There is a bench on the grassy mid section of the boulevard on University Avenue. Stay on the sidewalk, or go to the bench, or the grass, and stand or sit with the MacKenzie Building in front of you.
An Activist Bedtime Story
A seven-year-old girl living in the Halifax of 1982 tells the story of the uranium inquiry in Nova Scotia and what she is learning about activism, courage, and love for the natural world.
Elizabeth Peirce is a writer, editor, gardener, and teacher living in Halifax/ Kjipuktuk. Her books include Grow Organic: A Simple Guide to Nova Scotia Vegetable Gardening (Nimbus), winner of the 2011 APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book. Her new book is Grow Hope, a guide to growing our own food in tough times. Find links to her books, food blog, and workshop offerings at elizabethpeirce(dot)ca
In the early 1980’s, a group of dedicated women took on the Uranium Mining Corporations who were interested in mining throughout Nova Scotia. The EAC was the first to alert the women to the threat of uranium mining in their area, and continued to play a supporting role as the women took the lead with old-school, grassroots activism.