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Changing Lenses

Changing Lenses

By Rosie Yeung
Welcome to Changing Lenses. You’re invited on this journey towards social justice, seeing through the eyes of people different from you. Listen to their inspiring stories, and change the way you see the world.

I’m your host, Rosie Yeung, a Chinese-Canadian, immigrant, cis-straight female, with invisible disabilities.

Each episode is hosted on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Anishinaabe, the Huron-Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

Let's decolonize our THINKING, not just our systems.
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Ep06: When a House is not a Home, with Alyssa Brierley

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Episode 09: Season Finale – Are We Ready For Real Change?
As I reflect back on the first season of the podcast, it’s become clear to me that systemic change starts with personal change. I believe true inclusion and equity requires sacrificing some of our self-interests, like power, position, even profit. The question is – are we willing to make change happen, if it means changing and sacrificing ourselves? In this season finale, I share my thoughts on the “business case” and the costs of true inclusion, equity and diversity; why inclusion policies and training are not enough; and what’s next for Changing Lenses. (The podcast will take a short hiatus, but will be back in 2021!) Full shownotes, transcript and music credits at: https://www.changinglenses.ca/podcast/episode-09---season-finale---are-we-ready-for-real-change%3F
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December 21, 2020
Ep08 - Diversity Isn’t Just Skin Colour, with Rev. Dr. Timothy Tang
“I think our greatest fear is that people are jumping into it just because it's good opportunity, or it's good PR. As opposed to knowing, and thinking, and believing that this could actually make us all better as a people.” Rev. Dr. Timothy Tang, Director of Tyndale Intercultural Ministries, shares with us what cultural competency means, how it benefits us in life and work, the challenges that practitioners face, and easy (and fun!) ways we can all grow our intercultural awareness. (No training programs required!) Full shownotes, transcript and music credits at: https://www.changinglenses.ca/podcast/episode-08---diversity-isn%E2%80%99t-just-skin-colour%2C-with-rev.-dr.-timothy-tang
41:11
December 15, 2020
Ep07: “Otherwise Good People” in Workplace Discrimination, with Shanaaz Gokool
“First, in order for racism and discrimination to continue, you need silence. And the second is the 'Otherwise Good People' who won't stand up and support the target of the discriminatory behavior.” Shanaaz Gokool, human rights activist and former CEO, is fighting for freedom from workplace discrimination – for herself, and countless others whose stories we don’t know, because they have been silenced and unsupported. In this episode, Shanaaz courageously shares her personal story of discrimination, and gives practical ways that we can effect change, especially at the Board level. Shanaaz also gives three tips for people who may be experiencing workplace discrimination, and invites you to contact her for more support: linkedin.com/in/shanaaz-gokool Full shownotes, transcript and music credits at:  https://www.changinglenses.ca/podcast/episode-07---%E2%80%9Cotherwise-good-people%E2%80%9D-in-workplace-discrimination%2C-with-shanaaz-gokool
45:36
December 7, 2020
Ep06: When a House is not a Home, with Alyssa Brierley
What happens when capital markets and individual landlords control access to a fundamental human right? A house or condo has changed from being a place to live, and a shelter for families, into a profit-making business – something to help us retire earlier. Join us as Alyssa Brierley, human rights lawyer, explains the reasons for the global housing crisis, shares real-life stories of tenant eviction and discrimination, and challenges us to put people before profit. Full shownotes and transcript at: https://www.changinglenses.ca/podcast/episode-06---when-a-house-is-not-a-home%2C-with-alyssa-brierley
43:35
November 26, 2020
Ep05: It’s not Healthcare without Pharmacare, with Doret Cheng
How should the COVID vaccine be distributed? Why do we have to pay for our own life-saving drugs? Why does Canada’s healthcare system rank second last out of 10 countries? We discuss these questions and more, in part 2 of our healthcare series with Doret Cheng, a practicing pharmacist and university lecturer on global health. Please join us for this important discussion that impacts every Canadian. Full shownotes, transcript and music credits at: https://www.changinglenses.ca/podcast/episode-05-%E2%80%93-it%E2%80%99s-not-healthcare-without-pharmacare%2C-with-doret-cheng
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November 10, 2020
Ep04: Not-So-Universal Healthcare: Caring for the Uncared-For, with Doret Cheng
In this two-part series on healthcare in Canada, we explore (and dismantle) some myths about our “free, universal” system which is so lauded by Americans. Join us for part one, as pharmacist Doret Cheng takes us behind the scenes of a Toronto Family Medicine Clinic, putting a human face to stigmatized patients. If you think that the problems of homeless people and drug addicts are just housing and mental health – it’s time to change your lens. Full shownotes, transcript and music credits at: https://www.changinglenses.ca/podcast/episode-04---not-so-universal-healthcare%3A-caring-for-the-uncared-for%2C-with-doret-cheng
31:09
November 3, 2020
Ep03: Hope Amid Darkness, with Dave Addison
Dave Addison is a former corporate executive and survivor of alcohol addiction and mental illness. Now as a Peer Support Champion and Mental Health Advocate, he tells his very personal story, and how current sufferers and their supporters can find hope. Full shownotes and transcript at: https://www.changinglenses.ca/podcast/episode-03---hope-amid-darkness-with-dave-addison [00:03:03]  Ch1: Dave’s story of alcohol abuse, mental illness, and HOPE [00:16:00]   Ch2: Dismantling stigmas and debunking myth [00:26:50]  Ch3: Changing the conversation [00:34:30]  Ch4: Peer Support Champions and employer supports [00:43:12]   Ch5: Where to get help – for yourself, a coworker or loved one
52:53
October 22, 2020
Ep02 Part 2: I Am Canadian, with Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman
Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman, a psychologist specializing in diversity and inclusion, shares more about his personal experiences with religious discrimination, and his ideas for real allyship and change. We also chat about a surprising difference between Americans and Canadians; Colourism (even among People of Colour); and how we can be more relatable and likeable. Shownotes and transcript:  https://www.changinglenses.ca/podcast/episode-02---part-2---i-am-canadian-with-dr.-rehman-abdulrehman Have questions or feedback? https://www.facebook.com/changinglensesca/posts/139825521164643 Music Credits: What Words Can't Describe, by Vlad Gluschenko License: CC BY 3.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en Beautiful Modern Rock Pop Guitar All Goodness Background Music, by Royalty Free Music License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en
40:54
October 9, 2020
Ep02 Part 1: I Am Canadian, with Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman
Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman, a psychologist specializing in diversity and inclusion, shares his personal experiences of racism and discrimination – as a child, and as professional.  We also chat about explaining privilege to White people; being accepted as Canadians; and the “false truth” of multiculturalism in Canada. Music Credits: What Words Can't Describe, by Vlad Gluschenko License: CC BY 3.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en Beautiful Modern Rock Pop Guitar All Goodness Background Music, by Royalty Free Music License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en
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September 30, 2020
Ep01: Speak and Be Heard, with Katie Gore
"One of the things that is interesting with speech and voice is, it's not - it's not like race, right? You can change the way you talk, and you can change it to varying degrees. But just because you can, should you?" In our first-ever episode, Katie Gore, a speech-language pathologist, talks about diversity and inclusion when communicating at work. We discuss “sounding less Black”; changing our accents (or not); changing voice gender; power perceptions and “executive presence”; and how employers can be more supportive and inclusive. Full shownotes, transcript and music credits at: https://www.changinglenses.ca/podcast/episode-01-full---speak-and-be-heard-with-katie-gore
55:39
September 18, 2020
Sneak Peak - Ep01 - Speak and Be Heard with Katie Gore
An excerpt from the pilot episode, Speak and Be Heard. Guest Katie Gore, a speech language pathologist, talks about diversity and inclusion around speaking and communication in the workplace. Theme music credit - Morning Sun, by ANtarctic Breeze.
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September 7, 2020
Changing Lenses Trailer
Preview my first ever podcast, sharing stories and experiences of different Canadians to broaden our perspectives. In this trailer, you'll hear a bit of my own story, and how Changing Lenses can impact inclusion and social equity. This trailer references Rev. René August of Freedom Road, speaking in this webinar. Theme music credit:  Last Battle and Inspirational Cinematic Trailer, by Ashamaluev Music.
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September 7, 2020