Tag Archives: COVID-19

Radio: A legal challenge to keep Ontario students safe from COVID-19

Heather Hanwell, Kate Laing, and “Hannah” are members of Ontario School Safety, a group of Ontario residents, most of them parents, committed to ensuring that the province’s schools are safe enough for students, teachers, and other education workers, in the … Continue reading

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Radio: High school students organizing for greater COVID safety in schools

Brie Villeneuve is a Grade 12 student at Grant Park High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Piper Lockhart is a Grade 11 student at Coll├Ęge Louis-Riel, a French-language high school in Winnipeg. Both are core organizers with Manitoba Students for COVID … Continue reading

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Radio: Supporting homeless encampments in Halifax

Vicky Levack is a human rights advocate based in Halifax whose work focuses on disability and on gender, with a particular interest in housing issues. These days, she is active with the PADS Community Network, a new grassroots formation in … Continue reading

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Radio: Challenging anti-Asian racism during the pandemic

Serena Mah is a media relations consultant and a former television journalist who lives in Edmonton, Alberta. Scott Neigh talks with her about anti-Asian racism, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Act2EndRacism coalition. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue reading

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Radio: Grassroots education workers organizing for a #SafeReturn and a #JustRecovery

Laura McCoy and Leela Acharya are teachers in Toronto and members of Ontario Education Workers United, a grassroots group of education workers from across Ontario committed to fighting for a strong, equitable, public, safe K-to-12 education system. Scott Neigh interviews … Continue reading

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Radio — A campaign to bring long-term care into the public health care system

Kevin Skerrett and Nancy Parker are active in Make Revera Public, a campaign pushing the federal government to transform Revera, which is a major provider of long-term care in Canada, from a for-profit corporation into a public sector entity and … Continue reading

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Radio — Standing up against mass firings in BC’s hotel industry

Stephanie Fung is the communications organizer for UNITE HERE Local 40, which represents workers in the hospitality industry in British Columbia. Rajani Tadaka is a hotel worker in Vancouver and a member of Local 40. In the wake of the … Continue reading

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