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Join the ‘Migrant Youth Lead the Way’ Project today!

Applications for our ‘Migrant Youth Lead the Way!’ Youth Team are OPEN! Check Your Head is looking for passionate, driven and justice-oriented youth to be part of this amazing project! Along with a team of other young people, you will receive knowledge and training in leadership,…

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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…

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Inclusion Project: Celebration recap

Our Inclusion Project is now under wraps. Our project celebration on Feb 17 was awesome – featuring youth poetry and a film all by project youth.

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Inclusion Project: Youth Celebration & Film Screening on Feb 17

We invite you to celebrate the end of Check Your Head’s Inclusion and Anti-racism youth project with us!  Our celebration will feature slam poetry by youth poet Lovely Ranges and the screening of our youth-made film. This will be the premiere screening of a short documentary…

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The killing of Abdirahman Abdi: Intersections of racism and anti-migrant violence

The killing of Abdirahman Abdi is a poignant reminder of the uncomfortable parallels between policing in Canada and the USA.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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…