Photo of Souvankham Thammavongsa, author of "How to Pronounce Knife"

‘I Don’t Write From the Margins’: Author Souvankham Thammavongsa

Souvankham Thammavongsa, author of the Giller Prize–winning short story collection “How to Pronounce Knife,” creates immigrant characters who defy expectations. “They don’t want to learn to speak English and fit in,” she tells NCM’s Baisakhi Roy.

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Many protests took place before the Derek Chauvin trial. Picture here is a protestor holding an upside down sign that reads "I can't breathe."

Don’t Hold Your Breath: Thoughts on the Derek Chauvin Trial

The fact that Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, should be considered a victory, but there lies a long, difficult road ahead, writes Marcus Medford.

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Screenshot of the Oxfam webinar, The Solutions to Ending Vaccine Inequality.

Vaccine Inequality Costs Lives in Global South and Hurts Us All

What is needed to tackle vaccine inequality is a model of world co-operation where the battle with the pandemic is not fought “on the bodies of Black and brown children and women … in nations of the Global South,” panellists at a recent Oxfam webinar said.

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Canadian experience

Agencies Ask Newcomers to Settle for Less

Many immigrants who come to Canada in the skilled workers class, find it difficult to get employment that matches their education and skill level. Seeking help from Canadian settlement agencies, many find that the agencies instead encourage them to settle for jobs they are overqualified for because of a lack of ‘Canadian experience.’

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