Alisha Mascarenhas is nourished by the relentless compassion and integrity of the allies, friends, artists, thinkers and teachers she is accountable to. She is committed to a creative and political practice of learning how to honour the land she lives on as a settler and visitor on the unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory known as Montréal.
Brooke Nancekivell is a former McGill student and Midnight Kitchen volunteer. They appreciate popular education, community kitchens, and the learning that happens around the cutting board and the dinner table.
Cameron studied Bioresource Engineering at McGill, but spent most of his time writing about queerness and exploring questions like ‘what would engineering be like if it was queer?’ He currently lives in Montreal with his lover and works on addressing accessibility and mental health issues within a student residences context.
Délice Mugabo is Black feminist activist based in Montreal and a member of the Third Eye Collective, a group that focuses on gender violence within black communities and transformative justice. Ms. Mugabo is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Geography, Urban and Environmental Studies at Concordia University. Her research will look at anti-blackness and/in islamophobia in Québec and muslim black women organizing in Montreal.
Étudiant au baccalauréat pluridisciplinaire en Histoire, Culture et Société à l’UQAM, Francis s’intéresse aux idéologies politiques contemporaines et à l’analyse du discours politique comme méthode de dévoilement des idéologies.
Kai Cheng Thom
Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performance artist, and community worker living in Montreal, unceded Mohawk territory. They are also a co-founder of the mental health collective Monster Academy Montreal. They like poetry, nail polish, and sparkly stuff.
M’Lisa recently completed a B.A (Distinction) in Political Science with a minor in English Literature at Concordia University. She is currently the Managing Editor of The Undercurrent—a national peer reviewed undergraduate journal of development studies and plans to attend graduate school in the upcoming school year. Her scholarly interests include: post-colonial narratives, morality, international development, renewable energy, definitions of public and human identity.
Molly is an otipêmsiw-iskwêw from traditional Niitsitapi territory, co-founder of the Indigenous Women and Two-Spirit Harm Reduction Coalition, labour organizer, co-host of a nerdy Indigenous feminist sci-fi podcast, and Women’s Studies student who is interested in the imaginative and practical work of decolonization and Indigenous futurity.
Robin is a graduate from the McGill School of Environment and is currently undertaking an industrial mechanics diploma in Montreal. She is interested in strategies and tools for building resilient, supportive communities in a context of global climate change, with a particular focus on community-based waste management initiatives.
I’ve lived in Montreal for nearly 20 years, doing all kinds of art. I was the editorial cartoonist for the Hour for 8 years.
Jess Mac is an artist whose practice engages with the intersection of institutional violence and the socio-political reality of personal trauma. Working with communities affected by stigma and oppression, she positions art as a tool to engender personal and political agency.
K. Kerspebedeb has been politically active in the Montreal radical left for over thirty years. Most of his time is spent publishing books and working with people in prison. He also maintains a website (www.kersplebedeb.com) of marginal interest.
Graphic designer, artist and maker of senegalese origins, Mohamed was born in Saudi Arabia and later studied in Nice, Paris and Detroit. Growing up surrounded by other, “Third Culture kids” he had no real sense of home or absolute culture. Now living and working between Montreal and Ottawa, he is on a perpetual quest to expand and enrich my visual vocabulary and multicultural richness, cultivated on four continents, each with their own systems, patterns and textures so as to enhance the way he narrates his stories.
Mohamed holds a graduate degree in 2-D Design from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and runs the design studio Momogoods.
Zola does street art on unceded kanienkéhà:ka and anishinaabe territories in Montreal. She is a white settler francophone woman learning how to integrate anti-oppression approaches into as many aspects of her life as possible. She has been most active in the student movement, anti-colonial and feminist organizing.
Jenny Galewski and Matt Corks
Jenny Galewski and Matt Corks are friends who have worked together, laughed together, and watched their babies play together. Ils habitent à Montréal, où ils adorent les cygnes les plus ostentatoires possibles, mais ils détestent les oies spéciales.