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Food for Thought event recap

On June 26th, Check Your Head hosted a delicious evening of art, activities, and community on food justice.

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Let’s Talk: Summary of a successful panel event

Our goal was to host a free event open to the public to engage youth, health care providers, family, and community members in discussing ways to support and empower youth in the health care system.While brainstorming event ideas, we came up with three “Do’s and Don’ts” for parents when supporting their teens.

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How Masculinity, Media, and Societal Expectations Fail Our Boys

The Mask You Live In aims to investigate the question, how does society fail our boys? The film examines how societal standards of boys and men being emotionally unattached, among other “manly” characteristics, has affected an entire generation of young men.

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The Gendered Anatomy of the Great Recession

The effects of the economic failures on the female population reveal the gendered architecture of the global financial system. While virtually every nation on the planet was impacted by the crisis, it is important to observe the disproportionate impacts that were felt by certain populations.

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Can networking really overcome violence?

I really believe through these gatherings I was able to start to make the changes from within and like a cup spilling when filled with so much water, I was able to share these insights when co-facilitating workshops for youth, as well as with everyone else in my life.

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Cinderello: Queering Fairy Tales

As someone who works with children, I frequently read children’s picture books aloud. A few months ago I was reading Hansel and Gretel to a young girl and boy, and I felt bored and frustrated with the gender representations.

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Food for Thought

Join us at Britannia Community Centre on June 26 for Food for Thought. Participate in games, activities, art, performance, and dialogue on food, culture, and food justice. Catered food will be provided. All youth, ages 12-29, are welcome!

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Enbridge: Pipelines, Politics and Resistance

So what does this all mean? First take a moment to celebrate these little victories, and then keep on voicing your opposition. Keep talking to friends and family about this issue.

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Are Technological Innovations in Healthcare a Reason to be Hopeful about Overall Health Inequality?

Before we get excited about these innovations we need to face the hard facts about health inequality. The solution to these problems won't come in the form of new technologies here and there. Instead we will need to look at solutions and indicators that are more broad in their scope.

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Policing Masculinity through Homophobia

Although many people use these terms out of context, not intending their words to be associated with homosexuality, the implications are real and assert homosexuality as negative, abnormal and to be rejected.