Posts Tagged ‘racism’

Amina Abawajy

Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia Program: International Development & Computer Sciences Amina Abawajy cannot pinpoint a specific moment at which she found herself interested in social justice activism—but she’s sure that she’s always been interested. “I really believe that existence is resistance for a lot of racialized folks, for queer folks, for folks with disabilities—for marginalized…

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RACISM: Black Perspectives

In a town where people of African descent were once confined to living near the city landfill, a crowd of people eager to change social attitudes in Halifax attended the moderated panel discussion “RACISM: Black Perspectives” on Feb. 24. The event was hosted by Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs at the Halifax Central…

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Explored: Equity and accessibility co-ordinators

The Dalhousie Student Union’s (DSU) new equity and accessibility department is excited to start tackling some of the bigger issues on campus, including racism, sexism, homophobia and more. Elise Boudreau Graham, the campaigns and partnerships coordinator, was tabling outside the Grawood leading up to Halloween with information on their costume campaign. The mission? Discouraging cultural…

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Linsane in the membrane

We live in a world in desperate need of heroes. Every day the headlines hit us with some depressing new development: an earthquake, a war, a politician cheating on his cancer-stricken wife. So when people do something unexpectedly positive, we tend to overreact. We splash their faces across magazine covers, praise them online and shower…

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How the Daily News reacted to allegations of racism

By Gazette Staff It was nearly midnight and Matthew Byard already felt bored. One down, seven hours to go. On this Friday night in January 2007 few customers shivered through the automatic doors into Sobey’s on North Street where Byard, 22 at the time, worked security. To help pass the time, the former Atlantic Media…

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Halloween: the holiday when racism is OK

I dread Halloween like the plague. Each year, while my friends all get super into creating clever costumes, I just spend all of October panicking. It’s not that I’m not stoked on costumes and dressing up – I like clever costumes just as much as the next person. I’m just petrified of inevitably realizing that…

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