Sunday in The Park!

On August 9th, Regent Park Focus broadcasted live at Sunday in the Park, Regent Park’s annual community festival. The youth summer media group prepared two radio shows and some live music for the day.


Maeashah and Aidan rode the mobile media lab from Focus over to Regent Park, attracting quite a bit of attention along the way. Once they arrived at the park, the group started their first radio show, a live interview with Beixi Liu from the Workers’ Action Centre, which was hosted by Sadie and Sarah. Beixi answered questions about workers’ rights, youth rights at work, and told the crowd all about Ontario’s fight for $15 and fairness, which is a campaign to raise the minimum wage in Ontario to $15. The next show was about Canada’s upcoming election, and how to get Canada’s youth more involved, hosted by Vina and Sarah. The first guest was Toronto Centre NDP candidate Linda McQuaig. Linda answered Vina and Sarah’s questions and gave her perspective on how to get youth more involved in the election. Next, Vina and Sarah fielded questions from the crowd, and had one lively audience member give some very passionate perspectives! Finally, to end the day, the group broadcasted music from the mobile media lab while they interacted with other community organizations at the festival, and talked with the crowd about Regent Park Focus. Check out the pictures for some highlights of the day.

 

Blog by: Sarah Forrest
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