- Syed Hussan, the founder of Remember January 29, a beautiful online memory project, on visiting the Great Mosque in Quebec city, where six Muslims were killed one year ago: “Only when we accept that we have forgotten, and examine why and how, can we begin to do the work of re-remembering”
- If you’re in Toronto, there are quite a few events commemorating the shooting, including a fundraiser tonight featuring poetry, art, music, and reflection, a vigil in Nathan Phillips Square on January 29, and a panel on Islamaphobia and the Quebec Mosque Shooting at U of T on January 30.
So with all these Canadian politicians falling from their grace, is it time now finally to believe the hundreds of indigenous women (in CA)who have come forward with testimonies against police and law enforcement in all their manifestations for years now?
Asking for a friend…
— Lido Pimienta (@LidoPimienta) January 26, 2018
- “The foster care system is working the way it’s designed: as a machine to destroy Indigeneity” Indigenous youth speak about how the care system furthers’ the destrcuctive goals of our settler colonial state.
- “We continue to come up with answers at forums like this. Youths speak. Elders speak. The recommendations are applauded, they move people and then we don’t implement them.” From Cindy Blackstock’s presentation at the Children and Families Together conference this week.
- This clip of Ursula K. Le Guin accepting the National Book Award for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 2014 is great, esp around 4 minute mark
I’ve also been thinking about this quote from Le Guin: “We are volcanoes. When we offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.” It’s from her 1986 Bryn Mawr commencement address, which is worth reading as a whole.
Ursula K. Le Guin’s take on the singular ‘they’ is my absolute favorite pic.twitter.com/k2jNBLkpxp
— dave 🌌🚄 spacetrain.space (@davemakes) January 23, 2018
- Really wish the institution I attend/work for wouldn’t circulate this crap widely: School Boards are pulling the Fraser Institute’s anti-minimum wage essay contest
- Socialist Feminism in the era of Trump and Weinstein
- “Christianity can be an amazing, affirming, validating community for many people, but for me it was a bad religion – in bending to my knees for an absent lover, I unconsciously expected love to be both unconditional and unrequited.” Abeni Jones on finding and then losing faith.
- “Nothing calls me to my body like another person’s mouth on mine” On queer sex and feeling grounded.
- Is Rupaul’s Drag Race the Most Radical Show on TV?
- Instead of reading David Brooks’ review of Jordan Peterson’s new book, read this critique from Viewpoint
- If you can, consider giving money to THIS Magazine. THIS is a magazine we look up to, and is so integral to the Canadian media landscape. Help them keep doing the great work they do.
- And finally, in cased you missed it, read this beautiful piece by Samantha Marie Nock on giving priority to romantic relationships above all other relationships