In an era of social change, art can be its own kind of protest

In the age of social media, visuals can articulate and contextualize information faster than words. With the recent travel restrictions, lockdown orders, and physical distancing measures, screens are our window to the rest of the world. People are consuming more visual images now than ever before, and visual art plays an important role in the fight for social justice.

Colour is not a crime: Calgary’s silent racism problem

In Alberta, as in many provinces, the perception that Canada doesn’t have a racism problem persists. According to some, police brutality against marginalized people is an issue exclusive to the US, and racial discrimination is non-existent. Rex Murphy, a well-known Canadian commentator and author, even wrote a column claiming that “Canada is not a racist country.” But racism happens here too.