We were joined by Ben Borne, a descendant of yellow quill First Nation and co-founder of Symmetry PR. Ben shared how he came to understand his Indigenous identity and his own privilege while discovering first-hand the realities and barriers that indigenous people face in Canada.
The past few weeks have brought so much pain to different marginalized groups in Canada. In today’s episode, Rohini and Susan share their anguish at the hate-fueled killing of a multigenerational Pakistani family out for a walk in London, ON.
Susan’s not-so-little-anymore kid, Yara, joined us for an enlightening discussion on leading with empathy, the importance of education and meeting in the middle.
We focused on some of the barriers to doing the work to dismantle systemic racism, with ways to overcome the 3 Is of inaction: indifference, ignorance and intention. Tune into our most high-energy episode yet!
Marianna and Angel are activists and educators with a focus on trans rights, with an intersectional lens given their immigrant roots. This episode tackles some tricky unlearning territory: for marginalized folx, it’s resisting the urge to “exhale anger” and for cis-normative/white folx, it’s the need to self-educate and to stop approaching any marginalized group as a monolith.
Mohit Rajhans is not afraid of blazing a path. Today he is the co-founder of Think Start Inc. and author of Rethinking Your Content and Growth Beyond Your Personal Brand. But he started his career in media, in a way that was confusing because it involved flourishing and a struggle simultaneously. Mohit joined us on […]
As we come to the end of Season 1 of ABCDEI, co-hosts Susan and Rohini reflect on the lessons they have taken away from the last 10 weeks.
Mohit shares insightful advice on how leaders need to understand the deep value of true representation, so they are building inclusive foundations and not resorting to tokenism and fake facades.
Toronto Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, who was elected to Toronto City Council in 2010 and whose advocacy efforts have spanned affordable housing, economic development, community art and urban planning, joined us recently for one of our most inspirational conversations yet on ABCDEI. In the past decade, Councillor Wong-Tam has brought a lot of positive change for […]
Leo Nupolu Johnson, internationally acclaimed human rights activist, social entrepreneur, United Nations fellow for the International Decade for People of African Descent and Founder and Executive Director of Empowerment Squared, joined us for a serious unlearning session on ABCDEI recently. Leo is spearheading true sustainable change in BIPOC communities in Canada and beyond. He drew from […]