Signal Boost: Letter Writing Campaign

Hi everyone, In light of our upcoming march and rally tomorrow afternoon, we’d like to ask you to support us in lending your signatures for a letter-writing campaign sending letters of support to the survivor of a landmark Canadian sexual assault case that the Supreme Court of Canada will be making a decision on come Friday June 1st. The case involves a niqab-wearing (a veil which covers the face with the exception of the eyes) Muslim woman who was ordered by the lower courts to remove her niqab to testify against two family members charged with sexually abusing her as a child....

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Special Guest Maxine the G2 Net mobile concert stage to lead #SWTO2012 !

We are so excited to have the G2 Net Mobile concert stage leading SlutWalk Toronto 2012 tomorrow! From Andre Milne: The G2 Net mobile concert stage is honored to be leading SlutWalk Toronto 2012. G2 Net was created in 1995 by Andre Milne to promote international human rights-driven movements using a roots-level expansion of a fusion of live music and visual arts. Milne rescued the Mack truck (as she was known before being reincarnated as Maxine) from being scrapped in 2006, and with an army of volunteers and supporters have kept her alive and kicking her heels as Maxine ever since. SWTO is...

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Crystal Melin of the Native Women’s Resource Centre to join speakers at SlutWalk Toronto 2012!

Crystal Melin Crystal is a mixed-race woman who embraces her Metis, Mohawk, Oneida, French Canadian, and Scandinavian heritages.  She is extremely grateful to hold the position of Executive Director for Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto and sits on eight local Aboriginal committees.  Crystal holds a Masters degree in Community Development and Adult Education from the University of Toronto.  Through her thesis work she has built a model representing Indigenous knowledges and explores relationship building between non-Aboriginal institutions and Aboriginal...

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Morgan M Page, Michele Chai and mother, daughter Deborah and Jules confirmed as speakers for SWTO 2012!

Our Friday May 25th rally is less than two weeks away. We’re excited to announce Morgan M Page, Michele Chai and mother and daughter Deborah and Jules as more incredible speakers for #SWTO2012 . Morgan M Page Morgan M Page (Odofemi) is a twenty-something writer, performance + video artist, award-winning activist, and Santera currently living in Toronto. She works in the social services, coordinating programs for trans youth, trans adults, and trans sex workers in downtown Toronto. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Youthline’s Outstanding Contribution to Community Empowerment...

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Tara Atluri and Judy Rebick confirmed as speakers for SlutWalk 2012!

May 25 is only two weeks away! It is with great enthusiasm that we announce Tara Atluri and Judy Rebick as speakers for #SWTO2012 . Judy Rebick Judy Rebick is a well-known feminist, social justice activist, writer, educator and speaker. Her latest book is   Occupy This! Roots and Wings. She has worked as a journalist over the last 20 years, currently on the Q media panel on CBC radio and founding publisher of rabble.ca, she is perhaps best known to Canadians as a former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, Canada’s largest women’s group. Tara Atluri Tara...

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Kim Crosby and Jeff Perera announced as speakers for SWTO 2012 !

As we get ready for SlutWalk 2012 on Friday May 25, we’re incredibly excited to announce Kim Crosby and Jeff Perera as our first speakers. Kim Crosby   “My political obligations? I am a Black woman … in world that defines human as white and male for starters. Everything I do including survival is political.” ~Audre Lorde Kim Crosby is a daughter of the diaspora, Arawak, West African, Indian and Dutch, hailing from Trinidad and living currently in Toronto. She completed her artist residency under D’bi Young at the AnitAfrika Theatre and also was a student of the Buddies...

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