Post Tagged with: "Michael Brown"

Yusra Ali (left),co-creator of Black Lives Matter TO, Kimalee Phillips (middle), Network for the Elimination of Police Violence, Alicia Garza (right), Co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter

Activism burnout and self-care in Toronto’s Black Lives Matter movement

On a cool Wednesday evening, in a small auditorium at the University of Toronto’s Multi-Faith Centre, a group of primarily 20-somethings quietly make their way inside. While people begin to fill the auditorium with chatter, Alicia Garza, one of the co-creators of the Black Lives Matter movement, walks to the front of the room along with Yusra Ali, Black Lives Matter Toronto […]

by Yasmine Mathurin· · Features
The grand jury's decision not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the murder of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, has re-opened the race dialogue. (Lauren Harris / Ryersonian Staff)

The “peaceful” protest: what is it good for?

The words “peaceful” and “protest” seem to contradict one another. Is it possible to be calm – to not be enraged – when society, or ironically, the justice system, has failed to provide justice? But more importantly, is the peaceful protest effective, or does it simply downplay the tragedies we so desperately want to stand up against? The Arabic poet, […]

by Lauren Harris· · Opinion

Using social media ‘Light’ in fight against police brutality

I’m not one to casually drop Bible verses to get a point across, but here goes: “But everything exposed by the light becomes visible — and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.” Ephesians 5:13, New International Version. I came across this passage after spending hours online, drifting through holy grails like Youtube, Reddit and Twitter. I can’t remember how […]

by Halla Imam· · Guest Opinion, Opinion