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My Brown Girl Stories: Representation and Storytelling with Shania Chand

I have always felt confused about my identity, my race, and who people perceived me as. My mother was born and grew up in Fiji. My Dad was also born in Fiji, but he moved to Canada when he was a few months old and…

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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.

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Caught Between Ordinary and Exceptional: Media Coverage on Syrian Refugees in Canada

Refugees, the Middle East, and Islam are heavily stigmatized in the media, with coverage too often failing to encompass lived realities.

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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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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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A Critical Look at Canadian Perspectives on the Global Refugee Crisis

It is imperative for Canadians to be critical of media coverage and refugee policies. This ensures that we are not viewing this situation in an overwhelmingly self-congratulatory light at the expense of honouring the lived experiences of refugees.

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Feminism vs Misogyny

When I log onto social media, I do not expect to see a safety warning surrounding the activities of yet another misogynistic group’s activities. And yet, more and more often I am greeted by a discouraging announcement that another anti-feminist, “meninist,” pro-rape, misogynistic, or otherwise repulsive group is among the news items of the day.

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Becoming an informed global citizen while having fun watching documentary films

I recently rediscovered the documentary film genre as something exciting, relevant, and engaging for people of all ages. Documentaries matter and we should all consider giving them a shot because they’re not always a snooze fest! Rather, they give us insight on global issues and often leave us feeling inspired to work together to combat injustices.

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Three Media Workshops To Choose From!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newest workshop, Media Awareness Part II, created in partnership with OpenMedia! This brings us up to three media related workshops in our workshop offerings, and provides a great opportunity to engage more youth in conversation about…

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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…