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The A-word: A policy that must be named

Austerity is to politicians as Voldemort is to the characters in the Harry Potter universe: “He who must not be named.”

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Dear Democracy

Dear Democracy, What happened to us? What happened to our relationship? It used to be so strong. You would always listen to what I had to say.  But now it’s like it doesn’t even matter. I share you with 25,337,735* of my closest Canadian friends. It’s…

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I Vote but I Don’t Like it

Parliament can’t say they represent all of us when only 6 out of 10 eligible voters actually voted in the last federal election. Only 4 out of 10 eligible voters born after 1981 bothered to participate. Being amongst that broad bunch defined vaguely as “youth”…

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Become a Digital Media Campaigner with Check Your Head!

Interested in using digital media for social and environmental justice? Want to be trained by inspiring community organizations such as No One is Illegal, Open Media, and the BC Health Coalition? You should consider joining Check Your Head’s Democracy Check! Campaign. What is the Democracy Check! Campaign? Democracy Check! is…

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Open House at Check!

Our second Open House workshop is coming up this week! The theme this time is Digital Storytelling for Environmental Justice. Storytelling is a powerful and accessible method of relaying social and environmental justice efforts person to person, day to day. In this workshop, participants will…

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Job Posting: Communications and Events Coordinator

          Check Your Head is hiring! Check out the posting below or download a PDF here. Deadline for applications is June 5, 2015 at 3:00pm. Communications and Events Coordinator Check Your Head (CYH) is a youth-driven non-profit organization. We encourage young people…

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Reflections on a Practicum Now Finished

During my 4th year at UBC, it was required that I do a practicum with a local organization related to my major (Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice—GRSJ being its much-needed acronym), and personal interests. Given this, I was thrilled to find a place at…

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Paying for Popularity

Last December the Guardian newspaper released six articles in one week under the globalized theme: Taming Corporate Power.  After the fall of Wall Streets banks in 2009 byway of its subprime mortgage debacle, the eyes of the West began to defog and we, its citizens,…

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Seeking Graphic Designer

Get involved with Check Your Head – We are seeking a Graphic Designer! Check Your Head is a youth-driven nonprofit organization working with young people
to take action for social & environmental justice. Our main activities include workshops, facilitation and leadership training and supporting youth-led social and…

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Anti-Oppression with Children

   As part of our new Open House project, Check was happy to support the first instalment in this exciting series of youth-led workshops, with all topics chosen and facilitated by our existing youth volunteers.  Allison Jones and Annie Preston facilitated a great session on…