Honouring community

I’ve been with Antidote since 2004. I was a member and I volunteered with youth. During that time I met Dr. Jo-anne Lee who was doing a project that became Antidote. I’m old school.  Community organizing can be hell. It’s hard. All of us are wearing many hats and have …

“White Feminism” and Intersectionality

The term “white feminism” does not refer to feminists who are white, but to a particular type of feminism that ignores other factors such as race and class. Here’s an article that raises some good points about just how problematic that is.

Colonization, Decolonization, and Solidarity

An article about racism and white allies.

Why Your Love of Asian Babes May Be Racist

Alicia Menendez Tonight is a TV show that recently featured an interview with comedian Kristina Wong as well as the head of an online dating service that collected data about users’ racial preferences. Kristina Wong reacted in what may have been the only way possible, given the attempted all-too-serious (or …

Truth Tellers & Trouble Makers

Welcome! This is the inaugural post for the Truth Tellers and Trouble Makers blog…

Amanda Todd, More Than Bullying (Part 3)

a continuation of Part 1 and Part 2. Why should people care? There is too much at risk for people not to care about these silences and erasures. When racism and sexism might be salient to deaths and violence against women and girls, we need to know. This crucial information …

Amanda Todd, More Than Bullying (Part 2)

a continuation of Part 1. When I learned that Amanda was mixed race and was harassed because of her “difference” from peers, I was transported back to Reena Virk’s death some fifteen years earlier. Then too, Reena’s racial and ethnic background was barely noted in the media despite her obvious …

Amanda Todd, More Than Bullying (Part 1)

By Jo-Anne Lee, in collaboration with Sabina Chatterjee. Dear antidote members and friends, By  now,  you  have  probably  heard  about  Amanda  Todd’s suicide. On  behalf of antidote,  I wish  to offer  our deepest sympathy  to  her family  and friends.  The premature  death of  a child  is  something  that  no  parent or family should  ever experience. Amanda Todd …

“Like” antidote on Facebook!

Check out our new antidote Page on Facebook and press “Like” to stay connected, share links, share comments and build community online! Find our antidote Page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/antidotenetwork.

Kambo’s Korner: Blogging Breakdown

Blogging, I didn’t think it would be that hard! I like writing; I’m good at English. I thought, “This will be a breeze!” I was wrong. Sitting, staring at a blank page wondering what in the world am I gonna write about ?! blog posts, blog posts, blog posts ! …

Kambo’s Korner: Memory Lane

So lately I’ve been listening to some music that I used to listen to when I was younger. It brings back so many memories of my old friends and me. I find myself smiling or laughing sometimes cause the songs will remind about something that happened. By the way we’re …

Unlabel Fashion Need YOU!

It’s that time again that we start preparing for our annual unlabel fashion workshop.  Held at the end of February we are looking for members to participate on our committee.  If you are interested or would like more information please contact Manjeet at ed@www.antidotenetwork.org More information is available on the …

Gurlz Camp on CBC Radio One

Check out this totally cool interview with Alex and Mel! [audio:uvic2.mp3]

Jo-Anne Lee on CBC Radio One

Here is a great interview with Jo-Anne about We’re Just Sayin’ In the Summer! [audio:joannelee.mp3]

We’re just sayin’ in the summer on AChannel

Check out this piece about the Gurlz’ Club, We’re just sayin’ in the summer…