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International Decade for People of African Descent

October 16, 2018 proclamation

Whereas Dalhousie University is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion as principles of excellence in learning, research, teaching and service;

Whereas Dalhousie University recognizes African Nova Scotians as a distinct people and acknowledges how they have shaped this province and University over centuries;

Whereas Dalhousie University celebrates the contributions of all people of African descent and values their integral role; and

Whereas Dalhousie University understands that we must learn from our past in order to create a truly equitable institution today and for future generations:

I do hereby proclaim the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent at Dalhousie University and will take action to implement the Decade themes of recognition, justice, and development.

The signature of former Dalhousie president Richard Florizone

Richard Florizone

Former President & Vice-Chancellor Dalhousie University