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Radio: Prisoner justice – from speaking out to organizing on the ground

El Jones is a poet, educator, and organizer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is the city’s former poet laureate. She is deeply involved in working for justice for prisoners through a combined prisoner-led radio show and community organization called … Continue reading

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Radio — People with lived experience of homelessness walking for justice

Kym Hines, Hugh Lampkin, and Cynthia Travers are social justice activists who have lived experience of homelessness. Hines is an anti-poverty activist involved in a number of groups in Victoria, British Columbia. Lampkin is the vice-president of the Vancouver Area … Continue reading

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Radio — Fighting for the rights of disabled women

Bonnie Brayton is the executive of the DisAbled Women’s Netowrk (or DAWN) Canada, the country’s only national advocacy organization focused on the needs and rights of women with disabilities. Scott Neigh interviews her about the issues that disabled women and … Continue reading

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Radio — Fighting homelessness in Ontario’s past and in its Doug Ford future

Cathy Crowe has been a street nurse in Toronto for more than three decades. She has not only delivered community-based primary health care to homeless and poor people over that time, but has also been involved in a wide range … Continue reading

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Radio — Pushing rural organizations to be more welcoming to trans and gender-diverse people

Behc Jax-Lynx and Cara Tierney both work with a small organization called Building through Education and Community Knowledge (B.E.C.K.), which uses educational approaches to push organizations in rural and suburban Ontario to do better when it comes to equity for … Continue reading

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Radio — Queerspawn speak out: Growing up in queer and trans families

Sadie Epstein-Fine and Makeda Zook are the editors of a new book called Spawning Generations: Rants and Reflections on Growing Up with LGBTQ+ Parents, published by Demeter Press. Scott Neigh interviews them about the importance of queerspawn (i.e. people with … Continue reading

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Radio — From anti-privatization to pro-public

David McDonald is a professor of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario whose work over the years has focused on issues related to public services and privatization, mostly in contexts in the Global South and in Europe. … Continue reading

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