Self accountability is the first step in creating a broader language and landscape in which transformative justice can thrive.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionately high impact on Black communities. It’s exceptionally difficult to produce a vision of freedom in such rough times. But we must keep freedom dreaming.
Twenty-six years later, Gustafsen Lake remains unexamined and governments unaccountable for the largest show of military force against Indigenous land defenders in Canadian history.
The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the necessity of changing people’s taken-for-granted understandings of disability, to provoke a transformation in how people perceive living with disability and difference.
It is becoming increasingly clear that our 40-year nightmare is not over. It's up to us, argues Tranjan, to end it once and for all.
Anthony N. Morgan is a Toronto-based human rights lawyer, policy consultant and community educator.
Andrée Forest (elle/she/her) is francophone Métis from Red River and is engaging in her history through beading, writing and building community. She is the project coordinator for the Manitoba Research Alliance at CCPA-MB.
Eliza Chandler (she/her) is an assistant professor in the School of Disability Studies in Toronto where she teaches and researches in the areas of disability arts, critical access, social movements, and crip necropolitics.
Lacey Croft (she/her) is completing her PhD in Sociology at York University while working as a research assistant at Re·Vision Centre for Art and Social Justice. Her research focuses on the invisible labour of displaced, disabled, and other vulnerable workers. Find her on twitter at @LaceyCroft
Carla Rice (she/her, they/them) is a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Feminist Studies and Social Practice at the University of Guelph. Her research focuses on disability and non-normative embodiments, feminist intersectionality studies, and arts-based methodologies. Rice founded Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice, a research creation centre that explores how communities can mobilize the arts to deepen public dialogue and advance social justice.
Sandy Hudson (she/her) is an activist, multidisciplinary creative and writer with a talent for inspiring others to imagine just futures. The founder of the Black Lives Matter movement presence in Canada andBlack Lives Matter – Toronto, Sandy also co-founded theBlack Legal Action Centre, a specialty legal aid clinic, which provides direct legal services and test case litigation for Black communities in Ontario, Canada. Sandy is currently based in Los Angeles and serves as an international organizer for Black Lives Matter – Grassroots and the Director of Strategic Planning for the Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism. Find her on twitter at @sandela
Lindsay MacLaren (she/her) is a Professor at the University of Calgary and a Research Associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives National Office.
Alex Himelfarb (he/him) is the chair of the CCPA national office board, former Clerk of the Privy Council and academic, and chair or member of several voluntary sector organizations.
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