Social media went from this ‘thing’ that could ‘influence’ political campaigns to the frontline battlefield of geopolitics. And now we suddenly realize that the discourses of our democracies and republics are mediated and hosted by private corporations. Digital literacy is democratic literacy. The two are not distinct.
Living in Canada is a privilege I enjoy by birthright, and which only exists as a privilege for me to the exclusion of others. How does this fact not squarely contradict my belief that all humans are equal? The more I think about it, the more the concepts of citizenship and borders seem to be …
Whose rights, bodies, and property are legally protected by the chivalrous class toting ’ladies first’ as a slogan? What hides subjugation as well as moralistic self-confidence? When do you decide to ignore the language and look at the structure instead?
Why does determining our personal actions toward reparation seem like such a hazy and convoluted dilemma for so many of us present day settlers?
If you want to sound just like every other politician all you need to do is talk about how you are completely different than every other politician.
Remember that political slogans about tolerance are not a proxy for hearts and minds. Peace is not a glossy policy paper about the merits of multiculturalism. The only thing that really matters is how we actually treat one another. #RememberJan29
Never underestimate the profitability of palace intrigue.
I wonder how many net hours of productivity are lost every time the whole world has to stop and wrap its head around another presidential tweet?
In the complex, convoluted mess we call politics, I bring only one nonnegotiable to the table.
What happens to the fight for justice when everyone is fighting a different battle?
In this conversation in the Curious Public at Central Library series, Kate Graham (@KateMarieGraham) discusses her dissertation, Leading Canada’s Cities: A Study of Urban Mayors. Kate is a PhD student in the Political Science Department at Western University. Learn more about her research at ‘Mayors Project,’ where she is exploring the role of the mayor in …
At what point does the ridiculousness of Daylight Savings Time become a political campaign?
When we weigh all the pros and cons, does social media come out as a net good or as a liability for society? …does it bring people together to mobilize for their rights? Or just give corporations and governments the ability to track our every move? …does it introduce us to new ideas and different …
A panel discussion unpacking the concept of ‘structural violence.’
Who defines the parameters for what counts as a cultural identity? And who is then forced to fit inside the box?