UN SDGs and Affordable Housing in Nova Scotia
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Decolonization and Affordable Housing
The fourth of five Online People’s Schools on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Affordable Housing in Nova Scotia.
This webinar has been cancelled.
North Branch Memorial Library
Kate Macdonald was born and raised in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki. Proudly African Nova Scotian she studied Performance Acting at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON. At the end of 2016 with the political climate swiftly changing around she felt called to mobilize. Out of this desire to make a change she Founded and Created The Magic Project. Which focuses on bringing marginalized brilliance to the forefront of social media using various forms of visual arts.
Kate is a Community Facilitator, Programmer, Activist, Artist and Curator. She hopes to continue creating and designing workshops, holding space for community discussions and empowering marginalized youth through celebration. Her art practice has always included photography, poetry and performance theatre. But she has been long fascinated with any art forms she came across. Themes that especially interest Macdonald include themes of justice, healing, joy, magic, self, community, energy, shapes/movement, and ancestral connection. Recently, Kate, Trayvone Clayton & DeRico Symonds created an African Nova Scotian community based, youth-led initiative called The Game Changers. After a year of working together in advocacy, activism, and community they decided to collaborate officially. Currently, Kate is the Branch Manager at the North Branch Memorial Library – a branch that has long been a staple in the African Nova Scotian community.
Most recently, Kate has been selected for the Eye Level Artist in Residency and for the Bus Stop Writers’ Circle Grant which allows emerging writers to work on their craft and develop new ideas.
Photo Credit: Kordeena Clayton
A people’s school is a traditional methodology of the Antigonish Movement and the StFX Extension Department. It brings people together to discuss a contemporary issue of importance starting with the knowledge of the people. New information is often introduced and new knowledge created. People’s Schools also foster action for all who participate. As part of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and Affordable Housing in Nova Scotia project, five people’s schools were convened.