Best of Halifax

Best Activist

Gold Winner El Jones

Silver Winner Rana Zaman

Bronze Winner Jo-Anne Larade

El Jones has won this award since 2015, and in that time says she’s begun to prefer the term advocate to activist. Advocacy “suggests that we work with communities, not just to take action, but to advocate for rights,” says Jones. It’s more about “that daily work that you have to do in communities, much of which is not public and it’s done collectively.” She adds: “It’s important to remember that every time we fight for human rights, there are people who are losing their rights that are suffering at the centre of that, we really need to keep that in mind.”

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