Trans and Sex Worker Communities & The Vancouver Public Library: A Reflection by CATA

This letter was submitted at the Vancouver Public Library board meeting on April 24th, 2019. Vancouver Public Library 350 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1 unceded Coast Salish territory To Christina De Castell, Head Librarian; Councillor Christine Boyle, Board Member; Jennifer Chan, Vice Chair, Library Board; Kurt Heinrich, Board Member; Zahra Hussein, Board Member; … Continue reading Trans and Sex Worker Communities & The Vancouver Public Library: A Reflection by CATA

How Vancouver Rape Relief is at Odds with Indigenous Self-Determination

March 8, 2019 My name is Tami Starlight. I am Cree/Nehiyawak and Norwegian from Peguis Nation (Treaty 1 territory), in what is colonially known as Manitoba, Canada. I am Two Spirit, trans, queer, low-income, disabled and currently residing on unceded Coast Salish territory (Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh nations), in what is colonially known as Vancouver, … Continue reading How Vancouver Rape Relief is at Odds with Indigenous Self-Determination

Update: CATA’s Demands Have Yet to Be Met

Vancouver and District Labour Council, CUPE BC and Chinatown Action Group continue to fail trans women and sex workers (to view this as a note on facebook visit: https://www.facebook.com/TheCoalitionAgainstTransAntagonism/ ) In the afternoon of May 1st, 2018, Organize BC informed CATA about the cancellation of the Evening Panel scheduled to take place this Friday, May 4th, … Continue reading Update: CATA’s Demands Have Yet to Be Met

Yuly Chan: A Documented History of TERF/SWERF Ideology

Written on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations, in what is colonially known as Vancouver, Canada. This document serves to archive examples and evidence of a demonstrated effort in the promotion of harmful, violent TERF/SWERF ideology by Yuly Chan for the purposes of … Continue reading Yuly Chan: A Documented History of TERF/SWERF Ideology