To mark the "International Day for the Eradication of Poverty," members of the Colour of Poverty Campaign -- Colour of Change Network (COP/C) from various parts of Ontario -- held a press conference earlier this month to call on all levels of Canadian government to help eradicate poverty in Ontario and Canada.
The group has many concerns about the "invisibility of racialized poverty" and the lack of attention to these issues in the media in Toronto and GTA's upcoming municipal elections.
==>Trans Film Night: "Chocolate Babies"
==>Free Film! Free Snacks! Free Talk!
The Trans Film Screening Series hosts a FREE screening of:
Everyone welcome. Allies welcome.
This extensive 120 page resource guide from Western State Centre covers everything you need to know to facilitate an effective workshop on dismantling racism. The guide is full of easy to understand theory and poetry that embodies anti-racist work. It covers:
How to dismantle racist assumptions
The construction of racism
Terms to understand
Models for understanding how racism works
Turning internalized repression in to empowerment
How to be a white ally
Moving towards racial justice
Freeing Ourselves: A Guide to Health and Self Love for Brown Bois
Trans bodies should come with an owner's manual.
That thought was likely the inspiration for Freeing Ourselves: A Guide to Health and Self Love for Brown Bois, an introspective health-focused guidebook by The Brown Boi Project, a collective of contributors committed to compiling that manual capably and in an engaging way. The Brown Boi Project describe themselves as a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen and allies "who are committed to transforming our privilege of masculinity, gender and race into tools for achieving Racial and Gender Justice."
W.E.B. Du Bois' classic 1903 work The Souls of Black Folk opens with "The problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line." Du Bois helped form the NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which just celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Henry Louis Gates Jr., who directs Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, knows much about the colour line -- not only from his life's work, but from life experience, including last week, when he was arrested in his own home.
Gates' lawyer, Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree, said in a statement that the arrest occurred as Gates returned from the airport: