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Mad Room: Black artist lays bare struggle with depression, anxiety | Sep 22 2016 | June Chua | Tangled Art Gallery in Toronto is opening its first-ever installation, featuring the work of local artist Gloria Swain and focusing on her experience as a Black woman in the mental health system.
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One of the two Women's Boats to Gaza left France en route to Gaza | Sep 20 2016 | The other is still in Spain awaiting repairs. Support their journey.
Vancouver summer camp empowers Syrian children to tell their own stories, however they want to tell them | Sep 20 2016 | Maya Bhullar | Shawk Alani talks about Capturing Our Stories, a photography summer camp for Syrian refugees.
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Media scolding about 'political correctness' is baloney; hats off to MRU student who spoke out against Trump cap | Sep 19 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Anyone surprised by the viciousness with which North American rightists respond to anything they don't like, particularly when their target is a woman, hasn't been paying attention.
Raoul Peck on Class Economics, "I Am Not Our Negro" and White Privilege.
Raoul Peck on class economics, new film 'I Am Not Your Negro' and white privilege | Sep 19 2016 | Face2Face | Raoul and I talk about white privilege, consumerism and class economics, apathy and ignorance and how most issues are not about guilt, but about "knowing."
Kamal Al-Solaylee, author of 'Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to everyone)' | Sep 13 2016 | Victoria Fenner | An interview at Octopus Books, Ottawa, Ontario about having brown skin in a black and white world.
Disarm Hate | Sep 9 2016 | For the 91 Americans shot and killed every day. For the LGBTQ community. For Orlando.
Contextualizing the burkini/bikini debate | Sep 6 2016 | Meghan Murphy | In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Natasha Bakht about the burkini, veiling, and how this debate impacts Muslim women.
Unlearning anti-Black racism 101: Stop Canadiansplaining | Sep 5 2016 | Chelby Daigle | So what is "Canadiansplaining"? Why should you care? Chelby Daigle explains.
Fierce Voices's Vancouver office seeks part-time outreach event volunteers | Sep 2 2016 | rabble staff | Read on for more information about volunteer opportunities in Vancouver.
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Sobeys racial profiling a case of poor public relations, worse corporate behaviour | Aug 31 2016 | Stephen Kimber | If you'd like an object lesson in how not to conduct corporate public relations, consider how Sobeys, the second-largest supermarket chain in the country, bungled a racial-profiling case.
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Even though today's conservatism is a farce, you still don't get to be progressive by doing nothing | Aug 25 2016 | Phillip Dwight Morgan | If we're going to use the terms "progressive," "liberal" and "radical" we need to start holding people accountable for their actions rather than simply allowing them to be progressive by default.

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Statement on the police killing of Abdirahman Abdi
We write statements, call for reform, yet police violence against unarmed Black men and women continues. We need action and we need it now.

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