Tag Archives: Violence Against Women

REENA VIRK (1983-1997): A POEM AND ROUNDTABLE IN REMEMBRANCE

Reena Virk, a 14 year old South Asian girl living in British Columbia, Canada was murdered in a racist attack by schoolmates in 1997. Today, November 14 2014, makes it 17 years since Reena was killed. The poem Reena is … Continue reading

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AN INCOMPLETE LIST OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN MURDERED IN ONTARIO, CANADA + PHOTO ESSAY OF THE 9th ANNUAL STRAWBERRY CEREMONY IN HONOUR OF MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN (TORONTO)

Hundreds of Indigenous women have gone missing or been murdered in the land now known as Canada.  Every February 14th, Indigenous peoples and their allies gather in front of police headquarters in Toronto, Canada (and various places across the country) … Continue reading

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HUNDREDS OF ABORIGINAL WOMEN ARE MISSING AND HAVE BEEN MURDERED IN CANADA

Is Canada a utopia? It’s often described as such: safe haven, melting pot, welcoming… For many people it is not any of these. One of the main things that is not talked about is that Canada is stolen land. Canada … Continue reading

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WASHING THE WORLD: A POEM FOR CANADA’S 800+ MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN

Washing the World By Anna Marie Sewell In the dark at this end of the year so much stacked up against the light between us, against the odds despite the tears, in this season’s bitter wind listen to a dream … Continue reading

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A FEW FEET HIGHER THAN A WAGE: A POEM HONOURING DECEMBER 17, THE INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST SEX WORKERS

A Few Feet Higher Than A Wage By Tori Jezebel I cross the same streets everyday the posers on the corners change but the hookers stay the same I sell myself to every passing man who thinks he wants me … Continue reading

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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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