“Lynching Rebranded”: Mothers Who Lost Children To Police Violence Speak Out

Who has felt the pain of police killings more acutely, more intimately than the mothers of the victims of police violence? Armed with their pain and a will to change the system, some of these mothers met in
Washington earlier this month to find ways to work together.

By Sean Nevins  @seannevins     | December 17, 2014

Supporting your child during not-so-happy holidays, by counsellor Lindsay

Kids Help Phone

Supporting your child during not-so-happy holidays, by counsellor Lindsay

It’s never easy to get used to shorter days with the falling mercury. For many of us, the cold temperatures are made more tolerable knowing that the winter holidays are just around the corner.

But as a Kids Help Phone counsellor, I’ve talked to a lot of young people who really don’t see the holidays as a bright spot.

PRO-Effort Community Launch ! - Fashion Show, Networking & Showcasing Natural Black Hairstyles! Come out to support us in Empowering, Educating, & Uplifting the GTA's Black Community!

FORGET ME NOT: walk to remember the youth who have been lost to the streets

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 11:00

We MAY NOT have $$$, we MAY NOT have donors,
we DO have RESILIENCE, and we do inspire HOPE.
This year we ask you all to join our walk,

we have nothing to provide but we are as real as it comes to creating awareness, we see an issue we deal with it, we see injustice we advocate, we see people that matter to us being forgotten we remind others.

The Ferguson Verdict: Toronto Poet Dwayne Morgan Responds


In the spirit of culturally relevant pedagogy I'm sharing the following poem as a tool for critical dialogue with your students. Please ensure the content is age appropriate before sharing and consider what pre and post activities, as well as other learning tools, could make the recent events in Ferguson part of a powerful learning opportunity in your classrooms. R.I.P. Michael Brown and the many other young, black males whose lives continue to be taken away from us.
- Ramon San Vicente


Black Boys

Children's Grief Awareness Day


Hello All,

November 20th is Children's Grief Awareness Day. The purpose of this day is to change the culture around children and grief by:

fostering an awareness of the experience of grieving children and youth, such as feeling isolated and "different" than peers

raising awareness of the important roll that support (both formal and informal) can play in influencing the emotional well-being of children and youth who are grieving

Come Out & Support Mother, & Survivors

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 18:30

Inviting you to please come out and support Mothers, Families Friends, Colleagues and all those who have lost someone to gun violence and other losses.

Please share in a FREE dinner and time of Remembrance for our fallen youth across the GTA. We welcome Anyone...Everyone who has experienced ANY type of loss.

please see attached flyer for details

Trans Day Of Remembrance

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 15:00

Transgender Day of Remembrance Flag Raising
Thursday, November 20 at 3:00pm
Toronto City Hall in Toronto, Ontario

20 November at 7:00 pm
The 519 Church Street Community Centre
519 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y2C9

Join us for this annual event which marks and commemorates those trans members of our communities who are no longer with us. This event serves as a memorial, a protest, an opportunity for reflection and a chance to see old friends and meet new ones.

FYOU GRIEF&LOSS Book Launch | FREE | Rich Kidd & JellyTooFly

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 15:00

What: The F-You: The Forgiveness Project team releases second book in series on forgiveness. This book is on GRIEF, LOSS and ACCEPTANCE. 25 young authors told their stories of divorce, betrayal, death and more..finding peace in the process. More on our book here. This is YOUTH/FAMILY family. We love da kids!

FREE event. Even have cupcakes and catering.
Where: 87 Elm Street Auditorium (new, beautiful space!)
When: November 23rd. 3pm


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