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The Interdisciplinary Work of Lyss Warmland.

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In this episode, I share some poetry, quotes, an essay, and a playlist of material created by Black artists.
https://northumberland897.ca/nothing-exists/2020/6/15/the-nothing-exists-radio-hour-s3e17-amplifying-black-voices

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The Nothing Exists Radio Hour stands with Black Lives Matter. These are some resources to assist in learning more about actively practicing anti-racism in our lives.

Somewhere to Start

Guide to Allyship
https://guidetoallyship.com/

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf

“Dear White People, This Is What we Want You To Do”
https://insidethekandidish.wordpress.com/2020/05/30/dear-white-people-this-is-what-we-want-you-to-do/?fbclid=IwAR2hDzM1jRE2bQDgF4LNWfJQftxywBSycH3gJ43bkTQ1vC2CTamKchq4764

“Showing Up For Racial Justice: Five Ways White people Can Take Action in Response to White and State-Sanctioned Violence”
https://medium.com/@surj_action/5-ways-white-people-can-take-action-in-response-to-white-and-state-sanctioned-violence-2bb907ba5277

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

Information for Parents

George Floyd’s mother was not there, but he used her as a sacred invocation” An essay by Lonnae O’Neal
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/05/george-floyds-mother-not-there-he-used-her-as-sacred-invocation/?fbclid=IwAR1QwvwtWe-JfD_Jea-eV1Fk1pUCLmq49f6V023YRM92-y_PYYLeQBk1TAs

The Black Mamas Matter Alliance
https://blackmamasmatter.org/

30 Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids about Racism
https://www.todaysparent.com/family/books/kids-books-that-talk-about-racism/?fbclid=IwAR3zCe3-Kt2Ayz9wf4iWuIKLrrBwsnXPOEQ1mrAp3IjGs9DphBwHHLQ9-t4#gallery/books-that-talk-about-racism/slide-1

Where to Find Diverse Kids Books
https://www.embracerace.org/resources/where-to-find-diverse-childrens-books
Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup
https://www.prettygooddesign.org/blog/Blog%20Post%20Title%20One-5new4


Information for Theatre People

“We See You, White American Theatre”
https://www.weseeyouwat.com/

Off-Broadway’s Response to Black Lives Matter
https://www.playbill.com/article/how-have-off-broadway-theatre-companies-responded-to-black-lives-matter?fbclid=IwAR2B_68JXoYOQNq3vbLxgYCTONmXk-Xz2xAaSfksy45e1CqfLASxi9bF348


Information for Cannabis Users

Race and Drug War
https://www.drugpolicy.org/issues/race-and-drug-war

“Here’s How to Start Fixing Racism in Cannabis Dispensaries”
https://www.leafly.ca/news/industry/heres-how-to-start-fixing-racism-in-cannabis-dispensaries


Information for Community-Builders

Racial Equity Tools: Community Builders (Resource list)
https://www.racialequitytools.org/act/strategies/community-building

Anti-Racism and Anti-Discrimination for Municipalities: Introductory Manual
http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/book/export/html/2495

Anti-Racist Organizational Change: Resources and Tools for Nonprofits
https://coco-net.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Anti-Racist-Organizational-Change-Resources-Tools-for-Nonprofits.pdf

“Defunding the Police Will Save Black and Indigenous Lives in Canada” by Sandy Hudson (Co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto)
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/defund-police-canada-black-indigenous-lives_ca_5ed65eb2c5b6ccd7c56bdf7d?fbclid=IwAR2AWe3BPOEIPdHDKvFN7Hino_38SH7sp54fqUYAUNJ3YUubWhjHfn4kj24&guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9sLmZhY2Vib29rLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAGpVKJDTmAiin1B0xuk8zTYg0VgFlsESr7jfjLNsaWW5bP67Dunn97ZAD3rHaK6cm0eEK4IA7j00MEkde84j0E23kX5fBqXA9PDPyuci7RTb-dKlbgVZMbjQKmBk_5a1vUOJdGZt_mXZG9ErGsqVBDBciyWxgDyqE0sip2E_eUCR

This episode contains material from:
Mary Helen Kennerly
https://www.creativenonfiction.org/authors/mary-helen-kennerly

Audre Lorde
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/audre-lorde

Angela Y. Davis
https://guides.library.cornell.edu/davis/publications

Rachel Cargle
https://www.rachelcargle.com/

bell hooks
http://www.bellhooksinstitute.com/

Sandy Huffman
https://blacklivesmatter.ca/

A.B. Cofer
https://www.instagram.com/a.b.cofer/?hl=en

Music By:
Beyonce
Shad
Alicia Keys
Lauryn Hill
Bad Brains
Ray Charles
J Cole
Bloc Party
Lizzo


Big thanks and much love to Elyse, Julien, and Maya Comire for their beautiful voices!





Check out my interviewwith Penny Nutbrown!


We talk about:

and more!

Check out my conversation with Jenny Whyte!

Jenny Whyte

We talk about:
– The work she does around strategic foresight and innovation
– human-centred design
– how empathy and communication make change
– restorative justice and call-out culture
– working with the topic of climate change
– how Jenny’s work keeps her well

and more!

 

Check out my conversation with David Sheffield!

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We talk about:

“Explore Asset-Based Community Development, a tool for connecting and resourcing those who desire to build healthy and vibrant communities. With 20 years of experience in community development, guest presenter, Jonathan Massimi, Community Centres Supervisor for the City of Kitchener, believes if properly guided people can become architects of their own future.

This free, participatory workshop is presented with the financial support of Northumberland United Way. Thanks to the congregation of Grace Church for sharing their space for this Community 101 presentation.”

  • How David stays well in his line of work
  • How David balances his growing family of adult children and grandkids with his community work

and more!

 

Featured Tunes:

Crush Me by The Muffs
Ordinary Day by Great Big Sea
NDN Kars by A Tribe Called Red
Pimmel by The Muffs

 

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Photo by Walton St. Photography.

Mission: Take Back the Night is a community based event to protest the fear that women and trans people have walking the streets at night safely. Take Back the Night is also a grassroots event that honours the experiences of survivors of sexual violence, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, and survivors of state violence such as police brutality, racism, ableism, sexism, and other forms of institutionalized violence. The goal of the event is to offer Northumberland County residents an opportunity to stand together in solidarity against institutionalized violence and oppression as a community. The event is free to attend.

When: Thursday, October 19 at 7PM
Where: Memorial Park, Port Hope (the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Wendat peoples)

People of all genders are welcome at this event, which centres the women and femmes who disproportionately experience gender-based and sexual violence. Men, we invite you to walk in solidarity with us.

Peer support will be available if you find yourself in need.

There is an after-dark walk component to our event, so you may wish to bring along a flashlight or be sure to have your cellphone charged to use the flashlight app. Choose your footwear accordingly.

Our itinerary:
Meet at 7PM at Port Hope’s Memorial Park to gather, get direction, and hear a few songs and stories.

Then we walk together, on a short, accessible route through Port Hope’s downtown, through a quieter, more dimly lit stretch along Lent’s Lane and back to the park via Dorset and Queen Streets.

We’ll close out with a few more performances back in the park, and then all are welcome to join us for a low-key debrief with snacks and music at Green Wood Coalition’s space on Ontario Street.

thewalk
Photo by Walton St. Photography.

Theme: “We are Not Unfounded

Earlier this year, the The Globe and Mail released an investigative report into police rates of designating sexual assault reports “unfounded,” meaning officers don’t believe a sexual assault took place. Across Canada, the rate is nearly 20%. In Port Hope, between 2010 and 2015, 45% of reports of sexual assault were labelled unfounded.
Because we believe survivors, Port Hope’s 2017 Take Back the Night event will have the theme “We are not unfounded.” Join us on Thursday, Oct 19 at 7PM.


Press Releases:
Press Release in Northumberland News here.
Press Release in Port Hope Now here.

Official Photos From Event: 
Official photo album by Walton St. Photography here.

Articles About the Event:
“A Cobourg woman speaks out on workplace sexual harassment that left her terrified” here.
“Port Hope’s Take Back the Night walk resonates in an era of #MeToo” here.

Contributing Artists:
Read Jenni Burke’s blog post about Take Back the Night here.
Read Cassie Jeans’ poem “For my Sacred Sisters who are Healing from Shame” here.
Listen to/watch Winona Wilde play her song “Chick Singer” here.

Sponsors:

Racine Financial
Long and McQuade
Emulate Global Printing and Finishing
Green Wood Coalition
Walton St. Photography
Port Hope Public Library
Royal Ribbons

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Display to promote the event at Port Hope Public Library. Photo by Gareth Vieira.

Performers:

eileayisha.jpgEilé and Ayisha Hannigan

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Jane Storie

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Natalie Galloway

 

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Brooke Sterzenegger

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Kim Doolittle

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Deviants and The Odd Man Out

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Hailiah

TBTN Planning Committee:
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“We’re a diverse collective, and together we share a common interest in making Port Hope a safer and more supportive community for all of us.”

Gareth Vieira
Jenni Burke
Ashley Bouman
Avril Ging Ewing
Lyss England
Jeff Caine
Meghan Sheffield
Ariel Reilly
Marcela Calderon Donefer