On this episode, we explore the power and impact of political protest. We take a look back at some historic marches and protests throughout history. Then we speak to Paula Kirman and Michelle Brewer, two of the organizers of Edmonton’s solidarity march with the Women’s March on Washington.
On this episode, we share some highlights from the 5th annual Hate to Hope Rally in Edmonton, which raises awareness of hate crimes in Alberta. Also on this episode, local poet Shima Aisha Robinson talks about her art and why she adopted the pen name Dwennimmen.
Here is our interview with spoken-word artist and arts educator Brandon Wint. Brandon explains how poetry can be used as a medium for personal and social healing, and as a tool of empowerment for marginalized voices in society. Finally, Brandon explains why the role of the poet often overlaps with that of the activist.
Brandon also performs two of his poems: “Home” & “Before You Ask”
On this episode, we honour International Women’s Day by talking to rally participants in Edmonton. We speak to Merryn Edwards, one of the organizers of International Women’s Day events in Edmonton about creating an inclusive grassroots feminist organization, and trying to maintain the political roots of International Women’s Day.
On this episode, we talk to Dr. Zubia Mumtaz, associate professor at the School of Public Health, University of Alberta, about understanding maternal health in a global context and the difficulties of measuring poverty around the world.