Tag: Activist Report

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    Mid-Week Round Up: October 22

    October 22nd, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: October 15

    October 15th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: October 8

    October 8th, 2014     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: October 1

    October 1st, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: September 24

    September 24th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Minimum wage needs a raise

    September 22nd, 2014     by Sareh Serajelahi     Comments

    I first started working for minimum wage when I was in high school to help relieve my mother of some financial costs. By no means was I earning enough to help pay for household expenses or other necessities. Still, the main reason I started working as soon as I legally could, was to help pay for at least some of my personal expenses. Even as a 16 year old, I was astonished as to how my adult co-workers at the movie theatre were able to stretch their paycheck far enough to pay for rent, bills, food, transportation and other daily necessities. READ MORE

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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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