Meagan Parmassar

she/her

Hello! My name is Meagan (she/her) living on the traditional territory of the Anishinabewaki peoples. I acknowledge that this land is covered by Treaty 19, also known as the Ajetance Purchase (named for the Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit), signed in 1818. I would like to acknowledge my positionality as a cis-gendered, Indo-Caribbean immigrant woman. My intention is not to speak on behalf of communities of which I am not a part of, particularly Black and Indigenous communities, rather to bring awareness to environmental injustices and other social disparities that disproportionately affect marginalized communities through my writing. My goal is to use this opportunity to help these communities and the cause in the best way that I know how, which is through education, raising awareness and challenging the system of ideas and beliefs that led to these problems in hopes of influencing a political and social shift. As a second generation immigrant, I realize that my views and interpretations of certain topics may be different than those of members of the Indigenous or Black communities. Today, I will be sharing my research and interpretations of white supremacy in Canadian politics, while understanding and recognizing the difference my positionality may make in my understanding of it.

Meagan Parmassar