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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 conversation with Matt Kowalyk about In Absentia Theatre here!

We talk about:

Check out my conversation with Lana Missen!

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We talk about:

  • Lana’s definition of feminism
  • What community means and how to build it from a feminist perspective
  • Fundraising and working in the not for profit sector
  • Making art and photography
  • and more!

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To donate to S.O.N.G., click here.
To learn more about Northumberland Players, click here.
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity, click here.

Featured Tunes by:
Cleopatrick
Kate Nash
Ani DiFranco
Alanis Morrisette

Check out my interview with Justine, Catherine, and Val from Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly (presented by Northumberland Players). Cohosted by Bob Bailey!

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We talk about:
– The plot of the play
– What it’s been like working on this show
– Jane Austin
– How Justine and Catherine got involved in theatre and how it keeps them well
– Escapism in period dramas
– Speaking in dialects

and more!

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Featured Tunes:
Arrival at Netherfield from the Pride and Prejudice Soundtrack
Sweet Liberty from Jane Eyre the Musical
The Girl I Mean to Be from The Secret Garden
O Come all Ye Faithful played by Jennifer Eklund

Check out my conversation with Katie Hoogandam!

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We talk about:
– her writing, including her chapbook, “Mothertongue” (to get a copy, email Katie at khoogendam@gmail.com or pick it up at The Black Cat Cafe or Let’s Talk Books
– Katie’s old radio show on Northumberland 89.7
– her play, “Plan X“, which is featured in Spirit of the Hills Festival of the Arts 2019!
– motherhood, sexuality, staying well

and more!

Featured Tunes by:
Northern Hearts
David Newland
Breathe Owl Breathe
Modest Mouse

Check out my interview with Matt and Kate! They’re starring in a play called “Stage Kiss” being produced by Northumberland Players.

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We talk all about:
– The show itself
– About Northumberland Players and how they each got involved
– How they each got into theatre
– The creative team behind the production
– Why community theatre is important
– How their involvement in community theatre keeps them well

Featured Tunes by:
Avem
Cobra and the Daggers
Sixpence None the Richer
The Unlovables

Check out my conversation with Shelley Simester!

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We talk about:

  • How she became a professional actor
  • What she’s worked on in the past, what she’s working on now, what she’s doing next
  • Shelley’s advice for young people who are interested in becoming professional actors
  • How Shelley’s work keeps her well

and more!

Featured Music by:
The Slivers
Kate Suhr
Clan Hannigan & friends
The Weber Brothers

Check out my conversation with director, Carol, and actor, Justine, to hear all about The Drowning Girls, which opens this weekend!

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“Bessie, Alice, and Margaret have two things in common: they are married to George Joseph Smith and they are dead.

Surfacing from the bathtubs they were drowned in, the three breathless brides gather evidence against their womanizing, murderous husband, reliving the shocking events leading up to their deaths.

The Drowning Girls is both a breathtaking fantasia and a social critique, full of rich images, a myriad of characters and lyrical language: thought provoking, suspenseful and gripping theatre.

Winner of the Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding New Play.”

Performances at the Firehall Theatre, Cobourg.

May 24, 25, 31, June 1, 6, 7, 8, 2019, at 8:00 pm

May 26, June 2, 9, 2019, at 2:00 pm

Tickets $22 (+ handling)

Call 905-372-2210 or 1-855-372-2210 or purchase online at www.concerthallatvictoriahall.com

Check out my conversation with Val Russell and Lucy Caldwell, the director and lead actress from Northumberland Players‘ rendition of Silent Sky!

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“The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, Silent Sky explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications. Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Silent Sky is the poignant tale of a woman’s dedication to the stars and the human touch that makes life under the cast sky beautiful and timeless. It is a beautiful and insightful piece of theatre.”

Featured Tunes:
Northern Star by Fortunate Ones
Starlight by Muse
I See Gold by The Good Lovelies
There’s a Star For Everyone by Aretha Franklin