Coady Research Fellow Jaya Luintel has been using community radio in Nepal to amplify the voices of women who have been victimized by conflict.
Luintel was recently awarded the 2016 Tomorrow's Peacebuilders Award at a ceremony in London, England. Her Kitchen Story project was selected from among 244 applicants in 61 countries.
She sat down with Coady Radio host Richard Perry as she was preparing to return to Nepal.
Senator Murray Sinclair, former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, shares his hopes for the future with students, staff and faculty at St. Francis Xavier University and Coady Institute. Mr. Sinclair believes the federal and provincial governments need to catch up with the public when it comes to taking action for a stronger Canadian society. Recorded on November 8, 2016.
Renowned Indigenous artist Alan Syliboy talks about using his art for social change. Syliboy is the 2016 Coady Chair in Social Justice at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He is the first Indigenous person to hold the annual chair. Syliboy grew up in the Mi'kmaw community of Millbrook First Nation. This audio was recorded during his public presentation 'Art and Social Justice', on October 12, 2016.
Dr. Myrna Kay Cunningham Kain in conversation with Pamela Johnson of Coady International Institute and Amanda Meawasige, Coady graduate and senior health policy analyst with the Assembly of First Nations in Ottawa, Canada. They talk about the value of shared leadership, and whether technology makes it easier to move away from traditional, hierarchical forms of leadership. Also, are traditional Indigenous forms of healthcare becoming mainstream?
Dr. Cunningham Kain is board chair of the Association for Women's Rights in Development, and former chair of the United Nations permanent forum on Indigenous Issues.
Host Richard Perry also promotes the upcoming Coady Celebrates fundraising event in Halifax and the December 5th application deadline for spring certificates and 2017 Diploma in Development Leadership.
Podcast length: 18:13
Richard interviews two Coady graduates, who are joining fellow alumnae and Coady staff at the AWID forum in Brazil, Sept. 8-11, 2016. Amanda Meawasige took the 2011 Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program, and now works for the Assembly of First Nations in Ottawa, Canada. Raquel Helen Silva is a graduate of the 2015 Global Change Leaders program. She specializes in social entrepreneurship and works for Thomson Reuters in Brazil.
Pamela Johnson interviews disability rights advocates Steven Estey and partner Anne MacRae. Richard Perry speaks with Naela Refaat of Egypt, who worked with Coady on the Transparency and Accountability in Governance project, funded by the Ford Foundation.
00:00 Introduction by Richard Perry
01:00 International Women's Day (Week) events in Antigonish
02:37 Indigenous reconciliation in Canada
03:30 Coady Connects alumni learning network pilot
07:01 Coady and the Assoc. for Women in Development conference in Brazil
10:16 Upcoming women's programs beginning in spring 2016
13:31 Growth of women's centre since it began in 2011
15:18 Announcements by Richard
This month, the story of Adrian Adalberto Castillo, who graduated from Coady in 1963 and returned to build the co-op movement in Guatemala. His family was worried that he would return from Canada with blue eyes and would forget to speak Spanish.
In this episode, we discuss the release of Citizen-led Innovation for a New Economy. It contains eleven case studies of creative communities in Canada and the United States. In Canada and the USA, the book is available for purchase at http://brunswickbooks.ca/Citizen-Led-Innovation-for-a-New-Economy/
In other countries, it can be purchased online at http://developmentbookshop.com/citizen-led-innovation-for-a-new-economy
This book is edited by Alison Mathie of Coady International Institute and John Gaventa of the Institute of Development Studies (UK). It features 11 case studies from ethnically diverse settings in Canada and the United States.
More information: http://coady.stfx.ca/coady/media/news_releases/citizen-led-book/