racesEDJ Podcast Mini-Series: E04 – The Legacy of Race in Windsor/Essex County & Building Anti-Racism Momentum



In episode four of the #RacesEDJ podcast mini-series by Colour of Poverty-Colour of Change (COP-COC), our guests Peter Ijeh and Jane Ku discuss the legacy of the Underground Railroad, industry, and the racialization of poverty in Windsor and Essex County. 

Peter Ijeh – African Community Organization of Windsor

Jane Ku – Associate Professor – Sociology/Women and Gender Studies, University of Windsor

Jassi Ranauta – Project Coordinator, Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC)

Joint Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child – March 2020

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is reviewing Canada’s compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  The Colour of Poverty Colour of Change has made a joint submission to the UN to highlight the challenges and inequities facing children from racialized (both Indigenous and Peoples of Colour) communities in Canada. To read the full report:

racesEDJ Podcast Mini-Series: E03 – Treaties, Wet’suwet’en, and Solidarity



In the third episode of the #RacesEDJ podcast mini-series by Colour of Poverty-Colour of Change (COP-COC), our guests Beverly Jacobs and Michael Kerr discuss the historical roots of the fractured relationship between Indigenous communities and the Canadian state, Wet’suwet’en, and the public displays of solidarity taking place across the country.

Beverly Jacobs – Assistant Professor, Windsor Law

Michael Kerr – Coordinator, Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC)

Jassi Ranauta – Project Coordinator, Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC)

racesEDJ Podcast Mini-Series: E02 – Fighting for Racial Justice in Ottawa



In this second episode of the racesEDJ podcast mini-series by Colour of Poverty-Colour of Change (COP-COC), we discuss local racial justice issues and priorities for Indigenous communities and Peoples of Colour in Ottawa.

RJ Jones – Curriculum Developer, Planned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO)

Sinda Garziz – Program Facilitator, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)

michael kerr – Coordinator, Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC)

Jassi Ranauta – Project Coordinator, Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC)

Notes: This episode contains some explicit language. The CCOC is referred to as the Centretown Citizenship Ottawa Corporation which is instead the Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation.

racesEDJ Podcast Mini-Series: E01 – A National Anti-Racism Strategy for Canada?


In this first episode of racesEDJ – a podcast mini-series by Colour of Poverty-Colour of Change (COP-COC) – guests introduce COP-COC, discuss systemic racism in Canada, and breakdown why Canada needs a National Anti-Racism Strategy.

Featuring:

Samya Hasan – Executive Director, Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)

Avvy Go – Clinic Director, Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC)

Amy Casipullai – Senior Coordinator, Policy and Communications, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Jassi Ranauta – Project Coordinator, Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC)