Civil Rights

Open Letter to the Mayor of Las Vegas

Here is a letter that I wrote to the Mayor of Las Vegas.  The subject of the letter is sustainability and opportunities to improve. srd_letter.docx

Who can tell whose story and why the story is more important that the teller?

This blog post concerns the telling of stories and who can tell them.

The main films that this post will focus on are "Half of a Yellow Sun" and "Rhymes for Young Ghouls".

The former film is based on the Biafran War told from the perspective of the ruling Igbo people and how the class clash between the Igbo and the Hausa tears a country apart and millions die in the process.

The latter film, on the Canadian residential school system and its intergenerational effects is told from and by indigenous people.

Asylum seekers: Border to border

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Asylum seekers: Border to border

 

 

Weinstein And The Issue Of Gender Norms

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Multiple accusations of sexual abuse have surfaced in the United States, displaying the dark truth behind many men in power. With Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Louis C.K., Al Franken and many more, Stephen Marche discusses the issue of sexual harassment in his article ‘’The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido’’ for The New York Times.

 

The Ongoing Debate of the Removal of Kirpans

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The debate around the Kirpan has been present in Québec for a few years and is still to this day discussed by opposite worldviews. The issue around the Kirpan, a religious symbol worn by Sikhs, comes from the debate whether the symbolic weapon should be accepted in schools or any other public place where security is mandatory. In his article for The Globe and Mail, John Ibbitson discusses the issue.

 

Open Letter to the mayor of Cincinnati

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College Laflèche
1687 Boul. Du Carmel
Trois-Rivières, QC
G8Z 3R8
 

October 12th, 2017

John Cranley
Mc Farland St.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Subject: Unsustainable problem

Dear Mister Cranley,

Discrimination of disable people

Now, the discrimination in Japan exists yet. Actually, 84% disabled people feel they face with discrimination. (Asahi, 2017) We must not discriminate these people. We have to treat all people equally. This time, I want to introduce about discriminations of blind people and the people who use the wheelchair. I want to tell you about current situations of discrimination and how we can solve this problem.

Discrimination of disable people

Now, the discrimination in Japan exists yet. Actually, 84% disabled people feel they face with discrimination. (Asahi, 2017) We must not discriminate these people. We have to treat all people equally. This time, I want to introduce about discriminations of blind people and the people who use the wheelchair. I want to tell you about current situations of discrimination and how we can solve this problem.

Terrorist Attack in Quebec Mosque

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At the end of January 2017, two men entered the Quebec mosque and killed six people injuring eight more. It was an obvious act of islamophobia. Many political figures instantly took part in supporting the Muslim community and criticizing the act. For example, both Couillard and Trudeau told speeches and showed their compassion via social medias. Trudeau denounced the terrorists by calling them cowards. Worldwide responses to the attack were positive, and again, supporting Quebec’s Muslim community.