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March 15, 2020

I recently started learning how to make block prints, and I am looking forward to taking some more time to learn in the coming weeks. I made this print of a deer for my mom, which is my impression of a piece of art her twin brother, James, made for her many years ago.


March 7, 2020

This sweet post-capitalist love song, written by Hawksley Workman, is an old favourite, and it seems like an especially good one for this moment. When I picked up my guitar on my 4th day in self-isolation, this was the first tune I thought to play. I like that it makes...

November 15, 2016

So much to think about following the 2016 National Women's Studies Association Conference. Maddy, May and Melissa were grateful to gather with so many feminist thinkers and creators and grateful to the Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) on whose traditional and unceded territorie...

October 20, 2016

This moment.

This confluence of forces
that finds us face to face
at this exact time
and precise place.


is sacred

- Excerpt from Shehechiyanu by Ziy von B

On Wednesday, we gathered again at Sadleir House – 35 nervously excited storytellers and listeners of...

June 15, 2016

Local community members Matthew Hayes and Jon Hedderwick are making a film which follows the Peterborough Warming Room’s guests as they race the coming winter in search for housing. As they describe: We're making a feature-length documentary film about poverty and home...

June 14, 2016

Last weekend we hosted Barbara Ratzenböck, a doctoral candidate from the Centre for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz. On Friday morning we held a research café at which Barbara gave a captivating talk titled “Walking Interviews in Small Domestic Spaces....

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