Kristen Hanson

Kristen grew up in New Brunswick and attained her BA from St Thomas University. After graduating, she spent eight years working as a Youth Worker and Crisis Counselor in Massachusetts, Toronto and Vancouver Island. This work provided many valuable experiences and lessons, however working to make a difference in the bureaucratic system became wearisome and she set off to explore some of the world. It was many of the things she witnessed and experiences while teaching English in South Korea and traveling South East Asia, which inspired her to become more engaged in her passion of photography. In September of 2009, Kristen took on a role of publicist to assist a friend with the promotion of his book on activism and global issues. Through many rousting conversations during this tour, Kristen decided to be more involved in the pursuit of social justice and she enrolled in the photojournalism program at Loyalist College. With this program she would like to use Photography to serve marginalized groups and promote social justice through media.

Kristen Hanson
Blog
Jul 9, 2010

Chelsea's G20 arrest story

Kristen Hanson
Kristen Hanson tells the story of Chelsea, an activist and University of Toronto student, who was arrested at the G20 protests.
Blog
Jun 26, 2010

Photo blog: Toronto communities oppose G20

Kristen Hanson
While the world's 20 richest countries meet in Huntsville, Toronto-based community organizations united yesterday to "take back what is ours!"
Blog
Jun 23, 2010
G8/G20 summits

Photo blog: Toronto pre-G20

Kristen Hanson
Photos from the streets of Toronto pre-G8/G20 conference and faces at the People's Summit.
Photos
Apr 8, 2010

Mexico's Cola wars continue

Kristen Hanson
The residents of Coajomulco, Mexico are literally having their water taken out from under them. (Photo: Kristen Hanson)
News
Apr 8, 2010

Mexico's Cola wars continue: A photo essay

Kristen Hanson
The indigenous residents of Coajomulco, Mexico have no water in their homes. The government provides the water beneath them for use in other larger cities -- including a Coca-Cola bottling plant.
Podcast
Feb 2, 2010

"Back to Work!": Voices against prorogation

Needs No Introduction
From Ottawa, Whitehorse and Toronto, we hear speeches, statements and songs of protest against the Conservative party's prorogation of Parliament.
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