Sharing the Costs of Racism

For: Garnetta Cromwell
Organizer: Carol Millett
$800
of $5,000 goal
16% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

On October 7, Garnetta Cromwell had the side of her car spray painted with a racist slur. She drove around town not knowing the "n" word was painted on her car until a passerby pointed it out to her. Having to drive home with that word on her car, Garnetta felt angry, hurt and degraded.

Garnetta believes this was linked to her case of racial discrimination she filed with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission against her former employer, Leon's Furniture. Garnetta resigned her job because she felt degraded and knew she had no possibility of career advancement.

Now her personal and private space was violated with a racist act, with the intent to isolate and silence.

Racism degrades, disempowers and divides us, and it costs. Garnetta resigned her job, now she has out of pocket expenses to repaint her car.

When I heard that Garnetta's car had the N word painted on it, I felt her pain. I believe it's important for Garnetta to know she's not alone. Racism and racist acts can not be tolerated. An indignity done to one is an indignity done to all.

I want to raise funds to help cover the costs to repaint Garnetta's car and show solidarity. Please join me in standing with Garnetta by making a donation.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 30, 2013 by Carol Millett
Thanks to everyone who supported Garnetta, either with a contribution or by encouraging solidarity against racism. 

Carol Millett

Posted on October 20, 2013 by Carol Millett
On Saturday, Oct 19 a caravan drove through northend Dartmouth in support of Garnetta Cromwell. The caravan was organized by Solidarity Halifax and Ujamaa in response to increasing acts of racism in our community. 

You can find out more about the caravan at http://solidarityhalifax.ca/2013/10/we-drive-to-end-racism/.

Thanks so much for your support and efforts to end racism!

Carol Millett

Posted on October 16, 2013 by Carol Millett
Thanks for your support. This is a great help. Can you help me spread the word even further? Racism affects us all! 

On Saturday, Oct 19 an action to support Garnetta is planned for her hometown. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks again,
Carol Millett

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