August 27, 2014

socialjusticevegan:

[Melissa Harris-Perry is speaking on stage, seated next to bell hooks. The captions of what she is saying read as follows:

"The reason the people who are most vulnerable to being in your exact same circumstance are the ones who most want to shame you is because, it’s the same reason that it’s the sorority girls on campus who say that you got to keep yourself from getting raped by not drinking. It’s the same reason that the churches that are growing among black folks are the prosperity, health and wealth ones instead of liberation theology churches. It’s because it is much easier to believe that we can solve inequality by pulling up our pants or keeping our legs closed. It allows you to wipe away all of the structural realities that require collective action and that require work that goes over and passed your own life. So if it’s just your individual decision making then I’m safe from it, so long as I make a different decision I will never be vulnerable to poverty or to heartache or to pain. … That shaming, it is a defense mechanism to keep people from having to do the hard work of organizing and it is the most dangerous thing in marginalized communities. Because then we do not organize because we can just say that, ‘If only you had made different choices then everything would be fine.’]

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl, via allthepiecesmatter451)

August 27, 2014
theantioppressionnetwork:

[image description: a colour poster advertising a workshop on decolonization and anti-oppression. at the top of the poster there is a silhouette of an indigenous person on top of a horse holding a spear, standing beside cacti. underneath is text with the workshop information which will follow this image description. at the bottom of the poster is an accessibility symbol for wheelchair access followed by an accessibility symbol for signing. there is a logo with a circle. inside the circle is the letter “K”. inside the letter “K” are the letters “P”, “I”, “R”, and “G”. beside the letter “K” it says IN TEXT: Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group. END TEXT. end description.]
Taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory – Matsqui, Kwantlen & Katzie nations.
Hosted by Kwantlen PIRGIn solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.Tami Starlight – 2-Spirit Nehiyawak (also known as Cree) elder from the Peguis Nation (Manitoba)vanessa bui – first-generation Vietnamese youth born on traditional Lekwungen & WSANEC territory (Victoria, BC)– both currently reside on unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, BC)
Donation page for those who cannot make it. Please donate and pass it on. (every bit helps)http://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/donate-now/
WHEN/WHERE
Cost: $5 – $50 sliding scale; no one turned away due to lack of fundsLocation: Room L1030, West Building, Kwantlen Polytechnic University-Langley Campus, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley BCDate: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
WHAT
- discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada– anti-oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion– grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, & horizontal group/community structures
ACCESSIBILITY INFO
- the building, workshop space, and nearby washrooms are wheelchair accessible.– ASL interpretation is available for this event. To secure this service please email decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com by September 14th, 2014.– Please leave your scents/perfumes at home, this is a scent-free/scent-reduced event. For more information on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities:http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/– This space is also safer space = anti-oppressive.
CONTACT INFO
for more info or accessibility requests please email:decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com / office@kpirg.ca
POSTERS
PLEASE HELP PRINT & DISTRIBUTE!- 12×18 colour poster: http://tinyurl.com/kbdnrnl- 12×18 B&W poster: http://tinyurl.com/olxyjkl- 8.5×11 B&W flyers: http://tinyurl.com/o7rva6y

theantioppressionnetwork:

[image description: a colour poster advertising a workshop on decolonization and anti-oppression. at the top of the poster there is a silhouette of an indigenous person on top of a horse holding a spear, standing beside cacti. underneath is text with the workshop information which will follow this image description. at the bottom of the poster is an accessibility symbol for wheelchair access followed by an accessibility symbol for signing. there is a logo with a circle. inside the circle is the letter “K”. inside the letter “K” are the letters “P”, “I”, “R”, and “G”. beside the letter “K” it says IN TEXT: Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group. END TEXT. end description.]

Taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory – Matsqui, Kwantlen & Katzie nations.

Hosted by Kwantlen PIRG
In solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.

Tami Starlight – 2-Spirit Nehiyawak (also known as Cree) elder from the Peguis Nation (Manitoba)
vanessa bui – first-generation Vietnamese youth born on traditional Lekwungen & WSANEC territory (Victoria, BC)
– both currently reside on unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, BC)

Donation page for those who cannot make it. Please donate and pass it on. (every bit helps)
http://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/donate-now/

WHEN/WHERE

Cost: $5 – $50 sliding scale; no one turned away due to lack of funds
Location: Room L1030, West Building, Kwantlen Polytechnic University-Langley Campus, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley BC
Date: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

WHAT

- discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada
– anti-oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion
– grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, & horizontal group/community structures

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

- the building, workshop space, and nearby washrooms are wheelchair accessible.
ASL interpretation is available for this event. To secure this service please email decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com by September 14th, 2014.
– Please leave your scents/perfumes at home, this is a scent-free/scent-reduced event. For more information on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities:http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/
– This space is also safer space = anti-oppressive.

CONTACT INFO

for more info or accessibility requests please email:
decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com / office@kpirg.ca

POSTERS

PLEASE HELP PRINT & DISTRIBUTE!
- 12×18 colour poster: http://tinyurl.com/kbdnrnl
- 12×18 B&W poster: http://tinyurl.com/olxyjkl
- 8.5×11 B&W flyers: http://tinyurl.com/o7rva6y

August 16, 2014
[image description: a colour poster advertising a workshop on decolonization and anti-oppression. at the top of the poster there is a silhouette of an indigenous person on top of a horse holding a spear, standing beside cacti. underneath is text with the workshop information which will follow this image description. at the bottom of the poster is an accessibility symbol for wheelchair access followed by an accessibility symbol for signing. there is a logo with a circle. inside the circle is the letter “K”. inside the letter “K” are the letters “P”, “I”, “R”, and “G”. beside the letter “K” it says IN TEXT: Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group. END TEXT. end description.]
Taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory – Matsqui, Kwantlen & Katzie nations.
Hosted by Kwantlen PIRGIn solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.Tami Starlight – 2-Spirit Nehiyawak (also known as Cree) elder from the Peguis Nation (Manitoba)vanessa bui – first-generation Vietnamese youth born on traditional Lekwungen & WSANEC territory (Victoria, BC)– both currently reside on unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, BC)
Donation page for those who cannot make it. Please donate and pass it on. (every bit helps)http://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/donate-now/
WHEN/WHERE
Cost: $5 – $50 sliding scale; no one turned away due to lack of fundsLocation: Room L1030, West Building, Kwantlen Polytechnic University-Langley Campus, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley BCDate: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
WHAT
- discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada– anti-oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion– grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, & horizontal group/community structures
ACCESSIBILITY INFO
- the building, workshop space, and nearby washrooms are wheelchair accessible.– ASL interpretation is available for this event. To secure this service please email decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com by September 14th, 2014.– Please leave your scents/perfumes at home, this is a scent-free/scent-reduced event. For more information on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities:http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/– This space is also safer space = anti-oppressive.
CONTACT INFO
for more info or accessibility requests please email:decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com / office@kpirg.ca
POSTERS
PLEASE HELP PRINT & DISTRIBUTE!- 12×18 colour poster: http://tinyurl.com/kbdnrnl- 12×18 B&W poster: http://tinyurl.com/olxyjkl- 8.5×11 B&W flyers: http://tinyurl.com/o7rva6y

[image description: a colour poster advertising a workshop on decolonization and anti-oppression. at the top of the poster there is a silhouette of an indigenous person on top of a horse holding a spear, standing beside cacti. underneath is text with the workshop information which will follow this image description. at the bottom of the poster is an accessibility symbol for wheelchair access followed by an accessibility symbol for signing. there is a logo with a circle. inside the circle is the letter “K”. inside the letter “K” are the letters “P”, “I”, “R”, and “G”. beside the letter “K” it says IN TEXT: Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group. END TEXT. end description.]

Taking place on unceded Coast Salish territory – Matsqui, Kwantlen & Katzie nations.

Hosted by Kwantlen PIRG
In solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.

Tami Starlight – 2-Spirit Nehiyawak (also known as Cree) elder from the Peguis Nation (Manitoba)
vanessa bui – first-generation Vietnamese youth born on traditional Lekwungen & WSANEC territory (Victoria, BC)
– both currently reside on unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, BC)

Donation page for those who cannot make it. Please donate and pass it on. (every bit helps)
http://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/donate-now/

WHEN/WHERE

Cost: $5 – $50 sliding scale; no one turned away due to lack of funds
Location: Room L1030, West Building, Kwantlen Polytechnic University-Langley Campus, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley BC
Date: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

WHAT

- discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada
– anti-oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion
– grassroots community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, & horizontal group/community structures

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

- the building, workshop space, and nearby washrooms are wheelchair accessible.
ASL interpretation is available for this event. To secure this service please email decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com by September 14th, 2014.
– Please leave your scents/perfumes at home, this is a scent-free/scent-reduced event. For more information on Multiple Chemical Sensitivities:http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/
– This space is also safer space = anti-oppressive.

CONTACT INFO

for more info or accessibility requests please email:
decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com / office@kpirg.ca

POSTERS

PLEASE HELP PRINT & DISTRIBUTE!
- 12×18 colour poster: http://tinyurl.com/kbdnrnl
- 12×18 B&W poster: http://tinyurl.com/olxyjkl
- 8.5×11 B&W flyers: http://tinyurl.com/o7rva6y

August 9, 2014
Gitxsan First Nation to shut down CN railway through their territory

effectiveresistance:

The corporation has now received an injunction against all blockaders.

August 8, 2014
nevver:

Seizure of indigenous land, 1776-1887

nevver:

Seizure of indigenous land, 1776-1887

(via jackrabbitparole)