On this episode of Your Right to Speak Salvatore talks with Melissa Tobin about her project called Sunshine Swimming Camp. Melissa’s project focuses on running a swimming camp for athletes living with intellectual disabilities.  Melissa talks candidly about creating a safe space for athletes with intellectual disabilities and what gaps she hopes her project could address. Salvatore and Melissa also talk about accessibility and how it is important to see each athlete as an individual.

Awarded as the “Artist For Peace 2018” by the Quebec-based artist collective “Les artistes pour la paix,” Aquil Virani is a visual artist who integrates public participation into his socially-conscious art projects. Following the Quebec City mosque shooting, Aquil paid tribute to the six men who have lost their lives that day by painting six portraits. 

Episode Transcript coming soon
 
Aquil Virani a été nommé « Artiste pour la paix 2018 » grâce à l'importance qu’il place sur les pratiques artistiques accessibles et les questions sociales. Né d’une mère d’origine française et d’un père d’origine indienne, il est un artiste animé par le désir de communiquer des idées socialement pertinentes de manière accessible, interactive et engageante. Suite à l’attaque terroriste à la Mosquée de Québec, Aquil a tenu à rendre hommage aux six hommes qui y ont perdu la vie, à travers six portraits.

On this week’s episode of #RisingYouth Podcast Jade interviews 2 bright Individuals helping increase awareness of indigenous teachings in the home community and the struggles of setting up a grassroots project in a remote community.


Fox and Alexandra Nordstrom organized and facilitated a four-day summer program for Indigenous youth on Poundmaker and Little Pine First Nations that focused
on the intersection between arts, science, and conservation from an Indigenous perspective. Engaging students in a collaborative learning model that uses the Cree tradition of using land as pedagogy for scientific learning, Janay and Alexandra created a space for Indigenous youth to explore their Cree culture and Indigenous ways of learning.

For more information about #RisingYouth Grants please visit https://www.risingyouth.ca/

This episode is a conversation with theatre artist, mask maker, and arts-facilitator Carmen Lee about their project Settle Elsewhere. Carmen is one half of the artistic team running Theatre du Poulet, a theatre company and non-profit organization based in Halifax, with a specialization in puppetry, mask performance and physical theatre. In the conversation, Carmen and Wolfgang speak about immigrating to Canada, creating provocative art, the role of artists in social justice, and ways to navigate the challenges of funding theatre projects. To learn more about Theatre du Poulet visit https://www.theatredupoulet.com/

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On this episode of Your Right to Speak Salvatore talks with RudeGang Entertainment. Rudegang Entertainment is an Indigenous Hip Hop & Multimedia group based in the Greater Vancouver Area, B.C. In the conversation RudeGang members discuss music, advocacy, inspiring young people, and resisting colonialism.

Be Sure to check out Their new single Tides on Soundcloud

Follow Rudegang Entertainment on Instagram @RudegangEnt and be sure to check out #RisingYouth and the grants we provide at www.risingyouth.ca

Let’s Raise Awareness together! 

On this week’s episode of the #RisingYouth Podcast, Jade Roberts Host of Still Here Still healing sits down with Mackenzie who talks about her contribution to the Red Dress Project. Mackenzie a Rising Youth Alumni was inspired by the work Jamie Black. The Red Dress project is a response to the more than 1000 indigenous women who are missing or have been murdered in Canada. Symbolizing the indigenous women who are stolen from their families, an arrangement of red dresses are displayed in a public place. Mackenzie brought the project to her hometown of Fort McMurray to help raise awareness and educate other youth.

 

For more information regarding to help turn a passion into action visit: https://www.risingyouth.ca/

This episode, a collaboration between CYC Podcast and #Rising Youth, a program of Taking It Global, is a conversation with Justine Yu. Justine talks about the magazine and community building project called Living Hyphen. Living Hyphen began as a journal that explores the experiences of hyphenated Canadians – that is, individuals who call Canada home but who have roots in faraway places.

To learn more about the Living Hyphen please see https://livinghyphen.ca/ or visit their blog at https://medium.com/living-hyphen. And to find out how to signup for your own grant go to https://www.risingyouth.ca/ 

For our french listeners please check out this link!

In this episode recorded in Montreal, Amira and Eva sit down with three #RisingYouth alumni to discuss ways to transform your passion into action. Nadia discusses her art project in a high school bathroom, Steeve talks about his Community Brunch, and Harry elaborates on his Youth Magazine. The intention with this series, produced in partnership with CYC Podcast and TakingITGlobal, is to give the floor to young leaders.

English Transcript Here

Dans cet épisode enregistré à Montréal, Amira et Eva s'entretiennent avec trois anciens participants du programme #JeunesEnAction et discute de façons de transformer votre passion en action. Nadia nous parle du projet artistique qu'elle va réaliser dans les toilettes d'une école secondaire, Harry nous partage les détails de la conception de son magazine jeunesse tandis que Steeve nous donne l'eau à la bouffe avec son projet de brunchs communautaires. L’intention derrière cette série, produite en partenariat avec CYC Podcast et TakingItGlobal, est de laisser la parole aux jeunes porteurs de changements positifs au sein de leur communauté.

On this episode of Your Right to Speak Salvatore and Christopher continue the conversation they started from the previous episode. This episode main focus was on advocacy. Both Salvatore and Christopher share what they have learned in the field and some challenges to advocacy. Let's Raise Awareness Together! 

This conversation with Michael Furdyk and Jennifer Corriero introduces an exciting new pilot partnership between CYC Podcast and Rising Youth (https://www.risingyouth.ca/) a project of TakingItGlobal (https://www.tigweb.org/). Jennifer and Michael introduce  #Rising Youth & TakingItGlobal, speak about some of the projects they support, and why we are doing this collaboration. We also talk about the politics of language when creating podcasts in a multi-lingual country. 
 
Starting in January, CYC Podcast will start doing a French language podcast each month, we will also be doing bilingual podcasts, and will be working towards providing transcripts of the podcasts in at least two languages. By February we will increase our schedule to deliver a podcast every Wednesday, hosted by a variety of people. Salvatore will continue on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and Wolfgang will still be on the last Wednesday. We will be adding new hosts on the 1st, 3rd (and when there are 5 Wednesday’s, the 4th) Wednesday of each month.
 
We are excited about these changes and look forward to developing new, diverse, and engaging conversations in the coming months.

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