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Leaders of Colour

Leaders of Colour

By Leading in Colour
Profiling young racialized leaders as they pursue their own activism and advocacy efforts.

"Leaders of Colour" is a podcast by "Leading in Colour" a Canadian based organization dedicated to equipping young racialized leaders and activists with the necessary tools needed to conduct their advocacy efforts.
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Elsa Ascencio - Demand Inclusion

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Mayumi Sato - The Solidarity Library
Mayumi joins Serisha to talk about white supremacy in academia, inaccessibility to higher education for low-income students, and existing in spaces that still don’t want us there. Follow The Solidarity Library TW: @solidaritylib www.thesolidaritylibrary.org Follow Leading in Colour IG/TW: @leadingincolour, @serishaiyar www.leadingincolour.ca Our intro/outro beat was made by the wonderful Ian Chun, you can follow his work on SoundCloud: YSCHEON
59:24
April 7, 2021
Gurneet Dhami - Diversify Dietetics
Gurneet talks to Serisha about how white supremacy manifests in the field of dietetics, diversifying perspectives on nutrition, and how broader systemic oppressions impact her work. Follow Diversify Dietetics Canada IG: @gurneetkdhami, @diversifydietetics FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ddcanada Follow Leading in Colour IG/TW: @leadingincolour, @serishaiyar www.leadingincolour.ca Our intro/outro beat was made by the wonderful Ian Chun, you can follow his work on SoundCloud: YSCHEON
46:33
March 17, 2021
Cinderella Fubara & Juliana Cotacio - Ubuntu Youth Council
Cindy and Juliana share with Serisha their experiences doing anti-racism work in predominantly white areas, how to navigate elected officials refusing to acknowledge their needs and the importance of taking initiative as youth. Follow Ubuntu Youth Council IG: @unbuntu_youth_council, @cindy.fubara Follow Leading in Colour IG/TW: @leadingincolour, @serishaiyar www.leadingincolour.ca Our intro/outro beat was made by the wonderful Ian Chun, you can follow his work on SoundCloud: YSCHEON
36:43
March 4, 2021
Supria Kalirai, Kaminda Musumbulwa, Nikita Chauhan - Girls Empowerment Movement
Supria, Kaminda and Nikita chat with Serisha about how working with a group can help you empower one another, why folks should provide constituents with core training opportunities, and how to build capacity to mentorship. Follow Girls Empowerment Movement IG: @peelgems, @supriakalirai TW: @peelgems, @supria_kalirai, @nchauhan24 Follow Leading in Colour IG/TW: @leadingincolour, @serishaiyar www.leadingincolour.ca Our intro/outro beat was made by the wonderful Ian Chun, you can follow his work on SoundCloud: YSCHEON
37:36
February 19, 2021
Cecilia Crasto - Helping Hands
Cecilia and Serisha discuss how young students can get involved in community work, operating internationally, and welcoming doubt. Follow Helping Hands IG: @6ix.helpinghands TW: @toronto.helpinghands Follow Leading in Colour IG/TW: @leadingincolour, @serishaiyar www.leadingincolour.ca Our intro/outro beat was made by the wonderful Ian Chun, you can follow his work on SoundCloud: YSCHEON
26:37
February 5, 2021
Hani Al Moulia & Hanen Nanaa - B.A.M
Hanen and Hani share with Serisha about the importance of mentorship opportunities, measuring success in your community work and divulging untold truths. Follow B.A.M. Collective IG: @bamcollectivee, @hanennanaaa, @hanimoulia TW: @BAMCollectivee, @hanennanaa4 www.bamcollective.ca Follow Leading in Colour IG/TW: @leadingincolour, @serishaiyar www.leadingincolour.ca Our intro/outro beat was made by the wonderful Ian Chun, you can follow his work on SoundCloud: YSCHEON
30:28
January 21, 2021
Jestinne Punzalan & Jocelle Refol - Shades of Sustainability
Jestinne and Jocelle join Serisha to discuss reimagining sustainability, the importance of storytelling and the whitewashing of the climate justice movement. Follow Shades of Sustainability IG: @shadesofsustainability, @joeymaee, @jestinnepunzalan www.shadesofsustainability.com Follow Leading in Colour IG/TW: @leadingincolour, @serishaiyar www.leadingincolour.ca Our intro/outro beat was made by the wonderful Ian Chun, you can follow his work on SoundCloud: YSCHEON
27:59
January 14, 2021
Chand Bhangal & Jessica Vinluan - Redefine Twenty
Serisha chats with Chand and Jessica about bonding over shared trauma, getting bullied for our ethnic lunches and doing community work for the sake of sustainability. Follow Redefine Twenty IG: @redefinetwenty www.redefinetwenty.com Follow Leading in Colour IG/TW: @leadingincolour, @serishaiyar www.leadingincolour.ca Become a Patron! patreon.com/leadersofcolour Our intro/outro beat was made by the wonderful Ian Chun, you can follow his work on SoundCloud: YSCHEON
38:45
November 25, 2020
Djamilla Touré - SAYASPORA
Djamilla and Serisha discuss the representation of African women in the diasporas, Black Lives Matter, and the monopoly white women have over funding opportunities. Follow SAYASPORA TW: @sayaspora IG: @sayaspora www.sayaspora.com Follow Leading in Colour IG/TW: @leadingincolour, @serishaiyar www.leadingincolour.ca Become a Patron! patreon.com/leadersofcolour Our intro/outro beat was made by the wonderful Ian Chun, you can follow his work on SoundCloud: YSCHEON
50:20
November 16, 2020
Brianna Nelson - Women of Colour Durham Collective
Brianna and Serisha chat about pivoting during COVID-19, building a team around you and how the next generation will re-imagine community work. Follow WOCDC TW: @wocdc IG: @wocdc www.wocdurham.ca Follow Leading in Colour IG/TW: @leadingincolour, @serishaiyar www.leadingincolour.ca Become a Patron! patreon.com/leadersofcolour Our intro/outro beat was made by the wonderful Ian Chun, you can follow his work on SoundCloud: YSCHEON
39:18
November 5, 2020
Odogwu - TRAD
Odogwu and Serisha discuss the feeling of peace when doing good work, the importance of building connections and committing to your community. Follow TRAD TW: @trad_magazine IG: @trad_magazine www.tradmag.ca Follow Leading in Colour IG/TW: @leadingincolour, @serishaiyar www.leadingincolour.ca Become a Patron! patreon.com/leadersofcolour Our intro/outro beat was made by the wonderful Ian Chun, you can follow his work on SoundCloud: YSCHEON
31:49
November 5, 2020
Sal Sabila - Youth Gravity
Sal Sabila and Serisha discuss explaining community work to immigrant parents, building organizations from your literal dreams and combatting the “-isms” in our own homes. Follow Youth Gravity TW: @youth_gravity IG: @youth.gravity www.youthgravity.org Follow Leading in Colour IG/TW: @leadingincolour, @serishaiyar www.leadingincolour.ca Become a Patron! patreon.com/leadersofcolour Our intro/outro beat was made by the wonderful Ian Chun, you can follow his work on SoundCloud: YSCHEON
50:42
September 9, 2020
Tia Kennedy - Yotuni Charitable Initiative T.E.N
Serisha and Tia talk through healing journeys, educating your white friends and turning humans into blue frogs. Follow Yotuni Charitable Initiative T.E.N TW: @yotunici IG: @yotuni.ci, @satikwe www.yotuni.org Follow Leading in Colour IG/TW: @leadingincolour, @serishaiyar www.leadingincolour.ca Become a Patron! patreon.com/leadersofcolour Our intro/outro beat was made by the wonderful Ian Chun, you can follow his work on SoundCloud: YSCHEON
28:58
August 20, 2020
Aaiman Aamir - Our Stories In
Serisha and Aaiman discuss J.K. Rowling’s latest nonsense, self-funding your projects and difficulties coping with burnout. Follow Our Stories In TW: @ourstoriesin, @aaiman_a IG: @ourstoriesin, @aaimvn www.ourstoriesin.com Follow Leading in Colour IG/TW: @leadingincolour, @serishaiyar www.leadingincolour.ca Become a Patron! patreon.com/leadersofcolour Our intro/outro beat was made by the wonderful Ian Chun, you can follow his work on SoundCloud: YSCHEON
36:08
August 6, 2020
Divya Arora, Mithila Jeganathan & Miranda Baksh - Community Climate Council
Serisha chats with Miranda, Divya and Mithila of Community Climate Council about climate justice advocacy during COVID-19, adopting a park, and how we’ll take back our peoples’ riches from the colonizers. *Our new intro/outro beat was made by the wonderful Ian Chun, you can follow his work on SoundCloud: YSCHEON* Follow Community Climate Council IG: @peelclimatecouncil TW: @peelclimate www.communityclimatecouncil.org Follow Leading in Colour IG/TW: @leadingincolour, @serishaiyar www.leadingincolour.ca Become a Patron! patreon.com/leadersofcolour
26:56
July 22, 2020
Sid Pereira - Boys of the Future
Sid and Serisha talk about educating young men on equity and allyship, the Raptors one-year championship anniversary and correcting microaggressions with the push of a button. *Our new intro/outro beat was made by the wonderful Ian Chun, you can follow his work on SoundCloud: YSCHEON* Follow Boys of the Future IG/TW: @boysfuture2020 TW: @_sidpereira, @_grahamr www.boysofthefuture.ca Follow Leading in Colour IG/TW: @leadingincolour, @serishaiyar www.leadingincolour.ca Become a Patron! patreon.com/leadersofcolour
22:20
July 8, 2020
Jathusha Mahenthirarajan - L.I.G.H.T Community
We chat with @jathushamahen founder of @lightcommunity_ about making an impact in her community and passing the torch for others to do the same.
25:04
June 4, 2020
Lealem Abebe - Produced by Youth
In conversation with @4theworld about @producedyouth and the important work they do with Black youth in Ottawa! #LeadersOfColour (Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts & more!)
23:05
May 7, 2020
Uswah Ahsan - Ally^2
We chatted with @uswahhxx about her organization @ally2squared and the important work they hope to do around allyship!
20:43
April 1, 2020
Elsa Ascencio - Demand Inclusion
Elsa Ascencio is the founder of @DemandInclusion, a collective of Ontario legal professionals amplifying EDI.
28:13
March 4, 2020
Janelle Hinds - Helping Hands
Janelle Hinds shares with us the highs and lows of running an organization like @helpinghandsapp.
24:07
February 5, 2020
Arezoo Najibzadeh - Young Womxn’s Leadership Network
Arezoo Najibzadeh chats about the unique space @youngwomxnlead holds in leadership development and civic engagement for BIWOC.
19:13
January 2, 2020
Rumneek Johal - Rum and Woke
Rumneek Johal discusses her work at @dailyhivevancouver and @rumandwoke, her blog and podcast that shares what life is like for young womxn of colour.
16:12
December 4, 2019
Sabrina Taqtu Montague - Inuuqatigiit
Sabrina Taqtu Montague is the Right to Play Coordinator for the Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families. Contact Sabrina: righttoplay@inuuqatigiit.ca Follow us:   Facebook: facebook.com/leadingincolour Instagram: instagram.com/leadingincolour Twitter: twitter.com/leadingincolour
11:58
November 7, 2019
Intro to Leaders of Colour
Nominate a young racialized leader from your community at: leadingincolour.ca
01:01
August 29, 2019