Charity Hicks

Detroit activist, community organizer, and force to be reckoned with Charity Hicks passed away yesterday. Some of you may remember her visit to Montreal back in November, when she gave an unforgettable and empowering talk for Under The Weather.

Rest in peace, Charity. Montreal will never forget you or your legacy.

To make a donation to Charity’s WageLove fund, visit


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Join us this THURSDAY, JULY 10TH for the next edition of UNDER THE WEATHER

This month’s lecture features journalist and community organizer Sakura Saunders of Protest Barrick
“Nothing better illustrates the heartless and mechanistic nature of our system than modern day gold mining.”

Sakura will give an overview of the gold mining industry, from environmental and human rights impacts to an overview of many communities resisting its abuses. She will also talk about the complicity of the Canadian government in collaboration with governments around the word, with a focus on the cracks in the system when this corruption has been exposed. Sakura will also explain what we can do to combat this unnecessary evil.

Come out this Thursday, July 10th to Cafe L’Artere, 7000, Avenue du Parc, bureau 102 at 7 PM sharp!

Can’t be there in person? As always, you can tune in LIVE to CKUT 90.3 FM or online at for live coverage of the presentation.

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Photos from Mel Bazil’s talk at the Native Friendship Centre

Thanks so much to everyone who came out or tuned in to Mel Bazil’s presentation for Under The Weather! The complete podcast will be uploaded onto iTunes real soon! In the meantime, check out these photos, taken by Louise!

Charity Hicks

This is a repost of a message from Ife at the East Michigan Environmental Action Council.

Dear Friends, Comrades, and Family,

Our sister in spirit and struggle, Charity Hicks, is in critical condition in a New York hospital intensive care unit with head, chest and other injuries. While waiting for a bus to head to a panel on which she was scheduled to speak at the Left Forum, Charity was critically injured in a hit and run car accident. Her condition is stable but serious. Doctors, nurses and caregivers are working around the clock to make sure she receives the best care.

EMEAC will accept contributions for Charity's care and to support basic
needs of her family- caregiver:

(1)  Go to


(3) Name your donation and type "For Charity Hicks" under  "Dedication or
Gift" in the designated box.

You may mail donations to the office, but be sure to write "For Charity
Hicks" on the check or money order.

C/o Charity Hicks
4605 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI  48201

Be Well,


Charity inspired audiences, listeners, and community organizers alike during her visit to Montreal this past November, as a presenter for Under The Weather. We wish her a full recovery. EMEAC is accepting donations on her behalf to help cover expenses for food, transport for her partner to travel back and forth to the hospital, and for lost wages. We ask that you keep Charity in your thoughts and prayers and if possible, to make a donation.


Join us on Thursday, May 22nd for the 7th Edition of Under The Weather!

Defending the Land: Indigenous Resistance to Extraction with Mel Bazil of the Unist’ot’en Action Camp

Listen to an interview with Mel produced by CKUT News Coordinator Extraordinaire Aaron Lakoff here!

At the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal (2001 Boul. Saint Laurent)

Doors open at 6:30 pm, the event starts at 7pm!

And as always, if you can’t be there in person, tune in at 7 pm to CKUT 90.3 FM or online at

Admission for the event is free, but we will be collecting donations to support the Unist’ot’en Camp!

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This event has been organized in collaboration with Climate Justice Montreal, QPIRG Concordia, the Anti-Colonial Solidarity Collective, No One Is Illegal, and

To find out more about the Unist’ot’en camp, visit

Join Us April 10th!


CKUT, The McGill Sustainability Projects Fund, and Climate Justice Montreal present

The 6th edition of Under The Weather: Climate Change Research and Justice

Thursday, April 10th at 7 pm

Rutherford Physics Room 112 at McGill University (3600 Rue University)

featuring Joanna Petrasek MacDonald of the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group

A Necessary Voice: Youth Engagement in Climate Change Policy, Research, and Action

She is currently completing her Master’s thesis at McGill on the impacts of climate change on the mental health and well-being of Inuit youth in Nunatsiavut, Labrador and the connection between participatory video and youth resilience. Joanna’s interests in youth and climate change stem from a background in climate activism, including having attended both COP15 and COP16 for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a Canadian Youth Delegate, as well as serving on the Executive Committee for the Sierra Youth Coalition. Come hear about how Joanna has bridged the gap between activism and academia in youth-based climate justice organizing and research!

For more information on the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group, visit

That’s Thursday, April 10th at 7pm in Rutherford room 112 at McGill!

Admission is free and the talk will be broadcasted live on CKUT 90.3 FM or online at during Grey Matters.

RSVP to the Facebook event here-

You can now subscribe to our podcast on iTunes to hear past lectures!



On Thursday, February 13th at 7 pm, join us in Bronfman room 151 at McGill for the 5th edition of Under The Weather! This month’s speaker is professor, journalist, and author Holly Dressel. She will be giving a talk on sustainable food systems!

If you can’t be there in person, be sure to tune in for a live broadcast of the talk on CKUT 90.3 FM or online at at 7 PM during Grey Matters.

RSVP to the Facebook event here

Hope to see you there!



Happy New Year everyone!


Hope you all had a nice holiday and are staying warm! Be sure to come to the fourth edition of Under The Weather, featuring Dr. Timothy Merlis of the McGill department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Timothy Merlis´s research focuses on modelling climate sensitivity, tropical cyclones, and atmospheric circulation. Come on out to hear about climate modelling and the challenges of researching climate change, what kinds of predictions these models can make, and how climate research can be tied in to policy-making.

The talk will be held in Leacock 219 on McGill University´s downtown campus at 7 pm sharp on Thursday, January 9th!

If you can´t make it in person, TUNE IN for a live remote broadcast on CKUT 90.3 FM or online at

RSVP to the Facebook event here!


Thanks so much to everyone who came out last Thursday night to hear Charity Hicks give her talk! And thanks to everyone who tuned in on CKUT 90.3 FM! To hear the archive, click the link below! Podcast will be coming soon!

Tune in to CKUT tomorrow morning, November 22nd for the Friday Morning After to hear the second part of a one on one interview with Charity Hicks. To hear part one, which aired last week, click this link!

More updates to come soon!