April 17, 2014
Taking place on Blackfoot Confederacy/Treaty 7 territory.Co-Hosted by CommunityWise Resource Centre & Calgary Centre for Global Community.In solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.Tami Starlight is traveling from Vancouver / unceded Coast Salish territory to Montreal / Mohawk, Kanienkehaka, & Haudenosaunee territory.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: $0 - $10 sliding scale; no one turned away due to lack of fundsLocation: CommunityWise Resource Centre, 101-223 12 Ave SW, Blackfoot Territory Calgary, ABDate: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pmRegister Here: http://tinyurl.com/kuc5qra-What-- discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada- Anti-Oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion- Community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, conflict resolutions & horizontal group/community structures-Accessibility-- Wheelchair accessibility - the workshop space on the main floor is wheelchair accessible as is the main floor washrooms. - ASL accessibility TBD.- 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.website: http://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Anti-Oppression-Network/214262228648923tumblr: http://theantioppressionnetwork.tumblr.com/twitter: http://www.twitter.com/theAOnetworkyoutube: http://www.youtube.com/user/antioppressionnet-Contact Information-for more info or accessibility requests please email: decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/260372107478333/

Taking place on Blackfoot Confederacy/Treaty 7 territory.

Co-Hosted by CommunityWise Resource Centre & Calgary Centre for Global Community.
In solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.

Tami Starlight is traveling from Vancouver / unceded Coast Salish territory to Montreal / Mohawk, Kanienkehaka, & Haudenosaunee territory.

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: $0 - $10 sliding scale; no one turned away due to lack of funds
Location: CommunityWise Resource Centre, 101-223 12 Ave SW, Blackfoot Territory Calgary, AB
Date: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Register Here: http://tinyurl.com/kuc5qra

-What-

- discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada
- Anti-Oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion
- Community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, conflict resolutions & horizontal group/community structures

-Accessibility-
- Wheelchair accessibility - the workshop space on the main floor is wheelchair accessible as is the main floor washrooms. 
- ASL accessibility TBD.
- 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.

website: http://theantioppressionnetwork.wordpress.com/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Anti-Oppression-Network/214262228648923
tumblr: http://theantioppressionnetwork.tumblr.com/
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/theAOnetwork
youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/antioppressionnet

-Contact Information-
for more info or accessibility requests please email: decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/260372107478333/

April 8, 2014
Taking place on Treaty 6 territory / Edmonton (michel nation) Decolonization & Anti-Oppression Workshop Hosted by Occupy Edmonton In solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More. -When/Where- Location: Room #1-5, Business Building (School of Business), University of Alberta, 116 St & 85 Ave, Michel Territory, Edmonton, AB Date: Sunday, April 13th, 2014 Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm -What- - community potluck before the workshop begins: please bring a dish enough to serve 2 - 3 people (as well as serving utensils for your own dish) - discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada  - Anti-Oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion - Community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, conflict resolutions & horizontal group/community structures Wheelchair accessible. Please leave your scents/perfumes at home = scent reduced event. This space is also safer space - anti oppressive.ASL interpretation has been booked: please message us if you will require this service before April 10th, 2014 in order to secure the booking.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1389644661258061/

Taking place on Treaty 6 territory / Edmonton (michel nation)

Decolonization & Anti-Oppression Workshop

Hosted by Occupy Edmonton
In solidarity with the grassroots community actions of Idle No More.

-When/Where-

Location: Room #1-5, Business Building (School of Business), University of Alberta, 116 St & 85 Ave, Michel Territory, Edmonton, AB
Date: Sunday, April 13th, 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

-What-

- community potluck before the workshop begins: please bring a dish enough to serve 2 - 3 people (as well as serving utensils for your own dish)
- discussion about colonization from an indigenous context within Canada
- Anti-Oppression terminology investigation & circle discussion
- Community organizing, meaningful solidarity building, conflict resolutions & horizontal group/community structures

Wheelchair accessible. Please leave your scents/perfumes at home = scent reduced event. This space is also safer space - anti oppressive.

ASL interpretation has been booked: please message us if you will require this service before April 10th, 2014 in order to secure the booking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1389644661258061/

March 18, 2014
2014 DECOLONIZE & ANTI-OPPRESSION TOUR PLANNING UNDERWAY!
**traduction française ci-dessous****french translation below**
hi folks!
we are excited to announce that we are currently in the planning stages of the 2014 Decolonize & Anti-Oppression workshop tour. Tami will  be leaving unceded Coast Salish Territory (vancouver, bc) on May 1st.
so far, we have planned for her to go as far as occupied Mohawk/Kanienkehaka/Haudenosaunee territory (montréal, qc), while stopping in various territories/towns/cities inbetween on the way there and back.
if folks are interested in a workshop coming to their community (even further east of montréal) please email us at decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com
**2014 TOUR BEGINS MAY 1st!**Dates and locations: (these are rough estimates, but would only be off by a day or 2)
May 2 – KelownaMay 3 – NelsonMay 5 – Lethbridge *tentative – need contactsMay 6 – CalgaryMay 8 – Moose JawMay 11 – ReginaMay 13 – WinnipegMay 15 – Thunder BayMay 17 – Sault Ste MarieMay 18 – SudburyMay 19 – BarrieMay 21 – TorontoMay 23 – HamiltonMay 24 – Niagara Falls/St. CatherinesMay 25 – GuelphMay 26 – KitchenerMay 27 – LondonMay 28 – WindsorMay 30 – OshawaMay 31 – KingstonJune 1 – MontrealJune 3 – OttawaJune 4 – PeterboroughJune 6 – Toronto *possibleJune 7 – SudburyJune 9 – Thunder BayJune 10 – WinnipegJune 11 – Prince AlbertJune 12 – SaskatoonJune 14 – EdmontonJune 16 – Prince GeorgeJune 17 – KamloopsJune 18 – SurreyJune 21 – Vancouver (Report Back)
map (west - east): http://goo.gl/maps/Gu0f0map (east - west): http://goo.gl/maps/iKEHe
see our info package here: DnA workshop_infopkg (english only)*note vanessa will not be present for the majority of the tour
in solidarity,vanessa & Tami
————————————————
salut les gens!
nous sommes ravis d’annoncer que nous sommes actuellement dans la phase de planification de la Decolonize et Anti-Oppression atelier tournée 2014. Tami quittera territoire non cédé de la Côte Salish (vancouver, c-b), le 1er mai.
jusqu’à présent, nous avons prévu pour elle d’aller aussi loin que territoire occupées du Mohawk/Kanienkehaka/Haudenosaunee (montréal, qc), tout en s’arrêtant dans divers territoires/départements /villes inbetween sur l’aller et au retour.
si les gens sont intéressés par un atelier de venir à leur communauté (même plus à l’est de Montréal) s’il vous plaît écrivez-nous àdecolonizeantioppression@gmail.com
** 2014 TOUR commence le 1er mai! **Dates et lieux: (ce sont des estimations approximatives, mais ne seraient hors d’un jour ou deux)
2 mai – Kelowna3 mai – Nelson5 mai – Lethbridge *potentiellement - nous avons besoin de contacts6 mai – Calgary8 mai – Moose Jaw11 mai – Regina13 mai – Winnipeg15 mai – Thunder Bay17 mai – Sault Ste Marie18 mai – Sudbury19 mai – Barrie21 mai – Toronto23 mai – Hamilton24 mai – Niagara Falls/St. Catherines25 mai – Guelph26 mai – Kitchener27 mai – Londres28 mai – Windsor30 mai – Oshawa31 mai – Kingston1 juin – Montréal3 juin – Ottawa4 juin – Peterborough6 juin – Toronto *possible7 juin – Sudbury9 juin – Thunder Bay10 juin – Winnipeg11 juin – Prince Albert12 juin – Saskatoon14 juin – Edmonton16 juin – Prince George17 juin – Kamloops18 juin – Surrey21 juin – Vancouver (Report Back)
carte (ouest - est): http://goo.gl/maps/Gu0f0carte (est - ouest): http://goo.gl/maps/iKEHe
voir notre information package ici: DnA workshop_infopkg (anglais seulement)*note vanessa ne sera pas présent pour la majorité de la tournée
par solidarité,vanessa & Tami

2014 DECOLONIZE & ANTI-OPPRESSION TOUR PLANNING UNDERWAY!

**traduction française ci-dessous**
**french translation below**

hi folks!

we are excited to announce that we are currently in the planning stages of the 2014 Decolonize & Anti-Oppression workshop tour. Tami will  be leaving unceded Coast Salish Territory (vancouver, bc) on May 1st.

so far, we have planned for her to go as far as occupied Mohawk/Kanienkehaka/Haudenosaunee territory (montréal, qc), while stopping in various territories/towns/cities inbetween on the way there and back.

if folks are interested in a workshop coming to their community (even further east of montréal) please email us at decolonizeantioppression@gmail.com

**2014 TOUR BEGINS MAY 1st!**
Dates and locations: (these are rough estimates, but would only be off by a day or 2)

May 2 – Kelowna
May 3 – Nelson
May 5 – Lethbridge *tentative – need contacts
May 6 – Calgary
May 8 – Moose Jaw
May 11 – Regina
May 13 – Winnipeg
May 15 – Thunder Bay
May 17 – Sault Ste Marie
May 18 – Sudbury
May 19 – Barrie
May 21 – Toronto
May 23 – Hamilton
May 24 – Niagara Falls/St. Catherines
May 25 – Guelph
May 26 – Kitchener
May 27 – London
May 28 – Windsor
May 30 – Oshawa
May 31 – Kingston
June 1 – Montreal
June 3 – Ottawa
June 4 – Peterborough
June 6 – Toronto *possible
June 7 – Sudbury
June 9 – Thunder Bay
June 10 – Winnipeg
June 11 – Prince Albert
June 12 – Saskatoon
June 14 – Edmonton
June 16 – Prince George
June 17 – Kamloops
June 18 – Surrey
June 21 – Vancouver (Report Back)

map (west - east): http://goo.gl/maps/Gu0f0
map (east - west): http://goo.gl/maps/iKEHe

see our info package here: DnA workshop_infopkg (english only)
*note vanessa will not be present for the majority of the tour

in solidarity,
vanessa & Tami

————————————————

salut les gens!

nous sommes ravis d’annoncer que nous sommes actuellement dans la phase de planification de la Decolonize et Anti-Oppression atelier tournée 2014. Tami quittera territoire non cédé de la Côte Salish (vancouver, c-b), le 1er mai.

jusqu’à présent, nous avons prévu pour elle d’aller aussi loin que territoire occupées du Mohawk/Kanienkehaka/Haudenosaunee (montréal, qc), tout en s’arrêtant dans divers territoires/départements /villes inbetween sur l’aller et au retour.

si les gens sont intéressés par un atelier de venir à leur communauté (même plus à l’est de Montréal) s’il vous plaît écrivez-nous àdecolonizeantioppression@gmail.com

** 2014 TOUR commence le 1er mai! **
Dates et lieux: (ce sont des estimations approximatives, mais ne seraient hors d’un jour ou deux)

2 mai – Kelowna
3 mai – Nelson
5 mai – Lethbridge *potentiellement - nous avons besoin de contacts
6 mai – Calgary
8 mai – Moose Jaw
11 mai – Regina
13 mai – Winnipeg
15 mai – Thunder Bay
17 mai – Sault Ste Marie
18 mai – Sudbury
19 mai – Barrie
21 mai – Toronto
23 mai – Hamilton
24 mai – Niagara Falls/St. Catherines
25 mai – Guelph
26 mai – Kitchener
27 mai – Londres
28 mai – Windsor
30 mai – Oshawa
31 mai – Kingston
1 juin – Montréal
3 juin – Ottawa
4 juin – Peterborough
6 juin – Toronto *possible
7 juin – Sudbury
9 juin – Thunder Bay
10 juin – Winnipeg
11 juin – Prince Albert
12 juin – Saskatoon
14 juin – Edmonton
16 juin – Prince George
17 juin – Kamloops
18 juin – Surrey
21 juin – Vancouver (Report Back)

carte (ouest - est): http://goo.gl/maps/Gu0f0
carte (est - ouest): http://goo.gl/maps/iKEHe

voir notre information package ici: DnA workshop_infopkg (anglais seulement)
*note vanessa ne sera pas présent pour la majorité de la tournée

par solidarité,
vanessa & Tami

February 7, 2014
Passing privilege

wocinsolidarity:

 My sister and I are biracial and growing up, we looked nothing alike. My sister was recognized as black while I was the token “ivory mulatto” in my family. One time my sister and I went to this boutique shop near our house to buy our mom a birthday gift. I’d been in the store a couple of times before and usually the women working there let you go off about your business. However, my sister was browsing the jewelry section when the cashier got up and started following her.  She kept asking if my sister needed help with anything and pacing behind her.  Eventually the cashier told her if she didn’t like what they had in store she should came back another time. The lady never bothered to ask any of the white women in the store or myself. This usually happens where my sister is profiled while I’m not even given a second glance. When we were younger she used to cry and tell me I was lucky to be so white because that people liked me better.  When I was born, people used to commend our mom because I looked like a white baby and not brown. We come from the same parents and have the same blood but my sister has to deal with more bullshit than me. 

February 6, 2014
Buying our Movement

allthepiecesmatter451:

The danger is the same one that William Lloyd Garrison pointed to in advocating for (human) slaves almost 200 years ago. Transforming an urgent social justice movement into a tawdry consumer movement (“Please buy fewer slaves! You’ll be such a good person if you do!”) re-establishes the “anchoring point” for the movement from “We have to stop all violence” to “let’s reduce violence a tiny bit — but realistically, maybe not at all — because we can’t really expect anything more.” ……..

»click the link above to read more «

vegan is not an identity - veganism is a practice. it is allyship. it is animals of privilege working in solidarity with marginalized animals with a genuine interest in challenging larger structures of oppression.