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A change is gonna come

Sam Cooke's song, "A Change Is Gonna Come," offered hope during the Civil Rights Movement. Today, it reminds me that it's a long, slow, sometimes tiring walk to freedom and I need to remain focused on the goal -- an equitable world.

Blog - A change is gonna come July 19
Water fountain. Photo: Martina Yach/Flickr
Doreen Nicoll | Monday night in a four to one vote Guelph-Eramosa Council refused Xinyi Glass's application which would have extracted 1.6 million litres of water daily.
Blog - A change is gonna come July 18
Detailed view of the "Glwa", Heiltsuk canoe, at the Qatuwas Festival, an international gathering of maritime indigenous nations of the Pacific Rim. Photo: United Nations Photo/John Isaac/Flickr
Doreen Nicoll | Indigenous artists, get help with your NFB/imagineNative innovative submissions on July 19 from 4 to 5 p.m.
Blog - A change is gonna come July 10
Doreen Nicoll | WWW is planning for the next phase of the Nestle campaign and they're hoping you'll join in on the conversations to strategize and develop tactics to fit working with Doug Ford's government.
Blog - A change is gonna come July 9
Doreen Nicoll | With the research and information supplied by environmentalists and actionists from across Southern Ontario, Burlington city staff made changes to protect milkweed.
Blog - A change is gonna come June 30
Doreen Nicoll | Doreen Nicoll recently came home to a Notice of Violation stating she had to remove or destroy the milkweed plants in her garden.
Blog - A change is gonna come June 29
People holding signs with human rights messages on them. Photo: Geoff Campbell/Flickr
Doreen Nicoll | Come to an introductory session about the work of Amnesty International and learn how you can protect human rights.
Blog - A change is gonna come June 27
Doreen Nicoll | Take part in 150 days of reconcili-action by joining others across the country taking the #NEXT150 Challenge. Together we can work nation with nation to make the next 150 years something to celebrate.
Blog - A change is gonna come May 29
Doreen Nicoll | The documentary Metamorphosis shows the fallout from climate change and environmental devastation can include creativity, sustainable ingenuity, and a beautiful future.
Blog - A change is gonna come May 27
An installation on violence against women in Mexico City, 2018
Doreen Nicoll | By not distinguishing this form of torture in the Criminal Code, society diminishes the human rights violations survivors have endured and keeps women and girls silent, powerless, and invisible.
Blog - A change is gonna come May 27
Alanis Obomsawin in 2014
Doreen Nicoll | Thirty years after its original release, the documentary filmmaker's newly remastered album is as relevant as ever.
Blog - A change is gonna come May 13
Doreen Nicoll | Nestlé extracts water from an Ontario watershed while compromising the water security of local communities. A Wellington County organization wants to stop them.
Blog - A change is gonna come May 13
Doreen Nicoll | Krystal Nagel is using her lived experience of intimate partner abuse to help survivors empower themselves.
Blog - A change is gonna come March 16
Doreen Nicoll | There are several commonly known warning signs for intimate partner violence, and Pejcinovski's killer fit at least three of them.
Blog - A change is gonna come March 5
Image: Screenshot from "Water Warriors" trailer
Doreen Nicoll | Here are two movies that will shock, inspire and remind you why water is always an election issue.
Blog - A change is gonna come March 2
Women's Day march in NYC. Photo: J Carrier/UN Women/flickr
Doreen Nicoll | On March 8 recognize women's achievements; credit their contributions; acknowledge the value of their lived experience; and celebrate their individual and collective successes!
Blog - A change is gonna come March 1
Lake beach. Photo: Viv Lynch/flickr
Doreen Nicoll | Nagy wants Canadians to understand that, "renewable, clean water is not abundant in the populated areas of Canada. Our Great Lakes are not bathtubs that can be drained and shipped around the world."
Blog - A change is gonna come February 15
Map of Canada.
Doreen Nicoll | Geography Now! Canada currently boasts 1.4 million views with 26,000 likes. For good reason, I side with the 1,000 dislikes.
Blog - A change is gonna come January 15
Love Does Gala. Image: The Women's Centre of Halton
Doreen Nicoll | On February 10, The Women's Centre will host its second annual Gala to raise money to transform the lives of women and their children because that's what 'Love Does.'
Blog - A change is gonna come January 4
Woman and child. Image: Women's Habitat/Facebook
Doreen Nicoll | Provincial funding for women's shelters was frozen over a decade ago, placing vital services in never ending precarious position.
Blog - A change is gonna come December 12
Photo: Tupak Huehuecoyotl​/Facebook
Doreen Nicoll | Arthur Manuel was the Nelson Mandela of the international Indigenous movement. It will take many to replace him and his limitless efforts.
Blog - A change is gonna come December 7
Photo: Canadian Pacific/Flickr
Doreen Nicoll | Petition E-1228 redesigns the citizenship study guide and exam to acknowledge Indigenous history.
Blog - A change is gonna come December 4
Attendee of candlelight vigil to honour victims of École Polytechnique massacre. Image: University of Fraser Valley/flickr
Doreen Nicoll | This National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, donate to your local women's centre to fight gender-based violence.
Blog - A change is gonna come November 29
Photo: Kevin Bryan
Doreen Nicoll | Actor Matt Nethersole says theatre and art need to humanize all people in these hyper-racialized times.
Blog - A change is gonna come November 27
Shabana Azmi. Image: Simon Fraser University/Wikimedia Commons
Doreen Nicoll | In this year's Mahatma Gandhi Lecture on Nonviolence, speaker Shibanna Azmi asks us to imagine a world free of violence for women and girls.
Blog - A change is gonna come November 26
Doreen Nicoll | The Women’s Centre of Halton (TWCH) is once again partnering with Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN) for an evening of film and discussion on sex trafficking and violence against women.
Blog - A change is gonna come November 18
Image: Angry Inuk
Doreen Nicoll | Alethea Arnaquq-Baril's compelling documentary Angry Inuk explores the history of the Inuit seal hunt and the colonial hypocrisy of anti-sealing activists.
Blog - A change is gonna come November 7
Students from Fort Albany Residential School reading in class overseen by a nun. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Doreen Nicoll | The process of healing settler and Indigenous relationships requires reconciliation and action, or 'reconciliAction.'
Blog - A change is gonna come October 12
Officials and schoolchildren outside Providence Mission Indian Residential School. LibraryArchives/flickr
Doreen Nicoll | The legacy of the residential school system predisposes Indigenous peoples to social inequalities.
Blog - A change is gonna come October 5
Image: Facebook/Wellington Wate Watchers
Doreen Nicoll | Inter-connectedness with water is something that we take for granted and in some cases have completely forgotten. Water ceremonies help us reconnect to our history and responsibilities.
Blog - A change is gonna come October 4
 Image: Vimeo/NFB/marketing
Doreen Nicoll | Charles Officer's 2016 documentary, "Unarmed Verses," chronicles the life of Francine Valentine, her family and community at a time when urban revitalization threatens their already tenuous survival.

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