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The COVID she-cession: not a new normal but the same old story … all work and no wages for women.

by Fiona Joy Green and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers To make quality jobs available to women who are mothers responsible for the care of school age children, it’s imperative for employers to develop flexible work programs and patterns. There has been a lot written about companies developing hybrid work schedules, but many of these follow regulatory […]

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Respecting Trans change and refusing a social climate of despair

by Fiona Joy Green and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers “Hope is essential to any political struggle for radical change when the overall social climate promotes disillusionment and despair.” ― bell hooks, Talking About a Revolution: Interviews with Michael Albert, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, bell hooks, Peter Kwong, Winona LaDuke, Manning Marable, Urvashi Vaid, and Howard Zinn https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10697.bell_hooks?page=3 A number […]

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Trans Beauty, Grief, and Bodily Autonomy ❀

by Dallas Cant CW: anti-trans violence, trans loss, death.This may be a particularly heavy post. If you are struggling and need to talk to someone, Trans Life Line is a resource that you might find useful. They are a grassroots hotline that is operated by and for trans people. In Canada, call (877) 330-6366 ; […]

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It’s coming on the festive season

by Jaqueline McLeod Rogers How to celebrate? This time last year we couldn’t get together with friends and family because of Covid. This year, so many fellow Canadians are struggling with climate change crisis. In this post we want to ask, what, if anything, makes this still a wonderful life? Yesterday on my walk along […]

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Anti-bullying attitudes and Anti-vax protests: who’s bullying who?

by Jaqueline McLeod Rogers and Fiona Joy Green A big thanks to Lisa Rosen and Linda Rubin for drawing our attention to October being the National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in the USA on our P/I/K blog. According to Canadian School Counsellor Magazine, https://canadianschoolcounsellor.com National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month is also observed in many Canadian schools. […]

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Back in Class (Masks and Civility)

by Fiona Joy Green, Jaqueline McLeod Rogers and Dallas Cant What happens when you don’t feel relief after getting double vaxx? As Fiona, Jaque and Dallas talk we name a kind of anxiety that washes over as we move back, in micro ways, to in-person outdoor and indoor gatherings. There are reminders to be patient […]

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Reflections on returning to school in fall 2021?

by Dallas Cant and Fiona Joy Green What a wild time to be living through. This phrase, like many other pandemic ‘taglines’ I’ve picked up over the last year and a half, has been routinely on my tongue. When thinking about the return to school and teaching, it’s the first thing that comes to my […]

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Back to School in the 4th wave

by Fiona Joy Green and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers Just when we thought it was safe to go out again, hoping for a return to some sense of normalcy in the September school term, we are hitting a red alert about rising Delta variant numbers. For parents of school age children this marks the third school […]

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Pollinators + Climate Justice

by Dallas Cant In “Fire and Ice,” Jaque asked whether or not there is any Climate Justice of Hope? As I gaze out of my little apartment to the smoke filled skies, I find myself asking the same question, will we see Climate Justice? As communities and reserves across Treaty One are evacuated, I recognize […]

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Fire and Ice

by Jaqueline McLeod Rogers https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-wildfires-june-30-2021-1.6085919 Is there any Climate Justice of Hope? I wonder if the climate is changing even faster than we thought? I just read The Water Will Come,  by  Jeff Goodell–in it, he warns of coastal cities going under water as seas rise and storms stir the waters, and says without taking action this will […]