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Mum's the word: Uncovering Canada's dark history of forced adoption

Trump’s recent crackdown on illegal migration at the southern U.S. border saw I.C.E. agents tear apart children from their mothers - each left in limbo, unaware of how or where the other was. Anger, shock and horror swept through city streets, propelling and uniting protestors across ideological lines. But given our history, can we really afford ourselves the liberty of shock?

Mum's the word: Uncovering Canada's dark history of forced adoption

Watch: #Disrupt2017: An NWP open mic night adventure

This is a story about an intersectional feminist open mic night — a night that took place not too long ago in a faraway land called Tkaronto.

It was the evening of November 19, 2017. A Sunday. We'd grown weary of the expectation that as women (including and especially IBPOC and LGBTQ folks), we should just stay quiet and smile to keep old straight cis white dudes happy.

"Fuck that. It's time to disrupt the status quo!"

Watch: #Disrupt2017: An NWP open mic night adventure