Month: December 2020

Japan reacts to tennis star Naomi Osaka’s protest in support of Black Lives Matter

On August 27, Japanese tennis superstar Naomi Osaka briefly suspended her participation in the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in the United States following the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Osaka’s “new voice” against racism drew accolades and, predictably, criticism in Japan. Jacob Blake’s shooting in Wisconsin on August 23, […]

How indigenous women in Canada heal through art

In the Canadian winter of 2002, passers-by walking through Vancouver’s Downtown East Side could see Rebecca Belmore, from the Indigenous Anishinaabe Nation, nailing her long red dress to a telephone pole. She struggled to free herself, and then once released, her dress hanging in tatters and her underwear exposed, she silently read the names of the missing women that she […]

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