This week on Rise Up! we're joined by Karen Hamdon and Netta Phillet from the Arab/Jewish Women's Peace Coalition. A few weeks ago, the Arab/Jewish Women's Peace Coalition wrote a Letter to the Editor of the Edmonton Journal slamming the violence in Israel and Palestine. Today, they offer some thoughts around the importance of opening up dialogue around this controversial issue as well as their thoughts around the Canadian government's stance on what is happening in Palestine & Israel.
Today on Rise Up!, we bring Part 2 of an interview with Robert Falcon-Ouellette, Program Director for the Aboriginal Focus Programs at University of Manitoba and a mayoral candidate in Winnipeg. He talks about challenging stereotypes and shares his vision for a better Winnipeg - home to the largest urban Aboriginal population in Canada and also a significant immigrant population - should he become the city's next mayor.
Today, we'll be speaking with Robert Falcon-Ouellette, Program Director for the Aboriginal Focus Programs at University of Manitoba and a mayoral candidate in Winnipeg. In June, he revealed to CBC News that he faced racism and was subject to abusive comments due to his aboriginal heritage and his use of the French language at the Francophone Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate in St. Boniface. He'll be chatting with us on why he decided to speak out against racism along with his vision for a better Winnipeg should he become the city's next mayor.
This is Part 1 of a 2-part interview.
This week, Rise Up! explores the controversies around the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and reflects on its aftermath with Sao Paulo resident Giulia Baldaconi.
Today, we'll be reflecting on the Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan, it's relation to health, and the debate going on between Muslims on the proper fasting times given our city's long daylight hours with Wedad Amiri, co-founder of Safe Spaces - A Women's Health Group and CEO of Afflatus Hijab, which provides modest fashions for modern Muslim women.
Rise Up! chats with Eli Pivnick and Bruce Sinclair about the Bearing Witness to the Oil Sands Project in advance of the trip which took place Aug. 8-19.
Bearing Witness to the Oil Sands Project is a multimedia tour by canoe which allowed participants to explore the conditions of the Athabasca River and Lake Athabasca between Fort McMurray and Fort Chipewyan. Eli Pivnick is the project organizer as well as an entomologist and wilderness guide and Bruce Sinclair, a participant during the trip in 2013 shares his experience from an Aboriginal perspective.
For updates on this project, visit: http://oilsandswitness.blogspot.ca/
On today's show, we bring you an interview with Ruben Contreras, a local Edmontonian who was born in the city of Tampico, Mexico. Once a rich, bustling coastal city of nearly 1 million people, Tampico has crumbled and decayed over the last several years, and most of its people have fled, as the result of a vicious war between drug cartel gangs that has raged in the city and in the greater region of Tamaulipas and beyond.
On today's show, we bring you the second half of an interview with Yazmin Juarez and Juliana Cortes, Coordinators of the Youth & Young Adult Mentorship Programs at Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton, about an Immigrant & Refugee Youth Empowerment Program their organization along with Council for Refugees Youth Network Edmonton is delivering this summer for youth to learn about anti-oppression practices.
Today on Rise Up!, we discuss the parallels between neoliberal policy in Latin America and Canada with Yazmin Juarez and Juliana Cortes of the Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton.
On this week's episode, a continuation of our interview with Marco Luciano, Secretary General of Migrante Canada and coordinator of the Alberta Chapter. Today, we'll be sharing you the latter part of the interview where he brings up other campaigns that Migrante Canada is currently working on.
There are currently 70,000 Temporary Foreign Workers in Alberta that work in various sectors, including the food industry. On April 24, the federal government announced a moratorium on temporary foreign workers in the food industry. On this episode of Rise Up!, we interview Marco Luciano, Secretary General of Migrante Canada and a coordinator of the Alberta Chapter, to further discuss the moratorium placed on temporary foreign workers in the food industry and future directions.
In addition, check out this link that petitions Minister Jason Kenney to exclude temporary foreign workers who are already in Canada from the moratorium.
This week's episode features an interview with Arif Karmali from the Aga Khan Foundation about the World Partnership Walk taking place on June 8th. We also reflect on the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru, a Japanese steamship carrying Punjabi immigrants from India who were refused entry into Canada and forced back to India in 1914, and the history of exclusionary immigration policies in Canada.
On today's show, we'll be speaking with King Deng, a hip hop artist and survivor of the Sudanese civil war. We talk to him about growing up in a war zone, his recovery, and his work with refugee youth who have also gone through war.
At a time when social connection is more digital than human, a new organization in Edmonton's Muslim community is attempting to try something new. Tarjuma (meaning: translation) is an open space for people to come, socialize and understand more about Islam, hearkening back to older Muslim traditions that explore the intersections between artistic expression, the spiritual path and the greater well-being of the community.
Today's episode features an interview with Katrina, Nicole and Chris-Ann, members of Edmonton's Greenpeace Chapter about the upcoming Greenpeace events including the Tar Sands Action Camp at Camp Meywasi, Lake Wabamun. This is a three day event for both the seasoned veteran and the person just hoping to get started, while meeting new like-minded folks and learning different strategies for getting engaged. The camp is happening from June 6th – June 8th. A bus will take participants from Edmonton to the camp and back. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In the weeks that have followed the Truth and Reconciliation's Alberta National Event — the seventh and final gathering dedicated to assessing the legacy of residential schools in Canada — we've had plenty of time to reflect on the path towards healing.
On this episode a group of Rise Up producers reflect on the what they learned about the impact of residential schools by attending the TRC's Alberta National Event and speaking to residential school survivors.
In the weeks that have followed the Truth and Reconciliation's Alberta National Event — the final gathering dedicated to assessing the legacy of residential schools in Canada — we've had plenty of time to reflect on the path towards healing.
On this episode of Rise Up, we speak with a First Nation's elder to get his perspectives on the future of truth and reconciliation.
On today's show, we'll be speaking with Oliver Kamau from Edmonton Immigrant Services Association about an initiative his organization started in order to encourage dialogue and understanding between Aboriginal and newcomer and immigrant communities.
Today's show features local producers and filmmakers Kate Holowach and Norm Fassbender from Rantdog Animation Studios about their newest feature "War Child", based on the experiences of former child soldier Emmanuel Jal. The film premiere takes place on Saturday, April 12th. For more information, check out http://aaisa.ca/event/war-child-chapter-1-film-premiere-and-fundrasier/
Is the current health care system capabable of dealing with the intertwinted issues faced by First Nations in this province? On this week's episode of Rise Up we proudly present part two of an interview with Lisa Bourque-Bearskin, the current president of the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada.