Tag: Race And Racism

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    Mid-Week Round Up: November 26

    November 26th, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: November 18

    November 19th, 2014     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Mid-Week Round Up: November 12

    November 12th, 2014     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    “Thug Kitchen” and the Privilege Of Being Oblivious

    November 7th, 2014     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    I’ve been a vegetarian for around 4 years. I tried being a vegan for one year and had a difficult time. It was my first year of university, a lot of change was happening, and I happened upon this website you may have recently heard of - due to some controversy - called “Thug Kitchen”. During the same time period, I began to learn about white privilege (http://amptoons.com/blog/files/mcintosh.html). As I began to learn about white privilege … READ MORE

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    Mid-Week Round Up: October 29

    October 29th, 2014     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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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: September 4

    September 4th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

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    Book Review: Lila Abu-Lughod’s Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

    June 2nd, 2014     by Vijaya Chikermane     Comments

    Do Muslim Women Need Saving is peppered with stories like those of Zaynab that reveal the complexities of women’s lives across the “Muslim world.” Through these stories Abu-Lughod is able to peel away at the assumptions and stereotypes that many of us in the West are offered up about Muslim women. 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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    Toronto Event at York University: Queering Urban Justice

    January 13th, 2014     by Jennifer Marston     Comments

    For the past few months I have been lucky enough to work with a bunch of folks to bring together this amazing panel. If you have any time off and live/work near York University, please join us for an afternoon of Queering Urban Justice with Che Gossett, Rio Rodriguez and Syrus Marcus Ware on Tuesday 21 January, 2.30-4pm, York University , Faculty of Environmental Studies, Building HNES (Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies) Room 140. To … READ MORE

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    Guest post: Right here, right now: Nationalism in Poland

    January 9th, 2014     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    by Dorota Jędrzejewska Their voices are being heard more clearly. They are not afraid to come out and fight on the streets: with the state, with the police, with anyone. They shout “OUT OF MY COUNTRY,” “NO QUEERS” and “YES FOR NATIONALISM.” Who are they? Why does nationalist ideology attract young people in Poland these days? Nationalism, according to Wikipedia , is a “belief, creed or political ideology that involves an individual identifying with, or becoming … READ MORE

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    Guest Post: To my fellow and future “Vagina Warriors”

    December 16th, 2013     by Guest Blogger     Comments

    By Rosella Chibambo I have always been into theatre, and in my second year of university, auditioned for a play—something by Shakespeare. I didn’t get the part. A couple months later, desperate to get back on stage, I auditioned for another play and got the part; everyone who auditioned got a part. This play was a far cry from Shakespeare. It was Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, and it changed my life. After my first year as a “Vagina … READ MORE

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    Toronto event: Tease Project

    October 31st, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    ASAAP and SAVAC would like to tease you starting at 5:30pm on Nov 6 at Beit Zatoun. The Tease Project is an initiative by and for South Asian youth focusing on arts and health. We aim to share a space with youth to challenge social perceptions around gender, culture, sexuality and identity. Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, this art exhibition and booklet launch will be showcasing all the artwork the youth have created in the … READ MORE

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    Retired Supreme Court justice wrong to endorse Quebec values charter

    September 30th, 2013     by Jennifer Marston     Comments

    This past weekend Amna Qureshi, a recent law school graduate, had her open letter to Supreme Court Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dube published in the Toronto Star. In the letter, Qureshi teases out many of the problems, contradictions, and discriminations within the Parti Quebecois’ proposed Charter of Values. Thanks to our friends over at Outubrst! for putting us in touch with Qureshi. The following is an open letter from recent law school graduate Amna Qureshi to retired Supreme … READ MORE

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    The Fosters and the Successes of Representation

    September 14th, 2013     by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite     Comments

    One of the things I did to numb the pain of my beloved Bunheads’ cancellation this summer was to search through the ABC Family lineup for a suitable replacement. I was looking for something funny with a dash of sass and maybe a little dancing. Instead, I found The Fosters, a heartfelt family drama about a blended family living in San Diego, California. I was pretty skeptical of The Fosters at first, because the … READ MORE

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    Recommended Reading: Solidarity is For Miley Cyrus: The Racial Implications of her VMA Performance

    August 27th, 2013     by Julia Horel     Comments

    There has been a lot of writing on Miley Cyrus’s performance at the Video Music Awards this past weekend, from all angles. This one is important. From Ninjacate writing at Groupthink at Jezebel: As a black woman, I feel like I owe a debt of gratitude to Mikki Kendall, of Solidarity Is For White Women fame for managing to so perfectly encapsulate years of subjugation of black women by white women. With those five words, she was … READ MORE

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    Illuminate: Celebration of Muslim Women Art

    August 26th, 2013     by Jennifer Marston     Comments

    Hosted by Outburst! Young Muslim Women Project, Speak Sudan, and the Truth and Dare Project, on Thursday, September 19, 2013 head down to the YWCA Elm Centre (87 Elm Street, Toronto, ON) for a night of celebrating Muslim Women Art. Space is wheelchair accessible This is a FREE event. Showcasing poetry, spoken word, dance by Muslim women including: Faduma Gere Fowzia Duale Virtue Hawa Abdullah Kanwal Rahim Miriam Farooqi Raazia Rafeek & Sidrah Khatoon Rua El-kasheef Shehzeen Shehnaz Timaj Garadag AND MORE! Funded by: ArtReach Toronto, Canadian Women’s … 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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