oppression

May 11, 2017
We reflect on our embodied experiences of living out the various layers of anti-Black racism in our daily lives. Our starting point is our powerful gut reaction to the experiences of Black youth in a research study exploring youth violence and healing in Canada. We were awed by the intensity of anti-Black racism that youth wrestle with and their creative strategies of healing from its violence. As researchers, we were stunned into reflexive realization that we were inextricably woven into the tangled webs of anti-Black racism even as we were struggling to disentangle ourselves and break free...
March 20, 2017
This report was published by the For Youth Initiative. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:This report argues that youth violence is best addressed through a collective action approach, towards achieving these four outcomes: improved employment/economic opportunities, increased educational attainment, a healthy family wellbeing, and social inclusion. Although at present there is important work focused on these four areas, there is no central place that all stakeholders can plan, discuss, share and track city-wide impacts. This report argues that sustainable youth violence reduction...
March 20, 2017
This report was published by For Youth Initiative. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: The focus of this report is to summarize, analyze, explain, and evaluate the statements made by panellists at “YOUTH SPEAK!” (2010) concerning their experiences with the criminal justice system, and to compile those statements into understandable themes. This report compiles and expands upon a total of five themes, all centred around issues in the justice system. The following themes have been highlighted by at-risk youth as the main determinants for their disproportionate contact with the...
March 20, 2017
This toolkit was published by The United Nations Association in Canada. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:This youth-developed anti-racism toolkit emerged from Youth Forums Against Racism that took place across Canada. The project was sponsored by the United Nations Association in Canada. The KIT has three sections, all addressing racism: information, tools, and resources. The Information section looks at current issues and key concepts in racism, and debunks a range of myths and misconceptions. The Tools section includes a wide range of interactive workshops for a variety of ages...
July 13, 2016
This report was published by f|pyn (Frontline Partners with Youth Network). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The mission of the F-SOS project is to develop a better understanding of what programs and services currently exist to support frontline workers’ grief and trauma and what has existed in the past. F-SOS project’s goal was to identify gaps in organizational support and document how grief and trauma is currently affecting frontline workers. F-SOS aimed to identify promising practices for appropriately addressing frontline workers’ experiences of grief and trauma, and use these...
November 17, 2015
This video was produced by the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (JFLAG). HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:Jermaine Burton is the Founder and Executive Director of The Colour Pink Group. Her presentation at the 3rd Annual Larry Chang Human Rights Symposium under the theme "The Jamaican LGBT Community; A Resilient People" focused on his experience living on the streets and how she has used this as a motivation to help gay, bisexual and other men who love men (MSM) who are displaced and homeless. The Larry Chang Human Rights Symposium is held annually to honour the...