We remember Rocky…

We were thrilled to see coverage in this week’s The Coast on Rocky Jones and his wife, Joan, who fought side by side for civil rights in Nova Scotia.

For CUPE, Rocky Jones embodied all that we aspire to be as activists and as a movement. Striving for equality, speaking out against injustice, resisting those who might try to undermine or sideline the fight for human rights protections, and doing so ceaselessly — is how we remember Mr. Jones.

As trade unionists, we hope to honour Burnley Allan Jones’ life, in solidarity with our brothers and sisters, by offering a scholarship in his name. The scholarship isfor African-Nova Scotian and Aboriginal students who, in order to apply, must explain how Dr. Jones’ activism inspires their future plan of study. Stay tuned for the scholarship information for 2019.

In the meantime, have a read… thecoast.ca/halifax/rocky-and-joan-a-history-of-sacrifice.