Activism

Backpacking with a purpose

Last reading week, I joined a group of “backpacktivists” for a nine-day excursion to Guatemala with Operation Groundswell: a program devoted to redefining travel and volunteerism.Continue...

Acclaimed authors talk freedom of expression

The muzzling of free press, the dismissal of media and the act of writing as activism were topics of a Kingston WritersFest discussion on Friday night.Continue...

Spray can aimed in the wrong direction

Accusatory vandalism has no place in promoting body positivity.Continue...

Shameless Promenade flaunts name change

The fourth annual Kingston SlutWalk celebrated its birthday with a name change — to the Shameless Promenade.Continue...

Unifying the Indigenous and non-Indigenous

With this year’s Aboriginal Awareness Week, Queen’s Native Student Association (QNSA) sought to draw in more Indigenous students by involving
non-Indigenous ones.Continue...

Protestors gather against “anti-terrorism” bill

City Councillor Jeff McLaren hopes to use the momentum of a series of anti-Bill C-51 protests to encourage Kingston to officially take a stance against the bill.Continue...

QPID camps out to raise money for youth shelter

The spring weather couldn’t have come at a more convenient time for students participating in the nationwide 5 Days for Homelessness campaign this year.Continue...

Best Buddies spreads the word to stop a slur

More than 150 Queen’s students have pledged not to use the r-word, thanks to Best Buddies’ “Spread the Word to End the R-Word” campaign.Continue...

AuthenticallyU smashes eating disorder stigma

The first Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW), hosted by AuthenticallyU, started with personal stories and will go out with a smash hit.Continue...

Nog hosts shave-off

In the midst of karaoke on Thursday night, two men held a shave-off at Tir Na Nog in order to raise awareness for head and neck cancer treatment.Continue...

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