Advocacy is often seen as working “within the system” whereas activism is seen as working “outside the system” to generate change. I think this is really useful, as clearly the role or issue can shift from one to the other. - Author unknown #SpeakOut, make your voice heard, silence only supports injustices I have fifty years experience as … Continue reading Activist or Advocate?
"Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for supper" - James Bovard My voting pledge Today is election day and I am torn. In over forty years I have never felt such trepidation over a federal election while at the same time being so glad it … Continue reading Election Day 2019 Canada
"Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome" - Rosa Parks It is telling when I have to leave a link explaining who Rosa Parks is but, what to me is recent history, seems to be buried … Continue reading A War is Raging
"Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honour their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging." - Maya Angelou Growing up as a baby-boomer the arrival of the Sears Christmas Wish catalogue was one of the simple joys of the time. The Sears closure … Continue reading Generational Gaps Killed Sears