Dartmouth Originals

  • DARTMOUTH ORIGINALS - MEET SHAWN

    Shawn Parker has never held a job that wasn’t in service of bettering the lives of others.  He’s worked as a youth counsellor, an outreach worker, and a professional entertainer before landing his current position as a Street Navigator Outreach Worker in downtown Dartmouth and North End Halifax. ... View Post
  • DARTMOUTH ORIGINALS - MEET SAMANTHA

    Samantha Dixon-Slawter is on a mission to make the future brighter for young Black entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia.  When she opened her salon, Styles by SD, 30 years ago, Dixon-Slawter had to negotiate her own path.  There were no formal education programs for stylists who wished to specialize in B... View Post
  • DARTMOUTH ORIGINALS - MEET SHEENA

    For as long as she can remember, Sheena Russell says she has been a stickler for social justice.  She grew up in the rural farming community of Fort Augustus, Prince Edward Island, surrounded by generations of family members.  Russell says this continual connection to people instilled a sense of ... View Post

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