As Neo learned, it’s all too easy to take reality for granted. Makes for good Hollywood, sure, but what if all around us — embedded in way we use language, traditions, and organizations — is a world that is more than it might first appear on the surface? Rowa joins us to tell the story of what motivated her to take on the status quo in our current version reality. It is a story about discovering how racism is manifested in society and structured in the institutions all around us.
As she puts, “It’s like waking up from the Matrix.”
Rowa Mohamed recently graduated with a degree in health sciences from Western University. She is highly invested in many social justice and anti-racism efforts in the city — a community provocateur with a passion for equality.
Notes and links
- On Intersectionality: Essential Writings by Kimberlé Crenshaw
- Race and health – Wikipedia
- @LeslieMac tweet regarding Woman’s March
- Son of Baldwin on Facebook and Twitter
- Patricia Hill Collins
- bell hooks
- Frantz Fanon
- Kim Katrin Milan
- Photograph of conversation by Suze Morrison (@DelSuze)
- Race is a Verb [Related blog post]
- Rowa and I participated in a local radio talk show panel on the subject of racism the very next day