As Poet Laureate of Toronto Anne Michaels is actively promoting our common heritage not just through poetry but via projects involving youth, language, art, music, history and the outdoors. In other words, she plans a great party. At the Toronto Book Awards on Tuesday, Michaels announced several projects she has underway, one of which is happening this weekend.
After 112 days detained in Evin prison in Iran for ‘dabbling in feminism’, retired Montreal professor Homa Hoodfar is now free.
Popular social media activist and writer Son of Baldwin gets banned on Facebook over an anti-racist post that he believes Facebook thinks is racist. The post was about black people feeling a homogeneous guilt for negative actions done by other black people.
A young man, 19 years old, by the name of Michael Moore was shot by police during a traffic stop in Mobile, Alabama around dinner time on Monday, June 13 leaving him clinging to life in a driveway on Wagner Street in Toulminville. The incident did not receive much attention because it happened around the same time as the Pulse nightclub tragic mass shooting in Orlando.
The incident was filmed on a cellphone.
Starting today, Facebook introduces a new Like button that gives you more ways to express yourself, for those moments when a thumbs-up or a smiley face is just not enough.
Hate-fuelled sentiments toward Women and Gender Studies and Sociology students at the University of Toronto (U of T) drew swift reaction from the university on Tuesday. A statement in the comment section of a Toronto Sun article about recent lethal threats to students said: “the only good feminist is a dead feminist.” The university called the comments “deeply distressing and deplorable” and asked that all threats be brought to the attention of the police.