The Art of Resistance


e.311 - Lavender & The Fight to Reclaim Space for Queer Women in Toronto's Gay Village ft. Sica Saccone

Season 3, Ep. 11

Sica Saccone is the founder of Lavender, a party for lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, queer women, non-binary and trans people in Toronto. Lavender celebrated its one year anniversary at Glad Day Bookshop on March 9th and Sica joins us to reflect on the success of Lavender as well as broader struggles to create space for queer women in Toronto's historic Church/Wellesley Village.

Lavender Online: Website, Facebook, Instagram

Sober'ry Online: Facebook

Track List:

  1. The Sorority - East End
  2. Lowell - LGBT
  3. The Sorority - West End

The Art of Resistance airs Tuesday from 11am to 12pm on CIUT89.5FM and our show is all about social movements and political struggle in the city. Find our show archives online and keep up with The Art of Resistance on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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e. 420 - People Before Profit: MISN Takes On Canadian Mining Giants

Season 4, Ep. 20
Mining Injustice Solidarity Network Website | Facebook | TwitterFrom March 1st to 4th, Toronto will play host to the annual conference of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada- PDAC is a group representing Canada’s mining exploration and extraction industry. The convention is the largest of its kind in the world, attracting thousands of investors and 26,000 attendees from over 130 countries. It is considered the “superbowl” event of extractive industries, featuring award ceremonies, workshops, and keynote addresses by prominent mining moguls and political figures, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Toronto is considered the hub of the global mining industry.Though it promotes itself as an ethical industry upholding high environmental standards and labour practices, the Canadian mining industry is actually notorious for its ecological and human rights abuses around the world. In 2016, a report from Osgoode Hall’s Justice and Corporate Accountability Project found that between 2000-2015, 709 cases of criminal activity and 44 targeted deaths were related to Canadian mining projects in Latin America. Mining companies and the Canadian government, including under Prime Minister Trudeau, have so far failed to make any meaningful change to the violence of the extractive industry, and few Canadians are aware of these abuses.Today, we speak to Kate Klein, an organizer with the group Mining Injustice and Solidarity Network to learn more about the upcoming conference and the imperial violence of the Canadian mining industry.The Art of Resistance airs Tuesdays on CIUT89.5FM.Facebook | Twitter | Instagram