Weeknote 11 2021

§1 Not your Asian sidekick Let’s talk about the shootings in Atlanta. Before I begin, I want to start with this guidance from the AAJA who have provided guidance on covering this story. For an understanding of this hate crime in a Canadian context, I strongly suggest starting with Hannah Sung’s newsletter issue titled, You’ll …

Weeknote 9 2021

§1 A World More Tender Tomorrow, March 8 is International Women’s Day. Celebrate it by reading this article by Kathryn Jezer-Morton: Day Care Makes the World More Tender. Arielle Aaronson, an American expat in Quebec, wrote, “I deeply believe the system is working here in Quebec. Universal child care has allowed women to retain careers …

Weeknote 6, 2021

I’m going to break from tradition a bit and recap bearing witness to the muderclowns handling our pandemic to the end of this post because I’m going to try to make this weekly update a little less of a downer. §1 Is my voice “diverse”? This City of Windsor press release headline that makes me …

Will Windsor Works Work?

The City of Windsor’s Economic Development Strategy passed last Monday and of course it did because who could be against improving economic development? As we wait to see what form the Special Delivery Unit that will implement the Strategy will take, I want to bring to your attention this thread from Melinda Munro who suggests …

Weeknote 4, 2021

§1 The Safety Insights Dance Earlier this week, I took a closer look at the recent deal between The City of Windsor and Ford Mobility Canada in a post called Safety Insights, Data Privacy, and Spatial Justice. §2 Trying to save their reputation, instead of lives We have long passed the point in which we …

Safety Insights, Data Privacy, and Spatial Justice

I am a supporter of OpenMedia which is “a community-driven organization that works to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free”. This morning, I filled out the OpenMedia Privacy Act Survey which has been adapted from the Canadian Department of Justice’s 50-Question Survey (open until February 14th). Here are some questions that it asks: 5. …