On this episode, we discuss everyday acts of Reconciliation and the impact of residential schools on gender relations in Indigenous society. We speak to Gwichya Gwich’in scholar Crystal Fraser about her research into Inuvik’s residential school system and why she thinks it is a feminist issue.
On this episode, we highlight intersectionality in the media, with a focus on how how issues of gender and issues of race are intertwined. First we hear an in-depth review of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.” Then we get a brief lesson on Womanism and the author who coined the term, Alice Walker.
On this episode, we honour Black History Month in Alberta with community advocates Bashir Mohamed and Junetta Jamerson. Then we hear from Grindstone Theatre and the Malachites about their production of Henry V which saw the role of the English king being played by a woman for the first time on a Canadian stage.
On this episode, we hear from a roundtable of young Muslim women who discuss Canada’s recent “niqab debate” and what it’s like to be a Muslim living in Canada. After, we learn some facts about Fatima al Fihri, the Muslim woman who founded the University of Al Qarawiyyin in Fez, Morroco, the oldest university institution in the world.
On this episode we discuss the history of eugenics in Alberta. We talk to Amy Samson, postdoctoral fellow from the department of sociology at the University of Alberta, about some of the details of this history.