The Unlearning Channel seeks to inspire critical awareness of white supremacy by challenging, re-contextualizing, and broadening perceptions of race, identity, culture and diaspora. We’re unlearning white supremacy—one podcast at a time. Hosted by Mel Vee & Jaqs Gallos Aquines.
Black Lives Matter
In this special episode of The Unlearning Channel, MelVee speaks with Tyra Erskine and Carissa on the urgency of this moment and what it means for Black people locally and globally.
What do you do when you witness acts of racism in your work or community spaces? How do you respond? In the seventh episode of the Unlearning Channel, Mel Vee and Jaqs Gallos Aquines dive into the challenging and fraught world of bystander intervention. In particular, we look bystander intervention at anti-racist workshops in the non-profit and arts sectors. They are joined by Thulasy Lettner, the equity coordinator of CommunityWise Resource Centre. The intrepid trio tackle the emotional toll of responding to racism in anti-racism workshops, what is the role of organizations to ensuring the well-being of facilitators they hire and how can racialized people take care of ourselves in these situations and more.
AROC Tools & Resources: http://communitywise.net/aroc
5 D's: https://www.ihollaback.org/resources/bystander-resources
Implicit Bias & Microaggressions with Dr. Derald Wing Sue (Verbal, Nonverbal & Environmental): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrw6Bf5weTM
Power Of Words: the Impact of Hate Speech, ACLRC
In unsettling times, filled with increasing divisions, racially charged attacks and other forms of hatred, it is imperative to understand hate speech: what is it, the impacts of hate speech and why you should be concerned. In episode six of the Unlearning Channel, Mel Vee and Jaqs shed some light on the subject by exploring hate speech within the law and why hate speech law matters. You don’t want to miss this.
Internalized Racism, Skin Whitening
Addressing Internalized racism is a key part of understanding how a white supremacy has framed our self-images in harmful ways. Awareness of its causes is a powerful tool to undo its harms and rebuild self-perception.
Cultural Appropriation, Jade Carpenter Nasogaluak
Inuk Artist Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter tackles the difficult question of what is cultural appropriation. With renewed debates regarding the use and misuse of culture in the arts and music, Nasogaluak Carpenter brings brevity and clarity to the discussion. She addresses specifically how cultural appropriation impacts the Indigenous community and marginalized communities more generally.
Colonial Mentality, EJR David
Decolonization is a journey of personal and collective unlearning that must be undertaken by any organization that is hoping to be more racially equitable. It is work we all need to do, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, racialized and non-racialized, to be able to work together equitably. Today, Jaqs Gallos Aquines and Mel Vee will talk to Dr. EJ David about the colonial mentality in the Filipino diaspora, decolonization, and his book, Brown Skin, White Minds, as well as his book to be released October 28, 2017, The Psychology of Oppression, co-written with Annie O. Derthick.
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I am so grateful for the important (and uncomfortable) conversations on this podcast. I highly reccomend the unlearning channel for anyone wanting to be more activily anti-racist and learn the real history of Canada.