The Unheard Youth podcast is featuring the voices of newcomer youth from all across Canada! Created at the Centre for Race and Culture, located at the Edmonton Intercultural Centre, the goal of the podcast is for listeners to hear the stories of immigrant and refugee youth.
In March of 2018, Rose-Eva Forgues-Jenkins was hired as Podcast Production Coordinator, and ever since then she has traveled to three other cities in Canada to record conversations with youth. In the podcast, we hear from newcomers in Fort St. John, BC; Edmonton, AB; Toronto, On; and Montreal, QC. The themes of the podcast are identity, migration, and belonging. Youth were encouraged to write their own questions relating to these themes and have conversations with their peers about them.
The Centre for Race and Culture has been operating for over 20 years with the goal of addressing racism. This project gives an opportunity for the wider community to listen to and reflect on the voices and experiences of newcomer youth. We also want to provide youth with the tools and hands-on experience required to promote their own voices.
The podcast was officially released at Speak Out, an event hosted by the Centre for Race and Culture’s on March 22. The podcast is now available to listen to at unheardyouth.ca! So make sure to visit the website to hear all 13 episodes. There are also two French language episodes from when we visited Montreal. We have English translations available on the website for those episodes, and English and French language transcriptions for other episodes as well.
There are also listening booklets available with pictures, a glossary, and a timeline. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to pick up a copy!
The podcast is also being broadcast every second Thursday on CJSR 88.5FM, so make sure to tune in! Happy listening!
Information provided by the Centre for Race and Culture.