There were hundreds of people gathered to hear more than a dozen speakers. People brought flags and banners and signs with all kinds of messages on them, mostly demand for fair treatment, recognition of indigenous rights and solidarity.
From the authors of Decolonizing Social Justice Work: Stories to Support Organizations, Facilitators, and Youth Working Against Oppression: “In October of 2011, Girls Action Foundation invited a few of us to sit together over three days to see what might emerge. Each one of us has been working towards some vision of social justice in our own […]
margins is an unapologetic anti-racist, anti-colonialist, Indigenous, queer, feminist Vancouver-based print and electronic zine produced by and for self-identified Indigenous women, women of colour and queer and/or trans women.
I think facebook has become my strongest source of news these days, and has alerted me to a few important news items happening. I didn’t have a chance to blog on them all thoroughly, so I thought I would share them here and encourage you to take a look. 5 launch racial profiling complaints against […]
So next time you decide to take on being African for a day (since truly that is my bone of contention today) remember that respecting and admiring a culture doesn’t mean appropriating its images, wearing its clothing or proclaiming your stellar African attributes.
After a very lengthy discussion via comments on Anoushka’s blog, some of us racialized folk that were getting more exhausted by the minute of having to explain, evaluate and re-educate about our racialized experiences decided to set up an anonymous zine whereby racialized and indigenous women could sumbit written and art pieces to talk about the issues that affect them on a daily bas
Recognizing white privilege isn’t about blame, it isn’t about targeting whites as individuals, or even en mass. No one chooses their skin pigment or the socio-political consequences that come with it. It’s about the need for solidarity without “helping”.
A basic and central principle of anti-oppression politics is to not compare oppressions, as if one form is more important and pressing than another. All oppressions are intertwined; in order to work towards true empowerment and justice for any one person, the concerns of others must also hold weight.
What an atrocious train wreck coming out of Radio Canada and the yearly new years eve broadcast Bye Bye. The show, its producers and the network are getting tons of complaints on just a variety of terrible jokes made in bad-taste.
Our education systems are irresponsible. They are lacking in structure and refuse to be ‘grounded in social reality’. They do not teach me what I need to know to be able to appreciate and respect the experiences that matter, and reject the experiences that are a byproduct of the society in which I live.