Welcome to Changing Lenses. You’re invited on this journey towards social justice, seeing through the eyes of people different from you. Listen to their inspiring stories, and change the way you see the world.
I’m your host, Rosie Yeung, a Chinese-Canadian, immigrant, cis-straight female, with invisible disabilities.
Each episode is hosted on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Anishinaabe, the Huron-Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.
Let's decolonize our THINKING, not just our systems.
Episode 09: Season Finale – Are We Ready For Real Change?
As I reflect back on the first season of the podcast, it’s become clear to me that systemic change starts with personal change. I believe true inclusion and equity requires sacrificing some of our self-interests, like power, position, even profit. The question is – are we willing to make change happen, if it means changing and sacrificing ourselves?
In this season finale, I share my thoughts on the “business case” and the costs of true inclusion, equity and diversity; why inclusion policies and training are not enough; and what’s next for Changing Lenses. (The podcast will take a short hiatus, but will be back in 2021!)
Full shownotes, transcript and music credits at: https://www.changinglenses.ca/podcast/episode-09---season-finale---are-we-ready-for-real-change%3F
Ep08 - Diversity Isn’t Just Skin Colour, with Rev. Dr. Timothy Tang
“I think our greatest fear is that people are jumping into it just because it's good opportunity, or it's good PR. As opposed to knowing, and thinking, and believing that this could actually make us all better as a people.”
Rev. Dr. Timothy Tang, Director of Tyndale Intercultural Ministries, shares with us what cultural competency means, how it benefits us in life and work, the challenges that practitioners face, and easy (and fun!) ways we can all grow our intercultural awareness. (No training programs required!)
Full shownotes, transcript and music credits at: https://www.changinglenses.ca/podcast/episode-08---diversity-isn%E2%80%99t-just-skin-colour%2C-with-rev.-dr.-timothy-tang
Ep07: “Otherwise Good People” in Workplace Discrimination, with Shanaaz Gokool
“First, in order for racism and discrimination to continue, you need silence. And the second is the 'Otherwise Good People' who won't stand up and support the target of the discriminatory behavior.”
Shanaaz Gokool, human rights activist and former CEO, is fighting for freedom from workplace discrimination – for herself, and countless others whose stories we don’t know, because they have been silenced and unsupported.
In this episode, Shanaaz courageously shares her personal story of discrimination, and gives practical ways that we can effect change, especially at the Board level.
Shanaaz also gives three tips for people who may be experiencing workplace discrimination, and invites you to contact her for more support: linkedin.com/in/shanaaz-gokool
Full shownotes, transcript and music credits at: https://www.changinglenses.ca/podcast/episode-07---%E2%80%9Cotherwise-good-people%E2%80%9D-in-workplace-discrimination%2C-with-shanaaz-gokool
Ep06: When a House is not a Home, with Alyssa Brierley
What happens when capital markets and individual landlords control access to a fundamental human right?
A house or condo has changed from being a place to live, and a shelter for families, into a profit-making business – something to help us retire earlier.
Join us as Alyssa Brierley, human rights lawyer, explains the reasons for the global housing crisis, shares real-life stories of tenant eviction and discrimination, and challenges us to put people before profit.
Full shownotes and transcript at: https://www.changinglenses.ca/podcast/episode-06---when-a-house-is-not-a-home%2C-with-alyssa-brierley
Ep05: It’s not Healthcare without Pharmacare, with Doret Cheng
How should the COVID vaccine be distributed? Why do we have to pay for our own life-saving drugs? Why does Canada’s healthcare system rank second last out of 10 countries?
We discuss these questions and more, in part 2 of our healthcare series with Doret Cheng, a practicing pharmacist and university lecturer on global health.
Please join us for this important discussion that impacts every Canadian.
Full shownotes, transcript and music credits at: https://www.changinglenses.ca/podcast/episode-05-%E2%80%93-it%E2%80%99s-not-healthcare-without-pharmacare%2C-with-doret-cheng
Ep04: Not-So-Universal Healthcare: Caring for the Uncared-For, with Doret Cheng
In this two-part series on healthcare in Canada, we explore (and dismantle) some myths about our “free, universal” system which is so lauded by Americans.
Join us for part one, as pharmacist Doret Cheng takes us behind the scenes of a Toronto Family Medicine Clinic, putting a human face to stigmatized patients. If you think that the problems of homeless people and drug addicts are just housing and mental health – it’s time to change your lens.
Full shownotes, transcript and music credits at: https://www.changinglenses.ca/podcast/episode-04---not-so-universal-healthcare%3A-caring-for-the-uncared-for%2C-with-doret-cheng
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Hope Amid Darkness
A wonderfully transparent walk with Dave Addison. Both he and Rosie go deep and personal as they discuss how their mental health has affected their lives, at home and at work. An eye opener for me, having heard their stories, my understanding of bipolar and depression has deepened dramatically. Thanks to both of you.