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  • Amir Said

    Amir Said

    Amir Said is an Arab-Canadian student, young professional, immigrant, and settler on Treaty 4 territory, who seeks to promote social justice through his work. 

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  • Julio Salgado

    Julio Salgado

    Julio Salgado is the creator of the online comic strip “Liberty For All.” His activist artwork has become a staple of the DREAM Act movement. He is a recent California State University, Long Beach graduate with a BA in journalism and blogs at notasfromthebeach.blogspot.com.

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  • Don Sawyer

    Don Sawyer

    Don Sawyer is an educator, writer and international development worker who lives with his wife, Jan, in Salmon Arm, B.C. Don recently retired from Okanagan College, where he taught adult education, served as the college’s ABE Department Chair and was Director of the International Development Centre.

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  • Larissa Schneider

    Larissa Schneider

    Larissa Schneider is interning with the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women during the final semester of her master’s program in global governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Ont.

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  • Larissa Schneider

    Larissa Schneider

    Larissa Schneider is interning with the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women during the final semester of her master’s program in global governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Ont.

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  • Emma Schwartz

    Emma Schwartz

    Emma Schwartz is a writer, organizer, and student at Haverford College. She is part of the Human Rights Coalition, a Philly-based organization fighting against mass incarceration, where she helps edit and produce The Hydra, a podcast in which formerly incarcerated abolitionists explore global, cultural, and local movements for liberation.

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  • Alan Sears

    Alan Sears

    Alan Sears is a writer and activist who teaches sociology at Ryerson. He is an editorial associate of New Socialist webzine and the co-author (with James Cairms) of The Democratic Imagination: Envisioning Popular Power in the Twenty-First Century (University of Toronto Press). His new book is The Next New Left: A History of the Future (Fernwood Publishing).

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  • Halena Seiferling

    Halena Seiferling

    Halena Seiferling is from Regina and recently completed a Masters of Public Policy degree in Vancouver. She has been active in human rights, electoral reform, climate justice, and Palestinian solidarity organizing.

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  • Kevin Settee

    Kevin Settee

    Kevin Settee is the writer and director of the Lake Winnipeg Project, a five-part documentary series exploring life and culture around Lake Winnipeg. He is also the co-founder of Red Rising Magazine.

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  • Nikki Shaffeeullah

    Nikki Shaffeeullah

    Nikki Shaffeeullah is a theatre-maker, director, writer, facilitator, equity worker, and community-engaged artist. Her work has included serving as artistic director of The AMY Project, and editor-in-chief of alt.theatre magazine. An Indo-Guyanese settler born and based in Tkaronto, Nikki believes art should disrupt the status quo, centre the margins, engage with the ancient, dream of the future, and be for everyone.

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  • Nandita Sharma

    Nandita Sharma

    Nandita Sharma is professor of sociology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She is an activist scholar who examines racism, nationalism, international migration, and postcolonial social relations. Nandita is active in No Borders movements and those struggling for the planetary commons.

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  • Chris Shaw

    Chris Shaw

    Chris Shaw is a research scientist and professor with a primary interest in the origin of neurological diseases. He is also a political commentator, wannabe investigative journalist, social activist, Olympic gadfly, former reserve army officer, father of two, and author of the book Five Ring Circus: Myths and Realities of the Olympic Games.

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  • Jane Shi

    Jane Shi

    Jane Shi is a queer Chinese settler living on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Find her online at @pipagaopoetry.

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  • Tyler Shipley

    Tyler Shipley

    Tyler Shipley is the author of Canada in the World: Settler Capitalism and the Colonial Imagination (2020) and holds a PhD from York University. He is a professor of culture, society, and commerce at Humber College.

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  • Brittany Shoot

    Brittany Shoot

    Brittany Shoot is a writer, editor and critic based in Copenhagen and Boston.

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  • Farah Shroff

    Farah Shroff

    Farah Shroff loves poetry, yoga, social justice, children and being a mother.

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  • Ben Sichel

    Ben Sichel

    Ben Sichel is a high-school teacher and member of the Dartmouth local of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.

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  • Jo Simalaya Alcampo

    Jo Simalaya Alcampo

    Jo SiMalaya Alcampo was born in Maynila, the capital of the Philippines, and raised in Scarborough. She currently volunteers with Caregiver Connections, Education and Support Organization (CCESO), a group for Filipina live-in caregivers, and is a member of the Kapwa Collective, a mutual support group of Filipino Canadian artists, critical thinkers, and healers.

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  • jaye simpson

    jaye simpson

    jaye simpson is an Oji-Cree Saulteaux trans woman from Sapotaweyak Cree Nation. Their work, including poetry, prose, essays, and fiction, has appeared in numerous magazines. Their first book of poetry, it was never going to be okay, is forthcoming this fall.

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  • Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

    Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

    Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is of Mississauga Nishnaabeg ancestry and is the author of Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence and a New Emergence. She is the editor of Lightening the Eighth Fire: The Liberation, Resurgence and Protection of Indigenous Nations and This is an Honour Song: Twenty Years Since the Blockades, all published by Arbeiter Ring Publishing in Winnipeg.

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  • Michael Skinner

    Michael Skinner

    Michael Skinner is a musician, composer, and human rights activist. For a decade he was a National Education Facilitator for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. Since 2006, he has been a researcher at the York Centre for International and Security Studies at York University Toronto.

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  • Beth Smillie

    Beth Smillie

    Beth Smillie was the editor of Briarpatch from 1983 to 1987. She is retired and lives in Saskatoon.

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  • Michael Smith

    Michael Smith

    Michael Smith is a community organizer who has worked on organic farms for several years in Ontario and Quebec. He loves cooking, especially with fresh, local, organic heirloom tomatoes.

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  • Naava Smolash

    Naava Smolash

    Naava Smolash is a faculty member in the English department at Douglas College. She holds a PhD from Simon Fraser University focused on race theory, and is the author of “The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture.”

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  • Nikko Snyder

    Nikko Snyder

    Nikko Snyder pursues small-scale farming, filmmaking, writing and food activism from her home in rural Saskatchewan. She recently spent three months working on an organic farm in B.C. in exchange for room and board.

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  • Melanie Sommerville

    Melanie Sommerville

    Melanie Sommerville is a doctoral student in geography at UBC, where her research focuses on farmland investment in Canada and globally. Melanie has a long history of involvement in community food security issues and an uncommon passion for matters of agricultural policy and politics.

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  • Chantelle Spicer

    Chantelle Spicer

    Chantelle spicer (she/they) is a master’s student at Simon Fraser University and is the co-chair of Students for Consent Culture Canada. Chantelle is dedicated to Indigenous sovereignty and futures, consent in all forms of solidarity, accountability, and care in and between our social movements. They are also a poet, an artist, a gardener, a weaver, and a dreamer – those things have to be mentioned because they are important to change-making.

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  • Alethea Spiridon

    Alethea Spiridon

    Alethea Spiridon is a freelance editor and writer based near Durham, Ontario. She can be reached through her website at freelanceeditor.ca.

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    Alethea Spiridon

    Alethea Spiridon is a freelance editor and writer based near Durham, Ontario. She can be reached through her website at freelanceeditor.ca.

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  • Kalin Stacey

    Kalin Stacey

    Kalin Stacey is an Indigenous rights and environmental justice activist based in Kitchener-Waterloo. He has been active with both OPIRG-Toronto and Waterloo PIRG, where he continues to work with several action groups.

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  • Emma Steen

    Emma Steen

    Emma Steen got her BA in art history from NSCAD University and will begin her master’s in contemporary art history with a focus in Indigenous art history and visual culture at OCAD University this fall. Emma is currently working with the Inuit Art Foundation in Toronto.

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  • Jon Steinman

    Jon Steinman

    Jon Steinman is the producer/host of Deconstructing Dinner, a weekly radio show and podcast heard on 32 radio stations across the country.

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  • Airin Stephens

    Airin Stephens

    Airin Stephens is a high-school teacher in the inner city in Toronto, where she is slowly turning the schoolyard into raised beds for growing food.

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  • Andrew Stevens

    Andrew Stevens

    Andrew Stevens is the co-host of Rank and File Radio rankandfile.ca on CFRC 101.9 FM in Kingston and an assistant professor at the University of Regina.

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  • Laura Stewart

    Laura Stewart

    Laura Stewart grew up on a small cattle farm in southeast Saskatchewan, studied biology and geography, and surveyed native prairie plants for oilfield project reviews, before turning to activism and journalism. She is the 2017 Magazines Canada Grands Prix Fellow.

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  • Savannah Stewart

    Savannah Stewart

    Savannah Stewart is a freelance writer, editor and translator from Montreal. She is a regular contributor to Cult MTL and her work has also appeared in the Link, where she worked as the coordinating editor. She tweets at @Sav_Eden_S.

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  • Alexandra Stiver

    Alexandra Stiver

    Alexandra Stiver is a social scientist interested in the intersection of business, digital technologies, and community, both online and offline. Her professional experience and research include business anthropology, qualitative methods, and social media strategy. She tweets @cansti.

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  • Shayna Stock

    Shayna Stock

    Shayna Stock mainly writes poems and policies these days. She was editor/publisher of Briarpatch Magazine from 2007-2012.

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  • Valdes Straughter

    Valdes Straughter

    Valdes "Dez" Straughter was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, of African-American, English/Welsh, and Latin American lineage. He dropped out of high school but obtained a GED in the Ohio “penal plantation.” He has strong positions on race, sexism, systematic racism, and slavery; and is supportive of the abolishment of prisons in favour of other alternatives. 

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  • Angel Sutjipto

    Angel Sutjipto

    Angel Sutjipto (she/they) was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. They’ve been playing limbo with U.S. immigration authorities since 2003 and are over it.

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  • Mick Sweetman

    Mick Sweetman

    Mick Sweetman is a community journalist whose work has appeared in publications like This Magazine, Canadian Dimension, and rabble.ca. He hosts “The Scope News” on CJRU 1280AM in Toronto and coordinates student journalists at The Dialog at George Brown College. He tweets at @MickSweetman.

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  • Syd


    Syd is a partner, friend, vigorous book-reader, big-dog-lover, social worker, daughter and son and everything in between-er, descendant and one-day ancestor, community member, body hair admirer, and ping pong champ. They plan to spend more time in 2023 daydreaming. @sydslit on insta. 

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  • Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy

    Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy

    Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy was born and raised in the Bawating (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.) region of the Robinson-Superior Treaty area. She is Anishinaabe of mixed ancestry and is a poet, writer, and PhD student of Indigenous studies at Trent University.

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