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07 August, 2020
5:30 PM
Tatamagouche Centre, 259 Loop Route 6, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0

Invitation to Rest for Black & Indigenous Activists & Elders

August 7-10, 2020 – Friday 5:30pm to Monday 1:30pm

One part of racial justice is rest and care.

It has been such a time of grief. We would like to extend a loving invitation to Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, Queer Trans BIPOC at the heart of our struggles right now. Having had several conversations with BIPOC folks at this time, we’re hearing that people are raw, exhausted, and grieving. We appreciate that BIPOC activists and Elders have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. You are on the front lines of rapid response actions, organizing and holding healing space for your communities. We’re mindful that you also do a lot of educating others while navigating systemic racism and trauma. We invite you to come to Tatamagouche Centre where we’ll feed you and give you a beautiful place to rest at no cost. We want you to know that we’re with you.

This is a personal retreat, not a hosted event/program. You will have private accommodations which could be individual or a shared house with family or your collective/group. You can make the retreat as personal as private as you like, even have plated meals delivered to your door. Tatamagouche Centre has a commitment to being an anti-racism, anti-oppression, 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusive and supportive space. We are mindful and intentional about constructing safety, not just COVID-19 related health and safety, but a safer place where you can rest from racism, homophobia, harm, micro-aggressions.  

Photo credit: Photo by Glamma. @GlammaGirlSwag

We gratefully acknowledge the funding support from the United Way (Colchester County) for this offering as well as the grant-writing support of Josie Baker. United Way Colchester is also helping us to support families in the local area with food security. We are proud to partner with the Lion’s Club of Colchester County in the outreach and with Waldegrave Farms in the offering of local seasonal food.

Please read our Covid-19 protocols for our onsite gatherings.