J’ai eu la chance d’avoir un entretien électronique avec Karine-Myrgianie Jean-François, travailleuse communautaire et militante. Voici un aperçu des pensées de Karine sur comment passer à l’action! 1- Quels sont les sujets/problèmes qui te fâchent en ce moment? Penses-tu que ces sujets/problèmes sont adressés adéquatement? Présentement, je vois beaucoup de personnes très privilégiées minimisant voire […]
It became all clear to me within an instant. The moment I started talking and explaining and struggling to make myself heard, understood and acknowledged, he shut me up. Interrupting me and then going on to contradict everything I just said, all having to do with my reality and personal experiences as an immigrant woman […]
The week’s Blogging Carnival theme brought back memories of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign that peeked in the spring of 2014. I recall a picture of Michelle Obama holding a sign with the famous hashtag, a street protest with Hollywood actors holding similar signs (!), and debates around the effectiveness of the hashtag in fighting Boko Haram […]
Cyberfeminism is often equated with online activism. Articles, reviews, critiques, online debates, blogging – you name it! But, what I like most is when I fall upon creative, feminist, anti-oppression inspiration. Lately, I’ve come across a number of spoken word videos that show the power of art. Listen to Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya […]
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.