Tag: Activist Report

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    A report from SWTO 2014: Part 2

    September 18th, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    In Part 2 of Jackie Mlotek’s report from SWTO 2014, she shares lived experiences from this year’s diverse, courageous, compassionate marchers. Contributors discuss navigating privilege in feminist communities, prison reform, Toby’s Act, and issues surrounding sexuality and identity specific to First Nations. READ MORE

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    A report from SWTO 2014: Part 1

    September 11th, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    Jackie Mlotek shares insights from SWTO 2014, along with first-hand contributions from activists taking part in this year’s march. “Every single person I talked to wanted to end victim blaming and slut shaming,” she writes. Read more in the first instalment in this two-part series. READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: September 4

    September 4th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Yeah, I’m a feminist, and no, I’m not going to change it for you

    September 3rd, 2014     by Claire Velikonja     Comments

    Youth writer Claire Velikonja writers about what feminism means to her and why it’s vital teens understand the underpinnings of this practice. “I am a feminist,” Claire writes. “I will think, and grow, and love, and believe, with everything that I have in the short time on this world that I have been given.” READ MORE

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    How to Organize a Feminist Zine Fair (Part 2)

    September 2nd, 2014     by Amy Egerdeen     Comments

    In this three-part series, Amy Egerdeen shares some incredible tips on organizing your own feminist zine fair, based on her work with SACHA, Hamilton’s Sexual Assault Centre. Today’s themes? Call-out, collaborate, and social media! READ MORE

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    How to Organize a Feminist Zine Fair (Part 1)

    August 21st, 2014     by Amy Egerdeen     Comments

    In this three-part series, Amy Egerdeen shares some incredible tips on organizing your own feminist zine fair, based on her work with SACHA, Hamilton’s Sexual Assault Centre. Today’s themes? Planning, preparation, and accessibility! READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: August 20

    August 20th, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: August 14

    August 14th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Honoured Femme, Femmes Honoured

    August 14th, 2014     by deb singh     Comments

    This year, World Pride honoured a group of activist organizers in the city of Toronto’s downtown core called Fierce Femme Organizers. deb singh writes about the importance of this complex identity. READ MORE

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    Abundant Bodies: Media making and movement building

    May 30th, 2014     by Asam Ahmad     Comments

    The Allied Media Conference is a collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for transforming our world, held every summer in Detroit, Michigan. For the first time this year, there will be a track (a series of workshops/panels/sessions) that will explore body positivity in our movements and create media that resists dominant narratives about body size. READ MORE

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    From zines to online community: Masala Militia’s one-year anniversary

    May 23rd, 2014     by Nish Israni     Comments

    Masala Militia is a year-old Toronto-based, feminist-oriented online magazine, zine, and movement focusing on a variety of topics affecting self-identified brown girls and women of the brown diaspora. READ MORE

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    Missing and Murdered Women’s Vigil February 14th, 2014

    March 4th, 2014     by Tammy Beers     Comments

    Yesterday, I attended the annual February 14th Strawberry Ceremony and Missing and Murdered Women’s Vigil in Toronto. Like every other year, I stood out in the cold with supporters, listening to family members of the missing and the murdered. This year, like other years, tears streamed down my face while the words of loss echoed, bouncing off the walls of police headquarters, where we were gathered… READ MORE

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    Honouring and Reclaiming Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples - Take Back the Night 2013

    October 1st, 2013     by deb singh     Comments

    Over the 5 years I have been in leadership of Take Back the Night, I have never experienced the planning committee and the event in the way I did this year. I believe it was the leadership and guidance of Indigenous women and 2 Spirit People who changed the way we do Take Back the Night. I also believe that Take Back the Night changed because settlers weren’t running the show like in the 32 … READ MORE

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    Take Back the Night 2013: Honouring and Reclaiming Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples

    September 10th, 2013     by deb singh     Comments

    Take Back the Night 2013 Honouring and Reclaiming Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples Saturday September 21st, 2013 Central Neighbourhood House (349 Ontario St., Toronto) Community Fair 4pm Rally 6pm March 8pm Read our Statement of Solidarity at takebackthenighttoronto.com Honouring and Reclaiming Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples This year’s theme speaks to the experiences of Turtle Islands original people and the (sexual) violence Indigenous women and 2-Spirit People still face today as part of the ongoing colonization of this land. We are all responsible for … READ MORE

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    Si se peude: Fast food workers strike in the US

    September 3rd, 2013     by Meg Pirie     Comments

    In May 2001, American author and sociologist Barbara Ehrenreich published Nickel and Dimed. In this deeply provocative ethnography, Ehrenreich attempts to earn a living wage at a variety of service sector jobs in one month intervals, from Wal-Mart associate, waitress, hotel maid, house cleaner, and nursing-home aide. All of these positions paid minimum wage and, therefore, should have provided the author with a sustainable income. What she found was a series of jobs that were … READ MORE

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    Guest blog: Don’t holler at these activists, because they will holla back.

    August 21st, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    by Katie Toth Hollaback! had its first international speakers’ series on Friday, July 25, at New York University. Women from five Canadian cities and provinces—Ottawa, Halifax, Alberta, Winnipeg and Hamilton—were there to represent. The feminist group, which is dedicated to ending street harassment, began with the hope to take concrete action against a sexist culture. “We’d taken all the women’s studies classes and critical theory classes, and nobody was telling us that sexism was (happening) on the … READ MORE

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    Guest Post: Our Stories, Our Agency over Our Media & The Allied Media Conference for a Just World

    August 13th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    By MaryCarl Guiao Do we know our history so we know where our work lies? There’s no time like when you’re that close to the opening event featuring an interactive, investigative hip-hop experience with Complex Movements that we are all eagerly anticipating, for the US border guards to suddenly bring our travel to an hour and a half halt. Prince’s Purple Rain album is on its second rotation because we forgot to bring the over-five-hour-ride mix … READ MORE

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    Toronto event: Margin of Eras

    July 4th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    [Press release] Underground arts funders launch group exhibition in abandoned convenience store Opening event: July 12 7 p.m. to midnight 1181 Queen Street West, Toronto Exhibition runs July 12 - July 27 (Wednesday to Sunday, 12 -7 p.m.) Toronto - CUE is a radical arts initiative dedicated to funding and supporting emerging artists who live and work on the margins in Toronto. Margin of Eras marks CUE’s 3rd annual group show, where artwork funded over the past year will be exhibited. … READ MORE

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    Event: A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in celebration of Mad Pride in Hamilton

    June 24th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    The Mad Hatter and the Mad Pride Hamilton Organizing Committee cordially invite you and your friends to tea. What: A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in celebration of Mad Pride in Hamilton When: Saturday, July 27th from 1-5pm (tea at 1, open mic starts at 2) Where: First Pilgrim United Church / 200 Main Street East, Hamilton (wheelchair accessible) Who: All Mad people, consumer/survivors, people with lived experience or labeled with ‘mental illness’, those who experience distress/visions/voices/alternative realities/extreme states, and friends/supporters Cost: … READ MORE

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    Update: 160 Girls Demand Justice in Kenya

    June 24th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    This post is an update to “A Long Fight Ahead: 160 Girls Demand Justice in Kenya” by Melissa Reiter which appeared on the Shameless blog on March 11, 2013. In a landmark ruling, 240 young women in Kenya who were sexually assaulted as minors have won a constitutional claim against the Kenyan government. The Equality Effect, a Toronto-based charity which aims to achieve justice for women and girls through law and policy reform, launched the case … READ MORE

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