This Magazine is launching a new national talk series! Join us on February 27th at 6:30 p.m. at The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op (2203 Gottingen Street) for the third event in our new We Need to Talk About This series.
We Need to Talk About This: Diversity in media
The Big Question: “What can we do to make Canada’s media more diverse”
Featuring Arielle Twist, Sandra C. Hannebohm, Trina Roache and Haleigh Atwood
Admission is $10.00 ($5.00 for students) and includes a copy of This Magazine. You can also purchase our super event ticket which includes admission, plus a one-year subscription to This Magazine (what a bargain!). Buy your tickets online now or at the door.
Watch for other We Need to Talk About This events in Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg. Each city will feature a different topic, as well as a diverse line-up of speakers.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this.org/weneedtotalkaboutthis
Thank you to Ontario Creates and the Department of Canadian Heritage for their support of this project.
Meet the speakers:
Arielle Twist has work published with Them, Canadian Art, The Fiddlehead, PRISM International, This Magazine,and CBC. Her debut collection of poetry ‘Disintegrate/Dissociate’ is forthcoming March 2019 with Arsenal Pulp Press.
Trina Roache brings 18 years of experience to APTN Investigates as an award-winning journalist. A member of the Glooscap First Nation in unceded Mi’kmaq territory, Trina has covered Indigenous issues from politics to land protection, treaty rights, and more. Trina’s favourite place is behind the camera, and is honoured when the people living the story trust her to tell it.
Haleigh Atwood is the editorial assistant for Lion’s Roar magazine, America’s leading Buddhist publication. In her final year at the University of King’s College, she wrote an in-depth feature on how LGBTQ journalists navigate the workplace. From the perspective of a queer journalist, Haleigh thinks a lot about the landscape of Canadian media and how it can be more diverse.
Sandra C. Hannebohm has been writing about politics and race for five years. Together with fellow journalist Tunde Balogun, she started an independent media company that used community-based investigative journalism to produce a documentary on issues facing black Nova Scotians. She reports on a range of topics from housing to health-care, to racism in the workplace, and the rise of Korean pop music. In 2016 she wrote and hosted podcasts on media and racism in the legislature.