On My Mind: Does Raising Awareness Matter?

I sometimes catch myself having an unabashed chuckle over a post from Stuff White People Like.  The blog satirically lists and describes things that white people like, including TED Talks (which allow us to feel smart without requiring work, time or effort), pea coats in winter (because they are European, Coastal, and vintage – 3 […]

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She Has a Name: A Play About Human Trafficking

MP Joy Smith’s office just sent out an email with information about She Has a Name, a play about human trafficking by Andrew Kooman.  The play is making its world premier in Calgary and Red Deer. Here’s a plot description: Jason, a young lawyer, fights to build a legal case against a human trafficking ring […]

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Answering a Prayer: Will You Be My Valentine?

Love. The word is scattered across posters, billboards, and store fronts this time of year.  The story of St. Valentine is my inspiration as I think about slavery and exploitation: In 270 A.D., marriage had been outlawed by the emperor of Rome.  It was thought to create weak and unreliable soldiers because they would be […]

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