Learning the Hard Way

07/15/2022 Raymond Viger 0

By Raymond Viger I can remember an unorthodox intervention carried out while I was working with marginalized street kids. I helped a teenager become an adult. Let’s give him the fictional name Eric. He turned his life around. His criminal record dealt with, Eric no […] See more

Reading as a Way to Escape

06/06/2022 The Social Eyes 0

By Jean-Marc Beausoleil Reading exerts a particular type of charm on prisoners: it offers them a unique window on the world. We can even say that the prison experience has shaped Western thought, if you reflect on all the great thinkers and authors who spent […] See more

Demonstration against Street Harassment

03/24/2022 The Social Eyes 0

By Camille Cusset On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Centre d’éducation et d’action des femmes de Montréal (CÉAF) (the Montreal Women’s Education and Action Centre) organized a demonstration against street harassment. About 20 women of all ages got together on March 8th to […] See more

Young Rappers Make Their Mark

03/20/2022 The Social Eyes 0

Bling-Bling for the Bourgeoisie By Maxime Beauregard Martin Don’t look for Calamine to sing the praises of money and material gain in her rap lyrics. This young woman of 29 is refreshing all the usual mainstream rap themes with her feminist, anti-capitalist take on things. […] See more

First Nations Behind Bars

03/07/2022 Delphine Caubet 0

The numbers are alarming. In Canada, Indigenous persons represent 4% of the population. But in jail, they represent 23% of the male prison population and a third of females behind bars. And this overrepresentation is only growing. Proof: over the last 10 years the number […] See more

Healing Through Art for Victims of Crime

02/23/2022 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor The Centre de services de justice réparatrice (The Centre for Services in Restorative Justice, or CSJR) organizes art therapy sessions and poetry slams with an eye to helping victims and aggressors alike crawl out of their vicious circle of recrimination and bitterness. […] See more