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homeland diaspora (Karaj & Yazd, Iran)

Filed under Uncategorized   ·   January 25th, 2017   ·   0 comments

Photographer: Her story of personal connection to Persian memories, food and lands are conveyed through photography as she wishes for her audience to experience her visit to the homeland through her heart and eyes. No names accompany photos, as the photographer prefers the expression of sole imagery due to being unable to fully express her […]

The Talon is taking a break for the summer!

Filed under Uncategorized   ·   May 11th, 2015   ·   0 comments

The Talon editorial collective would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported us in our first year – whether you read our articles, attended our events, shared our pieces, sent messages of praise, made necessary call-outs and critiques, or anything in between. Without you all, we would not have been able to grow in our […]

Social Justice Synonyms #22: “Gypped/Gypsy”

Filed under Global Politics, Race and Racism, Social Justice Synonyms, Uncategorized   ·   April 14th, 2015   ·   0 comments

The word “Gypsy” is the misnomer that subsumes all harmful stereotypes of the Romani people, one that has long connoted illegality and irregularity.

The New Year

Filed under Uncategorized   ·   January 10th, 2015   ·   0 comments

The Talon has been around for a few months now, and, as an editor, I want to provide some insight into the successes and challenges we’ve faced. The Talon launch party on September 23rd, 2014 was a great success, and made our case that UBC students are looking for a critical discourse on issues that […]

3 Talon-Approved Events: Dec. 8-15

Filed under Uncategorized   ·   December 8th, 2014   ·   0 comments

  1. Save the Sacred Headwaters Fundraiser “An evening of music, speakers, food and discussion” presented by Beyond Boarding in support of the Klabona Keepers in Tl’abane (Sacred Headwaters), located in the north-west of the province. The Klabona Keepers are a group of Tl’abanotin elders and families who have been defending the area around the source […]

3 Talon-Approved Events: Dec. 1-8

Filed under Uncategorized   ·   December 1st, 2014   ·   1 comment

Policing the Crisis: The Neoliberal Containment State in Canada Hosted by The Mainlander as a part of the BC Convergence on Policing, this event seeks to take a look at coercive tactics used by the Canadian neoliberal “Containment State” including police violence, colonial practices, exploitation, and a policy of mass incarceration in tandem with a […]

3 Talon-Approved Events: November 24-December 1

Filed under Uncategorized   ·   November 24th, 2014   ·   0 comments

An Examination of December 6th: 25 Years Later UBC Access & Diversity in collaboration with the AMS  Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) hosts a panel on the École Polytechnique massacre, which will have occurred 25 years ago come December 6. The talk will feature discussion on the event and its position within a broader social […]

3 Talon-Approved Events: November 16-24

Filed under Uncategorized   ·   November 17th, 2014   ·   0 comments

Capitalism is the Crisis: Radical Politics in the Age of Austerity — Screening and Discussion First screening of the year by Cinema Politica UBC and it promises to be a good one. The film documents the capitalist crisis and modern resistance movements “in the search for an alternative way of organizing societies in our growing […]

4 Talon-Approved Events: November 10-17

Filed under Uncategorized   ·   November 10th, 2014   ·   0 comments

Note: we couldn’t choose only 3 events this week!  1. SFU says NO to the Pipelines The Talon would like to show solidarity with the land defenders of Lheklhukxayte on Burnaby Mountain who are resisting resource extraction and pipeline expansion from Kinder Morgan. Please join SFPIRG and many confirmed speakers for a peaceful rally this Thursday, […]

3 Talon-approved Events: November 3–10

Filed under Uncategorized   ·   November 3rd, 2014   ·   0 comments

1. March and Protest Against the Managers of Homelessness Social Housing Alliance BC is organizing a march to protest against the national Conference on Ending Homelessness and “government policies and NGO industries that manage homeless, low-income, and Indigenous people without challenging or disrupting the systems and social conditions that cause homelessness and poverty.” $650 (or $400 […]