Anti-Racism

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Racism and Asian reaction

I've been taking some continuing education courses for my profession and I've noticed the instructor often refused to answer my questions or bypassed me during class.  I looked around and saw many Asian students sit very quietly and never even asked a question.  I've also noticed the the instructor made every effort to get to know the white students and go and help them even when they werent asking questions or needing help.  

I paid quite a bit of money for these courses and I just had to do whatever I could to get answers whether he liked me or not.  My job depended on my knowing this material.  I even asked him if he had anything against me just to let him know I didnt like his avoiding my questions.  

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4th Annual Decolonizing Conference: Call For Papers

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4th Annual Decolonizing Conference: Call For Papers

25 March at 09:00 - 26 March at 17:00
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education-University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6 CANADA

SPIRITUALITY CONFERENCE
March 25 & 26 2011

Annual Decolonizing Conference: Land, Citizenship, belonging, and the Place of the Spirit

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education-University of Toronto
Call for Papers

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Never Again for Anyone: Hajo Meyer, Auschwitz survivor

Feb 1, 2011 to Feb 2, 2011
Winchevsky Centre
585 Cranbrooke Avenue
M6A 2X9 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 43' 24.4884" N, 79° 25' 48.0648" W
Ontario CA
In the face of the on-going ethnic cleansing of Palestine, we assert a commitment to collective humanity against the application of “never again” to only a few.
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Vigil to welcome Tamil refugees home!

Dec 24, 2010
Burnaby Youth Detention Centre
7900 Fraser Park Drive
Burnaby
Canada
49° 11' 10.2732" N, 122° 59' 6.4644" W
CA
Support the release of Tamil refugees from Canadian internment and welcome them home.
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Selwyn Pieters taking on the system

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/902582--lawyer-wins-racial-discrimination-case?bn=1

 

Good for Selwyn Pieters on following through with his complaint. All resistance is useful.

 

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Ironically, Pieters and his colleagues - lawyer Brian Noble and law student Paul Waldron - were there to deal with a case of racial profiling before the tribunal.

The men were waiting in the lounge when Melissa Firth, a librarian and administrator with the Peel Law Association, approached and "demanded" identification to determine if they were paralegals, who are not allowed in the lawyers' lounge.

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Gender-bending chemicals in Ontario - lawsuit & presentation

Chemical Valley residents are taking legal action after years of health problems and disappearing boys:
"The environmental group Ecojustice launched a lawsuit against the Ontario Ministry of the Environment Monday targeting the effects of pollution from the Sarnia area's petrochemical industry.
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The 'selectivity argument' around criticizing Israel

I'm really disturbed about this argument that criticizing the state of Israel can become anti-semitic, because you're applying a double standard--so if human rights abuses are going on elsewhere and you aren't talking about them, you must be anti-semitic (Irwin Cotler uses this argument routinely). THis is also in the Interparliamentary Coalition to combat anti-semitism (which is disingenious, because it then says, criticism of Israel is fine as long as you aren't applying a double standard...but you're left wondering where's the line between legitimate criticism and anti-semitism because double standard).

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Organizing For Justice - day of workshops

Nov 13, 2010
University of Ottawa, Lamoureux Hall first floor
www.uottawa.ca/maps - LMX building
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 41.6592" N, 75° 41' 53.4984" W
Ontario CA
A full day of workshops on different aspects of social, economic and environmental justice and healthy communities.
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Love is a telephone

Love is a telephone which always keeps silent when you are longing for a call, but rings when you are not ready for it. As a result, we often miss the sweetness from the other end.

Love is a telephone which is seldom program-controlled or directly dialed. You cannot get an immediate answer by a mere "hello", let alone go deep into your lover's heart by one call. Usually it had to be relayed by an operator, and you have to be patient in waiting. Destiny is the operator of this phone, who is always irresponsible and fond of laying practical jokes to which she may make you a lifelong victim intentionally or unintentionally.

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Indigenous Sovereignty Week, 2nd annual

Oct 27, 2010 to Nov 5, 2010
different venues Ottawa
Canada
45° 24' 41.6592" N, 75° 41' 53.4984" W
CA
The week is a part of a national grassroots initiative to build relationships and raise awareness about the issues and struggles of indigenous people that are often marginalized in Canadian society.
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Juan Williams Fired from NPR for Anti-Muslim Comments

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National Public Radio has terminated journalist Juan Williams after remarks he made on Fox News about Muslims, the network announced Thursday.

Williams was asked by Bill O'Reilly during Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor" earlier this week whether the U.S. is facing a "Muslim dilemma."

According to an NPR statement, Williams responded: "Look, Bill, I'm not a bigot. You know the kind of books I've written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."

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Panel discussion: Islamophobia and the presumption of innocence

Oct 21, 2010
JK Wyllie Board Room, PSAC building
23 Gilmour (at Metcalfe)
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 56.5308" N, 75° 41' 28.5216" W
Ontario CA
Check out this panel discussion featuring human rights campaigners Matthew Behrens, Monia Mazigh, Rania Tfaily and Yahya Abdul Rahman.
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The Philippine Women Centre of Ontario 10th year anniversary: Maleta Art Exhibit

Oct 10, 2010 to Oct 31, 2010
The Beit Zatoun House
612 Markham Street one block west of Honest Ed's (Bathurst and Bloor)
M6G 2L8 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
Ontario CA
The Philippine Women Centre of Ontario invites everyone to celebrate a decade of Filipino Canadian women's struggle and resistance at the opening of the Maleta Art Exhibit on October 10.

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