Posts by METRAC ReAct

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    Family Violence

    February 6th, 2013     by METRAC ReAct     Comments

    This post features excerpts from Respect In Action’s (ReAct) “End the Silence on Family Violence” zine. ReAct is a youth violence prevention program of METRAC. What is Family Violence? It’s abuse between family members such as parents, partners, siblings, grandparents, stepparents, stepchildren, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Since family violence often happens behind closed doors between people who are related or live together, it isn’t taken as seriously as it should be. But it hurts people and no … READ MORE

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    Remembering isn’t enough

    December 6th, 2012     by METRAC ReAct     Comments

    December 6 is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and Children. It’s the anniversary of the murder of 14 women students at Montreal’s l’Ecole Polytechnique in 1989. It’s also a call to action to fight violence against women and girls. Statistics Canada reports that one in two Canadian women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime. Such a big problem might make you think, “what difference can I make?” … READ MORE

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    METRAC: Holistic Justice Zine

    September 27th, 2012     by METRAC ReAct     Comments

    Holistic Justice zine is the 2nd in a series of 3 zines addressing healing, justice and systems that support justice for young people. This zine was made possible by the dozens of young people throughout the city who shared their ideas and stories with us - thank you to all of them. It is also the work of the ReAct Team, a passionate group of youth workers who want justice and peace for all. Thank you to: Asam … READ MORE

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    A world that bleeds for love…

    June 15th, 2012     by METRAC ReAct     Comments

    It has become apparent that our streets are in a state of emergency. Usually our initial reaction is to point fingers as to who is to blame for the dismay that lays hidden in the cracks of the concrete. The recent shooting at Toronto’s Eaton Centre, it is reminiscent of the year of the gun, 2005, juxtaposed with the recent tragic event at our city’s central tourist attraction, sheds light on the concrete that has … READ MORE

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    Interrupting Our Ways: violence prevention and intervention

    May 16th, 2012     by METRAC ReAct     Comments

    ReAct, Respect in Action, is a youth education violence prevention group. All of the workshops, groups and discussions we facilitate with young people, we do to listen to and validate the experiences of violence youth have had and we do so with the hope of preventing future violence. But over the past couple of years the ReAct team has started asking the question: what happens after violence? While continuing with the goal of prevention, we … READ MORE

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    ReAct Youth Alliance

    April 16th, 2012     by METRAC ReAct     Comments

    [Poster text: Aqsa Parvez, Chantel Dunn, Lisa Janna Black, Reena Virk, and all young women and youth killed and/or forgotten by gendered violence. Please remember youth violence isn’t just about gun violence. Please remember youth violence isn’t just about gun violence! We’re tired of being silenced! Meaningfully include us in your decision-making processes! Some statistics… 27% of young women were pressured into doing a sexual act they didn’t want to do. Muslim women (who deal with anti-Islamic … READ MORE

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    Introducing ReAct

    February 22nd, 2012     by METRAC ReAct     Comments

    For the next year, a monthly post will be done by members of the Respect in Action (ReAct) team. ReAct is a peer-to-peer youth violence prevention program that addresses violence against women and youth and supports youth and those who work with youth to challenge this violence in their own lives. Every year, ReAct delivers peer workshops, trainings and school programming to thousands of youth, teachers and youth workers in Toronto, Ontario and beyond. Its … READ MORE