Leila Abdelrazaq artwork
Leila Abdelrazaq artwork
Leila Abdelrazaq artwork
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Human Rights

The inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. Preamble, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948.

A Guide to Ethical Research with Refugees and Displaced People

By Christina Clark-Kazak

Research can contribute to a better understanding of the diverse experiences of forced migration. When done well such research can inform policy and programming, but it can also cause inconvenience and harm to research respondents. In situations of forced migration, the stakes are particularly high because of precarious legal status, unequal power relations, far-reaching anti-terrorism legislation, racism and the criminalization of migration. In response to the increased, often well-intentioned, interest in working with displaced peoples (refugees or others who are forced to migrate) the Canadian Council for Refugees (ccrweb.ca), York’s Centre for Refugee Studies (crs.info.yorku.ca) and the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (carfms.org) collaborated to generate principles with specific ethical considerations for research with people in situations of forced migration. We hope such a praxis-based document written by, and for, those engaged in the field -as well as those who are primarily involved in research – can complement existing formal ethical guidelines set up by academic and organizational institutions such as ethics review boards. (more…)

Creating Sovereign Cities and Towns

By Shea Howell | Living for Change, Boggs Center As much of the nation’s attention has been riveted to the devastation of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, the Michigan Legislature is quietly continuing its efforts to destroy local democracy. This time the Republican controlled … Continue reading

Free All the Political Prisoners

By Zolo Agono Azania I was introduced to Zolo Azania some twenty years ago through his artwork – striking portraits of Harriet Tubman, Malcom X and Emmet Till, artwork that reflected Zolo’s deep commitment to the Black freedom struggle – … Continue reading

Giving Up Toxic Masculinity To Build Real Resistance

By William C. Anderson, Race, Class and Immigration Contributing Editor There is a love that should be more prevalent. In our communities overrun with toxic masculinity, a deep, radical love for women and all gender non-conforming people is especially important … Continue reading

River of Resistance

By Cheryl Johnson-Odim “Little by little the raindrops swell the river.” (African Proverb) All over this country, and the world, women (and some male allies) marched on Saturday, January 21st, 2017. Each woman who marched was a rain drop in a … Continue reading

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