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Image: Flickr/Chris Huggins
| August 8, 2016
| July 24, 2016

Phobias, mental health and pride: A QPOC perspective

Photo: flickr/Michael Kazarnowicz

It has been just over two weeks since I woke up to a friend informing me that "there was a big shooting in Orlando." I was instantly filled with anxiety as I turned over in my bed and reluctantly responded, "Oh no. I really hope it wasn't my people."

I could already locate in my body a well-known heaviness that precedes the media wave of causal inquiry that consistently lands in the same place, laced with its own violent punches and cheers from its fixated audience.

I knew that within hours the media would begin making connections between Islam and terrorism in ways that implicate all Muslims as a matter of course.

With this knowledge, I deliberately postponed looking at anything on social media for an entire morning.

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Activism in the age of terror

June 20, 2016
| Peabody Energy is a massive coal company that recently filed for bankruptcy revealing the monumental degree to which they funded science denial. Also... terrorism.
Length: 55:09 minutes (50.51 MB)

Photos: Candlelight vigil in Toronto for victims of Orlando nightclub massacre

On Sunday June 12, hundreds of members from Toronto's LGBTQ community and their supporters gathered in Barbara Hall Park in a candlelight vigil for the victims and survivors of the Orlando night massacre.

Early Sunday morning 49 people were killed and 53 people were injured in what is being called the worst mass shooting in U.S. history when a shooter opened fire in Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

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Linda Dalgetty
| June 8, 2016
| May 20, 2016
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| May 4, 2016
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Jennifer Loewenstein: Why suicide bombers target European cities

April 20, 2016
| Following the attack on Brussels, politicians talk about preventing more attacks and the media discuss the effect of security measures on civil liberties, but there’s little focus on why it happened.
Length: 15:54 minutes (14.56 MB)
| April 7, 2016
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