Activists are fighting back against the CAQ government’s attempt to introduce “religious symbols” legislation, which would prevent people in the public service, including teachers and police officers in Quebec from wearing hijabs, niqabs, and other religious symbols. A protest is planned for today in Montreal.
Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is a report on the violence faced by Indigenous women in the Downtown Eastside, with survivors at its center.
Joan Jones, a Black civil-rights leader in Nova Scotia, died recently – learn more about her life and work.
Rachel Aviv on the challenge of going off psychiatric drugs
What does racism look like in Canada? @cblackst of the @caringsociety tells the story of Jordan River Anderson and why she continues to fight the Canadian government to gain rights for Indigenous children | Producer: @mgirouar & @charneland More: https://t.co/RhHGw8YQQ3 pic.twitter.com/MtHHWQ5Mtu
— The Agenda | TVO (@TheAgenda) April 4, 2019
As Jody Wilson-Raybould calls under scrutiny for recording a telephone call, APTN points out that 189 public servants, headed by Michael Wernick, were assigned to surveil Cindy Blackstock, advocate for Indigneous childrens’ rights.
“That I and my trans peers harbour our own private doubts about the extent of the allyship we enjoy even among our closest friends underscores Miss Major’s assertion that it is time for “The people who care about us, who are involved in our lives, and who know us… to become more visible.” Laura Shepard calls for visibility from the allies, friends, and accomplices of trans people.
Alicia Elliott writes that the treatment of Jody Wilson-Raybould highlights Canada’s problem with Indigenous women.
— رکسانا (@roxanaparsa) March 20, 2019