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Volunteer Stories: An Interview with Justin Rawlins

Youth blogger Scott Douglas Jacobsen chats with our outgoing Blog Coordinator Justin Rawlins on his volunteer experiences and involvement with Check Your Head.

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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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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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Defend Public Health Care

A shakeup may be coming to Canada’s health care system and, like any earthquake, it could wreak catastrophe for thousands of lives. Defend public health care by packing the BC Supreme Court, inside and out, on September 6th.

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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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Youth Volunteer Bloggers Wanted

We’re looking for youth volunteer bloggers (ages 15-30) living in BC who want to engage with social justice issues. Interested? Contact us by September 9th.

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A Call to Action on BC’s Poverty Rate

Poverty is a daily struggle for thousands of people in BC and yet the province does not have a poverty reduction plan. The time for concrete action is now.

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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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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.