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Mid-Week Round Up: June 4

June 4th, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

Illustration: Erin McPhee

The interim report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was released on Tuesday. Summarizing the report, CBC writes:

“Residential schooling was always more than simply an educational program: it was an integral part of a conscious policy of cultural genocide…In media interviews, TRC chair Justice Murray Sinclair has also revealed that the TRC has documented the deaths of over 6,000 residential school students as a result of their school experience, adding that there are probably more. It appears more about the number will await a later commission report.”

More on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission:

Currently under way is the U.S. National Queer Arts Festival. Part of the festival is Brouhaha: Trans Women of Color Comedy Storytelling the first comedy show featuring an entire line up of Trans Women of Colour. Bitch Media interviewed the organizers of Brouhaha, check it out here.

Margaret Atwood has penned a new book which will be available to the public to read in 100 years.

The U.S. Supreme Court has recently ruled that clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch violated the Civil Rights Act when in 2008 the company refused to hire Samanta Elauf for wearing a hijab.

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