Open Letter in Support of #HungerStrikeLaval

April 1, 2020

Dear Members of the FMS Community,

Today the governing collective of the FMS sent an Open Letter to the Ministers of Public Safety, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Health in support of the demands of the migrants detained at the Immigration Detention Centre in Laval, Quebec who are currently on hunger strike. It is imperative to put pressure on the Canadian government to release detained migrants on both health and safety and human rights grounds. Please share this statement widely in your networks, and lend your support to this movement with other statements and/or hashtag photos on social media if you can and are willing.

Wishing you all health andcare in this trying time.

Krista, Alanna, Liz, Monika, Razan, Stef
Feminist Media Studio

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Doing Feminism in the Pandemic
“Doing Feminism in the Pandemic” is conceived as a collective, process-based living archive. Based on the Slack platform, it invites in-process reflections, “hundreds”, keywords, conversations, prompts, and encounters amongst its participants. It is organized around four streams: “The Crisis was Already Here” (#thecrisiswasalreadyhere), “What does COVID-19 teach us?” (#emergentmodels), “What is the ‘Everyday’ of the Pandemic?” (#theeveryday), and “Reading Space” for sharing links, articles or other material (#whatimreading). Each stream includes some preliminary thoughts and questions to begin an open, process-based, collective conversation.

Alongside the living archive, the Feminist Media Studio is organizing a series of Zoom conversations, artistic prompts, and roundtable discussions with members of numerous communities (academic, artistic and activist) vital to doing intersectional, antiracist, queer, and decolonial feminisms, which participating FMS members can attend, and which will form a vital part of the living archive itself and its various collaborative contributions.