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.

The Tommy Douglas Institute is pleased to bring you the third 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 III Podcasts

Series III, Episode 1: Privatization of Public Health: Protecting Universal Healthcare for the Common Good

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Guests: JP Hornick (President, OPSEU/SEFPO) and Naheed Dosani (Palliative Care Physician and Health Justice Activist)

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Series III, Episode 2: Migrant Workers and the “Pandemic Paradox”: The Unseen Hands That Truly Keep Us Afloat

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Guests: Ethel Tungohan (Canada Research Chair in Canadian Migration Policy, Impacts and Activism), Jhoey Dulaca (Organizer with the Caregivers’ Action Centre/Migrant Workers Alliance for Change) and Chris Ramsaroop (Activist and Organizer, Justicia for Migrant Workers)

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Series III, Episode 3: Home is Where the Community is: Housing as a Human Right

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Guests: Dania Majid (Director of the Tenant Duty Council Program at the Advocacy Center for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)), John Ecker (director of Research and Evaluation at the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness) and Haydar Shouly (Senior Manager of Shelters and Shelter Programs with Dixon Hall)

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Series III, Episode 4, Part I: Mouth Open, Story Jump Out: The Power and Purpose of Storytelling in These Times

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Guests: Teagan de Laronde (Storyteller, First Story), Richardo Keens-Douglas (Storyteller, Author, Actor, Playwright) and Dan Yashinsky (Storyteller, Writer, Community Animator)

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Series III, Episode 4, Part II: Mouth Open, Story Jump Out: The Power and Purpose of Storytelling in These Times

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Guests: Rhoma Spencer (Storyteller, Actor, Playwright, Filmmaker), Lynn Torrie (Storyteller, Educator) and Rico Rodriguez (Storyteller, Founder of Queers in Your Ears)

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Series III, Episode 5: Home is Where the Earth Is: The Climate Crisis Meets the Housing Crisis

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Guests: Guest: Emmay Mah (Executive Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance)

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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 II, episode 6: COVID, inequality and the billionaire space-race

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Guests: Linda McQuaig (author, journalist, activist) and Ian Thomson (Manager of Policy, Oxfam Canada)

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Series II, Episode 7: Climate Anxiety & Climate Justice Organizing: Fearing the Future, Finding Hope and Fighting for Our Planet – Part I

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Guest: Bryanna Brown (climate activist with Indigenous Climate Action and originator of Land Back)

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Series II, Episode 8: Climate Anxiety & Climate Justice Organizing: Fearing the Future, Finding Hope and Fighting for Our Planet – Part II

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Guests: Aliya Hirji (climate justice organizer and activist) and Marie Dolcetti-Koros (National Chairperson, Canadian Federation of Students)

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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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