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Apply to be a Volunteer Facilitator for Migrant Justice!

Get involved with Check Your Head and No One Is Illegal – Apply to be a volunteer facilitator for Migrant Justice! We’re looking for youth with direct experience of migration and migrant issues to lead workshops with school and community groups.

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A Little More Empathy

The news story that struck me the most last year was Lily’s story. It may not have any national impact, but it greatly embodies the social inequality that we know is everywhere, but invisible to our eyes.

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Food for the Future: Standing up for BC’s Agricultural Land Reserve

The ALR has faced a number of challenges over the years, but it may currently be facing its greatest challenge yet. It’s time to speak up for our agricultural land and farmers! Decision makers will be deciding the future of the ALR soon, so they need to hear from you.

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Invitation to Stand for Check Your Head Board of Directors

Check Your Head is looking for leaders with a passion for social and environmental justice and youth education to serve on our Board of Directors! We’re actively looking to increase the range and diversity of skills, perspectives, and experiences on our board.

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Apply today! Volunteer Youth Facilitator Team

Join the Volunteer Youth Facilitator Team at Check Your Head and develop the skills to create change in your communities! Application deadline: February 3, 2014.

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Back in Action with the Youth of 2013

There are millions of youth who often go unrecognised for their day-to-day hard work and kind acts towards making this world more socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable. To reflect upon the year, I have selected a few kick-butt stories that stood out for me in 2013.

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Give the Gift of Education!

This year, give the gift of education! Visit https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/16675 to donate and order a card to be delivered to the changemaker in your life stating that a youth-led social and environmental justice workshop will be done in their name!

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Mode Shift

Mode Shift, a podcast about sustainable transportation in Canada, is now online!

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Globalization, Migration, Shopping and the Richmond Youth Art Mart

What do we as consumers of materialistic things do about the issue of globalization, poverty and sweatshops? How can we even know whether or not these companies participate in unfair, unsafe, unclean, and unjust labour?
Here’s a few things you can do: 1) Be informed. Do your research. 2) Be a smart shopper, shop locally.

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The Frosh Rape Chants are (Unfortunately) Simply Symptoms of the Broader Culture

When you tell us the content doesn't matter I know it's because we've become so inured to sex and violence portrayed in our media culture and played 24/7 on cable news. Have you ever thought welcoming new students like this normalizes rape culture? And that this has actual consequences? Consequences that continue the fatal cycle of people believing that it's normal to violently take advantage of someone.