News and links from around the web:
- Edmonton is going to try out a pilot project that will extend bus service to the Whyte avenue area later into the night. While the project will only provide very limited service and is concerned with reducing drinking and driving (which is certainly very important), greater and later public transit is important on a wider scale. Who uses public transit and what is the impact of cutting off that transit at a fairly early hour? What does this mean for the safety and freedom of those without their own transit? If transit is your only option and you work a late shift or alternatively find yourself stuck at a friend, partner, or stranger’s home if you don’t meet the imposed ‘curfew’, late night transit is a huge deal. If you’re want to learn more about public transit activism, this paper on the Vancouver’s Bus Riders’ Union might be of interest.
- Prisoner Justice Day is August 10th (tomorrow). Check out this audio documentary on a project to make music with women behind bars.
- On what we need to offer new immigrants to ensure that they can be politically involved and vocal in Canadian communities.
- Feministing posted some information on the (HUGE) wage gaps women face at different levels of education. While the info is American, given that Canadian women face a similar wage gap overall, the date likely applies similarly here.
- On dress codes and how they might be oppression. Comments are definitely worth reading on this post!