Allyship Podcast Series
This Allyship Podcast Series is a result of Experiences Canada’s Do the Work! Youth Forum on Allyship.
The forum explored social justice topics as well as developed youth participants’ allyship and advocacy skills. The program began with the delivery of seven bi-weekly webinars and workshops to the 50 youth participants between the ages of 14-18. The topics covered included Reconciliation, Mental Heath, LGBTQ2+, Environmental Racism, Disability Justice, Islamophobia, and Social Media Impacts.
Youth who completed the full webinar series were invited to travel to Winnipeg for free to attend a 3-day in-person National Forum on Allyship, which took place May 6-8, 2022. In Winnipeg, they worked collaboratively to produce their own podcast on youth allyship and/or advocacy.
Are you interested in learning more about Allyship and hearing youth’s perspectives? Explore the different podcast topics below! If you like what you hear, make sure to leave a review as it helps us reach more people as a charitable organization!
This episode focuses on the discussion of Allyship and what it means to be an allie. A group of 6 youth tackle the topic and share their thoughts and opinions on this subject.
“To us, allyship means coming together to support and uplift the voices of others”.
By Janelle Hanson, Alice Gladstone , Aislinn Main, Donovan Burt, Mehul Madhura, Namirembe Afatsawo and Olivia Rowse
Picking Right Sacred Medicine: Allies & Reconciliation
This episode focuses on the discussion of Reconciliation in Canada. A group of 6 youth tackle the topic and share their thoughts and opinions on this subject.
Song Credit: Cody Coyote – Hit the Town (Feat. White Deer and Adium)
By Mbombo Malonde Kapacala, Kelly Tuttle, Kya Steinbach-Parker, Mara Lasko, Muskaan Wairaich, Ruby Poelzer and Tiya Patel
The Criminalization, Victimization and Discrimination of 2SLGBTQ+ People in Canada and the World
This episode focuses on the discussion of criminalization, victimization and discrimination of LGBTQ+ people. The youth concentrated on topics including current bills in the USA, rising hate crimes in Canada and why victims may choose not to report a crime.
By Kulmehak Randhawa, Cynthia Danis, Theodore Schwartzenhauer, Kevin Lee, Nari Barker, Paige Tolmie and Penelope Berrub
This episode covers the topics of anxiety and depression. Our Mental Health group uses a discussion based around various statistics and coping mechanisms to help inform our listeners and raise awareness.
By Angelica Buccini, Candice Zhong, Dominique Hunter, Hana Brook Sheedy and Wynn Loiselle-Shire
Islamophobia From Gen Z’s Perspective
We know that fear drives some of humanity’s greatest issues, and Islamophobia stems from those very premonitions. From terrorist attacks to shocking stories in the media, Islam has been in the negative light, but why? This episode examines which factors we fail to consider before making presumptions, and how we can change our thinking in hopes of an improved future.
By Hassan Farasat, Lilia Hessabi, Marium Fatima, Spogmy Shinwari and Yegor Sokolov
EQUALITY FOR SOCIETY
This episode focuses on the discussion of Social Justice in Canada. A group of 6 youth tackle the topic and share their thoughts and opinions on this subject.
By Cleche Kokolo, Rhyan Corbett, Mikaela Forbes, Ifza Irfan, Aarya Bhatt, Jessica Krukoski and Maya Nanji
2SLGBTQ+ Group 2
This episode provides a lively discussion surrounding the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Each group member feels very passionate about some part of the community; and we wanted to explore these topics further to share their knowledge and experiences with our audience.
Song Credit: The Radiant – Smooth Parts
By Joy Rogers, Roy Murnaghan, Lizzie Henwood, Maxim Lepage, Titiana Boima, Jill Dobbin and Charlie Thompson-Hill
KEEPING UP WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
This episode focuses on the discussion of the impacts of social media from a social justice perspective. A group of 5 youth tackle the topic and share their thoughts and opinions on this subject.
By Danielle Pelletier, Cassie Campbell, Regan Sentner, Riz Maligaya, Siobhan Cadigan and Sydney Sinclair
This episode provides an in-depth discussion on disability justice. Each group member has their own personal experiences with this topic and wanted to share them with our audience to shed a light on the day to day realities of living with visible and invisible disabilities.
By Stefan Tosovic, Anika Rievaj, Apollo J., Devyn Nichols, Liam Yeadon, Rylan Chapman and Megan Routhier
A Planet for the People
This episode focuses on the discussion of the lack of clean water in Indigenous communities across Canada. A group of 5 youth tackle the topic and share their thoughts and opinions on this national issue.
Song Credits: Olive Spring by Imperss is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
By Mei-Ling Patterson, Alexa Bailey, Elisee Moore, Katie Yu, Mairi Brydon and Tseada Gebeyehu
Webinar & Forum Resources
Experiences Canada partnered with 7 amazing organizations to help deliver a series webinars, activities, and discussion guides on various topics such as Islamophobia, Reconciliation, Mental Health, LGBTQ2+, Environmental Racism, Disability Justice, and Social Media Impacts.
If you are interested in accessing these resources from the forum once they are available in the fall, make sure to sign up to receive an email notification! Allyship resources can be used in a classroom or community group setting. Stay tuned for more information and don’t miss out on these timely resources!
Our allyship Youth Leaders act as hosts, mentors, chaperones and workshop facilitators for the duration of the program. Youth Leaders assist in the planning and preparation of the webinars, advising and participating in the creation of the online workshops and supplementary tools and resources, and leading podcast production teams. Youth leaders play an important role in facilitating various program activities and mentoring youth through their final podcast or webinar presentation.
Thanks to Our Funders
This program would not be possible without the generous support of our funders.
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