Past and Present Managers of Human Rights Education

Ann Divine, Tracey Thomas and Kesa Munroe-Anderson

Ann Divine, Tracey Thomas and Kesa Munroe-Anderson

It is rear to see a bevvy of ladies who shared the same role in government as managers in the same place at the same time. This was a powerful and highly unusual moment, especially in the Nova Scotia Public Service Commission. We all worked at the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission as manager, Race Relations, Equity and Inclusion. A position which we held in high regard, and with a great sense of pride.
We must thank Carolyn Thomas and Viki Samuels for paving the way for us (Tracey Thomas, Dr Kesa Munroe-Anderson and I). Ironically, this is the only position in government that has been held by women of African descent and legislated for Race Relations, Equity and Inclusion matters. It enhanced our professional standing, decision-making and influence. We, in turn, have given a great deal to make a difference in the area of Diversity and Inclusion in our province by raising public awareness about discrimination, education and training.
We cannot forget Moe O'Keiffe who also acted briefly. Hopefully, she will be next in line.

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