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Author: Climate Justice Toronto

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Climate Justice Radio is a podcast produced by Climate Justice Toronto (CJTO), a grassroots group of young people across the Greater Toronto Area committed to building a powerful, irresistible movement to stop the climate crisis by confronting its root causes: Capitalism, Colonialism, and White supremacy. This podcast will cover a wide range of issues connected to Climate Justice, everything from how to get involved, to climate anxiety and solidarities across movements. Our goal is to engage Climate Justice Radio listeners in the co-creation of the climate justice movement that is playful, accessible and intersectional. We’ll be highlighting local stories of organizing, art making and community building.
3 Episodes
How has COVID-19 affected educators’ teaching practices and students’ learning and wellbeing? In this episode, CJTO member Brook interviews educator Alexis Fawn and two students, Savi Gellatly-Ladd & Chloe Lederman on how their school experience has been affected by the pandemic, and what they would like to see in the transition back to school. Temp check segment by Brook & educator Anna Osterberg and sing-along to the movement song “May the Life I Lead” with Brook, Savi Gellatly-Ladd & Chloe Lederman. This episode was 1st aired on CJRU’s Radio Everywhere program, which works in “collaboration with community organizations to produce pieces that showcase the work they’re doing, and to provide a platform for them to tell their own stories”. More on CJRU here EPISODE RESOURCESLand Story ToolkitBrook’s land story visual Alexis’s interview on Vegan VanguardAlexis’s articles on teaching during COVIDSafe September COVID in the ClassroomPaulo Freire Pedagogy of the Oppressed Alexis: & @alexisfawnSavi: @yellowpeach.esChloe: @themamagrass and EP TEMP CHECKCensure: @censureutorontoCBC restricting reporters’ coverage of Palestine articleHuman Rights Watch Report on Palestine CJTO's instagram post in solidarity with PalestineSupport Palestinian Medical ReliefSupport Medical Aid for PalestinePeople’s Vaccine Alliance Letter to Trudeau Free the Vaccine CollectiveColombia Go Fund MeEncampment Support Network (ESN): Patreon, instagram and twitter @esn_toIfNotNow’s version of “May the Life I Lead” CLIMATE JUSTICE TORONTO This podcast is brought to you by Climate Justice Toronto: a youth-led collective building an irresistible movement to confront the climate crisis by addressing its root causes: capitalism, colonialism & white supremacy. Find us at  CREDITSEditing: Brook & Stefan HegeratOriginal Music: Stefan HegeratInterviewees: Alexis Fawn, Savi Gellatly-Ladd & Chloe LedermanHost: BrookTemp Check: Brook & Anna OsterbergSingalong: Brook, Chloe Lederman & Savi Gellatly-LaddProducer: Climate Justice Toronto
In this episode of Climate Justice Radio, host and CJTO member Bella Lyne interviews Kristen Sison, about her work as a death doula and explores the intersections of death cycles, grief and spirituality. Kristen Sison is a diasporic Filipinx Womxn community choreographer, storyteller, artist-healer, and book witch! She serves community by creating youth-led alternative educational spaces that re-imagine how we teach and talk about climate change and climate justice including Conscious Minds Camp, now Conscious Minds Co-operative, and most recently, a 3-month climate leadership program called Rooted and Rising. She is close to releasing a book called It’s Bigger Than All Of Us, an archive that reflects the process of claiming self-sovereignty within our bodies, and deepening our relationship with Spirit! She is also a founding member of Kapwa Collective, a collective and mutual support group of Filipinx-Canadian artists, critical thinkers, and healers based out of Tkaronto.This episode explores the ways in which death cycles can make space for individual and collective transformation and offers a reflective meditation on where our movements are heading. During a time where our movements and social events have moved mostly online, Kristen reminds us of the importance of listening to our bodies and practicing selfcare. The episode's Temp Check features Daniel Xie and Maitri Gupta. They discuss CJTO's restructuring, a climate alliance between the federal NDP and Green parties, Ontario paid sick days, Premier Ford's Bill 251, COVID-19 and the Farmer's strike in India, Palestinian Solidarity and the crisis in Colombia . Follow the links in the resource section to take action and find out more. Also included in Episode 2 is an opportunity to learn a movement song with Bella and Brook. Listen and feel free to sing along to More Waters Rising by Saro Lynch Thomason. This episode was first aired on CJRU’s Radio Everywhere program, which works in “collaboration with community organizations to produce pieces that showcase the work they’re doing, and to provide a platform for them to tell their own stories”. You can find out more about CJRU here: KRISTEN SISON@bonesthrown on Instagramhttps://www.bonesthrown.comCLIMATE JUSTICE on InstagramClimate Justice Toronto on Facebook @CJusticeTO on TwitterTEMP CHECK@350canada @ontarionurses @ontarionursesforchange @decentworkandhealth @migrantmutualaid CREDITSInterviewee: Kristen SisonHost: Bella LyneEditing: Bella Lyne, Stefan Hegerat & Alexandra SimpsonOriginal Music: Stefan HegeratProducer: Climate Justice Toronto
What is Climate Justice Toronto anyways? How do we organize? And how can you get involved? These are some of the questions that host Alex and guest Niklas Agarwal answer in this first episode of Climate Justice Radio.  Niklas, who has been organizing with CJTO since it’s early days, discusses some of the key values guiding our work, and explains some of the questions you may have had about CJTO like why do limit our organizing to young people? And what’s the justice in climate justice really all about? You also get to learn a bit more about Niklas himself as he introduces the episode with a land story and closes out by telling Alex about how he started at CJTO. The episode also includes the first of many Temp Checks, this week Chloe Lederman and Savi Gellatly-Ladd take you through some current events update. They discuss Biden’s decision to revoke the permits for Keystone XL, the resistance against Enbridge’s line 3 pipeline, farmers protests in India, Ford’s temporary eviction ban and the struggle for more permanent solutions to the housing crisis, the fight to defund the police in Toronto by 50% and the campaign for paid sick leave. Follow the links in the resource section to take action and find out more. Finally, you don’t want to cut this episode short, the last section is an opportunity to learn a movement song with Savi and Chloe. Listen and feel free to sing along to People Gonna Rise Like The Water. ResourcesLand Story Toolkit Temp Check @Resist_Line_3 on instagram and @ResistLine3 on twitter@Justice4IndianFarmersTO@KeepYourRent and @SURJ_toronto and Climate Justice Toronto@ClimateJusticeTO on InstagramClimate Justice Toronto on Facebook @CJusticeTO on Twitter
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