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EPISODE 17

I HAD NO IDEA WHAT BEING NATIVE WAS

 

Colleen Cardinal is a mother, author, and survivor of the Sixties Scoop. She joins us this week to talk about how she perceived being Indigenous as a child, intergenerational trauma, and how Canada has failed to address its past treatment of Indigenous peoples.

 

 
 
 

SEASON 2

  Colleen Cardinal   is a mother, author, and survivor of the Sixties Scoop. She joins us this week to talk about how she perceived being Indigenous as a child, intergenerational trauma, and how Canada has failed to address its past treatment of Indigenous peoples.  [Episode 17 Transcript]

Colleen Cardinal is a mother, author, and survivor of the Sixties Scoop. She joins us this week to talk about how she perceived being Indigenous as a child, intergenerational trauma, and how Canada has failed to address its past treatment of Indigenous peoples. [Episode 17 Transcript]

  Before becoming a world renowned hip-hop sensation and activist, Emmanuel Jal grew up as a child soldier in what is now known as South Sudan. He joins us this week to talk about his childhood, how music provided an important platform for his cause, and Kanye West.    [Episode 16 Transcript]

Before becoming a world renowned hip-hop sensation and activist, Emmanuel Jal grew up as a child soldier in what is now known as South Sudan. He joins us this week to talk about his childhood, how music provided an important platform for his cause, and Kanye West. [Episode 16 Transcript]

  Hosts Gilad Cohen and Simona Ramkisson open up to each other this week. What shaped their interest in human rights? How do they deal with micro-aggressions and racism? And what possessed them to dye their hair blonde? This plus so much more on the latest episode of The Hum.  [Episode 15 Transcript]

Hosts Gilad Cohen and Simona Ramkisson open up to each other this week. What shaped their interest in human rights? How do they deal with micro-aggressions and racism? And what possessed them to dye their hair blonde? This plus so much more on the latest episode of The Hum. [Episode 15 Transcript]

  Emmy-nominated filmmaker Cynthia Lowen has seen firsthand how cyber abuse can have an impact outside the chat room. She joins us today to discuss her film  Netizens , the gender dynamics of being on the internet and the efforts to bring practical reforms to privacy laws.  [Episode 14 Transcript]

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Cynthia Lowen has seen firsthand how cyber abuse can have an impact outside the chat room. She joins us today to discuss her film Netizens, the gender dynamics of being on the internet and the efforts to bring practical reforms to privacy laws. [Episode 14 Transcript]

  On January 31, 2015, Mandi Gray was reportedly sexually assaulted by a fellow student at York University. Mandi drops by to talk about institutional betrayal, naming sexual assault, and becoming one of the few to take her case to trial.  [Episode 13 Transcript]

On January 31, 2015, Mandi Gray was reportedly sexually assaulted by a fellow student at York University. Mandi drops by to talk about institutional betrayal, naming sexual assault, and becoming one of the few to take her case to trial. [Episode 13 Transcript]

  On October 12, 2013, Scott Jones' life changed in an instant when he was left paralyzed from the waist down in an anti-gay hate crime. Scott and his close friend, Laura Marie Wayne sit down with us to discuss toxic masculinity, the hesitation of naming hate crimes and how Scott has moved on since the attack.  [Episode 12 Transcript]  

On October 12, 2013, Scott Jones' life changed in an instant when he was left paralyzed from the waist down in an anti-gay hate crime. Scott and his close friend, Laura Marie Wayne sit down with us to discuss toxic masculinity, the hesitation of naming hate crimes and how Scott has moved on since the attack. [Episode 12 Transcript]  

  On September 24, 2014, Jermaine Carby was shot dead by Peel Regional Police. His cousin and close friend La Tanya Grant discusses who Jermaine was and shares insights on the controversial practice of carding, police brutality and the onus of justice put on black families.  

On September 24, 2014, Jermaine Carby was shot dead by Peel Regional Police. His cousin and close friend La Tanya Grant discusses who Jermaine was and shares insights on the controversial practice of carding, police brutality and the onus of justice put on black families.  


SEASON 1

  Described by North Korea as the most dangerous American they've ever imprisoned, Kenneth Bae talks about spending 735 days in a forced labour camp. He chats with us about faith, grilled cheese sandwiches, becoming a counsellor to his guards and Dennis Rodman. 

Described by North Korea as the most dangerous American they've ever imprisoned, Kenneth Bae talks about spending 735 days in a forced labour camp. He chats with us about faith, grilled cheese sandwiches, becoming a counsellor to his guards and Dennis Rodman. 

  Cleopatra Kambugu is an activist and Uganda’s first out transgender woman. She joins us this week with her main squeeze, Nelson, to talk about her experiences and struggles, LGBTQ culture in Uganda, and Jerry Springer.   [Episode 9 Transcript]

Cleopatra Kambugu is an activist and Uganda’s first out transgender woman. She joins us this week with her main squeeze, Nelson, to talk about her experiences and struggles, LGBTQ culture in Uganda, and Jerry Springer. [Episode 9 Transcript]

  Zahra Haider created a shit storm when she wrote an article for  VICE  about having premarital sex in Pakistan. This week, Zahra repsonds to her haters, thanks her supporters, and squashes rumours that she's an Indian spy.   [Episode 8 Transcript]

Zahra Haider created a shit storm when she wrote an article for VICE about having premarital sex in Pakistan. This week, Zahra repsonds to her haters, thanks her supporters, and squashes rumours that she's an Indian spy. [Episode 8 Transcript]

  We've received a lot of questions about our hosts recently. Who are they? Why do they do this podcast? Why are their names so hard to pronounce? This week, Amar and Gilad bare their souls... to each other.   [Episode 7 Transcript]

We've received a lot of questions about our hosts recently. Who are they? Why do they do this podcast? Why are their names so hard to pronounce? This week, Amar and Gilad bare their souls... to each other. [Episode 7 Transcript]

  In 2002, a mountain biking accident left Luke Anderson with significant paralysis. Since then, he founded StopGap Foundation and turned his injury into a mission to create barrier-free cities. Luke talks to Amar and Gilad about access, empowering language, and finding his new normal.   [      Episode 6 Transcript]

In 2002, a mountain biking accident left Luke Anderson with significant paralysis. Since then, he founded StopGap Foundation and turned his injury into a mission to create barrier-free cities. Luke talks to Amar and Gilad about access, empowering language, and finding his new normal. [Episode 6 Transcript]

  Playwright, singer, theatre director, and youth educator Tanisha Taitt is a survivor of violence. She shares her thoughts on gender conditioning, the Jian Ghomeshi verdict, the Democratic presidential race, and living beyond labels.      

Playwright, singer, theatre director, and youth educator Tanisha Taitt is a survivor of violence. She shares her thoughts on gender conditioning, the Jian Ghomeshi verdict, the Democratic presidential race, and living beyond labels.
 

 

   Adil Charkaoui spent two years in a Quebec prison as a terror suspect. He was never charged with a crime. After five years of house arrest and two Supreme Court victories, he was finally freed in 2009. We caught up with Adil to talk about Islamophobia, racism in Quebec, and men with swords.   

 Adil Charkaoui spent two years in a Quebec prison as a terror suspect. He was never charged with a crime. After five years of house arrest and two Supreme Court victories, he was finally freed in 2009. We caught up with Adil to talk about Islamophobia, racism in Quebec, and men with swords.
 

  Filmmaker Rama Rau talks to us about cyberbullying, rape culture, victim blaming and what it was like making  No Place To Hide   , her documentary about the Rehtaeh Parsons story.    

Filmmaker Rama Rau talks to us about cyberbullying, rape culture, victim blaming and what it was like making No Place To Hide, her documentary about the Rehtaeh Parsons story.
 

  Angel Cordero spent thirteen years in prison for a crime that another man confessed to. He talks to us about coming home, rebuilding his life, and his ongoing fight for justice.   

Angel Cordero spent thirteen years in prison for a crime that another man confessed to. He talks to us about coming home, rebuilding his life, and his ongoing fight for justice.
 

  Enoch, a North Korean refugee, describes what life was like under the regime, his journey across the ice   cold Tumen River, the challenges he now faces as a refugee, and the bright lights that convinced him it was all worth it.

Enoch, a North Korean refugee, describes what life was like under the regime, his journey across the ice cold Tumen River, the challenges he now faces as a refugee, and the bright lights that convinced him it was all worth it.

ABOUT

The Hum is a podcast that cuts straight to the heart of human rights stories. Raw, honest and uncensored, from the people who have lived them first-hand.

Real people. Real stories. Every other Tuesday. 

The Hum is an initiative of JAYU, a charity that shares human rights stories through the arts.

THE TEAM

Season 2

GILAD COHEN (Host & Producer) 
@MrGiladCohen
Gilad is an artist, human rights advocate and founder of JAYU, a charity that uses art to share human rights stories. Gilad has been actively involved in the human rights scene since 2006. Feeling the need to raise more awareness in his own community, Gilad launched JAYU in 2012, using art as the main vehicle. Gilad has been invited to speak on human rights in media and several platforms including CTV, CBC, The Globe and Mail, Al Jazeera America, and the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva in 2012. In 2015, he was selected as a Rothschild Fellow through The University of Cambridge in the UK, as well as a fellow with the Toronto Arts Council Leaders Lab in 2017.

SIMONA RAMKISSON (Host) 
Simona Ramkisson is a community development professional who is actively working to ensure community voices and insights are at the center of community program design and not the afterthought. As a advocate of open practice and program design, Simona is currently working on a province-wide digital literacy project focused on ensuring marginalized and underrepresented communities are included in the changing innovation economy. Her current obsession includes working with communities of colour to understand their digital rights and to better equip vulnerable peoples with the tools and know-how to better engage and participate online.

BRANDON FRAGOMENI (Producer & Editor) 
@josif13
Brandon has had his hand in several industries over the past few years.  Brandon spent time in the United Kingdom completing a Masters in Public Administration, focusing his research on Canada’s Indigenous peoples and public policy.  Brandon has also spent time working in the fitness and health industry, which lead to the creation of Plates Podcast, a podcast about the culture of food, fitness and health, in which Brandon is the co-host.  Brandon has been involved with non-profits and grassroots organizations for over a decade and now works in international development.

ALEX CASTELLANI (Producer & Editor) 
@a_caste
Alex Castellani has always believed in the transformative power of story telling from a young age.  Vacillating between passions and interests over the years, he has since compounded harnessed skills into a multi-location cafe and bar in Toronto where he uses sensory experience and education to tell stories about people and lands around the world.  From a young age inheriting his fathers 35mm camera, Alex has had a deep passion for photography and broadcasting.  He spent his young adult years mastering audio and setting up audio productions for various functions and currently produces another podcast, PLATES, focusing on food and fitness culture. With an post-secondary educational background in ethics and a business focused on transparency and supply chain equity across beverage categories, Alex is thrilled to be part of the team at The Hum.

RON MA (Associate Producer)
Ron is a student at the University of Toronto, majoring in Cinema Studies and Urban Studies. As a lifelong cinephile, he encountered the field of arts administration in university and has been pursuing it ever since. He has supported arts organizations of different sizes and goals, such as Trinity Square Video, Cinema Studies Student Union at the University of Toronto, and now JAYU. In his spare time, he writes for Top 10 Films, a website that celebrates film through a wide variety of lists and reviews.


Season 1

GILAD COHEN (Host & Producer) 
@MrGiladCohen
Gilad is an artist, human rights advocate and founder of JAYU, a charity that uses art to share human rights stories. Gilad has been actively involved in the human rights scene since 2006. Feeling the need to raise more awareness in his own community, Gilad launched JAYU in 2012, using art as the main vehicle. Gilad has been invited to speak on human rights in media and several platforms including CTV, CBC, The Globe and Mail, Al Jazeera America, and the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva in 2012. In 2015, he was selected as a Rothschild Fellow through The University of Cambridge in the UK, as well as a fellow with the Toronto Arts Council Leaders Lab in 2017. 

AMAR WALA (Host)
@amarwala
With his debut feature The Secret Trial 5 (2014), Amar Wala established himself as a daring new voice in Canadian cinema. A graduate of York University's acclaimed Film program, he believes deeply in cinema's ability to create awareness and facilitate social change. Passionate about both documentary and narrative film, Wala's dramatic work has also garnered high praise at home and abroad. Cameron Bailey, Director of TIFF, named Amar one of Toronto's Top Ten Filmmakers in 2008, for his short film The Good Son. The Secret Trial 5 received the 2014 Magnus Isacsson Award at RIDM, as well as a Jury mention in the Emerging Filmmaker category at Hot Docs. The film would also be named one of Now Magazine's Top Ten Films of 2014.

KATY SWAILES (Producer & Editor)
@katyswailes
Katy is a filmmaker and audio producer based in Toronto. She is the writer/producer of the feature documentary film Voices of Silence, about domestic violence in Bangladesh, and associate producer/story editor of The Ravenite, a documentary film about the Gambino crime family's social club in 1980s New York. By day she is the associate producer of Writers & Company, a weekly literary program on CBC Radio One and SiriusXM Radio. 

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