Description: During an organic discussion with four members of Canada's National Campus and Community Radio Association, held at CHUO Radio Studios at the University of Ottawa ahead of the Association's annual conference, the Executive Director fielded questions on violence against Indigenous women, how to include transgender people in the conversation on women's rights, and how Canada can take a global lead on ending discrimination. She urged broadcasters to use their influence to change the world and make a difference.
Host(s): Sarah Newton
Featured Speakers/Guests: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. Purna Sen is Director of Policy for UN Women. Gabrielle Fayant co-founded the Assembly of Seven Generations, sits on the board of the Friendship Centre Movement, acts as program manager for the ReachUp! North Program and in an advisory role with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO; she volunteers to help host the Michif Hour on CKCU radio in Ottawa. Sarah Newton is Equity Officer and acting Vice President of Canada's National Campus and Community Radio Association/ l'Association Nationale des Radios Etudiantes et Communautaires (NCRA/ANREC); Gretchen King is a longtime community radio activist and former News Director of CKUT radio; she is a consultant with the Community Media Advocacy Centre, and a doctoral researcher. Nicky Jean co-hosts the Radio Active Show and is also Resource Development Coordinator at CHUO radio.
Credits: Event initiated by AMARC (the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters), in collaboration with Canada's National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC) and the office of UN Women. Recorded by Gretchen King at CHUO for the National Campus and Community Radio Association, and edited for broadcast by Sarah Newton. WINGS series producer, Frieda Werden.
Like this podcast? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming.
Thank you for reading this story…
More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.
rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.
So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.
And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.