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A change is gonna come

Sam Cooke's song, "A Change Is Gonna Come," offered hope during the Civil Rights Movement. Today, it reminds me that it's a long, slow, sometimes tiring walk to freedom and I need to remain focused on the goal -- an equitable world.

Blog - A change is gonna come November 4
Photo:  Devon Buchanan/Flickr
Doreen Nicoll | Intimate partner violence is not a women’s issue it’s actually a men’s issue – they are the ones inflicting the harm – and it’s a human rights issue.
Blog - A change is gonna come November 2
Plastic water bottles. Photo: Ricardo Bernardo/zone41.net/Flickr
Doreen Nicoll | Water is a human right and should not be treated as a commodity. Tell Ontario Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks to extend the moratorium on new permits to take groundwater for bottling.
Blog - A change is gonna come September 19
Photo: Guelph RISE Up for Climate Action. Used with permission from Guelph Citizens Climate Lobby.
Doreen Nicoll | Why is Ford meeting secretly with Xinyi Glass, a corporation seeking to extract over a million litres of water daily from Wellington county's already precarious aquifer despite opposition from locals?
Blog - A change is gonna come September 10
Doreen Nicoll | Astra Taylor takes viewers on the revolutionary journey that is democracy, reminding us that wrestling with ideas and concepts is central to the ongoing struggle to rule ourselves.
Blog - A change is gonna come August 30
Doreen Nicoll | Burlington City Councillor Vince Fiorito is running on grounded, achievable goals that would help make Ward 1 and the entire City of Burlington a cleaner, more energy efficient, sustainable place.
Blog - A change is gonna come August 24
Jacquard loom. Photo: Charlie Allom/Flickr
Doreen Nicoll | Artist Line Dufour has immortalized the images of Ontario victims of sexual violence in 24 jacquard woven shrouds imbued with memory and feelings.
Blog - A change is gonna come August 13
Doreen Nicoll | Why is Guelph is joining in solidarity with communities across the country and around the world to demand real climate leadership? For the same reasons your community should be, too.
Blog - A change is gonna come July 23
Doreen Nicoll | I have found the secret garden. There is no gate or little door, but there certainly is a Fairy Queen who is welcoming and gracious, yet formidable with an ever so slightly mischievous side.
Blog - A change is gonna come July 19
Water fountain. Photo: Martina Yach/Flickr
Doreen Nicoll | Monday night in a four to one vote Guelph-Eramosa Council refused Xinyi Glass's application which would have extracted 1.6 million litres of water daily.
Blog - A change is gonna come July 18
Detailed view of the "Glwa", Heiltsuk canoe, at the Qatuwas Festival, an international gathering of maritime indigenous nations of the Pacific Rim. Photo: United Nations Photo/John Isaac/Flickr
Doreen Nicoll | Indigenous artists, get help with your NFB/imagineNative innovative submissions on July 19 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Blog - A change is gonna come July 10
Doreen Nicoll | WWW is planning for the next phase of the Nestle campaign and they're hoping you'll join in on the conversations to strategize and develop tactics to fit working with Doug Ford's government.
Blog - A change is gonna come July 9
Doreen Nicoll | With the research and information supplied by environmentalists and actionists from across Southern Ontario, Burlington city staff made changes to protect milkweed.
Blog - A change is gonna come June 30
Doreen Nicoll | Doreen Nicoll recently came home to a Notice of Violation stating she had to remove or destroy the milkweed plants in her garden.
Blog - A change is gonna come June 29
People holding signs with human rights messages on them. Photo: Geoff Campbell/Flickr
Doreen Nicoll | Come to an introductory session about the work of Amnesty International and learn how you can protect human rights.
Blog - A change is gonna come June 27
Doreen Nicoll | Take part in 150 days of reconcili-action by joining others across the country taking the #NEXT150 Challenge. Together we can work nation with nation to make the next 150 years something to celebrate.
Blog - A change is gonna come May 29
Doreen Nicoll | The documentary Metamorphosis shows the fallout from climate change and environmental devastation can include creativity, sustainable ingenuity, and a beautiful future.
Blog - A change is gonna come May 27
An installation on violence against women in Mexico City, 2018
Doreen Nicoll | By not distinguishing this form of torture in the Criminal Code, society diminishes the human rights violations survivors have endured and keeps women and girls silent, powerless, and invisible.
Blog - A change is gonna come May 27
Alanis Obomsawin in 2014
Doreen Nicoll | Thirty years after its original release, the documentary filmmaker's newly remastered album is as relevant as ever.
Blog - A change is gonna come May 13
Doreen Nicoll | Nestlé extracts water from an Ontario watershed while compromising the water security of local communities. A Wellington County organization wants to stop them.
Blog - A change is gonna come May 13
Doreen Nicoll | Krystal Nagel is using her lived experience of intimate partner abuse to help survivors empower themselves.
Blog - A change is gonna come March 16
Doreen Nicoll | There are several commonly known warning signs for intimate partner violence, and Pejcinovski's killer fit at least three of them.
Blog - A change is gonna come March 5
Image: Screenshot from "Water Warriors" trailer
Doreen Nicoll | Here are two movies that will shock, inspire and remind you why water is always an election issue.
Blog - A change is gonna come March 2
Women's Day march in NYC. Photo: J Carrier/UN Women/flickr
Doreen Nicoll | On March 8 recognize women's achievements; credit their contributions; acknowledge the value of their lived experience; and celebrate their individual and collective successes!
Blog - A change is gonna come March 1
Lake beach. Photo: Viv Lynch/flickr
Doreen Nicoll | Nagy wants Canadians to understand that, "renewable, clean water is not abundant in the populated areas of Canada. Our Great Lakes are not bathtubs that can be drained and shipped around the world."
Blog - A change is gonna come February 15
Map of Canada.
Doreen Nicoll | Geography Now! Canada currently boasts 1.4 million views with 26,000 likes. For good reason, I side with the 1,000 dislikes.
Blog - A change is gonna come January 15
Love Does Gala. Image: The Women's Centre of Halton
Doreen Nicoll | On February 10, The Women's Centre will host its second annual Gala to raise money to transform the lives of women and their children because that's what 'Love Does.'
Blog - A change is gonna come January 4
Woman and child. Image: Women's Habitat/Facebook
Doreen Nicoll | Provincial funding for women's shelters was frozen over a decade ago, placing vital services in never ending precarious position.
Blog - A change is gonna come December 12
Photo: Tupak Huehuecoyotl​/Facebook
Doreen Nicoll | Arthur Manuel was the Nelson Mandela of the international Indigenous movement. It will take many to replace him and his limitless efforts.
Blog - A change is gonna come December 7
Photo: Canadian Pacific/Flickr
Doreen Nicoll | Petition E-1228 redesigns the citizenship study guide and exam to acknowledge Indigenous history.
Blog - A change is gonna come December 4
Attendee of candlelight vigil to honour victims of École Polytechnique massacre. Image: University of Fraser Valley/flickr
Doreen Nicoll | This National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, donate to your local women's centre to fight gender-based violence.

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