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The Lassi Revolution

The Lassi Revolution

By Rav Singh
A food justice and climate justice podcast from a young urban farmer and a community activist on Treaty 13 land (Mississauga, Ontario). You can find The Lassi Revolution on NewsTalk Sauga960AM every other Friday at 7PM.

Visit your co-host Rav at shadeofmiti.ca
Check out your co-host Rahul at sustainablemississauga.ca
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Green Party: Food, climate and the elections
In our last segment of our election mini-series, we talk to local candidates about food, climate and the elections. Remember to vote on September 20th! This episode was created in partnership with the Peel Youth Food Circle and is part of Food Secure Canada's Eat Think Vote campaign.
40:16
September 18, 2021
NDP: Food, climate and the elections
In our last segment of our election mini-series, we talk to local candidates about food, climate and the elections. Remember to vote on September 20th! This episode was created in partnership with the Peel Youth Food Circle and is part of Food Secure Canada's Eat Think Vote campaign.
20:35
September 18, 2021
Liberals & Conservatives: Food, climate and the elections
In our last segment of our election mini-series, we talk to local candidates about food, climate and the elections. Remember to vote on September 20th!  This episode was created in partnership with the Peel Youth Food Circle and is part of Food Secure Canada's Eat Think Vote campaign. 
12:05
September 18, 2021
Engage Peel - Civic engagement and the elections
What does civic engagement look like in Peel? In this episode of our 4-part election mini-series, we're chatting with Harminder from Engage Peel, a grassroots group from Peel striving for better governance and accountability in local democracy. Make sure to check out the other episodes in our election mini-series where we talk to 350 Canada, Apathy is Boring and GreenPAC. You can connect with Engage Peel on Twitter. 
23:32
September 10, 2021
Apathy is Boring - Civic engagement and the elections
What is civic engagement all about? Why should we vote? In this episode of our 4-part election mini-series, we're chatting with Samantha from Apathy is Boring, a super cool organization working to make sure every young Canadian is an active citizen and youth are meaningfully engaged in all aspects of the democratic process. You can learn more about Apathy is Boring here. Make sure to check out the other episodes in our election mini-series where we talk to 350 Canada, GreenPAC and Engage Peel. Connect with Apathy is Boring on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@apathyisboring).
24:38
September 10, 2021
GreenPAC - Climate change and the elections
Is climate a top issue for this election? Which candidates are ready to act on our climate crisis? In this episode of our 4-part election mini-series, we're chatting with Sarah and Ese from GreenPAC about the upcoming election and the work they are doing to make sure climate change is a top election issue. GreenPAC's 100 Debates on the Environment are coming up - find one in your community to attend and support! We need ALL our political and community leaders, no matter their party, beliefs and values, to come together to ensure our survival. Check out the other episodes in our election mini-series where we talk to 350 Canada, Apathy is Boring and Engage Peel. Connect with GreenPAC on Twitter, Instagram (@greenpac.canada) and Facebook.
20:44
September 02, 2021
350 Canada - Climate change and the elections
Are our candidates talking about our climate crisis? Is Canada still on fire?!  In this episode of our 4-part election mini-series, we're chatting with Atiya from 350 Canada about the upcoming election and the work they are doing to make sure climate change is a top election issue. We need ALL our political and community leaders, no matter their party, beliefs and values, to come together to ensure our survival. Check out the other episodes in our election mini-series where we talk to GreenPAC, Apathy is Boring and Engage Peel.  Connect with 350 Canada on Twitter, Instagram (@350canada) and Facebook. 
23:07
September 02, 2021
Palestinian food sovereignty
What challenges do farmers in Palestine face? What does Palestine's food sovereignty look like? Today, we're chatting with Rami from the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature about climate change, farming and Palestinian food sovereignty. You can learn more about the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature here. Links to things mentioned in episode: A Growing Culture's Hunger for Justice episode on "The Power of Seed in Occupied Land": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBiXTCZF8Hw&list=PLE0s6SR2InK_GR31_XZY0DO3bPCMVqVv1&index=8
17:28
August 27, 2021
Highway 413 & #stopthe413
We're talking to Environmental Defence, Community Climate Council and Jenni Le Forestier on the organizing and advocacy they have been doing to #stopthe413, an increasingly opposed Highway project, proposed to cut through vast areas of forest and farmland, just north and parallel to the 407. This is a great opportunity to learn about how to organize and effect change in your community from those who have been involved in every step!
43:35
August 13, 2021
Climate Disaster Preparedness
Would you be ready if a climate disaster hit today? We talk to Climate Crisis Connect about what climate disasters are, how to prepare for them and why it's important to do this work now. Climate Crisis Connect is a group of youth in Mississauga who are working with marginalized communities to help them prepare for a climate disaster. You can connect with them on Instagram @climatecrisisconnect  Links to things mentioned in podcast:  City of Mississauga Emergency Preparedness Guide: https://www.mississauga.ca/publication/city-of-mississauga-disaster-management-plan/ 
45:07
July 30, 2021
We need to talk about residential schools
This week, we take time to learn, reflect and share resources in memory of the children lost and the survivors of the Canadian Residential Schools system. Reconciliation is not possible without truth. We understand this is a difficult topic for many, support is available via The Indian Residential School Survivors Society at 1 (800) 721-0066 or the 24hr Crisis Line at 1 (866) 925-4419.
44:27
July 17, 2021
Bruized and Food Waste
We're chatting with Monique from Bruized about food waste and the importance of embracing imperfection. Bruized is a women-run start-up that combats food waste through education and yummy eats. Learn more about them here. You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram at @bruizedco 
41:56
June 18, 2021
Biking in Peel: Bike Month
Happy Bike Month! Let's kick-off Bike Month by learning about what biking looks like today, and what it could look like in the future. We're joined by amazing bike leaders from our community:  Vicki Tran - Sheridan Bike Hub  Kris Hammel - Frost Bike Mississauga  Chelsea Dalton - former UTM Bikeshare  Get inspired and let's build a community where biking is possible for all!
45:20
June 07, 2021
That Gay Garden
We're talking to Moon and Noah, a Black and Asian queer, trans, physically and mentally disabled couple, from That Gay Garden! We chat about their food and farming experiences and dream of having a tiny home and land to farm. We also chat about tips for allyship, as well as tips on how Black, Indigenous, people of colour, trans and disabled people can get started farming.  Connect with That Gay Garden on Facebook, @ThatGayGardenGuelph, or Instagram, @thatgaygarden. Check out Moon's cooking and baking project on Instagram, @gay.grubs. You can support Moon and Noah and their work through this fundraiser - https://fundrazr.com/CommunityFarm?ref=ab_0cBWzXmgIsw0cBWzXmgIsw
42:31
May 21, 2021
Big Announcement: New Co-host!
Big news, folks! The amazing Rahul Mehta will be the new co-host for The Lassi Revolution podcast! I am so excited for this collaboration and really looking forward to the great conversations we're going to have. Follow Rahul on Twitter @sustainsauga, and on Instagram @opportuncity 
09:59
May 08, 2021
The Loss of Our Winters
How is our winter season changing? How is this affecting our food growing projects? Rahul Mehta, a local resident and activist, helps us explore what our changing winters mean for our gardens, how to have difficult climate conversations, and provides tips on how we can grow successfully with the instability and unpredictable weather associated with climate change. Connect with Rahul on Twitter, @sustainsauga, or on Instagram, @opportuncity.  Links to things mentioned in episode:  Mississauga Cycles: https://www.culturelink.ca/newcomers-on-the-move-with-mississauga-cycles/ 
45:34
May 07, 2021
Mississauga's Urban Agriculture Strategy
We're learning about Mississauga's first urban agriculture strategy with Jane Hayes, a community developer and permaculture designer. We talk about what urban agriculture is, why it's important, the process of developing this strategy and the potential impacts it will have on our community. You can connect with Jane at Garden Jane or at Hoffmann Hayes. The City of Mississauga is taking public comments, feedback and inputs on the urban agriculture strategy until May 9th - link below to access more information.  Links to urban agriculture strategy survey and information  Website for more information: https://yoursay.mississauga.ca/urban-agriculture-strategy  Online survey: https://yoursay.mississauga.ca/urban-agriculture-strategy/survey_tools/urban-ag-survey City of Mississauga's Environment Division Facebook: @SaugaGreen City of Mississauga's Environment Division Instagram and Twitter: @MiLivingGreen City of Mississauga's Environmental Outreach Email: living.green@mississauga.ca  Links to groups/information referenced in episode:  Ecosource (community gardens): https://ecosource.ca/
43:38
April 20, 2021
Environmental justice, menstruation & farming
This episode aired on Sauga 960 AM on Friday, April 9, 2021.  How are environmental justice, menstruation and farming related? I chat with Justine Geroche, an intersectional activist in Mississauga, about the connections between environmental and menstruation justice, and what it's like to be a farmer who menstruates. To connect with Justine, click here. Links to things we mention in the podcast: Sewing pattern to make your own reusable cloth pads: https://dl.orangedox.com/csANgVvUfolCvScljA Diva Cup (menstrual cup): https://divacup.com/  Femmy Cycle (menstrual cup): https://femmycycle.com/  Thinx (menstrual underwear): https://www.shethinx.com/  Knix (menstrual underwear): https://knix.com/ Justine's suggestion of accounts to follow: The Bloody Feminist: https://www.instagram.com/thebloodyfeminist/ The Period Purse: https://www.instagram.com/theperiodpurse/?hl=en  The Pad Project: https://www.instagram.com/thepadproject/?hl=en  Code Red Collective: https://www.instagram.com/coderedco/?hl=en Operation Period: https://www.instagram.com/operationperiod/ Hate the Dot: https://www.instagram.com/hatethedot/
44:35
April 09, 2021
Bonus - Intro to India's Farmer Bills and Consequences
This is a special, extra, bonus episode! Navtej Sanghera, a community member from Mississauga, breaks down the new farmer bills for us and provides info on the history of farming in India and some of the consequences of the bills. Connect with and learn from Navtej on Instagram here.
08:13
March 26, 2021
Local Perspectives: Farmer Protests and Revolution in India
This episode was aired on Newstalk Sauga960am on March 26, 2021. We're talking about the farmers protests and revolution in India but with a local twist! Simran (from Justice for Indian Farmers TO) and Navtej Sanghera (community members in Mississauga) speak to us about why these protests are important and how we can support in Peel. Check out Justice for Indian Farmers TO on Instagram for great resources as well as information on the protest on April 4th here. You can connect with and learn from Navtej on Instagram here. 
43:08
March 26, 2021
Farmer Protests and Revolution in India
Why are farmers in India protesting? Why have thousands of people been protesting for over 7 months? Today, I'm talking to three community activists and protesters from India about the farmer protests and revolution. Surjeet Bola gives us a background of why farmers are protesting, what they are hoping for, and tells us more about the important role women are playing in agriculture and in this movement. Gurpreet Bhatti and Gursahiba Gill, co-founders of G&G, tell us how they have been supporting protesters, shed light on what it's like to be a youth activist during this time, and share tips on how we can support and be allies in Canada.  For more information about the revolution check out these videos: Vox - India's huge farmer protests, explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHpZV7ro7lU  VICE News - The Women Behind the Indian Farmers Protest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knMUaiBiw4U  To provide support, check out these organizations:  Fundraiser - Help Us Prepare For Summers at Farmers Protest GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/summers-at-farmers-protest Sahaita - Farmer Support Project (financial and education support system for families of children of farmers who have lost their lives, including farmers who have lost their life to suicide): https://sahaita.org/farmer-support-project/ This episode aired on NewsTalk Sauga960AM on March 12, 2021.
46:18
March 13, 2021
Smallville, the making of a villain & representation in comics: Comics & Nature Part 2
We're talking to Rahul (an environmental activist) and Leon (an artist and animator) about comics and nature! We talk about Smallville and how it depicts the realities of farmers around the world, what makes a villain, how media influences the climate movement and representation in comics. This is part 2 of a 3 episode series exploring this topic. You can connect with Leon on Instagram, @leo.geo.john. You can listen to Leon's podcast, Plot Mechanics, anywhere podcasts can be found. You can connect with Rahul on Instagram and Twitter, @opportuncity. Check out his project on Instagram, @winterseeking, to learn more about winter, our changing seasons and the intersections with climate change.
32:10
March 07, 2021
Wonder Woman & Poison Ivy: Comics & Nature Part 1
We're talking to Rahul (an environmental activist) and Leon (an artist and animator) about comics and nature! We talk about Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, the role females play in comics and the environmental movement, and films trying to convey environmental messaging. This is part 1 of a 3 episode series exploring this topic. You can connect with Leon on Instagram, @leo.geo.john. You can listen to Leon's podcast, Plot Mechanics, anywhere podcasts can be found. You can connect with Rahul on Instagram and Twitter, @opportuncity. Check out his project on Instagram, @winterseeking, to learn more about winter, our changing seasons and the intersections with climate change.
26:41
February 21, 2021
Meet Rav!
Correction to episode: Around the 10 minute mark, I say that after graduating I stayed in Guelph for a few years. I actually only stayed for a few months! For the first episode of this podcast, we're going to meet the face behind The Lassi Revolution - Rav! I am a young urban farmer on Treaty 13 land (Mississauga, Ontario). I share my story of how I found my passion for the environment and farming, and what my intention with this podcast is. You can follow me on Instagram (@shadeofmiti), or learn more at my website.
14:02
February 13, 2021