‘Blackfish’ & Marineland, Toronto Disability Pride, & Meredith Shaw

Monday November 11th:

York Community Report:  Leana Lattanzio and Casandra London speak to Melissa Graham, from the Toronto Disability Pride March. The Disability Pride March aims to bring recognition of the struggles and value of people with disabilities as they fight against ableism and other forms of oppression. Learn more at: http://torontodisabilitypride.wordpress.com/

Feature Interview: Nicole Winchester and Meghan McRae interview Phil Demers, also known as the ‘Walrus Whisperer’, about his work against Marineland. With the recent television premiere of the documentary Blackfish, which exposes the many problems with marine life captivity at attractions such as Sea World. They talk to Phil to uncover similarities that exist between Sea World and our own Marineland in Southern Ontario.  Follow Phil for news on his activities and his lawsuit at @walruswhisperer on Twitter.

Independent Arts Report: Toronto musical artist Meredith Shaw talks about her latest musical ventures, including her Girls Who Believe tour, as well as what she has coined as a ‘tringle’.

The Philippines have recently been devastated by a typhoon which has killed an estimated ten thousand people. If you would like to donate to help, we urge you to check out globalmedic.ca and donate there. Global Medic is a non-profit emergency medical relief organization based in Toronto. Dedicated medical professionals who take time to to help people all over the world who have been devastated by natural and human induced disasters. This is all done without pay, every penny’s that is donated goes directly to helping serve the global community. Check out their website to see where the money goes at globalmedic.ca 

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