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Black History Month: Claudette Colvin

In March 2nd 1955, Claudette Colvin was a high school student attending the segregated Booker T. Washington High School in Montgomery Alabama. Returning home from class on city busses, Claudette Colvin was thinking about a school paper she had written on local segregation issues within department stores. Black folk weren’t allowed to use dressing or […]

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Black History Month: Marsha P Johnson

  Marsha “Pay it no mind” Johnson was a trans woman and LGBT liberation activist born in August of 1945. Marsha is widely cited as being instrumental in starting the Stonewall Riots in response to the arrest of another Black activist, Stormé DeLarverie during the raid. Marsha P. Johnson worked tirelessly to further civil rights […]

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Black History Month: Latasha Harlins

Hey FAM! Every week day this month, we’ll be posting a brief biography on a figure in Black history. Latasha Harlins was a 15 year old girl Black girl murdered in a convenience store in Los Angeles. Her murder, 13 days after Rodney King’s beating, and the murderer’s subsequent slap on the wrist contributed to […]

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Life As An Undocumented Person

CONTENT WARNING: THIS BLOG POST DISCUSSES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, IMMIGRATION, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND TRAUMA

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What Does Transgender Mean?

Hey FAM! On this week’s Social Justice installment, we’re going to discuss Trans issues. We’re going to touch a bit on the Transgender community and some of the ways they are marginalized by cisgender folks. Let’s start with a few definitions: Gender: A social construct that allows individuals to make logical assumptions about someone based […]

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On The Unity Argument

Good Morning FAM! The admin team has decided to start introducing weekly social justice posts! On these posts, you’ll be introduced to a new topic, and have the opportunity to ask questions. FAM is committed to working to make this a group that welcomes marginalized voices as equally as it does privileged voices. We realize […]

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Magnetic Poetry

Social Justice – Part One

Alright folks! Let’s talk about racism! It is an insipid oppression that permeates our entire society and colours all of our conversations, and our lives. It can be hard to recognize for white folks, and harder to live with for BIPoC. In this series of posts, we’re going to address all kinds of topics (in […]