TRURO - Students from various local schools will be out in force on Friday to participate in the annual Rally Against Racism.
The local event was started last year when the Town of Truro officially proclaimed the last Friday of May as Rally Against Racism Day.
Since March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, right up until Friday's rally, students at Truro Elementary, Truro Junior High and the Cobequid Educational Centre (CEC), have been learning about what racism is, anti-racism strategies, equality, respect for others and acceptance of the things that make us different.
Students have created works of art that are on display in local businesses, signed pledges to do their part to stop racism, recognized acts that demonstrate equity, and participated in classroom lesson plans that celebrate the diversity of our communities and recognize that everyone g The rally will start at the CEC at approximately 9:20 a.m. with students from that school walking from Lorne Street to Prince Street, to Young Street.
Students from Truro Junior High will join the walk at Arthur Street. The walk will continue to Brunswick Street, and Truro Elementary students in Grades 3 to 5 will join the walk at the Royal Canadian Legion. Participants will then continue to Park Road and then to the Victoria Park Bandshell, where students in Grades P to 2 will join the rally. During the walk, the street route will be closed to traffic.
Parents and the public are welcome to join the rally at the park at 10 a.m. for the student presentations, music and entertainment. The event is expected to finish at 11:15 a.m.
In the event of rain the walk may be cancelled. However, the presentations, music and entertainment will still continue that day at the Colchester Legion Stadium at 10:00 a.m. Please watch the CCRSB website at www.ccrsb.ca for any changes or cancellation details.