February is Black History Month and March is Women’s History Month so we are showing our support for both with this Black History Month button of Wangari Maathai. She only died in 2011, but tomorrows history is created from todays present, and Wangari Maathai was a wonderful person, so we are pleased to highlight her here.
Wangari Maathai was from Kenya was the first African woman to get the Nobel Peace Prize for the hard work she did to promote environmentalism and women’s rights. She also spoke out about HIV/AIDS and misconceptions “that sleeping with a virgin cures the infection”
Wangari Maathai button
You can purchase this Black History Month pin-back button, as well as other People of Colour buttons and Feminist buttons, here.
February is Black History Month
Did you know?
* It was black women in the “Canadian Negro Women’s Association” who brought Black History Month to Toronto in the 1950’s
* Black History Month was not officially recognized by the Ontario government until 1979
Power to the People pin-back button. This Black History month button is powerful!
This Black History Month pin-back button is perfect to wear year round! Get this Power to the People button and other political buttons here.
LGBT pride pin-back buttons are a wonderful way to show your support for all types of love.
Queer pride pin-back button showing the Love = sign using the Pride flag. This political button has a couple scratches on it, showing that it is well worn and well loved!
With Valentines day coming up, a love pin-back button is a nice gesture towards your crush or significant other, and it lasts longer than a box of chocolate or a bunch of roses. You can customize your love buttons any way you want. Get your supplies here!
This Stop Hate Crime button was made to bring awareness to the ongoing struggles faced by many people. The pink triangle in the stop sign indicates this is an LGBT button.
While a lot of focus about LGBT Hate Crime and discrimination is on places like Russia, it is an issue in places like Canada, even in large cities like Toronto.
This LGBT pin-back button was made in Toronto.
We are featuring more political buttons throughout January. Please submit political pin-back buttons you made, and we will post them!
Ikea Monkey may be a far memory, especially after all the other interesting things that have gone on in Toronto recently…
With all the monkeying around Rob Ford is doing, what better incumbent than Ikea Monkey?! Show your support with an Ikea Monkey for Mayor button!
… but don’t you think he would make a better mayor than Rob Ford?
Environmental matters are important! Wear a political button and fight for your right to not have to ask “What the fuck is this shit?” with a March Against Monsanto button!
To learn more and know when your community is having a March Against Monsanto, go here
People who are pregnant in Canada have the right to choose, but unfortunately others across the planet do not have this right.
Pro-Choice button reading “Get your rosaries off my ovaries”. Support the Right to Choose with this Women’s Rights button!
Even in Canada, access to abortion varies greatly depending on where you live. People in rural areas sometimes have to travel for hours to reach a doctor who can preform an abortion.
Learn more about the Pro-choice movement in Canada and what is being done to protect choice from the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada
Canada is the site for police brutality, despite misconceptions about our country being a “peaceful” or “safe” place.
This pin-back button is a good example of the bad actions of state authorities. A police brutality button is a way to show something that is difficult to discuss.
Want to make buttons for a protest or other political event? Badgeaminit button makers are an economical way to get started!
When it comes to politics it often seems like we are in very different places…
Pinback buttons for Conservative party and pin-back buttons for Liberal party. Canada button in the middle.
…but we are all CANADIAN!
Do you have any Canada buttons, or political buttons left over from a previous election race? Some people like to save them as a souvenir. Are you one of those people? Please send us pictures!