Willie Murphy died the day after Thanksgiving 2021. His wife, Mary, cared for him in their Nashville, Tennessee, home with the help of a new hospice agency focused on serving Black patients. (BLAKE FARMER / WPLN NEWS) By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio This time, it didn’t take much persuading for Mary Murphy to embrace home hospice. When her mother was dying from Alzheimer’s disease in 2020, … Continue reading Black-Owned Hospice Seeks to Bring Greater Ease in Dying to Black Families
Kelly Fritsch, Carleton University and Fady Shanouda, Carleton University https://narrations.ad-auris.com/widget/the-conversation-canada/warehousing-disabled-people-in-long-term-care-homes-needs-to-stop–instead–nationalize-home-care- The failures in both private and publicly funded long-term care (LTC) homes in Canada have led to 15,000 COVID-19 deaths. Calls to reform LTC through nationalization have become widespread, garnering support from unions, national advocacy organizations and political parties. While LTC is often considered to be a necessary institution to support the complex medical care … Continue reading Warehousing disabled people in long-term care homes needs to stop. Instead, nationalize home care.
Catherine Carstairs, University of Guelph and Kathryn Hughes, University of Guelph https://narrations.ad-auris.com/widget/the-conversation-canada/the-long-fight-against-sexual-assault-and-harassment-at-universities With the return to university campuses this fall, there have been disturbing reports of both sexual assaults and sexist incidents. At Western University, for example, four students reported being sexually assaulted and there was mass student mobilization following social media reports of numerous sexual assaults at a residence. Police say while they have … Continue reading The long fight against sexual assault and harassment at universities
Lisa Korteweg, Lakehead University; Pauline Tennent, University of Manitoba, and Tesa Fiddler The education system needs to help teachers address, repair and heal education towards and beyond reconciliation. “It’s clear that there will be more unmarked graves found at residential schools, but what are we (educators) supposed to do? How are we supposed to fix this?” These were questions posed by non-Indigenous teachers during a … Continue reading Reckoning with the truths of unmarked graves of Indigenous children, education systems must take action
Filipino fathers and Indigenous mothers with their Indipino children. PHOTO BY GILBERT ALMAZAN Indigenous and Aboriginal women on Bainbridge Island had to hide their identity. Now, their adult children embrace it. BY VALERIE SCHLOREDT Honor Thy Mother is a documentary tribute to the Aboriginal Canadian and Native American women who assimilated into a Filipino immigrant community on Bainbridge Island in the 1940s. In the film, their adult children … Continue reading A Tribute to Indigenous Mothers by Their Indipino Children