Category Archives: Activism

Why We Do The Work

On this episode, we highlight the work of two local feminists to understand why they do what they do. First we hear from German Villegas, the host of the Modern Manhood Podcast, about why he thinks it’s important for men to organize conversations about masculinity and empathy. Then we hear from Theresa Whiskeyjack, who helped organize a public rally in honour of Tina Fontaine.

Check out German’s podcast here: https://modernmanhood.org/

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Start By Believing

On this episode, we tackle the culture of unbelieving surrounding cases of sexual assault. First, we discuss the origins of the #MeToo movement. Then we speak with Debra Tomlinson, the CEO of the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS), about improving responder education with the #IBelieveYou movement, and the importance of believing survivors of sexual assault.

To find sexual assault services near you in Alberta:
aasas.ca/get-help/
To find a sexual assault services in other parts of Canada:
endingviolencecanada.org/getting-help/

An extended interview with Brandon Wint

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”