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REMEMBERING ALL WOMEN ON DECEMBER 6TH: “RESISTANCE”, A POEM BY CREE POET CONNIE FIFE

Resistance, a poem by Cree word warrior Connie Fife was selected to be read by Whitney French as the closing of Remembering All Women Week on blackcoffeepoet.com. When meeting Whitney to photograph and videotape her I read the poem and … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING ALL WOMEN ON DECEMEBER 6TH: AN OPEN LETTER TO VANCOUVER RAPE RELIEF AND WOMEN’S SHELTER FROM A TRANS WOMAN

See Day 1 of Remembering All Women on December 6th here. Wednesday December 4, 2013 Dear Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, It is with despair that I write this letter. I am despairing of your decision to invite Janice … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING ALL WOMEN ON DECEMBER 6TH: “MOVE A MOUNTAIN”, A POEM BY JANET MARIE ROGERS

Every December 6th hundreds of vigils are held across the land now known as Canada for the 14 white women killed in “The Montreal Massacre”.  Many people have pointed out that women from many different groups (Aboriginal, Of Colour, Trans, … Continue reading

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SOMETIMES COMMUNITY IS ABOUT KNOWING WHEN TO SAY “NO”

Sometimes Community Is About Knowing When To Say “No” By Jorge Antonio Vallejos In 2005 author Rick Moody said something that stuck with me.  He shared his disappointment with some of his fellow New York writers who were trying to … Continue reading

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HONOURING THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN OF THE DECEMBER 6TH VIGIL: INDIGENOUS, OF COLOUR, DISABLED, QUEER, TRANSGENDER, SEX WORKER…

Every year in the land now known as Canada a vigil is held for the 14 white women killed in 1989 at Ecole Polytechnique in what is called The Montreal Massacre.  These women should be, and are, remembered.   So … Continue reading

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A KICK[in the ass]START FROM A READER: PLANNING FOR YEAR 3

A KICK[in the ass from a reader]START: PLANNING FOR YEAR 3 By Jorge Antonio Vallejos I am in my office: my room.  My ass is on the hardwood floor, boxes of books are all around me, stacks of The New Yorker … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN OF DECEMBER 6TH: ABORIGINAL, OF COLOUR, QUEER, TRANS, DISABLED, SEX WORKER: VIDEO ROUNDTABLE + REVIEW OF “COLOR OF VIOLENCE”

Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology Edited by Incite! Women of Color Against Violence Reviewed by May Lui I remember hearing about Color of Violence for a number of months/years before it was published, and anxiously waiting for it at … Continue reading

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