Fitsum Areguy is a writer and scholar-activist looking critically at identity, state violence, and public health issues. His graduate work focuses on how Black and Indigenous youth on the Haldimand Tract use storytelling, place-making, and relational practices to resist conquest.
A reading list on resisting dehumanization
In this reading list, Black women, queer and trans people, people who use drugs, sex workers, and migrants share their stories of marginalization and their fight to be recognized as valuable community members.
Disarming the people without disarming the state
When you factor in the long history of Black people, Indigenous people, and people of colour using guns to defend their communities against police, the military, and white supremacists, gun regulation takes on a different meaning.
COVID-19 and the threat of “community policing”
Across the country, governments are giving police heightened powers during the pandemic. But as I’ve seen in my home of Kitchener-Waterloo, when police embed themselves in poor and racialized communities, they may simply decide not to leave.