To ensure that all posts published on Colour Connected Against Racism are moderated and held accountable to our members, we will be signing all posts off by two moderators with the initials of VL and MT for the remainder of the Winter 2018 school session (up until April 2018). The full names of the moderators who use these initials will be given to the AMS.
We will be adding in our constitution that all posts be moderated by two execs who follow a similar process of signing ...off posts while keeping a record of the full names of the members. This will ensure that future members follow this procedure in years to come.
We hope this system will allow more accountability on behalf of CCAR!
- VL and MT
This event will be taking place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
When: March 23rd, 7:45-9:30pm
Where: UBC Global Lounge
Rohingya Human Rights Network Executive Member, and student activist at Kwantlen University, Yasmin Ullah, will speak about her personal story as a Rohingya refugee and inter-connected issues (context) around the genocidal drives that reached an apogee in August of 2017. Professor Ross Michael Pink from the Political Science Department of Kwantlen University will join her, discussing the implications of Canadian policy and the potential for international action, or, what we can do to stop the continuation of the atrocities and the fraud of repatriation which is happening under the gaze of the international community. Finally, UBC Research Associate at the Center for India and South Asia Research (CISAR) Professor Sanzida Habib will present the paper "Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: The Political Economy of a Humanitarian Crisis." She uses a political economy perspective to examine this humanitarian crisis as a complex geopolitical economic issue rather than merely a religious one, such as Buddhists versus Muslims. Her co-writer, Professor Habiba Zaman of the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies department of SFU will moderate the discussion and Q&A session.
They will cover five broad areas for discussion: One, why repatriation of Rohingya Refugees stranded in Bangladesh under the current Agreement must be stopped; two, the complicity of the international community in the financing of this refoulement; three, how each of these issues revert back to the underlying problem, the need to declare genocide, and four, what actions can be taken against Burmese generals and from Canada, including the R2P (Responsibility to Protect), and five, how land and economic interests have been catalysts of the genocide and continue to inform the real motivations behind the silence and complicity of various nations (i.e. those who are funding the internment camps to which the ‘repatriated’ refugees would return).
Earlier today UBC Israel on Campus posted a status pointing out that an article containing anti-semitism and bigotry had been shared by our page. After reviewing the article, we took the post down. The article is anti-Semitic and delves into gross conspiracy theory, and in no way reflects the attitudes and beliefs of Color Connected Against Racism. We are an organization committed to anti-racist activism and the article that was posted contradicts everything we stand for.
A ...former member had access to the Colour Connected page and was posting articles. We did not review what he shared. We have since deleted the post and revoked the former member’s access.
We will review all past posts by this former member to ensure that there is no other bigotry and anti-Semitic content. We will ensure that all future posts are checked by current members.
We sincerely apologize for this mistake and the offense it has caused. Again, the post does not reflect the beliefs of Colour Connected Against Racism.
We have communicated with UBC Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights, who affirm our message above and have taken measures to deal with the situation.
Once again, we sincerely apologize.
“This alliance of extractivist capitalism with patriarchy targets women and seeks to control and subdue both their bodies and their territories. Those who rebel, protest and defend their rights to be free and sovereign are repressed and subject to different forms of violence,”
#TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque is more than an epicurean evening of education, though. "There are layers of sharing beyond just food," says Vazquez, a history teacher at Valley High School in Santa Ana, Calif. "It's our job as activists to nurture understanding and build relationships. And we are developing deeper relationships as we build this."
Race continued to be the most common motivator for hate crimes in Canada, the report indicated, increasing by five per cent between 2014 and 2015, and representing almost half of all police-reported hate crimes in 2015. And though the overall number decreased by 14 incidents, members of the black community in Canada remained, by far, the most targeted group in terms of police-reported hate crimes, representing 17 per cent of all hate crimes.
Forcing Native women to birth in hospitals is another in a long line of colonial acts of violence, explained Kanahus Manuel, a member of the Neskonlith Indian Band of Secwepemc Nation in British Columbia, Canada. “Birth is the ultimate act of decolonization and resistance,” she said.
It is about sharing individual stories of accomplishment and struggle, of learning about movements, of celebrating and creating. History is so expansive that you'll never run out of things to learn, new ways to look at a narrative, and ways to celebrate it. There are countless ways to celebrate Black History. We have complied six suggestions based on tools which have been developed by Canadian organizations.
On Sunday, in Lahore, Pakistan, the world-renowned Pakistani human rights lawyer and activist Asma Jahangir died suddenly at the age of 66. For decades, Jahangir has been a leading advocate for women, minorities and democracy in Pakistan. In 1983, she was imprisoned for her work with the Movement to Restore Democracy during the military rule of General Zia ul-Haq. Later, in 2007, she was put under house arrest for helping lead a lawyers’ protest movement that helped oust mili...tary leader Pervez Musharraf. As one of Pakistan’s most powerful lawyers, she founded the country’s first legal aid center in 1986, served as the first female president of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan and was the U.N. special rapporteur for human rights, extrajudicial killings and religious freedoms. For more on her extraordinary life, we speak with her close personal friend, Tufts University professor Ayesha Jalal.