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 …

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 …

On the invisibility of carework

If my Facebook feed is any reflection of our city’s concerns at large (which is admittedly debatable), among the posts telling us to shop local and asking why are large chains allowed to be open when mom-and-pop shops must be closed, there is a distinct absence of stories about our dire need to improve the …

A city with a strategic plan is the goal

It’s a cliché but a goal without a plan is a wish. If that’s the case, the City of Windsor is a city of wishful thinking. Tonight I spent a little time re-reading The City of Windsor’s 20 Year Strategic Vision just to remind myself if it still holds up as the weakest and the …

Weeknotes, Sept 8 – Sept 14 2020

Items of note from last week’s news: LaSalle to construct bike lockers at select bus stops – Windsor Star, September 7, 2020 Privacy, community trust, equity a concern after Windsor police access COVID-19 database, CBC Windsor, September 8, 2020 “A Crown witness in a lengthy gun trafficking trial repeated earlier assertions of “dirty cops” on …

Notes on The Report of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission: The Windsor Police Service and The Windsor Police Services Board

On August 7th (Friday), the Report of the Ontario Civilian Police Commission: The Windsor Police Service and The Windsor Police Services Board was made public : (PDF or HTML). Over the weekend, I gave the report a read and found these points particularly interesting to me: From the section, The Fairness of Promotional Processes (p. …