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There's no one single path to change the world, but what about roadmaps, built from those at the grassroots and on the frontlines of social transformation?
Practical examples and advice for those who want to transform the world. We ask simple questions and track down folks with concrete answers.

Produced by Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation, in collaboration with Magnéto.
Sound recording and editing: Carlos Mondragon, Amaranta Quintana Vasquez and Simon Tremblay Pepin.
Hosted by Amanda Wilson.

Roadmaps for changing the World Magnéto

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There's no one single path to change the world, but what about roadmaps, built from those at the grassroots and on the frontlines of social transformation?
Practical examples and advice for those who want to transform the world. We ask simple questions and track down folks with concrete answers.

Produced by Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation, in collaboration with Magnéto.
Sound recording and editing: Carlos Mondragon, Amaranta Quintana Vasquez and Simon Tremblay Pepin.
Hosted by Amanda Wilson.

    Learning from Indigenous Resurgence

    Learning from Indigenous Resurgence

    "Reconciliation is dead." That was the message coming out of many recent actions and mobilizations in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en land defenders. For some Indigenous peoples and communities, reconciliation had never existed in the first place. If reconciliation is not the answer, what about resurgence? Resurgence of Indigenous culture, knowledge and power. In this episode we explore some of diverse ways in which Indigenous peoples are organizing, resisting, making change and building community. Featuring the voices of Brooke Morrow, Sophia Sidarous, Melissa Mollen Dupuis and Bob Lovelace.

    Featuring music by:

    • Jah'kota – Woke
    • A Tribe Called Red - Land Back Ft. Boogey The Beat & Northern Voice
    • Oh Pray Tell – Stand down, Come In

    **A small note on terminology. There is a rich and complex discussion about terminology – Indigenous, First Nation (Metis and Inuit), Aboriginal. Our starting point was Indigenous, but we have adapted to terminology used by those we were interviewing; thus, you may hear different terminology used at different points in this episode.

    • 46 min
    How to organize against austerity under Ford (Part 2/2)

    How to organize against austerity under Ford (Part 2/2)

    We continue our discussion exploring what collective organizing looks like under the Ford government in Ontario. What are some of the effective strategies and tactics, and how do folks stay engaged and optimistic in a challenging political climate? Building on our conversations in the last episode with Karen Cocq (Fight for $15 and Fairness), Susan Rabb (OSSTF) we speak with Kate Logue (parent of two children with autism) and Brigit Crumley (Students Say No) to give us their take.

    Featuring music/audio by CBC News, Ontario students walkout to protest education changes, April 4th 2019

    • 30 min
    How to organize against austerity under Ford (Part 1/2)

    How to organize against austerity under Ford (Part 1/2)

    Social change doesn’t happen in a vacuum - the social and political context matters. So what happens when a Conservative government comes to power, bent on destroying the very thing you're fighting for? We talk to four community organizers in the fight against Ford in Ontario to find out. From teachers, precarious workers, students and parents of children with autism - they've all been active in fighting against austerity measures brought in by the Ford government. Karen Cocq (Fight for $15 and Fairness), Susan Rabb (OSSTF), Kate Logue (parent of two children with autism) and Brigit Crumley (Students Say No) give us their take.

    There was so much to say on this topic that we've broken it down into two parts. Part one features Karen Cocq and Susan Rabb, Part 2 features Kate Logue and Brigit Crumley.

    Featuring music by:

    • Chloe x Halle, The kids are Alright
    • Rebel Diaz ,Fight for Chicago (Chicago Teacher Pt. 2)

    The Crowd-sourced list of Doug Ford's cuts & changes to policies and programs referenced in this episdoe: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1se6oFRngG4oKYWfjrLLSbsJDJ5DS3tb6eI6YzsxzpEk/edit#gid=64298737

    • 38 min
    How to re-build our food system

    How to re-build our food system

    Our current food system faces many challenges - environmental, social and economic. We speak with three individuals who are actively working to transform our food system to one that is just and equitable for all.

    Featuring Adrienne Lickers Xavier (Our Sustenance/Queen's University), Leticia Deauwo (Black Creek Community Farm) and Gabriel Allahdua (Justice for Migrant Workers).

    • 33 min
    How to re-imagine the good life

    How to re-imagine the good life

    What are the things that we value in our current society; growth, productivity, efficiency? These are the very things that drive many of the problems we see today. If we are seeking to transform the world, we must also transform the core values and assumptions that underpin our institutions, systems and relationships. We speak with Hartmut Rosa, German sociologist and philosopher, who has written extensively on these questions and proposes a new basis for a "good life": the idea of resonance, not growth.

    To learn about the Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation at Saint Paul University: http://innovationsocialeusp.ca.
    To enroll in our programs: https://ustpaul.ca/social-innovation.php

    • 28 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    There's no one single path to change the world, but what about a roadmap, built from those at the grassroots and on the frontlines of social transformation? In this podcast we tackle a range of questions with a simple aim: bringing you practical tips, lessons and insights on how to transform the world.

    Starting in January you'll find 4 episodes on conceptualizing the good life, re-building our food system, organizing against Ford and Indigenous resurgence.

    Roadmaps for changing the World is produced by Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation, in collaboration with Magnéto.

    Sound recording and editing: Carlos Mondragon, Amaranta Quintana Vasquez and Simon Tremblay Pepin.
    Hosted by Amanda Wilson.

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