poverty

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My FED Farm provides garden kits for people in need

The Food Eco District is giving away 500 garden starter kits through the My FED Farm program.

The Existence Project aims to connect people and decrease stigma around homelessness

The Existence Project holds workshops for people to connect over their experiences with homelessness. At each workshop, a storyteller with lived experiences of homelessness narrates their story to a group…

Social justice panel connects dots from societal barriers to individual suffering

The “Social Justice and Human Rights” panel at UVic on April 5 encouraged participants to look beyond the individual to the structures of society that are granting or limiting their…

Confronting society’s underlying prejudices towards the poor

Nothing about success (or the perceived lack thereof) in capitalist societies is inherently moral or immoral. Being rich doesn’t make you a better person, and being poor doesn’t make you…

LETTER | Canada was colonized based on racism and classism

To suggest that the proposed international student tuition fee hikes will further, or create, class divisions is a backward logic, and is just as much a fallacy as the dominant…

‘US & Them’ documentary sheds light, but through wrong lens

The documentary shadows Victoria’s homeless On Feb. 23, Chek TV aired a documentary called Us & Them, directed by Krista Loughton, which follows the lives of four homeless people in…

New campus group asks why UVic isn’t talking about generational poverty

Shoestring Initiative aims to dismantle ‘Bootstrap’ ideology at UVic and beyond A new group on campus is taking big steps to break down the stigma students experience with generational poverty.…

LETTER: Stop the poor-bashing culture in Victoria

I am getting so fed up with hearing the anti-homeless and poor-bashing rhetoric both in the news and from people writing hateful opinion pieces in local newspapers. Why do people…

Poverty and homelessness are not a “nuisance”

The Province of British Columbia’s failed injunction against the tent city on the grounds of the provincial courts sets precedent in a positive direction. Law tends to follow precedents of…