I hope you have had a weekend filled with fun spooks and Halloween treats! Here are some links to read alongside your candy.
“The absence of land from the reconciliation conversation is a huge hole. All of the focus is on residential school survivors and monetary compensation, which is vitally important, but is really only the tip of the iceberg. At the end of the day, justice for Indigenous peoples living within the Canadian state comes back to land.” A conversation with Philip Brass on land and reconciliation.
Read this excerpt from late Indigenous activist Arthur Manuel’s recently released book, on how white supremacy is in Canada’s foundation.
This new touring event looks amazing: “New Constellations is the first of its kind: a music and literary, national tour…featuring a core roster of Indigenous artists alongside a rotating cast of some of the country’s most celebrated musicians, writers, and poets coming together for an intimate evening of song and storytelling.”
A student at Dalhousie University faced disciplinary action for posting about white fragility online. The university has since withdrawn its complaint.
On a related note, these are extremely useful expressive writing prompts for people who are recognizing their white fragility.
Read this poem, Woo Woo Roll Deep, by Angel Nafis.
TW for descriptions of abuse: Alice Glass has released a statement about her former bandmate.
“The things that happen in hotel rooms and board rooms all over the world (and in every industry) between women seeking employment or trying to keep employment and men holding the power to grant it or take it away exist in a gray zone where words like “consent” cannot fully capture the complexity of the encounter. Because consent is a function of power. You have to have a modicum of power to give it.” Britt Marling on The Economics of Consent.
Was just reminded that the word for “toxic masculinity” in Chinese is 直男癌, or “straight man cancer” 😭😭😭
— Christina Xu (@xuhulk) October 24, 2017
How Google Docs have played a part in activism.
There is some top-notch data visualization in this article on the gender pay gap.
Ten artists celebrate the ten-year anniversary of Britney Spears’ album, Blackout.
Check out this photo series from Peru, of trans women as religious icons, by Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo.
Joshua Whitehead’s collection of poetry, full-metal indigiqueer, is focused on a “hybridized Indigiqueer Trickster character named Zoa who brings together the organic (the protozoan) and the technologic (the binaric) in order to re-beautify and re-member queer Indigeneity. ”
“At the heart of this strike is the need for our colleges to commit to quality education. This means committing to the faculty and staff that deliver our education and teach our classes. Faculty are also worried about the quality of our education. We support their call for a voice, alongside students, in academic decision-making.” College students speak out to support faculty on strike.
The Pollution is Coming From Inside the Stomach: how power decides where waste goes.
WE ARE THE WEIRDOS, my new experimental magic realism novel about queer & trans teenage witches in 1999, is now available everywhere! Illustrated by Cee Lavery, with tales of survival, magic, & escape. 💜🔮🔪📕🌕🌌🗝️👽✨ https://t.co/bpMvZpsFGY
— Maranda Elizabeth (@MarandaDearest) October 29, 2017