The podcast where we piece together what makes a world without violence.
THE 16TH PIECE: RACISM IN THE WORKPLACE AND CULTURAL SAFETY FOR INDIGENOUS STAFF
It’s our last podcast of the year and you won’t want to miss it! Our guest is Joe Antone, the clinical lead for Biigajiiskaan: Indigenous Pathways to Mental Wellness, a program run in partnership between Atlohsa Family Healing Services and Parkwood Mental Health Institute. Joe talks openly about cultural safety for indigenous staff and how racism shows up in the workplace. Joe leaves us with many concrete examples of actions to take in creating workplaces that feel safe and welcoming to all.
THE 15TH PIECE: SEX WORK
This week we are talking sex work and addressing the myths and misconceptions about who does sex work and why, with Rosie Cheeks. Importantly, sex work entails a diversity of experiences and it’s difficult to frame sex work as inherently harmful or inherently liberating. Today’s conversation with Rosie offers insight and challenges many of our own biases about sex work. Rosie has been an online sex worker since 2019 and finds joy and creative fulfillment in their work.
Anova believes that sex workers have the right to make decisions and take steps to do their work safely. We support the decriminalization of sex work. Read more about Anova’s position on sex work here.
If you’re interested in helping to provide safety and support to sex workers and their allies in the London area, we recommend checking out SafeSpace London.
THE 14TH PIECE: HOMELESSNESS IS A GENDERED ISSUE
Today, we are talking homelessness with housing stability & health equity researcher and professor at Western University, Abe Oudshoorn, RN, PhD. We start by defining what homelessness is, what causes it and explain how it is gendered. Abe provides us some insight on how women and nonbinary individuals are driven to homelessness for a variety of reasons, such as gender-based violence, and how they experience homelessness differently and exit it differently. We talk about strategies to end homelessness and what you can do to support those. They are probably different than you think!
BONUS EPISODE – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. When most people hear the words “abuse” or “domestic violence,” they think of physical or sexual violence. But the truth is, it can manifest in many other ways – ways that are difficult to recognize. On this bonus episode of Peace by Piece, Anova’s Public Education Coordinator, Allison Preyde talks about abuse and unhealthy relationship dynamics, and lists 8 red flags to keep a lookout for.
THE 13TH PIECE: SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
This week, we are talking about sexual harassment in the workplace. Our guest is lawyer and staunch advocate for justice, Susan Toth. Susan is a partner at the law firm of Polishuk, Camman & Steele and teaches courses related to the law at Brescia University College and Western University. Her advocacy work continues outside of courtrooms and classrooms as a board member of the Urban League of London and the Chair of the London Police Services Board. We begin by defining what sexual harassment in the workplace is and dive into what the law can do, what are the challenges, and how it is a gender equity issue. Our conversation contains practical advice and tools for workplaces. A reminder that, this season of the podcast encompasses a workplace curriculum called The Community of Peace. This episode in particular would be a great place to start. We have discussion questions to help you navigate the content and create moments for reflection and conversation. You can sign up to receive discussion questions for every episode by visiting: https://www.anovafuture.org/community-of-peace.
What do you do when someone tells you that they’ve experienced sexual violence? Get ready to skill up! Anova’s Public Education Coordinator, Allison Preyde is back on the podcast with disclosure training. We are walking you through an effective three-step response to disclosures and answer your questions about what is helpful, what is harmful and why.
If you’re interested in learning more about disclosure training or would like to schedule a training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE 11TH PIECE: SEXUAL ASSAULT AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
It’s our season two premiere! We talk about what survivors can expect when going through the justice system, practical knowledge for those who want system change and why less than 10% of survivors of sexual assault pursue legal action. Our guest is Karen Bellehumeur, a former Anova board member and experienced lawyer who represents survivors in criminal cases and in human rights claims for sexual assault and harassment. She is living proof that not all hero’s wear capes.
A note to our listeners that we do discuss sexual assault and harassment. Listener discretion is advised.
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