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A Call to Action on BC’s Poverty Rate

Poverty is a daily struggle for thousands of people in BC and yet the province does not have a poverty reduction plan. The time for concrete action is now.

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“Progressive” media is still whitewashed

There’s so much more to be done to ensure that media depictions portray diverse lived experiences.

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The deadly reality of indefinite migrant detention in Canada

The treatment of undocumented migrants in Canada is shameful and unnecessarily harsh. No one should die in custody or be detained indefinitely.

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FLOW: A Tale of Water, People, and Corporations

As FLOW deals with the issue of water privatization, the stories and discussions are framed through a lens of resistance. Activists who work to restrict or eliminate corporate control of water share their stories, including both the impact privatization has had on their lives, and their successes in reversing these effects.

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The Disturbing Exploitation Behind the Fashion Industry’s Glitz and Glamour

After a good hard look at the fashion industry, there may be more to consider than a price tag or label, because the dollar value and capital lettered MADE IN CHINA or MADE IN THE USA does not tell us about the countless victims and ecological footprints of the fashion industry.

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Migrant Youths and the Food System

As a migrant youth, I look to food for not only sustenance but also identity. Food preferences are closely connected to both cultural and social identities. Growing up in a Chinese household, white rice is deeply embedded in the essence of my culture as a symbol of harvest. A house without the sounds of sizzling white rice in the rice-cooker would not feel like home to me. However, amid the chaos of adjusting to new social practices, the role of food is often overlooked in the migrant experience.

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A Global Agenda: The 2016 World Day of Social Justice

Since its establishment in 1945, the United Nations has been assisting the world in its endeavours for greater social justice. The 2016 World Day of Social Justice presents the theme for the year–A Just Transition–and ushers in a new era following the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals.

Summer Job Opportunity: Research and Educational Content Assistant

Check Your Head and TakingITGlobal are looking to invite an enthusiastic student to join our team of change makers for Summer 2017! Check out the posting below or download the PDF here. Deadline for applications is 10am on Wednesday, May 25th. Check Your Head (CYH) is a youth-driven…

Call for participants: Join Check Your Head’s Inclusion and Anti-Racism project

Check Your Head is seeking youth participants (ages 16-22) to join our ‘Inclusion and Anti-Racism’ project! Learn about issues of migrant justice and become a peer educator with Check Your Head. This is an opportunity for racialized youth – including youth who identify as people of…

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Gentrification in DTES Leaving Residents with Fewer Housing Options

Vancouver’s landscape is changing and people are being displaced at astounding rates as glassy towers rise from the rubble of what was once affordable housing.