A Brief Look at the Dangers of Conversion Therapy

by Cristi Casella In an effort to change the sexual orientation of someone who has expressed same-sex preferences, it was at one time a common practice to take that person to counselling sessions labelled Conversion Therapy. Sometimes referred to as Reparative Therapy, the object was to ‘restore’ them to what was understood as ‘normal’ sexual behaviour. Rarely was conversion therapy effective in changing the person’s sexual orientation, but what is even more disturbing is the impact this type of therapeutic intervention had on the subject. Although rare, there are still practitioners who use this approach, even though literally every major...
Copwatch Documentary (Trailer)

Copwatch Documentary (Trailer)

Directed by journalist turned filmmaker, Camila Hall, Copwatch follows WeCopwatch, an organization dedicated to filming the police and capturing excessive use of force and police brutality, including members who filmed the deaths of Eric Garner and Freddie Gray. The film turns the camera on those who stood behind the lens and how their lives and those of their family have been impacted as they made the choice to “record and protect.”   Copwatch will be screening at the following locations: New York, NY: September 22, Metrograph Cinema Los Angeles, CA: September 22, Echo Park Film Center Harlem, NY: September 23,...

On The Line: Labor Activism in The Trump Era

Editors Note: The following blog post is a dialogue between Dr. Kelly Macias and myself on labor activism. She writes over at Conflict Undone. With Donald Trump’s inauguration being a bit over two weeks away, now is a good a time as any to get this conversation started. Feel free to chime in with your responses in the comments. -Marc On The Line: Labor Activism in The Trump Era Intro: Who are you,  how did you both meet, and why this topic? Marc’s Answer:  Marc is a writer and labor activist from New York City. He presented a talk over...