Black African History – Africville (Nova Scotia, Canada)

Africville, Nova Scotia The following documentary titled Remember Africville (1991), available on the National Film Board of Canada site, recounts the history of a small black settlement called Africville, located within the seaside city limits of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The settlement was a racially isolated area established in the 1830s by population of African descent – former slaves, escaped slaves and free people, often Black loyalists – whom played a founding role in the settling of Nova Scotia seeking employment and a better life. The community of Africville grew in the 1900s… Read More

Journal: A new look for the fall

The month of September is just around the corner and new faces are abound as students from all over the world set up in Halifax, Nova Scotia and its numerous universities and colleges. And ©Integrating Horizons is right there at the center of all the action in note taking at conferences, interviewing leading intellectual figures and local students, and also participating in local community and ceremonial events! Despite our optimism and our relentless drive, we’re still hard at work on our new look with some serious major house cleaning still on the books but do make sure to take a sneak peek… Read More

The Damaging Effects of Discrimination Conference 2014

The Damaging Effects of Discrimination: Presented by Dalhousie’s Multifaith Centre Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia The purpose for the Damaging Effects of Discrimination Conference was to expand our awareness of discrimination in our cities and how to address this problem in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. The discussions provided an opportunity to think about discrimination in the context of the growing importance of community and its changing daily expectations by our expanding awareness of racial, lingual and religious plurality in our societies. The question as a philosopher became for me one of addressing discrimination in… Read More