Justice for Deepan Budlakoti, York’s Community Safety Council, & Shadeism

Tuesday November 12th:

York Community Report:  Casandra London speaks to Robert Castle, Senior Advisor to the VP Finance at York University about the Community Safety Council Meeting and building safe communities on campus. Learn more about the CSC at http://safety.yorku.ca/communitysafetycouncil/

Feature Interview: Deepan Budlakoti was stripped of his Canadian citizenship in May 2010, despite the fact that he was born in the country and his parents are Canadian citizens. The 24 year old is currently fighting the Canadian government for the right to stay in the country. News Now contributor Ayushi Sharma speaks to Deepan Budlakoti about his case. Find out how to help out at: http://www.justicefordeepan.org

Independent Arts Report: Casandra London speaks to Nayani Thiyagarajah about Shadeism, her documentary short, an introduction to the issue of shadeism, discrimination that exists between the lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community. Through the eyes and words of 5 young women and 1 little girl – all females of colour – the film takes us into the thoughts and experiences of each. Watch at: http://shadeism.com/

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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