The Tommy Douglas Institute

The Tommy Douglas Institute

 

The Tommy Douglas Institute is a progressive space of dialogue for educational communities and wider communities to explore, discuss and advance ideas of critical pedagogy and educating for change in the 21st century.

After a successful first run, the Tommy Douglas Institute is pleased to bring you the second series of our podcast.

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The Tommy Douglas Institute and rabble.ca, WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE DOUGLAS COLDWELL LAYTON FOUNDATION, are pleased to present:


The "Courage My Friends" Podcast, Series II

COVID!   CAPITALISM!   CLIMATE!

Three storms have converged and we’re all caught in the vortex. What brought us to this point? Can we go back to normal? Do we even want to?From economic and climate justice to rethinking cities and peoples’ health, this 6-part series invites thinkers and activists to envision the possibilities of a newer, brighter and necessary future.

In the words of the great Tommy Douglas…

Courage, my friends; 'tis not too late to build a better world. 

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Series II Podcasts

Series II, Episode 1: Education, Critical Pedagogy and the Future of Learning in a Post-Pandemic World

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Guest: Henry A. Giroux (author, educator, and public intellectual)

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Series II, Episode 2: Ecological Grief: Mourning the Past, Fearing the Future and Finding Hope

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Guest: Ashlee Cunsolo (Dean, School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies of the Labrador Institute of Memorial University and leading voice on climate change, mental health and ecological grief)

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Series II, Episode 3: Conflict, Climate and Refugees: Borderless Crises in a Bordered World and the Politics of Asylum

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Guests: Loly Rico (Executive Director, FCJ Refugee Centre) and Rachel Bryce (Co-Chair of the Climate Migration Working Group, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers)

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Series II, Episode 4: Mental Health in the Workplace: Are we Working Well?

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Guests: Jonathan Weier (Academic Advisor, Douglas Coldwell Layton Foundation) and Tom Parkin (Principle, Impact Strategies)

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Series II, Episode 5: COVID, Capitalism, Climate: The Standard of Double-Standards Between the Global North and the Global South

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Guest: Vijay Prashad (historian, journalist, writer and Executive Director of Tri-Continental Institute for Social Research)

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Series I Podcasts

Series I, Episode 1: The Convergence: COVID! Capitalism! Climate!

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Guests: Ed Broadbent (Politician and Chair, The Broadbent Institute) and Kofi Hope (thought leader, social entrepreneur and Toronto Star columnist)

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Series I, Episode 2: Labour & Economic Security: Bread and Roses in a Post-Pandemic World

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Guests: John Clarke (anti-poverty activist) and Paul Meinema (President, United Food & Commercial Workers, Canada)

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Series I, Episode 3: Sustainable Food and Zero Hunger: The Future and the Right to Eat

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Guest: Paul Taylor (Executive Director, FoodShare Toronto)

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Series I, Episode 4: From Epidemic to Pandemic: Rethinking Health

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Guests: Keith McCrady (Executive Director, 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations) and Zoe Dodd (Harm Reduction Worker, University Health Network) 

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Series I, Episode 5: Toward a Rights-Based City: Access, Equality, Sustainability

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Guests: Cheryll Case (Founder and Principle Urban Planner, CP Planning) and Dave Meslin (Community Activist and Founder, Toronto Public Space Committee)

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Series I, Episode 6: COVID, Capitalism, Climate: The Way Forward / Building a Better World on a Sustainable Planet

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Guest: Dr. Vandana Shiva (Activist, Author, Eco-Feminist, Climate Justice Leader)

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