Tuesday March 11th, 2014-Bonita Lawrence, Toronto Haiti Action Committee and the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre

York Community Report: Haseena Manek and Leana Lattanzio are joined live in studio with York University Professor Bonita Lawrence. Professor Lawrence is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences in Atkinson where she teaches Indigenous Studies. Her research and publications have focused primarily on urban, non-status and media identities, federally unrecognized aboriginal communities and indigenous injustice. For more information please visit http://www.yorku.ca/indig

Feature Report: Haseena Manek speaks with Kevin Edmonds who is a member of the Toronto Haiti Actions Committee, a writer and analyst with the North American Congress of Latin America and a PhD student at UofT. He has also travelled to and reported from Haiti. They discuss the organization, what the Toronto Haiti Action Committee does, Canada’s role and local initiatives. They also talk about Kevin’s work as a PhD student. For more information on the Toronto Haiti Actions Committee please visit their website at http://thac.ca

Independent Arts and Culture Report: Leana Lattanzio and Haseena Manek speak with Maria Olaya and Johana Martin from the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape about the representation of rape culture in the media.They discuss rape culture, rape myths and what happens to sexual assault survivors in Canada. If you would like to volunteer at the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre or find out more information please call 416-597-1171 or visit their website at http://www.trccmwar.ca (website currently under construction) or their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toronto-Rape-Crisis-CentreMulticultural-Women-Against-Rape-TRCCMWAR/257773617856

If you or someone you know needs to call the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre Hotline dial 416-597-8808


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