Abbotsford – CIVL-FM presents ‘Abbotsford’s Hushed History of Racism’, a five-part podcast series airing on 101.7 FM and www.civl.ca from April 19 to 23rd.

Funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) through the Local Journalism Initiative, CIVL’s Aly Laube investigated the context and history of white supremacy in Abbotsford. The series identifies and contextualizes the fundamental development of racist ideologies and practises, and how they remain in practise both throughout the Fraser Valley and more broadly across the country. The series dives into topics such as racial divisions within the City of Abbotsford, historical revelations of white supremacy in the Fraser Valley, and lived experiences from experts and community members.

CIVL/Aly Laube

Parts 1-4 air 6 pm Monday to Thursday April 19-22, with a final broadcast of the full series on Friday April 23rd from 4-6 pm, and will be available for download at 6pm, Friday on civl.ca.

To read the posts associated with each episode, as well as other Local Journalism Initiative content from stations around the country, funded by the CRFC, visit www.Canada-info.ca

To find out more about the CRFC, the only organization whose sole mandate is to financially support community and campus radio stations across Canada, visit www.crfc-fcrc.ca/en/

Guests on the series include: 

  • Satwinder Bains, Director, SASI; UFV Advisor: Canada-India Relations
  • Kelly Chahal, Elected Representative, Abbotsford City Council
  • Olivia Daniels, UFV Research Assistant
  • Marc Forcier, UFV Alum, Black Connections Founder
  • Kris Foulds, Curator of Historical Collections, The REACH Gallery and Museum
  • Allison Gutrath, Diversity Education Programs Supervisor, Archway Community Services
  • Christina Reid, Executive Director, Heritage Abbotsford Society (HAS)
  • Ian Rocksborough-Smith, Assistant Professor, History, (HAS Board Member)

Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, Senior Faculty Associate, Coordinator: SASI, Co-Chair RAN

About Aly Laube:
Aly Laube is an event producer, journalist, and musician living on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. She is a radio host on CitR and CIVL, the associate director of Cushy Entertainment, and the front woman of the local band Primp. In her spare time, she watches horror movies and panics about the ever-looming threat of climate change.
In general, you can catch Aly doing too much all the time. She’s reachable at [email protected]

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