How do we find our place in communities that have never learned to care for us the way we deserve? So often people throw around the word community without understanding the serious work that goes into claiming that. Hundred of years of violence has literally shaped the way we build our relationships. Many of the people we need to centre and care for the most get forgotten or even ignored.This issue of The Peak seeks to explore different ways we can come together and care for one another. So many different approaches are explored in these pages. From astrology, to linking people inside prisons to people on the outside, from building spaces that centre the needs of deaf and hard of hearing people to building community art spaces.While this is only the beginning of this conversation we hope these brilliant words seep into the ways we build together.
The Peak would like to acknowledge the death of Kaya Firth who passed from us on Sunday February 21st, 2016. She was the sports and health editor for The Ontarion, U of G’s Independent Student Newspaper.