Video: El Jones pens poem about pain of shooting deaths in Nova Scotia – CBC

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Video: El Jones pens poem about pain of shooting deaths in Nova Scotia – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2016193 Views

Apr 29, 2016
‘I know with every death you see us more as a threat,’ writes Halifax poet

Poet and activist El Jones used her last days as Halifax’s poet laureate to recognize recent violence in Nova Scotia.

Three young black men died in shootings in the Halifax area last week. Another young man was killed at the end of March.

“The pain that we have in our communities, you know, these are people who are friends and brothers and cousins and fathers of children and sons,” Jones told the CBC.

“It’s spectacle. People are talking about it, ‘Look at them shooting each other again,’ and it’s much more than that. You have to look at what brought people to that point.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/el-jones-halifax-council-shootings-racism-violence-poet-1.3557608

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