BEST OF – Gender Based Violence Awareness Week, Canada’s Spy Agency CSEC , &, Shades of Brown

Friday November 29th:

York Community Report:  Joanna Beaton and Meghan McRae spoke to Johanna from the Centre for Women and Trans People here at York University to talk about the upcoming Gender Based Violence Awareness Week. Join the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1455712337988694/

Feature Report: The Communications and Security Establishment of Canada, or CSEC – also in the news due to spying on Canadians and world leaders along with the NSA during the G20 in Toronto – is being taken to court by the BC Civil Liberties Association for violations to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms with regards to the Charters protection’s against unreasonable search and seizure. Christian Deo was joined by Michael Vonn, the policy director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association to talk about CSEC and the alarming lack of oversight of this secretive government surveillance agency. Learn more at: http://bccla.org/

Independent Arts Report: Casandra London speaks to sisters Affie and Malika Lee Brown about their art collective Shades of Brown, their work and jewelry, as well as their relationship and goals. Add them on Facebook to get the details on their launch!

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OPIRG York DisOrientation & Unhealthy Social Media Trends: Thinspo, Fitspo and Curvespo

Tuesday, August 20th 2013 edition:

York Connection: News Now Joanna Beaton and Meghan MacRae speak with Victoria from OPIRG York discussing Disorientation – an alternative to ‘traditional’ frosh week activities. “It offers students and community members access to exciting social justice spheres at York and beyond York.”

Feature Interview: Disclaimer – Contains content that some viewers may find disturbing. For the latest installment of Fat Phobia, Joanna Beaton and Meghan MacRae tackle one of the most prevalent social media trends; #thinspo #fitspo and the latest adaptation #curvespo. What are these and what are the repercussions? 

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[photo credits: http://www.opirgyork.ca/

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