In 2015, Yasmin Abdulqadir Ali and Sumaya Ugas created a zine called Somali Semantics—as they call it: “a visual and textual representation of our lives as brilliant, not-here-for-it, somali-canadian girls.” They published their first issue after a summer in Montreal, where they both studied at McGill, “poring over the question of how to write ourselves into … Read more
In January 2017, Toronto police officers were captured on video Tasering and kicking a person who was restrained and lying on the ground. One officer threatened to seize the video: “Stop recording or I’m going to seize your phone as evidence and then you’re going to lose your phone.” The same officer made HIV-phobic … Read more
MARG is a feminist collective that collaboratively researches with grassroots media activists to co-produce research and media toward transformative social change. Our work is guided by five pillars: anti-capitalism, anti-racism, anti-colonialism, feminism, and queer & trans liberation.
We are research collective based in Ontario studying radical, activist media around the world. We have a multi-year research grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), through Lakehead University. We are using this opportunity to explore and document the processes of organization in radical media and to build networks and capacity within communities and internationally.
Through this website we will share our research and also provide a platform for media activists to receive training and share their projects with other activists. In particular, we will be creating a digital map of various activist projects around the world and digital workshops for on-line skill sharing.