Protesters don attire from “The Handmaid’s Tale” to speak out against the American Senate’s proposed healthcare bill that would restrict or defund Planned Parenthood. In doing so, they draw parallels between the dystopic themes of the novel and misogynistic government policies.
Song of the Peacocks
Radio is used to combat anti-LGBTQ sentiments and laws in India and broaden the country’s concept of love.
In the wake of Japan’s nuclear disasters, community power movements popped up all across the country. First of its kind in Japan, the Hokkaido Green Fund is an anti-nuclear social enterprise that operates citizen-owned windmills.
The government-caused housing crises in Italy has forced some 700,000 people to live illegally along the slopes of the active Mount Vesuvius. Here, in the face of impending doom, squatting becomes a new form of political agency that challenges both neoliberalism and the law of the state.
Despite the growing tide of anti-immigrant sentiments in Europe and the West, many Canadian citizens privately sponsor Syrian refugees fleeing civil war.
The American Muslim Storyteller’s Grant assists Muslim filmmakers in developing projects that seek to change the harsh narrative surrounding the community.
Theatre of Pipelines
Theater is being increasingly used by Indigenous communities to oppose and educate audiences about the environmental impact of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline.
An Innovative + Inclusive Economy
For Brookfield Institute ‘s Innovation + Inclusive Economy work stream that examines the distribution of risks and benefits in Canada's innovation economy and explores how to improve equity and broaden participation.
Inspired by Gayatri Spivak's essay Can the Subaltern Speak? and Chinua Achebe's critique of Heart of Darkness, Heart of the Subaltern challenges the colonial gaze. The subaltern is not presented as background scenery of a new world ripe for the taking, but rather a defiant figure demanding to be seen and heard.
Highway of Tears
More than a 1000 Aboriginal women have been missing or murdered along what has become known as the 'Highway of Tears'--Highway 16 in British Columbia, Canada. The lack of justice for these women and their communities will remain another tragic example of Canada's mistreatment of its Indigenous peoples.
Thought of as oppressed, regulations that seek to "help" Muslim women circumscribe their voices and regulate their bodies. Moth holes that tear through more than just cloth imply that the subsequent disintegration goes deeper--these actions tear at the fabric of Muslim women's identities and freedom.