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Re:Bodies Poetry Night: A Fundraiser for the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal

On Monday July 4th the queer femme P.O.C. collective Re:Bodies held a poetry night at Coop l’Artère to raise funds for the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, as well as for Pagsibol. CKUT spoke with Nakuset, director of the women’s shelter, about their work and the services that they provide, and excerpts from the poetry night follow this interview.

For more information about how to get involved with the Native Women’s Shelter, check out www.nwsm.info.

This report was produced for CKUT by Claudia Edwards.

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Émission spéciale sur le racisme et l’antiracisme avec Thérèse Namahoro

 

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Émission spéciale autour d’un atelier intitulé L’ABC de l’antiracisme, longue entrevue avec Thérèse Namahoro diffusée sur En Profondeur le lundi 4 juillet entre 17h et 18h sur CKUT (ckut.ca et sur le 90.3fm à
soi-disant «Montréal»)

Jeudi 7 juillet 2016
à 15:30 au Pavillon Jean-Brillant à la salle B-4225, Thérèse
Namahoro et Lourdenie Jean présenteront un ABC de l’anti-racisme:
une conférence sur les luttes anti-racistes et comment elles
s’inscrivent spécifiquement dans la démarche féministe.

Lundi 4 juillet, nous avons dédié l’émission complète à cet abc de l’antiracisme selon
Thérèse Namahoro

Les thèmes abordés ont été :
– racisme systémique et au quotidien
– histoire du racisme au soi-disant «Québec» et au soi-disant «Canada»
-appropriation culturelle
-féminisme blanc
-féminisme intersectionnel
-profilage racial
-brutalité policière

et plusieurs autres

Pour plus d’info
concernant leur présentation à l’Université de Montréal :

https://www.facebook.com/events/790869647714089/

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March 5th: International Women’s Day Conference 2016

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The 2016 conference was held at Concordia University.

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The International Women’s Day Conference was held March 5, 2016 at Concordia University, and marked the 41st annual celebration of Women’s day and the march held on March 8th. International Women’s Day was only officially recognized by the U.N. in 1975. The conference was put together by Women of Diverse Origins, a grassroots anti-imperialist women’s network that organizes public events to educate, discuss and empower!

Presentation playlist order:
1. Jenny-Laure Sully, who fights against the deportation of Haitians.
2. Lorraine Guay, representative for theBoycott, Divestment, Sanctions against Israeli Apartheid movement.
3. Lucina Gordon and Jeannie Calvin, two Inuit students from Nunavik (with throat-singing featured near the end).
4. Marie Boti, from the International Women’s Alliance.
5. Marta Lucia Gomez, member of the Committee for Men’s rights in Latin America / Comité des droits de l’homme de l’Amérique latine.
6. Mélanie Sarazin, president of la Fédération des femmes du Québec.
7. Final statement and reflection of the International Women’s Day conference.

 
This event was recorded by Claudia Edwards.

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Part 1: Our Lost Sisters in Mexico

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Feminicides–the killing of women because of their gender–have been occurring for decades in both Mexico and in Canada. Why has there been so much impunity surrounding these cases and so little justice for the victims and their families? What can be done to put a stop to them, to help Mexican women and Indigenous women in Canada live their lives unthreatened and in peace, as they should in both countries? What parallels can be drawn between both the Mexican and Canadian feminicide cases?

In this two-part documentary series, CKUT’s Emma Noradounkian seeks answers to all of these questions, and more. This is the first half of the documentary series; it delves into the cases of feminicides in Mexico.

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Migrant Sex Workers Discuss Discourses of “Anti-Trafficking”

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On May 12th, the Migrant Sex Worker’s Project and Butterfly, an Asian and migrant sex workers support network, held a forum in Toronto to discuss some of the problems with discourse of “anti-trafficking”. Following the event, CKUT’s Emily Enhorning spoke with Elene Lam, founder of Butterfly, about some of these issues.

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International Women’s Day: Sounds from the streets

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We bring you sounds from the streets of Montreal from last Sunday’s International Women’s Day march.

Also, Montreal Sisterhood, a local anti-fascist feminist collective celebrated their 5 year anniversary over the weekend.

Leonie Karwath was at both those events to bring us a report.

CKUT News Collective

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Cérémonie du 6 décembre pour les 25 ans de Polytechnique

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Le 6 décembre la cérémonie pour les 25 ans après la tuerie de Polytechnique s’est déroulée au Place du 6 décembre. Plusieurs actions ont soulignés la date et nous passons maintenant à l’écoute des entrevues captées par Leila Lemghalef le samedi.

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Take Back the Night in Montreal – Feminists March for a Safer Concordia

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This past Friday November 21 was the annual Take Back the Night march hosted by Concordia Center for Gender Advocacy as part of their ‘A Safer Concordia’ campaign. The march from Guy Concordia to McGill campus opposes gendered and sexual violence and  promotes safe public spaces.

Produced for the CKUT news collective by Celia Robinovitch

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Panel Discussion: Beyond Jian – Confronting Rape Culture

Artist: Faviana Rodriguez (www.favianna.com)
Artist: Faviana Rodriguez (www.favianna.com)
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[This panel originally aired live on Off the Hour November 7, 2014]

Beyond Jian: Confronting Rape Culture

As Canada and the world react to the Jian Ghomeshi sexual assault scandal, CKUT’s Off the Hour looks deeper at the issue, beyond celebrity culture, beyond the stigma against survivors, and beyond Jian. Powerful feminist voices speaking out online, in the streets, and in our communities.

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Looking Into Sexual Assault at McGill, part 2

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In recent years, several high profile sexual assault cases have come to trial in North America. The issue is now coming to light in Montreal. In the second instalment of her series on sexual assault at McGill University, Camille Baker speaks with the dean of students who’s been involved in writing the university’s first policy on sexual assault.

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Min Fami book launch

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The voices of Arab feminists have come together in an anthology packed with insights on the themes of home & homeland, exile, feminism, borders, gender and sexual identity, solidarity, language, creative resistance, and colonization.

Leila Lemghalef from the CKUT News Collective attended an intimate book launch recently held in Montreal.

We’re about to listen to a snapshot of presentations from the mouths of contributors themselves, followed by a discussion on some salient themes. We are going to hear the voices of Ghada Chehade, Nayrouz Abu Hatoum, Maha Zimmo followed by remarks by coeditors, Ghaida Moussa, Ghadeer Malek as well as a broad exchange of ideas.

Hosted by Ken McMurray from Friday Morning After.

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Interview with Ghadeer Malek on Min Fami

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Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space, and Resistance
An Arab Feminist Perspectives Book Launch takes place Saturday evening in Montreal at the Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore. Ahead of the Book Launch, Leila Lemghalef spoke with coeditor Ghadeer Malek out of Toronto. Malek is a Palestinian feminist activist, aspiring writer, and spoken word poet, and she currently coordinates a young feminist activist program. She will be at the book launch alongside coeditor Ghaida Moussa and several coauthors. Here is what she shared as a preview to the event.
The anthology is published by Inanna Publications and Education Inc. Again, the launch takes place between 7 and 9 pm Saturday Oct. 4 at the Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore at 2150 Bishop Street in downtown Montreal.
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The Best and Worst Cities for Women in Canada

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The report on The Best and Worst Cities for Women in Canada, released by the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, was met with widespread acclaim across the country.

Off the Hour’s Andre Goulet spoke with Kate MacInturff, the report’s author, to explore some of the statistical data and to talk about what Quebec’s doing right.

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Andre Goulet also spoke with the organization’s executive director, Kathryn Travers.

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Study in Action opening panel (March 20th, 2014)

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Listen back to the opening panel of the Study in Action conference, on the theme of “Struggles of self-determination”.

Christina Xydous spoke about feminist anti-racist opposition to the Quebec charter of values (this speech is in French).

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Amanda Lickers (Onkwehonwe from the Turtle Clan, Onondowaga nation) spoke about the fight against oppression systems which destruct social and cultural infrastructures (this speech is in English).

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Gabrielle Bouchard spoke about gender self-determination (this speech is in French).

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Homeless Women in Montreal: An Interview with Ann-Gaelle Whiteman from the Dahlia Centre

Couverture La rue se durcit_0         Last week, the government of Quebec announced a new policy to which the homeless solidarity network in Quebec responded positively in most parts. Amelie Phillipson from the CKUT’s community news collective, spoke with Ann-Gaelle Whiteman who works at the Dahlia Centre that provides, accommodation, support and guidance to homeless women.  Thanks to Alejandro Hernandez for the transcription.

CKUT: Hi, Ann-Gaelle.  First of all, can you talk about what gets women on the streets of Montreal.  How do they lose housing and end up in this situation?

AGW: At La Rue des Femmes, we don’t see it as ending up in that situation… it’s a lot more complicated than that.  Actually, we see it as a matter of relational health.  Women on the street right now are women that went through a lot of abuse, neglect when they were children… and a child in order to survive from the neglect and trauma from parents or other people around them, disconnect themselves, the brain disconnects the mantle from the physical (that’s the only way they can survive).  So for us, when those situations repeatedly happen, we say that the child is completely disconnected inside. And that’s where homelessness starts actually and after that if it continues in their lives, then it’s just a matter of time before they end up in the streets because inside they are already lost.

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Dolores Chew on women and precarity

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Saturday was International Women’s Day. CKUT brings you an interview with Dolores Chew, who spoke about International Women’s Day activities in Montreal and about how precarity affects women. Dolores is a co-founder of the South Asian Women’s Community Centre, and a member of the Women of Diverse Origins collective.

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CKUT Live Broadcast from the Annual March for Missing and Murdered Women (Feb 14/14)

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On February 14, CKUT’s community news collective and Native Solidarity News team were broadcasting live from Place Emilie Gamelin for the annual Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Women. Tune in to 90.3 FM, or online at http://www.ckut.ca, or come down and participate in the event and broadcast! More info below.

Hour 1

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Hour 2

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The Criminalization of Women with Disabilities: An Interview with Bonnie Brayton from the DisAbled Women’s Newtork of Canada

On Wednesday February 12th, Bonnie Brayton, National Executive Director of DAWN-RAFH Canada, spoke to CKUT about the criminalization of women with disabilities and the lack of systemic support that exists for women like Ashley Smith and Nichele Benn:

Stephane Bertand: Today on the Avalanche show we will be speaking with Bonnie Brighton from the DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada (DAWN). We are going to start by talking about Ashley Smith. So what’s been happening; we know that she had a mental illness and in the beginning she struck a postal worker with crab apples and was sent to a couple of prisons and she should not have been in a prison but in an institution, got services to help her.

Bonnie Brayton: The question of where Ashley Smith belonged instead of the federal prison is sort of the overarching question for women with disabilities. And I really appreciate you taking time to look at not just the Ashley Smith case but why we continue to criminalize women with disabilities when we don’t support them.