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Velvet Fist: Campus Newspaper and Convocation Ceremonies

velvet fist: The other recipients include Indigenous rights activist Cindy Blackstock and former Toronto Star editor Michael Cooke, according to NOW Magazine. Klein's involvement in politics and social justice goes back to her undergraduate days and editing role for the early feminist publication The Velvet Fist. The honour, in recognition of Klein's social activism and entrepreneurship, was awarded during the university's convocation ceremonies on Thursday June 6 . Klein was among six recipients celebrated by the university this year. Later, Klein worked in student politics and the campus newspaper at York University before launching NOW Magazine with co-founder Michael Hollett in 1981. Says Klein, It is tougher now than ever to be creating cool and interesting media that is both self-sustaining and continuously challenging of the mainstream let's face it, patriarchal media narrative. Her dedication to fierce, independent journalism has continued ever since as a former president of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and board member of the Washington, D.C.-based Association of Alternative Newsmedia. ( As reported in the news.