I joined Camilla, Aidan, Omar and our guest Mona. Our topic of
discussion was line 9. Line 9 is a 30-year-old cement based pipeline
running between Montreal and Sarnia. During our discussion we
covered the health risks involved and also how it affects not only
our water system but also our airways. We also debated both the
negative and positive aspects as one of the panel members was arguing
that even though there are negative aspects, there is also a positive
side for it being built.
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…
For our May 22nd episode of Catch da
Flava Youth Radio, host Travis invited a very animated, fun guest
from the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Edward Cyr. Starting with
assisting members of the NCCT with housing concerns, he gradually
moved to different departments and now works with youth for the
organization. He chatted with us about how NCCT was created as an
alternative outlet for the Indigenous community who did not find a
lot of community meeting space that were not Christian and
consequently places they couldn’t identify with. Now gradually
becoming bigger and better, it serves a huge community and even
invites people who don’t identify as Indigenous.
In discussing the various programs
available at the centre, Edward chatted with Travis about the
Okichitaw Indigenous Martial Arts Program and specifies how this is a
different type of martial arts, specific to the Indigenous community.
Most of what we know of martial arts originates from China and stars
like Jacky Chan and Br…
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.