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Arezoo Najibzadeh

Opinion | BY AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | July 22, 2021
A study of Annamie Paul’s time as leader of the Green Party of Canada shows a journey paved with a form of resistance and systemic failure reserved only for Black women, who, more often than not, are the only Black people at the helm of a large, influential, and majority-white organization like the Green Party, writes Arezoo Najibzadeh. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | July 22, 2021
Opinion | BY AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | July 22, 2021
A study of Annamie Paul’s time as leader of the Green Party of Canada shows a journey paved with a form of resistance and systemic failure reserved only for Black women, who, more often than not, are the only Black people at the helm of a large, influential, and majority-white organization like the Green Party, writes Arezoo Najibzadeh. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | June 9, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured speaking to Mayor Ed Holder, arrives at the London Muslim Mosque on June 8 for a vigil in memory of the four members of the Afzaal family killed in a targeted attack on June 6. As a young Muslim woman in politics, Arezoo Najibzadeh writes that she witnessed firsthand the Islamophobic ideology and behaviour rampant in our political culture and on Parliament Hill. Screenshot courtesy of CBC
Opinion | BY AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | June 9, 2021
Opinion | BY AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | June 9, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured speaking to Mayor Ed Holder, arrives at the London Muslim Mosque on June 8 for a vigil in memory of the four members of the Afzaal family killed in a targeted attack on June 6. As a young Muslim woman in politics, Arezoo Najibzadeh writes that she witnessed firsthand the Islamophobic ideology and behaviour rampant in our political culture and on Parliament Hill. Screenshot courtesy of CBC
Opinion | BY AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | March 10, 2021
Meghan Markle’s words brought me to tears as they reminded me of the amount of hope and trust that I, and so many other Black, Indigenous, and racialized women, put into civic institutions such as the Parliament of Canada when we choose to engage with our democracy, writes Arezoo Najibzadeh. Screenshot courtesy of Global TV
Opinion | BY AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | March 10, 2021
Opinion | BY AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | March 10, 2021
Meghan Markle’s words brought me to tears as they reminded me of the amount of hope and trust that I, and so many other Black, Indigenous, and racialized women, put into civic institutions such as the Parliament of Canada when we choose to engage with our democracy, writes Arezoo Najibzadeh. Screenshot courtesy of Global TV
Opinion | BY AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | August 24, 2020
Chrystia Freeland held a press conference along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Privy Council President Dominic LeBlanc after she was sworn in as Canada's newest finance minister on Aug. 18. Ms. Freeland is the first woman to hold that post in Canadian history. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | August 24, 2020
Opinion | BY AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | August 24, 2020
Chrystia Freeland held a press conference along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Privy Council President Dominic LeBlanc after she was sworn in as Canada's newest finance minister on Aug. 18. Ms. Freeland is the first woman to hold that post in Canadian history. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | August 19, 2020
U.S. Democratic vice-presidential pick Kamala Harris, left, former Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, and Independent MP Jody Wilson-Raybould. The ongoing racism and sexism experienced by Black, Indigenous, and racialized women in politics combined with the overwhelmingly positive reaction to Harris’ candidacy attest to the fact that an intersectional conversation on women’s political leadership is long overdue, writes Arezoo Najibzadeh. Flickr photograph by Gage Skidemore, The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | August 19, 2020
Opinion | BY AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | August 19, 2020
U.S. Democratic vice-presidential pick Kamala Harris, left, former Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, and Independent MP Jody Wilson-Raybould. The ongoing racism and sexism experienced by Black, Indigenous, and racialized women in politics combined with the overwhelmingly positive reaction to Harris’ candidacy attest to the fact that an intersectional conversation on women’s political leadership is long overdue, writes Arezoo Najibzadeh. Flickr photograph by Gage Skidemore, The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL, AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | July 22, 2020
From full-capacity shelters to unaffordable rental prices, the housing needs of women are chronically underfunded and neglected—and the situation is even worse for transgender women and non-binary people, write Arezoo Najibzadeh and Erica Ifill. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL, AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | July 22, 2020
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL, AREZOO NAJIBZADEH | July 22, 2020
From full-capacity shelters to unaffordable rental prices, the housing needs of women are chronically underfunded and neglected—and the situation is even worse for transgender women and non-binary people, write Arezoo Najibzadeh and Erica Ifill. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay