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The Right To Thrive: Eliminating Food Insecurity

We're living in very contradictory times when it comes to food and it's accessibility, especially here in the United States. Despite being one of the wealthiest countries in the world; America has approximately nineteen million people living in food deserts, with many others residing in areas known as food swamps; both of which deliver a severe and detrimental impact on health and wellness.

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This Is [Un]·Learning In Action …

The purpose of [un]·learning isn't about forgetting what you know, or about being wrong, it's a conscious move towards critically examining what influences our expectations, behaviours and beliefs -- about ourselves and other people -- and seeks to challenge what may explicitly or implicitly lie behind them.

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Cultural Destruction Has No Honour

Sports team affiliation, much like political alliance, runs deep and strong within the American psyche. There can be such impassioned fidelity towards it that followers may be left blind to its imperfections.

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Build Something Better: Dismantling Systemic Racism

The difficulty with identifying (and defeating) systemic racism, especially for those of us who are not its intended target, comes from the fact that its existence and implementation -- by design -- is insidious. Its invisibility ensures its longevity.

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We Have Work To Do …

Talking about racism and addressing racial injustice can be a difficult topic to navigate, especially if you’re White and relatively new to learning about or fighting against how entrenched it is within American society. Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPoC) have been telling us about this for a very long time; that racism is individually and institutionally pervasive. And it kills.

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Stand With Standing Rock: No DAPL Expansion

Back in 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe faced a fight to try and stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from being built directly under their primary water supply -- a construction route that would also cross their traditional and ancestral lands, destroying burial grounds and other culturally significant sites. They didn't want the crude… Continue reading Stand With Standing Rock: No DAPL Expansion

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Unequal Equality in the U.S.

Whenever I've taken part in a discussion about equal rights or carried out some research related to the topic, I've encountered declarations from some people -- often determined to derail the discussion -- that there are no groups of people within our modern-day society here in the U.S. that have fewer rights than any other group of people.

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An Immigration Lifeline | Medical Deferred Action

Back in early August, without warning or public announcement, the Trump administration quietly introduced a change to the Medical Deferred Action program that allows migrant families to stay in the U.S. to receive life-saving medical care.