CUTV LIVE: there’s presently (2:40pm) a class in anthropology being given at the Université de Montréal… under police surveillance. There is a line of cops in front of the classroom who let those who want to assist pass, and arrest those who want to protest (obvs)
This is a detailed discussion with Students of Color Montreal and their activity within the Quebec Student strike movement.. The discussion moves through detailed discussion in regards to issues of race, exclusion, contestation, presence, visibility, love and solidarity in the Quebec Student strikes.
As Myriam Zaidi, passionately says, “White supremacy, capitalism, racism, patriarchy is all putting us on the same sinking boat…we need to be fighting together…That’s what we’re trying to do here…give the opportunity to people to see the injustices that they could not see before…seeing oppression, injustice more visibility….We just want people to start to have those lenses as well….”
The incomparable Myriam Zaidi and SmellPIRG roomie and shot-caller Becca talk about Students of Colour Montreal, the fight to get CLASSE to adopt an anti-racist/anti-colonialist mandate, racism in the student movement, diversity of tactics, and more. Seriously these two badass WoC are not to be missed.
Amazing humans, seriously.
My friends tug on my wee little heartstrings in all the right ways