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 […]
This week, we unlearned all the advice about steering clear of politics and religion. Our guest, Toronto City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, is modelling true allyship in the way she advocates for her constituents’ diverse needs.
In this awe-inspiring and humbling conversation, Leo covers serious ground on the incredible power of lived experience and the need for marginalized communities to fight injustice with one hand and build systems with the other.
Stacy Lee Kong – writer, editor and creator of one of our favourite newsletters, Friday Things – joined us for a seriously fun conversation. And by that, I mean a serious conversation layered under a really fun conversation. Stacy has built a successful personal brand by using celebrity stories to bring the discussion around serious issues, […]
As a racialized woman in journalism, Stacy Lee Kong shares how she has turned some of the fatigue around race-related conversations into pop culture reporting with a cerebral twist.
Gail Strachan, Executive member of Accenture’s T&O/Human Potential practice, social justice advocate and co-Founder/co-chair of the Antiracism in PR summit, joined us for an unlearning-on-steroids episode of ABCDEI. What started as curiosity in her formative years about power dynamics, immigration patterns and racial stereotypes led Gail to a journey of social advocacy. While navigating roles […]
In episode 5 of ABCDEI, Gail Strachan – culture strategist, co-Founder and co-chair of the first-ever Antiracism in PR summit and all-around inspiring advocate – is in the studio!
ABCDEI’s first-ever guest, actor-director Ali Kazmi, joined us for a no-holds-barred conversation about some of the issues faced by BIPOC and other marginalized talent in the entertainment industry. The conversation covered many themes that are just as relevant in workplaces as they are in show business. While talking about his role in Deepa Mehta’s Funny […]
Living in relative isolation over the past year has brought conversations around mental health into very sharp focus. Everyone’s experience has been a little different based on their circumstances, but moments of frustration, anxiety and deep sadness have been common. Mental health is often an overlooked or sometimes taboo topic among marginalized communities. In the […]