lynn Jones is a proud African Canadian born and raised in Truro, Nova Scotia. Her Nova Scotia roots span several generations, making her one of several Indigenous African Nova Scotians residing here over 400 years. She is a pan Africanist whose travel takes her across many countries in her ancestral home on the continent of Africa.  

Being employed as a Federal Public Service employee for over 30 years coupled with her extensive experience in the Canadian labour movement enabled Lynn to be a social justice leader in areas many Black people had never ventured before. This includes being the first Black General Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress and National Vice-President of the Canada Employment and Immigration Union. Lynn leveraged her community and labour background to become the first Canadian born African women to seek office in a federal election in Canada. Jones is the recipient of the Queen’s Medal and the Order of Canada, and is chair of the Global African Congress Nova Scotia Chapter, an organization which seeks reparations for the atrocities of the Atlantic Slave Trade. She is a founding board member of the Down The Marsh Community Land Trust, which is building affordable housing for African Nova Scotian community in Truro.

Lynn has been in the vanguard of the fight for fair labour practices for many years including most recently the joint campaign "fight for $15" which attempts to win an increase in the minimum wage for all workers. Lynn recently donated over 50 years of personal archival material on the Black local, national and international community to the St Mary’s University Library and archives where it is now housed as "The Lynn Jones African Canadian and Diaspora Heritage Collection."

Click here for the AGM agenda, and read the 2022 AGM minutes here.

Read out 2022-2023 Annual Report here.

Registration has now closed. If you have not registered and would like to, please email julia.sent@ecologyaction.ca