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Soyeon Jang escaped from North Korea in 1999 at the height of a famine that killed an estimated 3-million citizens. She talks about her unimaginable escape from North Korea, being sold and human trafficked in China, losing contact with her family, and her heroic journey that eventually brought her to Toronto.…
 
Angela Nguyen is a registered nurse, human rights activist, and Founder/President of One Body Village Canada, a charity that is committed to supporting survivors of child sexual exploitation and human trafficking from Vietnam and Cambodia. She joins us to chat about her organization, modern day slavery, and how Canadians can join in the fight to co…
 
Heather Trentacosta is a mother, host of the Without Conviction podcast, and brother of Sean Ryan, an incarcerated man who is claiming he is wrongfully convicted. She joins hosts Gilad Cohen and Taylah Harris-Mungo to discuss her brother’s case, him being in solitary confinement for 27+ years, how horrifically common it is for cases to be mishandle…
 
Rana Abu Fraiha is a Bedouin-Palestinian documentary filmmaker and close friend of Guy Ben-Aharon, an Israeli-American theatre director. They are also artists and advocates for peace between Palestine and Israel. They join hosts Gilad Cohen and Taylah Harris-Mungo to discuss how the conflict in the Middle East has impacted them, how trauma affects …
 
Sumaiya Matin is a social worker, a survivor of forced marriage, and author of The Shaytan Bride. She joins hosts Gilad Cohen and Taylah Harris-Mungo to talk about how people get trapped into forced marriages, how the Muslim faith is widely misinterpreted and exploited, as well as how her experiences inspired her to help others .…
 
Jeeti Pooni is a survivor of sexual abuse, a published author, and an advocate for the rights of survivors. She joins us with director Baljit Sangra to discuss the documentary Because We Are Girls, how the justice system can better support people living with trauma, and why she has hope for future generations.…
 
Women are the fastest growing prison population worldwide. Bianca Mercer is a prison reform advocate, a former inmate, and subject of the film Conviction. She joins us with co-director Nance Ackerman to discuss their film, why we need to shift our resources from imprisonment to community-based rehabilitation, and the enduring stigma of life after p…
 
On August 9, 2016, Colten Boushie, a 22-year old Indigenous man, was shot in the back of the head by Gerald Stanley, sparking a national discussion about race relations in Canada. Stanley was acquitted of second degree murder by an all-white jury. Colten’s mother Debbie Baptiste and filmmaker Tasha Hubbard join us to discuss their film Nîpawistama…
 
Jeremy Dutcher is an award-winning musician, activist and two-spirited Wolastoqiyik from the Tobique First Nation. He joins Gilad Cohen and special guest host Blanche Israël to discuss reconciliation vs revitalization, the role music has in keeping Indigenous languages alive, and changing misconceptions about Scorpios.…
 
Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola is a mother of three, a woman living with HIV, and an activist for accessible treatment in South Africa. She joins us this week to discuss the process of being diagnosed with HIV, the socio-economic politics associated with treatment, and why she has so much hope for the future of activism.…
 
Laila Ireland is a veteran of the U.S. Army, a transgender woman, and an activist. She joins us to discuss her experience filming the documentary TransMilitary (Human Rights Film Festival Opening Film, 2018), why trans service members feel more comfortable in war zones than at home, and literally the greatest engagement story ever.…
 
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