York Community Report: We spoke to Shenikqwa Phillip and Emanuela Bringi of York University Black Students Association about a slew of issues affecting people of colour in the York community as of late, from racist xenophobic posters at York U to immigration investigations masked as vehicle safety stops. Tweet us at @Info_Yubsa or @YUBSA436 or @jfaap with #janeandfinch #immigration #cdnpoli
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Feature Report: The face of Yonge street has undergone significant changes in the last 50 years. From taverns to recordshops to strip clubs to shopping centres the street has transformed with the changing attitudes of Torontonians. A new BIA initiative called ‘Yonge Love’ is trying to connect people to new developments on Yonge providing community consultations with BIA panels. Yonge Love’s executive director Mike Garner joins us at a quarter past the hour to discuss possible new changes to Yonge street for our feature report. To learn more, please visit www.yongelove.ca or tweet us at @DowntownYonge with #yongelove
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York Community Report: Leana Lattanzio speaks with Sara Rodrigues who is one of the organizers of the event called Decolonizing Anti-Racism. They discuss the event and the Strategies of Critique organization. The Decolonizing Anti-Racism event happened at York University from April 14th-15th. For more information please take a look at http://www.strategiesofcritique.wordpress.com.
Feature Report: Leana Lattanzio and Haseena Manek are joined live in studio with Emanuela Bringi and Shanequa Phillips of the York United Black Students Alliance. They discuss racial profiling and carding of black students on campus with the recent increase of police presence on the York campus following the shooting. For more information follow them on Twitter @YUBSA436 or visit their office on the 4th floor of the student center at York University in room 436.
Independent Arts and Culture Report: Hailee Ingleton spoke with Ritika Anand who is the producer of the film Three Colours and a Canvas. They talk about her film and her work as part of her ongoing Toronto artist series. To get more information please visit http://www.threecoloursandacanvas.com
York Community Report: Rosie Michel speaks with Kemba King, facilitator and storyteller for the York University Black Students Alliance (YUBSA), about their weekly workshop called Beautiful We. They discuss what Kemba hopes people will take away from the workshop series and why it is important to critically confront body image issues and body shaming particularly for women of colour. For more information please visit http://yfs.ca/section/153 or email Kemba King at email@example.com
Feature Report: News Now’s Maggie Reid speaks with Dak de Kerckhove who is a spatial ecologist, fisheries biologist and doctoral student at the University of Toronto. They discuss science policy and scientific research under the conservative government in Canada and what has been termed ‘Harper’s War on Science.’
Independent Arts and Culture Report: News Now correspondent Fakiha Baig speaks with Ryerson University Professor Laurie Petrou about ‘Boys will be Boys’ which is her project that explores gender stereotypes. She talks about the sometimes inflexible means by which we often see the world, particularly with respects to gender. For more information please visit her website at http://www.breakgendermolds.com or follow her on Twitter @lauriepetrou