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Activist Toolkit weekly roundup: Black history month, disability and union organizing, workshops on patient rights

Happy Black History Month! Start your February off right by checking out the anti-racist tools, history and workshops on the Activist Toolkit. The tools featured this week are tried and true methods of organizing to take your campaign through the month and beyond. From non-violent suggestions for protesters that have been used since the civil rights movement to the good old-fashioned defunding of corporations, there are many ways to celebrate this month.

Like what you see? Want to add something to a tool? The activist toolkit is a wiki! Find out how to add and edit it here.

Weekly roundup

In Canada, we observe Black History Month but how many people understand what this means or where it comes from? Read up on the activism that sparked the day and contemporary critiques from anti-racist activists here.

Non-violence was a founding principle for activists during the civil rights movement. Get inspired by this workshop on street-based direct action.

Creating an effective coalition is a great way to examine the different intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality and ability. This guide will get you filled in on the basics.

Disability rights issues are labour issues. Figure out how to integrate disability rights advocacy into your union with this great guide. Beyond just giving ideas for action, the manual covers basic theories disability activists use as frameworks.

Finding non-oppressive doctors and medical clinics can be difficult. This workshop on patient rights contains great suggestions as well as an overview of what non-oppressive medical checkups should look like.

Yesterday was the National Day of Action to drop tuition fees organized by the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS). The CFS is like a union for student unions. Unionize your university or college with this guide.

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, there's no better way to send a message to chocolate-producing corporations that exploit their workers than with a boycott. Find out how to start a successful one here.

Imprisoned for decades without a fair trial, Leonard Peltier is appealing to the American government again. Learn about his story here.

Events

Vancouver

Solidarity with Leonard Peltier Rally

Toronto

International Day of Action Against War on Iran

Web Research for activists and citizen journalists Workshop

Grassroots Financing 101 Workshop

Montreal

Fail better, fail together Workshop

Ottawa

D'Oprah Anti-oppression book club

Add any other events or tools in the comments!

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