Why ‘only’ relying on colonial, capitalist social control systems is a problem

A Statement re: Out on CampusUpdate (01/25/2020): Out on Campus called security campus and police on our members today who attended OOC's open house to hand out flyers, further reinforcing deep concerns outlined in our statement below. This is the Coalition Against Trans Antagonism’s statement of clarity to push back on a cissexist and racist … Continue reading Why ‘only’ relying on colonial, capitalist social control systems is a problem

It Is Unacceptable: A Statement on International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Coalition Against Trans Antagonism (CATA)’s work is conducted on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, which include the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations (colonially known as Vancouver, Canada). CATA seeks to work in solidarity with Indigenous peoples’ fight for autonomy and self-determination. This piece was written by a … Continue reading It Is Unacceptable: A Statement on International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Know Your Enemy: An Analysis of the November 2, 2019 Panel of Hate

(Click on the above image or here to access the interactive map.) UPDATE as of November 1, 2019 12:30pm: The panel has found a new venue which they will release shortly before the event takes place. Follow this facebook event page for updates about the rally/protest: https://www.facebook.com/events/529386161147677/. Overview This analysis was created and written on … Continue reading Know Your Enemy: An Analysis of the November 2, 2019 Panel of Hate

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

The Future of the City We Want: Why Sex Work is a Labour Issue

Please see the update to our open letter here: https://noterfsnoswerfs.wordpress.com/2018/05/03/update/ This open letter is 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. A closed letter, sent April 25th, 2018, was authored and emailed privately … Continue reading The Future of the City We Want: Why Sex Work is a Labour Issue