Poverty is a complex, multifaceted issue that requires a comprehensive and intersectional approach. This webinar series will dig deeper into issues, experiences, and recommendations related to poverty in Canada and point people to our Chew on This! calls to action.

At this time, our webinars are available in English only. Our e-rally will be available in English, French, and ASL. Dial-in options are available for all webinars and the e-rally.

Sunday, October 11

Sunday, Oct. 11
11am-12pm ET / 8am - 9am PT / 12pm-1pm AT

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Emerging Expert: Mumina Egal

Mumina is a working class, visibly Muslim, woman. She was born and raised in so-called Ottawa, Ontario but, hails from Somalia. For the past five years she has worked in a multitude of professional settings most commonly working with people suffering from addiction and/or mental health issues. More generally, she has supported a wide variety of folks in her professional career, ranging from newcomers, to individuals embroiled in the criminal justice system, and individuals in the sex trade. Her work has largely been in the context of doing crisis intervention and case management. Mumina has also been involved in working to build power in her working class community in the southend of Ottawa. She assisted in helping to fight the Herongate evictions in 2018, that saw the mass eviction and destruction of a largely working class racialized neighbourhood. She continues to attempt to build power in her community through helping out where she can with the Herongate Tenant Coalition and Collective Justice Centre.

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For any questions, inquiries or concerns around accessibility needs, please contact serisha@leadingincolour.ca or (514) 686-2613.

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Sunday, Oct. 11
4:00pm-5:00pm ET / 1:00pm-2:00pm PT

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Emerging Expert: Diana Idibe

Diana Idibe (she/her) recently completed her Master's of Education at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on human rights, race and education, as well as social inequality. You can find Diana working on advocacy campaigns, doing policy research, and existing in the youth leadership development space. While serving undergraduate students on Carleton's student association, she saw firsthand how the lack of access to quality employment disproportionately affected racialized students, community members, and international students. When she's not working or doing research, she likes listening to podcasts and reading novels.

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For any questions, inquiries or concerns around accessibility needs, please contact serisha@leadingincolour.ca or (514) 686-2613.

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Tuesday, October 13

Tuesday, October 13
12:00pm-1:30pm ET / 9:00am-10:00am PT

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The demands of climate activists and anti-poverty activists are sometimes framed as having competing interests. In this webinar, however, our panelists will explore the common goals of climate justice and socio-economic justice, and how our demands complement, rather than contradict, one another. We will explore how the same groups of people are disproportionately affected by climate change and poverty, and how the way forward must be build on the principles of equity, anti-oppression, and sustainability.

Panelists:
Teika Newton, Climate Action Netork
Bryanna Brown, Indigenous Climate Action
Katie Perfitt, 350.org
Samantha Green, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

Moderator: Karri Munn-Venn, Citizens for Public Justice

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For any questions, inquiries or concerns around accessibility needs, please contact Natalie Appleyard at natalie@cpj.ca or 613-232-0275 ext 222.

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Tuesday, Oct 13,
5:00pm-6:00pm ET / 2:00pm-3:00pm PT

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Emerging Experts: jade guthrie & Leya C.

jade believes in the power of food as a meeting point – as a tool that creates space for people to come together. At FoodShare, jade's role as community food programs coordinator gives her freedom to explore that space in relationship with communities across the city – cooking, preserving, eating, and learning together. jade develops and facilitates workshops with a few things in mind – opening up leadership opportunities, exchanging knowledge (food skills, recipes, nutrition tips), and creating connections (sharing stories, food, and laughter). Her background in social work (MSW) brings an anti-oppressive, critical lens to the work she does around food, with a focus on engaging with food justice and sovereignty movements in meaningful ways. She is particularly passionate about mobilizing the stories we tell (both ourselves and others) as a means of creating connections and building community. A few other things that she’s interested in include radical social policy, wine (both theoretical and practical dimensions), and dancehall music. Outside of that, you can usually find her eating dumplings, complaining about her allergies, and/or fantasizing about being able to pull off bangs.

Working with the compost systems at Foodshare, Leya has developed a love for compost and worms (specifically red wigglers). Composting is a closed-loop system where nothing goes to waste and Leya does her best to put this value into practice in her everyday life when approaching sustainability issues; reducing production is the most important. With an Environmental Studies degree, Leya takes on an interdisciplinary framework and understands that everything is connected, even in ways we may not fully comprehend. When she is not headfirst in the compost bin, you'll find her exploring theories of human nature and complaining about capitalism. And if you don't find her doing that, you’ll find her nose stuck in a book instead.

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For any questions, inquiries or concerns around accessibility needs, please contact serisha@leadingincolour.ca or (514) 686-2613.

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Wednesday, October 14

Wednesday, October 14
12:00pm-1:00pm ET / 9:00am-10:00am PT

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Emerging Expert: Nahomi Amberber

Nahomi Amberber (she/her) is a Black public health researcher that uses data to push forward conversations of justice and health equity. A graduate of the Master of Public Health – Epidemiology program at the University of Toronto, Nahomi is trained in a range of methodologies that engage in the geography of health. She strives to bring her passion to all projects she works in, which have included those with the Wellesley Institute, The Centre for Active Transportation and WombCare. Her professional work is only enriched by the advocacy she does outside the 9-to-5. A researcher behind Black Lives Matter – Toronto’s Defund the Police website and an organizer with Climate Justice Toronto, Nahomi is constantly learning from the people around her who continue to defend the health and livelihoods of their communities.

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For any questions, inquiries or concerns around accessibility needs, please contact serisha@leadingincolour.ca or (514) 686-2613.

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Wednesday, October 14
1:00pm-2:00pm ET / 10:00am-11:00am PT

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The COVID-19 crisis has been a wake up call for governments and civil society. The disproportionate impacts of the pandemic to health, the economy, environment and society as a whole are being experienced by individuals, families and communities across the country and the globe. As we look to recovery and approach the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17th, how can we ensure one which is transformational, equitable and sustainable?

A Just Recovery for All, a movement born out of the crisis and that puts people first, to date has over 200 Canadian organizations as signatories to the six principles. Join speakers from member organizations of this movement - Climate Action Network, Citizens for Public Justice and The Leap, to discuss the framework and what it means for collectively ending poverty and creating lasting systems change.

Panelists:
Catherine Abreu, Climate Action Network
Natalie Appleyard, Dignity for All; Citizens for Public Justice
Maya Menezes, The Leap

Moderator: Anjum Sultana, YWCA Canada

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Wednesay, Oct. 14
3:00pm–4:30pm ET / 12:00pm–1:30pm PT

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Many people consider jobs to be a critical part of addressing poverty in Canada. But not all jobs actually help people out of poverty, and not all jobs are accessible to people living in poverty or precarity. This webinar will explore what kinds of jobs and employment standards are needed to effectively address poverty in  a way that is equitable and sustainable, particularly in the context of climate change and intersecting forms of ongoing systemic oppression.

Panelists:
Shalini Konanur, Colour of Poverty, Colour of Change; South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (Toronto, ON)
Carmen Ramirez, Forum for Intercultural Leadership & Learning (Mississauga, ON)
Ian Wilson, Keepers of the Athabasca (Edmonton, AB)

Moderator: Emilly Renaud, Canada Without Poverty (Ottawa, ON)

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For any questions, inquiries or concerns around accessibility needs, please contact Natalie Appleyard at natalie@cpj.ca or 613-232-0275 ext 222.

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Thursday, October 15

Thursday, October 15
12:00pm-1:00pm ET / 9:00am-10:00am PT

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Emerging Expert: Arezoo Najibzadeh

Arezoo Najibzadeh is a rising voice for women’s civic and political participation in Canada. As co-founder of the Platform, she works with young women leaders and civic institutions to identify and address barriers to young women’s engagement and success within grassroots and institutional politics. The focus of Arezoo’s work is redefining the role of young women and girls in politics, as well as the relationship between sexual violence, public safety and women’s civic engagement. She advocates for intersectional, anti-racist and anti-oppressive policies while providing tools to civic organizations that aim to be harassment-free spaces. Arezoo is a 2020 fellow at the Muslim Youth Fellowship and an Advising Leader to the Female Laboratory of Innovative Knowledge. Arezoo is boldly challenging systemic barriers in her quest to improve the experiences of young women, girls and gender-diverse youth in politics.

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For any questions, inquiries or concerns around accessibility needs, please contact serisha@leadingincolour.ca or (514) 686-2613.

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Date: Thursday, October 15
2:00pm-3:30 pm ET / 11am – 12:30 PT

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The phrase, "nothing about us without us" has become a common call among groups experiencing poverty and other intersecting forms of systemic oppression. But what does meaningful consultation and accountability look like in practice? This webinar will explore key considerations to ensure that the people most affected by policy decisions, but most often excluded from these discussions, play an integral role in ongoing processes of development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies to address poverty in Canada.

Panelists:
Sue Gwynne, Poverty Talks! (Calgary, AB)
Paul Bailey, Black Health Alliance (Toronto, ON)

Moderator: Natalie Appleyard, Dignity for All & Citizens for Public Justice (Ottawa, ON)

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For any questions, inquiries or concerns around accessibility needs, please contact Natalie Appleyard at natalie@cpj.ca or 613-232-0275 ext 222.

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Friday, October 16

Friday, October 16
12:00pm–1:00pm ET / 9:00am-10:00am PT

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Emerging Expert: Shiva Mazrouei

Shiva Mazrouei (she/her) is an Iranian-Canadian researcher and facilitator. Currently, as the Research Officer at YWCA Canada, she is carrying out national research on women’s access to gainful employment, focusing on the barriers faced by made-vulnerable women. Shiva has also led various initiatives focused on women’s experiences, equity and inclusion in her work in the non-profit and humanitarian sectors. Shiva’s passion and work centre themes of equity, belonging, education, and mental health.

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For any questions, inquiries or concerns around accessibility needs, please contact serisha@leadingincolour.ca or (514) 686-2613

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Saturday, October 17

Saturday, October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
3:00pm-5:00pm ET  / 12:00pm-2:00pm PT

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Join Poverty Talks! on October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and help us create a better, and deeper connected community for all.

Throughout the event we will be sharing the personal stories of people with lived experience and how COVID-19 has affected their lives, followed by a Q&A session with our storytellers and members of Poverty Talks!

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Saturday, October 17
1:00pm-2:30pm ET / 10:00am-11:30am PT

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Join people across the country in calling for justice for people in poverty in Canada! Our guest panel will speak to barriers and recommendations for eradicating poverty and other intersecting forms of systemic oppression in Canada, followed by some Q&A from government representatives and other members of the audience. We will end the e-rally with a moment of collective social media action and information on next steps. Live interpretation will be available in English, French, and ASL.

Panelists:
Janine Harvey, Community Activist (Ulukhaktok, NWT)
Daniel Marineau, ATD Quart Monde (Montreal, QC)
Khaldah Salih, Black Legal Action Centre (Toronto, ON)

Moderator: Rachel Cheng, Food Secure Canada (Montreal, QC)

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Samedi, le 17 octobre
13h00 à 14h30 HNE / 10h à 11h30 HNP

Soyez du mouvement pour la justice pour les personnes en situation de pauvreté au Canada! Nos membres du panel partageront des obstacles et des recommandations pour mettre fin à la pauvreté et aux systèmes intersectionnels d'oppression au Canada, suivi par des questions des membres du gouvernement et du public. Nous allons finir le rassemblement avec un moment d'action collective à travers des médias sociaux et encore d'information sur nos étapes suivantes. L'interpretation sera disponible en français, anglais, et en langue des signes américaine.

Membres du panel:
Janine Harvey, militante communautaire (Ulukhaktok, NWT)
Daniel Marineau, ATD Quart Monde (Montréal, QC)
Khaldah Salih, Black Legal Action Centre (Toronto, ON)

Modératrice: Rachel Cheng, Réseau pour une alimentation durable (Montréal, QC)

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