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Mid-Week Round Up: September 24

September 24th, 2014     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

Illustration: Erin McPhee

On Monday throat singer Tanya Tagaq won this year’s $30,000 Polaris Music Prize. Tagaq’s music is a mix of traditional and electronic experimentation and has collaborated with the likes of Bjork. To watch Tagaq’s full performance at the awards gala click here and for a recap of the entire show click here.

Over 400,000 people took to the streets in New York City for the People’s Climate March, the largest-ever environmental protest. The march was in the lead up to the UN Climate Summit. For coverage of the march and summit check out:

Voices from the People’s Climate March: Indigenous Groups Lead Historic 400,000-Strong NYC Protest

UN Climate Summit: Thousands march worldwide ahead of meeting: Canadians travel to New York City for massive demonstration

Raw Coverage from Flood Wall Street

UN Climate Summit: 4 things to know about the talks

Climate change summit: world leaders told to ‘step up ambition’

UN Climate Summit: Who’s Promised What

Since the start of the school year, Emma Sulkowicz has been carrying a mattress to all of her classes at Columbia University as an act of protest against the lack of meaningful support from university administration in her own case of sexual assault and other women’s. New York Magazine ran a feature article on Sulkowicz and other university anti-sexual violence activists: “Meet the College Women Who Are Starting a Revolution Against Campus Sexual Assault.”

Interrupt magazine has published a must-read illustrated guide on cultural appropriation versus appreciation.

As part of the Indigenous Women Leading Media Campaigns to Defend our Climate Change, event which took place in New York City last weekend in the lead-up to the People’s Climate Change March and the UN Climate Summit, the Native Youth Sexual Health Network live-tweeted from the event. You can check out round-up of the conversation here and a video recording of the event here.

The imagineNATIVE film festival takes place this week, wrapping up on September 26th. If you are in the Toronto area, check out info on screenings and film times here and a list of their free events here.

The Toronto Palestine Film Festival kick-starts this Saturday, September 27 and ends on October 3; for screening info and film times click here.

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