Dr. Helen Lenskyi is a professor at the University of Toronto and joined our News Now’s Fakiha Baig in an interview to discuss the Pan Am Games taking place this summer 2015. Helen has been researching and organizing resistance for the Olympics and other sporting events. She also addresses the possible devastating impacts of the Pan Am Games in Toronto.
FEATURE REPORT (Thursday, September 11th, 2014): The annual Aboriginal Workers and Workers of Colour Conference took place Saturday September 6th in Scarborough. The theme of the conference was diversity, and the day included a launch of the publication: Leaders Guide to Strengthen Unions – Moving Beyond Diversity toInclusion and Equity,” published by the Toronto & York Region Labour Council as well as a keynote address by Hassan Yussuf, the first person of colour to be elected as President of the Canadian Labour Congress. We have an excerpt of his address to share with News Now listeners today…
Wednesday January 22nd:
York Community Report: Christian Deo is joined by Naila Laji of Environmental Justice at York to talk about community opposition to the Enbridge Line 9 extension proposal that would see increased Alberta tar sands oil flow through the York Community. If you want to learn more about Environmental Justice at York, you can visit: http://torontopipelines.wordpress.com.
Feature Report: Christian Deo speaks to Francis Dupuis-Deri, author of ‘Who’s Afraid of the Black Blocs: Anarchy in Action Around the World’ published by Between the Lines. In the book, Dupuis-Deri seeks to give people a better understanding of the Black Bloc’s actions, motivations and history. Learn more at: http://btlbooks.com/book/whos-afraid-of-the-black-blocs
Independent Arts Report: Toronto Artist Series: Hailee Ingleton kicks off the series interviewing Shari-Ann Baker, a local under the radar poet, who uses poetry not only for self-expression but for woman empowerment and to speak out on social issues.
Wednesday January 15th:
York Community Report: Casandra London speaks to entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker Matthew Taylor about his past and how he became inspired to work with and mentor youth. Learn more about Matthew & his book, ‘Student of Life’ at: http://mylessonsareyours.com/
Feature Report: Maggie Reid speaks to Dak de Kerckhove, spatial ecologist, fisheries biologist and doctoral student at the University of Toronto, about science policy in Canada and Stephen Harper’s ‘War on Science’. Follow Dak on Twitter at: @dakTdek
Independent Arts Report: Fakiha Baig talks to Ryerson associate professor Dr Laurie Petrou about her project Boys Will Be Boys, and her associated website: http://www.breakgendermolds.com/ It explores the sometimes inflexible means by which we often see the world, with hopes of opening up the discussion.
Tuesday January 14th:
York Community Report: Leana Latanzio speaks to Deepan Budlakoti about his ongoing case to remain in Canada, despite the fact he was born in the country. Deepan is on a cross-country speaking tour to bring attention to his status. Learn how to help at: http://www.justicefordeepan.org
Feature Report: Maggie’s Toronto Sex Work Action Project Communication Coordinator Chanel Gallant speaks to Leana Lattanzio about the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, and the importance of the day. Learn more about the work Maggie’s does at: http://maggiestoronto.ca/ or on Facebook at facebook.com/MaggiesTO
Independent Arts Report: Fakiha Baig talks to Grahame Lynch, an artist and graphic designer and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson, about his piece, The Logic of Subduction, which attempts to share the way he sees the world with visitors. Learn more at: http://www.esplanade.ca/the-logic-of-subduction-graham-lynch/