Representation of Trans Women in Mainstream Media with Bridget Liang from Centre for Women and Trans People at YorkU

York Connection Report: News Now reporter Cassandra London speaks with the co-founder of the Toronto Monologue Slam, Andre Newell and Gugan Deep Singh—one of the performers. Hear them talk about how the slam started and the creative stories that were showcased on stage. [Repeat]

Feature Interview: ”People will characterize this as the differences between supervised injection in your community or no injection in your community. That’s not really what the choice is. The choice is between supervised injection in your community or unsupervised injection. And I don’t know why anybody would support unsupervised injection in Toronto.”

In part four of News Now‘s series critically analyzing drug policy, CHRY reporter Matt Prokopiw speaks with Rob Boyd, Oasis program director at the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre in Ottawa. Following recent debates of opening safe injection sites in Toronto, Boyd provides insights into the benefits of supervised injection and how such facilities can help people suffering from addiction and mental illness. Listen to Boyd counter many of the rhetorical arguments made against safe injection sites and talk about the importance of harm reduction policies for public health. [Repeat]

Independent Arts Report:  “When it comes to Trans bodies we see them in disordered light which is influenced by colonial/heteropatriarchy.  This is a huge factor in how it influences how bodies are understood. Furthermore, this way of being understood has an impact on how people experience life. What I mean by this is…who gets jobs, what kind of violence occurs to you, how you are respected and how people treat you.” – Bridget Liang

News Now Leana Lattanzio speak with Bridget Liang, a member on the board of Centre for Women and Trans People at York University, about the representation of trans women in main stream media by using the new Netflix series Orange is the New Black as an comparison.

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