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Why We Should All Be Marching

Two weeks ago marked the second annual Women’s March, and a number of Check Your Head’s finest came out to march in solidarity with millions of other women world wide. Women’s March Global aims to promote social change in the areas of ending violence, reproductive…

A message to those celebrating Pride this year

This past May, after much deliberation with the Vancouver Police department (VPD), the Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) released a statement announcing their decision to allow uniformed police officers to march in the upcoming Vancouver Pride Festival 2017. This announcement comes after a year of intense…

Post-Secondary's Sexual Assault Epidemic: The Time for Change is Now

Campus rape culture is a very real, extremely harmful problem that demands our attention. We can unite to end higher education’s sexual assault epidemic.

Post-Secondary’s Sexual Assault Epidemic: The Time for Change is Now

Campus rape culture is a very real, extremely harmful problem that demands our attention. We can unite to end higher education’s sexual assault epidemic.

Unraveling the Controversy Around (Inter)National Observances

Observances, like International Women’s Day and Black History Month, allow people to take a moment out of their days to recognize how far societies have progressed and how much further we still have to go.

Youth exploring equity and discrimination: An introduction to our Inclusion and Anti-Racism Project

Our Inclusion and Anti-Racism project aims to increase the understanding of race, migration, and issues of belonging among Metro Vancouver youth.

“Progressive" media is still whitewashed

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

“Progressive” media is still whitewashed

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

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…

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…

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