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    Candice Shaw: Colonialism Creates Poverty By Design

    Candice Shaw: Colonialism Creates Poverty By Design

    Indigenous peoples face some of the highest levels of poverty in Canada. According to many people, including Candice Shaw, these inequalities are the intended result of colonial systems. Shaw believes that in order to address inequality at its core, we need to decolonize systems of power while continuing to engage Indigenous communities in discussions on reconciliation. Shaw is the Executive Director of the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre. She spoke at The Walrus Talks at Home: Inequality in January 2022.


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    Fae Johnstone: Mental Health Is about More than Self-care

    Fae Johnstone: Mental Health Is about More than Self-care

    Our society has taken steps to improve awareness and understanding on the stigmas of mental health. But conversations about mental health are often limited to certain conditions and are divorced from conversations about underlying factors like inequity and discrimination. Fae Johnstone believes that in order to effectively combat the stigmas of mental health, we need policy and awareness that addresses the unique realities and needs of all communities. Johnstone is the Executive Director of Wisdom2Action and she spoke at The Walrus Talks at Home: Youth Mental Health in 2021.
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    Jake Stika: Redefining What It Means to Be a Man

    Jake Stika: Redefining What It Means to Be a Man

    “Man up,” “be a man,” and “don’t be a girl” are phrases that boys often hear while growing up. They send the message that men should always project toughness, stoicism, and independence. Jake Stika believes that we need to teach boys to express vulnerability, ask for help, and show compassion and that doing so will benefit everyone in our society. Stika is the Executive Director of Next Gen Men and he spoke at The Walrus Talks: Boundaries in 2019.
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    Kate Harris: Satisfying Our Inner Explorer

    Kate Harris: Satisfying Our Inner Explorer

    Humans have an innate desire to explore. It’s what drove our early ancestors to migrate out of Africa and why modern humans dream of one day landing on Mars. But according to Kate Harris, we don’t need to travel to another planet to satisfy our collective need for exploration. We just need to find a deeper sense of belonging to the one we live on. Harris is the author of Lands of Lost Borders and she spoke at The Walrus Talks: Exploration in 2020.
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    David MacDonald: CEO Bonuses are Boundless

    David MacDonald: CEO Bonuses are Boundless

    The Canadian economy has suffered since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But not all Canadians have been impacted equally. While many low income workers have lost their jobs or worked fewer hours, Canada’s richest CEOs have made even more money. According to David Macdonald, the source of the inequality is that CEO pay is based on power rather than merit. Macdonald is a senior economist for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and he spoke at The Walrus Talks at Home: Inequality in 2022.
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    Menaka Thakkar: Dance is a Universal Language

    Menaka Thakkar: Dance is a Universal Language

    The late Menaka Thakkar was an accomplished dancer and instructor, but in her 2017 talk, she was full of words about the impact of dancing. And it goes so much further than her artistry - into the power of culture and the beauty of seeing yourself in the art on stage. Thakkar spoke at The Walrus Talks We Desire a Better Country in 2017.


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