Stand Up and Speak Out “On the one hand, I am a librarian and, as such, I am professionally committed to freedom of speech and bringing forward a broad range of viewpoints in the library,” says Maureen O’Reilly, president of the Toronto Public Library Workers Union (Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 4948). “However, we… Read More When Hate Goes Public
December 2014 On Saturday, September 6, the Toronto & York Region Labour Council hosted the 2014 Aboriginal Workers/Workers of Colour Conference (AWOC) in Scarborough, Ontario. I attended the one-day conference, which included a keynote address by Hassan Yussuff, the first person of colour to be elected as president of the Canadian Labour Congress. Six workshops… Read More Do The Right Thing: Talking with Labour Educator Jojo Geronimo About a New Equity Guide
September 1, 2014 Anti-immigration flyers went up on York University’s Keele campus, leading to the formation of Racism Watch York, a collective of racialized students seeking sanctions from the University Administration against the organization responsible for the flyers. Featuring Ommé-Salma Rehemtullah. Headline produced for the September 1st, 2014 edition of GroundWire, the NCRA’s national community… Read More Immigration Watch Canada at York University
April 15, 2014 Emanuela Bringi and Shanequa Phillips of the York United Black Students Alliance
Representation of rape cases and reinforcing rape culture in the media March 11, 2014 Maria Olaya & Johana Martin of the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre; Conducted with Leana Lattanzio Toronto Rape Crisis Centre and rape culture March 4, 2014 Maria Olaya & Johana Martin of the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre; Conducted with Leana Lattanzio Sexual assault on university… Read More Series: Debunking rape myths and interrogating rape culture
October 28, 2013 Hey there, BCIAW reader. I don’t know you and it’s possible you don’t know me. I’m not one to ask for favours from strangers but in this case, I have to make an exception. Is that okay? Is that cool? If not, it’s okay. Maybe just listen before you decide. This October… Read More “Pocahotties”, “Geisha Girls” and “Rasta Impostas”
October 2011 Dear Mr. Harper, What is Islamicism? Is there a Christianityism? Or a Judaismism? What is the difference between Islamicism and Islam? In all my years of studying, exploring and practising my faith, surely I would have come across such a monumental distinction, or potentially relevant offshoot of what I thought was my religion.… Read More IslamoWhat?!