Disability Movement, Uncategorized

Disabled People have better stories to tell

My proposed line-up of disability-themed movies: A group of crip sisters sharing stories of their struggles through the years, and how their crip sisterhood helped them through it. Maybe those crip sisters are on a spaceship, as part of a rebellion. Two young disabled people from divided houses fall in love. In an act of… Continue reading Disabled People have better stories to tell

Activism, Disability Movement, public education

Why Canada needs more Disability Stories

I grew up in a small town of about 6000 people in rural Ontario. There were a few of us with disabilities in the area, but a small enough number that it was possible for those of us within that group to be at least vaguely familiar with each other. One I remember very clearly… Continue reading Why Canada needs more Disability Stories

Activism, Climate Justice, Human Rights

When all else fails, think of Thestrals

How do you talk to the people you love about privilege? It’s like trying to explain Thestrals to someone who’s never experienced death. It’s not in their reality, and therefore does not exist except as a sort of belief system by those of us who are actually oppressed. Consider the following: Quotes like “black and… Continue reading When all else fails, think of Thestrals

Disability Movement

People with Disabilities March and Roll on the Streets of Toronto

On October 13th, 2012 the disability community once again made their voices heard on the streets of Toronto. They marched with a goal to bring recognition of the struggles and value of people with disabilities as we fight against ableism and other forms of oppression, but they also marched to celebrate and take pride in… Continue reading People with Disabilities March and Roll on the Streets of Toronto

Activism, Economic Justice, Upcoming events

Solidarity rally for Caterpillar workers in London, ON – Sat Jan 21

Electro-Motive, a subsidiary of U.S. industrial giant Caterpillar Inc., wants to strong-arm workers at its London plant into a pay cut of over 50 percent, dropping hourly wages from $35 to $16.50. It is also imposing devastating cuts to benefits and pensions on members of CAW Local 27 at a time when the company has… Continue reading Solidarity rally for Caterpillar workers in London, ON – Sat Jan 21

Activism, Events

We Strike Together ~ Public Forum January 11th

UofT PUBLIC FORUM WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 5PM OISE room 2214 (252 Bloor St. West) The 1% are undermining accessible public education by increasing tuition and class sizes, cutting funding and corporatizing campus. Join a discussion about how the 99% on campus--students, TAs, staff and faculty-- can unite to support upcoming campaigns, like the February 1… Continue reading We Strike Together ~ Public Forum January 11th

Activism

Toronto protest against military rule in Egypt

Defend Egypt's revolution! Condemn the military's attacks on peaceful protesters! RALLY & PICKET Monday, December 19 5pm to 7pm Yonge-Dundas Square Toronto | TTC: Dundas Facebook: http://on.fb.me/tkZO8D Join the global solidarity protests against military rule in Egypt. In the last few days, the Egyptian military has brutally attacked peaceful demonstrators in Tahrir Square in Cairo and… Continue reading Toronto protest against military rule in Egypt