Five youths came together to talk about the
ten minute television shows, one about an LGBT accepting mosque
about the Chinese Christian Softball League. First we talkedabout
the potential for faith based sports such as the softball league,and
their possible capability for fostering community. We then
some of the gender dynamics within Islam concerning leading
part in prayer. This led to the discussion of the thereforeinherent
difficulties incorporating people identifying as neither malenor
female into prayer.
For our April 10th edition of Catch da
Flava Youth Radio, host Diamond sat down with the lovely and
energetic Resident Babe, Stephanie Battieste who created the
all-girls skateboarding group Babes Brigade. Stephanie was so excited
to share all about her skateboarding group and what it does to bring
new life to the skateboard scene. With a background in graphic design
and fashion, Stephanie increasingly found more interest in
skateboarding and started to post on social media when she would be
out at the skate park, inviting and interested friends to come along.
She subsequently developed a following that grew into Babes Brigade,
a fun space for girls to gather and skateboard.
When asked why she wanted to create
Babes Brigade, Stephanie said that whenever she went to the skate
park, she often saw other girls there intimidated to be one of the
few girls there in the skate park. Having girls together creates
confidence for them to gather around and really learn the tricks of
skate and lea…
On Monday, November 6th, Regent Park Focus introduced its week-long radio programming to promote Media Literacy Week, with special guests Simona Ramkisson from Mozilla HIVE Toronto and Craig Carter-Edwards, Zoya Khan, and Eliana Trinaistic from Migrahack and Welcome Home TO to talk about media literacy from different perspectives and organizations. Co-hosts Diamond, Judy, and Kyle were able to sit down with them to talk about this year’s Media Literacy Week theme: Inclusion in a Connected World: A Place and Voice For All.
We would like to thank our special radio guests Simona Ramkisson, Craig Carter-Edwards, Zoya Khan, and Eliana Triniastic for sharing their perspective and experience on how media literacy helps create inclusion in a connected world. We would also like to thank Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Laura Albanese for taking the time out to visit our centre and spread the word about this generous grant, and sitting down to chat with us.
For our December 12th show of Catch da Flava Youth Radio, co-hosts Beverly and Johanna started off with Health Talks Radio, welcoming guest Wil Carlos from a non profit dedicated to creating services for youth with mental health concerns called Young Ones. They offer youth that utilize their services immediate care with one counselor in each quadrant of the city. Young Ones is not offers no wait times, but all of their employees have experience with mental health concerns, so they can relate to youth that seek their services. They also have youth volunteers, so those who seek their services can identify to volunteers as well. All of this is made in part to encourage those who seek their services to feel comfortable.
Both Beverly and Johanna shared their own journey dealing with mental health, and Wil shared his experience dealing with depression as a teenager and discussing when the first warning signs were for him and how others can observe warning signs in others or in themselves.…