It is with a mixture of sadness, deep love, and gratitude that I am stepping back from the steering committee of Aging Activisms this September. After an amazing year and a half, I am off to pursue some new adventures – hopefully taking all that I have learned from and with the Aging Activisms community to continue to do work for a more just and fair world. I am so thankful for this past year and a half. Being a part of Aging Activisms has challenged me, motivated me, made me
This mural dedicated to Berta Cáceres is located at the Université du Québec à Montréal’s central campus. It’s hard to peg down just a few thoughts to share after returning tonight. It has been a full, exciting, inspiring, fun, saddening, encouraging, and discouraging week. The two things sitting closest with me on my way back were a sense of deep gratitude and an underlying uneasiness. Gratitude—for having spent five days on Mohawk territory in my favourite city with lovely
Last night, the 2016 World Social Forum (WSF) began! Emma and I arrived on Kanienke’haka Mohawk Nation territory, in Montreal, Quebec where this global gathering will be taking place over the next five days. The energy here is bubbling: thousands of people took place in the opening march and gathered for the opening ceremonies and festivities. This is the 12th World Social Forum and the first to take place in the ‘Global North.’ First held in Brazil in 2001, the World Social
All photos taken by Clifford Skarstedt/Peterborough Examiner/Postmedia Network.
See the Peterborough Examiner article here. On Tuesday August 3rd 2016, the End Immigration Detention Network (EIDN) organized a rally at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay in solidarity with immigration detainees being held there. Supporters gathered behind the medium/maximum security correctional facility to show their support for and celebration of the immigration detainees held
Jenny Jones calls this archetype the dominant maternal identity, wherein the mother is doing her caregiving in a happy, nuclear household, providing the moral and religious inspiration alongside a father who works in the public sphere. At the conference, Andrea O’Reilly talked about the ten commandments of patriarchal motherhood, including naturalization and individualization. Rather than thinking about mothering as a learned skill or role, these ‘commandments’ position it as