IDEAA-nomics (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Anti-Racism) Podcast

IDEAA-nomics (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Anti-Racism) Podcast

Anti-Racism Ambassadors Network Podcast
Join our host, Niha Shahzad Chandrarajan, and Sean Karmali on exploring difficult, funny, and heartfelt conversations on race, equity and diversity for public servants in Canada. This podcast is produced by Marcela Popowich, and brought to you by the Anti-Racism Ambassadors Network, a Government of Canada employee network.
16. Creating Sanctuary Spaces with Faduno Ali and Barbara Abbas
On this episode you'll hear how Faduno Ali was able to create a sanctuary space for all at DND. Faduno talks to Barbara Abbas and Niha from NRCan about how to start, who to talk to and, how to overcome some of the challenges that might come up. After listening, if you're looking for more information on how to create a Sanctuary Space in your Department, visit: Searching for tranquility? Visit the redesigned Sanctuary at NDHQ (Carling) - Canada.ca
Aug 18, 2023
26 min
14. Blair LM Kelley on Black Folk: The Roots of the Black Working Class (Part 2)
Part 2 of our discussion with author and historian Blair LM Kelley where she discusses her new book, Black Folk: The Roots of the Black Working Class. This episode is co-hosted by Niha Shahzad and Vishala Shembedasie.
Aug 9, 2023
12 min
13. Blair LM Kelley on Black Folk: The Roots of the Black Working Class (Part 1)
Part 1 of our discussion with author and historian Blair LM Kelley where she discusses her new book, Black Folk: The Roots of the Black Working Class. This episode is co-hosted by Niha Shahzad and Vishala Shembedasie.
Aug 1, 2023
19 min
12. Even If Your Parents Told You Not To, Challenge the System - Alfonso Manolo
In this episode, Marcela Popowich speaks to Alfonso Manolo, a proud queer first generation Filipino-Canadian, about his career in the public service. Alfonso shares how he successfully advocated for the inclusion of anti-Asian racism and religious discrimination into the RCMP’s national anti-racism course, alongside his advocacy for the collection of perception-based data.
Jun 21, 2023
42 min
11. The Power of Music as Mentor with Jaspaul Parmar
Jaspaul takes us through his journey as the son of immigrants, what it meant to be part of the public service as the oldest, and how he experienced his identity throughout his career.
Apr 20, 2023
39 min
10. Curiosity - a Superpower with Jennifer Hong
Jennifer Hong, co-chair of the Visible Minorities Ambassadors Network at NRCan, explores the ways in which we can engage meaningfully with ourselves and others. Jenn also reminds us to approach life and people with curiosity to connect, learn and grow. 
Nov 28, 2022
30 min
9. Embracing Identity with Winnie Man Yin Pang
Listen to Niha speak with Winnie Man Yin Pang, Director General of the Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Branch at Department of Canadian Heritage. Winnie talks about her journey from hiding her Chinese name in her youth to making the decision to embrace her full name as an adult. Though she experienced microaggressions within the public service, she shares how she found inspiration (including DM Quan-Watson's Open Letter) to help her embrace her identity and background. She constantly works toward change and helping those like herself, who at first may have felt like outsiders within the public service, through the Network of Asian Federal Employees.
Nov 28, 2022
42 min
8. The Epic of DM Daniel Quan-Watson
Join Niha and Sean as they speak to Deputy Minister Quan-Watson about how entered into the public service, his experience with racism and diversity, and how to make a difference by speaking up and out. The Deputy shares with us his list of top 5 books that he recommends everyone read, but ultimately he says that if you think of a Canadian experience that you don't know about, pick up something from that point of view.  Epic of Gilgamesh Meditations by Marceus Orelius Guns of August - Barbara W. Tuchman  Theodore Rex by  Edmund Morris Five days in May London 1940 by John Lukacs
Nov 1, 2022
44 min
7. Dr. Holly Ellingwood: An agent of change
In this episode Dr. Ellingwood shares his thoughts on being an agent of change while not allowing yourself to (be) diminish(ed). He shares thoughts on bringing and being our authentic selves while acknowledging that "we don't recognize how much we have sacrificed of our authentic selves to fit in, to be a part of a system".  Hear about his arduous journey entering the public service and lessons learned along the way.  
Aug 22, 2022
55 min
6. Dr. Martin Nicholas: An original Truth to Power public servant
Our discussion with Dr. Nicholas delves into the multiLAYERs of anti-racism and the EDI world. He shares with us the work he's done and his thoughts on disaggregated data to colorism to a new name for our podcast to a need to add anti-racism as a factor of psychological health and safety in the workplace.  His use of language, and the questions he raises about it, can teach us all how to critically think about the way we speak and write.   
Aug 15, 2022
49 min
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