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Alright, Now What? puts an intersectional feminist lens on stories that make you wonder “Why is this still happening?” Through expert interviews, we explore systemic roots and strategies for change that will move us closer to the goal of gender justice. Hosted by Andrea Gunraj of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Canada’s public foundation for gender justice and equality. | canadianwomen.org

Alright, Now What‪?‬ Canadian Women's Foundation

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Alright, Now What? puts an intersectional feminist lens on stories that make you wonder “Why is this still happening?” Through expert interviews, we explore systemic roots and strategies for change that will move us closer to the goal of gender justice. Hosted by Andrea Gunraj of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Canada’s public foundation for gender justice and equality. | canadianwomen.org

    Becoming Water Literate

    Becoming Water Literate

    With cave diver and climate advocate Jill Heinerth. Climate change affects us all. But women, girls, and gender-diverse people often experience harsher impacts of climate change, especially those who are most marginalized. They’re also an important part of effective climate solutions. Gender equality itself is a climate crisis solution. 

    Anishinabek Nation Chief Water Commissioner Autumn Peltier says, “I advocate for water because we all came from water and water is literally the only reason we are here today and living on this earth.” 

    The United Nations says, “from unpredictable rainfall patterns to shrinking ice sheets, rising sea levels, floods and droughts – most impacts of climate change come down to water.” Knowing what's happening with our world’s water – and how we can protect and honour it as a life-giving force we all need – is essential.  

    More people have walked on the moon than visited many of the places our guest Jill Heinerth has explored on Earth. From the most dangerous technical dives deep inside underwater caves to swimming through giant Antarctic icebergs, she collaborates with climatologists, archaeologists, biologists, and engineers worldwide.  

    Jill is a tireless advocate for underwater conservation and water resource protection. She has made award-winning TV programs, consulted on movies, and produced documentary films. Over two and a half million people have learned about climate change, water advocacy, and exploration by viewing her TED Talks. 

    Jill was named the first Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and she is the recipient of many medals and awards. She is author of the bestselling memoir, Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver, and focus of a new documentary, Diving Into The Darkness. 

    Relevant links: intotheplanet.com 

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    • 13 min
    Defamation Law and Sexual Assault

    Defamation Law and Sexual Assault

    With Mandi Gray, author of Suing for Silence: Sexual Violence and Defamation Law. #MeToo made headlines around the world in 2017 and thousands publicly shared their experiences of sexual victimization. The “me too” movement was first established in 2006 by American activist Tarana Burke. #MeToo has been called a watershed moment for gender equality, giving a powerful platform to sexual violence survivors. 

    And many of us have experienced sexual assault and harassment in our lives. In Canada, 30% of women over age 15 report experiencing sexual assault at least once. The rate of sexual assault against Indigenous women and women with disabilities is even higher. 

    But some survivors who said “me too” found themselves subject to defamation lawsuits that, in some cases, might drag on for years. What are the legal matters behind these civil suits? 

    Our guest Mandi Gray is an assistant professor at Trent University. She has been involved in anti-violence activism since 2008. Her debut book, Suing for Silence: Sexual Violence and Defamation Law, critically examines the growing trend of men accused of sexual violence suing their accusers. 

    A note about content: this episode addresses gender-based violence. 

    Relevant links: yescountmein.ca 

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    • 17 min
    The Model Minority Myth

    The Model Minority Myth

    With Prachi Gupta, author of They Called Us Exceptional: And Other Lies that Raised Us. The Canadian Encyclopedia says the model minority is a stereotype that “depicts Asians as hard working, successful at school and in the workplace, and as economically prosperous.”  

    It may seem like a positive stereotype. But it divides non-model and model racialized communities, ignores vast disparities in wealth and well-being faced by pan-Asian people, and trivializes the impacts of racism. 

    That the model minority stereotype is racist is no question. But how does it impact people differently depending on their gender? How does it work to alienate us from ourselves and from each other? 

    We’re joined by Prachi Gupta, award-winning journalist and former senior reporter at Jezebel. She won a Writers Guild Award for her investigative essay “Stories About My Brother.” Her work was featured in The Best American Magazine Writing 2021 and has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post Magazine, Marie Claire, Salon, Elle, and elsewhere. They Called Us Exceptional: And Other Lies that Raised Us is her debut memoir, named one of the top 40 books of 2023 by Amazon and top 18 memoirs of the year by Audible. She lives in Brooklyn. 

    A note about content: this episode addresses gender-based violence. 

    Episode ⁠Transcripts⁠ 

    Please listen, subscribe, rate, and review this podcast and share it with others. If you appreciate this content, if you want to get in on the efforts to build a gender equal Canada, please donate at ⁠canadianwomen.org⁠ and consider becoming a monthly donor. 

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    LinkedIn: The Canadian Women’s Foundation 

    Instagram: @canadianwomensfoundation 

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    • 25 min
    Talking Gender and Climate Change

    Talking Gender and Climate Change

    With Katie Harper at Project Neutral. I’ve heard people say, “climate disaster knows no bounds”. There’s a sense in which that’s true. But impacts of climate change affect different people in Canada and around the world differently, depending on who they are.  

    Women, girls, and gender-diverse people often experience harsher impacts of climate change, especially if they are marginalized due to racism, poverty, and other factors. They’re also an important part of effective climate solutions. Gender equality itself is a climate crisis solution. 

    Guest Katie Harper is Senior Advisor at Project Neutral. She designs and delivers climate education and activation programs including Talk Climate to Me, an award-winning course for women and allies. Katie has worked on climate engagement in non-profit and corporate sectors for 15 years and holds a Masters in freshwater ecology from McGill University. She delights in stopping to talk to anyone looking at a map on a street corner, and that same desire to make people feel welcome animates her work talking about climate change, and helping people see themselves in a vibrant, healthy, climate-safe future. She lives in Treaty 13 Territory with her husband and two boys, and enjoys mentoring young people in nature connection at The Pine Project outdoor school. 

    Relevant links: talkclimatetome.ca 

    Episode ⁠Transcripts⁠ 

    Please listen, subscribe, rate, and review this podcast and share it with others. If you appreciate this content, if you want to get in on the efforts to build a gender equal Canada, please donate at ⁠canadianwomen.org⁠ and consider becoming a monthly donor. 

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    • 19 min
    The Walrus Talks Gender-Based Violence (Part 2)

    The Walrus Talks Gender-Based Violence (Part 2)

    With Jake Stika of Next Gen Men, Fay Slift and Fluffy Soufflé of The Fabulous Show with Fay and Fluffy, Shree Paradkar of the Toronto Star, and Angela Sterritt, national bestselling author of Unbroken. Today’s episode features four of seven incredible speakers at The Walrus Talks Gender-Based Violence, presented by the Canadian Women’s Foundation and held on November 16, 2023. Speakers addressed pressing issues and solutions to end gender-based violence.

    Listen to learn how we can become allies to survivors of abuse and work as agents of safety and care from the ground up. 

    A note about content: this episode addresses gender-based violence. 

    Relevant links: The Facts about Gender-Based Violence 

    Episode ⁠Transcripts⁠ 

    Please listen, subscribe, rate, and review this podcast and share it with others. If you appreciate this content, if you want to get in on the efforts to build a gender equal Canada, please donate at ⁠canadianwomen.org⁠ and consider becoming a monthly donor. 

    Facebook: Canadian Women’s Foundation 

    Twitter: @cdnwomenfdn 

    LinkedIn: The Canadian Women’s Foundation 

    Instagram: @canadianwomensfoundation

    • 36 min
    The Walrus Talks Gender-Based Violence (Part 1)

    The Walrus Talks Gender-Based Violence (Part 1)

    With Paulette Senior and Anuradha Dugal of the Canadian Women’s Foundation and Pamela Cross at Luke’s Place. Today’s episode features three of seven incredible speakers at The Walrus Talks Gender-Based Violence, presented by the Canadian Women’s Foundation and held on November 16, 2023. Speakers addressed pressing issues and solutions to end gender-based violence. 

    Listen to learn how we can become allies to survivors of abuse and work as agents of safety and care from the ground up. 

    A note about content: this episode addresses gender-based violence. 

    Relevant links: The Facts about Gender-Based Violence 

    Episode ⁠Transcripts⁠ 

    Please listen, subscribe, rate, and review this podcast and share it with others. If you appreciate this content, if you want to get in on the efforts to build a gender equal Canada, please donate at ⁠canadianwomen.org⁠ and consider becoming a monthly donor. 

    Facebook: Canadian Women’s Foundation 

    Twitter: @cdnwomenfdn 

    LinkedIn: The Canadian Women’s Foundation 

    Instagram: @canadianwomensfoundation

    • 25 min

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