3 Poems

Poems and artwork by Kamika Peters Mealand He slinks away in the night And returns in his home on wheels Bedding made of the devil’s wrappers A woman took an axe to his knee He cut a woman’s face A scar across her eye I stayed invisible when I went to...

Report Back From #OccupyINAC Toronto

by Carrie (Teyon-nanit-skwah-kwá:nyu’) Lester: Land Defender / Water Protector Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) through my mother and her mother, from Six Nations Grand River Territory. May 2016 “YOU WALK AWAY? WE STAY!” That was the chant that broke out from our determined...

Black Lives Matter Toronto Tent City: Reportback

by Galme Mumed On Sunday March 19th 2016, Black Lives Matter Toronto organized a rally at Nathan Phillip’s Square, in protest against anti-Black racism in Toronto and specifically in response to the special investigations Units decision not to charge the police...

Healing is Already Happening: A Reflection

by Akua I consider myself as a life long learner. When my friend called me in emotional distress as I was writing this reflection, a number of things were going through my mind about her: empowered community worker, champion of human rights, supporter of Indigenous...