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Power of Women: Building change at the DTES grassroots

Rabble.ca, April 8

“What the group does… is organize around issues at the political level — such as campaigns and raising awareness — as well as building community and going through a process of dialogue about how to collectively overcome the barriers that are placed in front of women in this neighbourhood. This is important because there is a lot of organizing in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, but not often led by residents. So there is an identifiable need for social justice work to be more directly rooted in the experiences and voices of residents of the DTES.”

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Bridget Tolley’s search for justice for her mother

Rabble.ca, March 21

Bridget Tolley is an Algonquin grandmother of five from the Kitigan Zibi reserve in so-called Quebec. On Oct. 5, 2001, Her mother Gladys was struck and killed on the reserve by a Quebec Police cruiser. Since then, Tolley has been fighting for accountability, seeking justice for her mother.

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