Shimar Stephens, 18, talks about being carded over 15 times in two years by Toronto Police

Wednesday, July 24th edition:

Independent Arts and Culture: News Now‘s Hailee Ingleton interviews Natalie Guimond, co-founder of The Jade Project. The Jade Project is a movement to raise money and awareness for mental health through the sale of beaded bracelets, each containing a single jade bead symbolizing healing, hope, and acceptance. Hailee finds out more about this project and the message founders Natalie and Carissa are trying to spread. [Repeat]

[Image via thejadeproject.com]

Feature Interview: “They’re just stopping you just to give you a hard time. And if you give them an answer that they don’t like or they feel like you’re giving them attitude, that’s when things get even worse for you.”

Shimar Stephens, 18, has been carded by Toronto Police Services over 15 times in the last two years. In part one of our series on police brutality and racial profiling, News Now’s Ayushi Sharman talks to Stephens about his experiences with Toronto Police and the targeting of black and racialized youth. Listen to Stephens speak on dealing with police through community organizing and how youth can speak up for themselves and speak educatedly.

[Image via www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/06/…e_ask_why_me.html]

Independent Arts and Culture: News Now‘s Christian Deo talks to Geordie Dent from Toronto’s Men and Patriarchy working group. Dent tells us what the group does in educating men on how patriarchy affects their lives and the world around them. Listen to find out about the role that men can play in tackling and disassembling patriarchy. [Repeat]

[Image via toronto.mediacoop.ca/events/17549]

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