Conversations with Tee
If you like a bit of of hope and unfiltered courage, this is for you.
We have conversations lined up with Councillor Keren Tang, Shannon Van Norman, the owner of Glow Edmonton, Greg Frankson, Marci Ien, Andrew Knack, Albert Nobbs, Jennifer Rice, Rochelle Ignacio and so much more.
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Conversations with TeeJan 17, 2022
Getting into 2023 | Mental Health with Odion Welch
We thought we needed to bring Odion Welch on our very first show to discuss how to get mentally ready for 2023.
Who is Odion Welch?
Odion Welch is the best-selling author of ‘Breakthrough.’ She was born and raised in Edmonton, Canada, into an immigrant family with her mother, who single-handily raised her and her brother while dealing with personal loss and financial instability. Suffering from depression and anxiety all her life inspired her to share her story. Designed to help everyone break through personal struggles, see that we are not alone, deal with mental illness and fight the stigma that comes with it. Odion came from poverty, fear, financial disaster, and negative relationships knowing nothing but depression to inspire us with her impression.
Working with others to make herself and give them a household name. She works to empower women to overcome the struggles we are all going through, whether it be family, finance, or connections. Odion is a driven, successful entrepreneur with a passion for awareness and practical activities toward mental health. When she is not advocating for mental health or utilizing her recruitment designation, she can be found curled up on her couch watching Disney movies in her white, fluffy unicorn onesie.
Find out more about Odion Welch at www.odionwlech.com.
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Do you have space in your life for autism?
This conversation was first published here.
Author Liyu Makonnen joined us to talk about raising an autistic child. She is also the author of the book: My Voice, My Life, My Story: Mighty Explorer.
For some of us, our first introduction to autism was when St. Albert RCMP arrested a nonverbal autistic child.
The distress that a child would have gone through has broken many hearts. The child could have been my son, nephew, cousin etc.
In 2023, LCCMedia will be doing a lot of work around getting BIPOC to understand how special autistic children are.
We discussed the need for another children's book and why her book was different. We spoke about coping with an autistic child. How she protects her child?
You want to listen to the end:)
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Is my fibroid cancerous? A chat with Dr. Florence Akindele
Dr.Akindele took some time to answer questions on fibroids: Is it cancerous? Will it kill? How do you cure it? Do natural herbs work? Should we talk about female health? What part of our health is taboo to talk about?
Dr. Florence Akindele has 30 years of experience as a doctor and 20 years as an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist.
She also holds a Master's degree in Public Health and has worked in various aspects of women's health in Nigeria, Swaziland, South Africa, and now Alberta, Canada.
She is a loving mother of four and grandmother of six.
This conversation was originally published here. Our apologies for the echo. Our support could not fix it:(
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Women in Tech | A Conversation with Kasey Manchin
Kasey Machin is a Founder and COO at AretoLabs.
She is also the Founder and Chair of ParityYeg. In this media chat, she talks to Tee Adeyemo about the inspiration behind creating and shaping inclusivity online through AretoLabs.
I have to say this is the most inspiring chat I have had in a long time. Previously, I thought the world of artificial intelligence and machine learning was far removed from people like me till I spoke to Kasey. The fact that she is a woman and winning in the Techworld is a plus and a win for all women everywhere. So, please read on.
AretoLabs has three founders who bring different things to the table: Lara Cuthbertson, Kasey Machin and Jacqueline Comer. The idea behind AretoLabs began when Machin worked for a city counsellor and noticed the amount of toxicity aimed at female politicians on Twitter. A response to that is PartyBot.
Ms. Kasey Machin joined Ladies Corner to talk about gender parity and empowering women to take leadership roles in public services.
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A conversation with Prof Ubaka Ubogu | Is politics enough?
A Conversation with Tim Cartmell
Miss Tee speaks to Edmonton city councillor Tim Cartmell about throbbing City issues like rent control, health care, aggressive constituents, the opioid crises, housing and more.
We are grateful to Councillor Cartmell's office for making this chat possible.
You want to listen to a very lively conversation from start to finish.
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A Conversation with Ifeoma Okoye | President Igbo Cultural Association of Edmonton
We enjoyed this conversation about the importance of culture and heritage in our festivals.
The Igbo Cultural Association of Edmonton has been around since 2002, but they held the first New Yam Festival recently.
The President of the organization, Ifeoma Okoye, joined us to talk about what ICAE means to Edmonton and how we can get involved. We spoke candidly about the intersections of religion, Christianity, culture, and ancient practices. We want to know what you think, please leave us a comment. And as always, we thrive when you share our content.
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A Sweet Conversation with the Three Bunny Sisters
In 2021, Raveena and Diya Duggal were both awarded the Governor General’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers for their ongoing contributions. Raveena (age 15), Diya (age 12), and Amisha (age 8) have been involved in several charity initiatives through worldwide organizations.
They have done charity work for the Women’s Interval Home, the Cancer Society, and Plan International, to name a few. Raveena and Diya are also recipients of the UK 2019 Princess Diana Award, which honours “young people who work to improve the lives of others,” and also won the 2018 Mayor's Award, as well as being honoured by politicians.
They joined Tee Adeyemo to talk about their book the Bunny Sister and their passion for humanitarian work.
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Conversations with Dunia Nur
Sis Dunia Nur spent some time with us last week on Big Conversations.
It was a private conversation with a public audience. We spoke at length about the power of ur Black Muslim sisters and their power on 118 street and 107 Avenue.
We learnt about the power of Black women in communities.
We learnt that sister Nur is putting her energy behind Minister Rajan Sawhney.
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Conversation with Tyson Boyce and Bishop Taiwo Fasoranti
Tyson Boyce - the campaign manager for the Nathan Ip Campaign - and Alberta NDP party stalwart Bishop Taiwo Fasorati joined Tee to talk about the interesting political Alberta landscape.
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Conversation with Tope Akindele and Curator Alexis Marie Chute
He showcases his photography at the Multicultural Heritage Centre on the 9th June from 6 pm – 9 pm.
The exhibition is themed Light in Darkness and it is a collection of some his most powerful shots as a photographer during the pandemic.
“The exhibits will showcase some of the fine art photography created during the pandemic. Light In Darkness is a collection of work that invites us to examine life’s journey as extremes on a continuum of sameness”. “It examines the contradictions and often tensions that arise from our experiences of love, laughter, trauma, inequity and the pandemic”.
“The artist encourages hopeful curiosity as we engage with the exhibition in finding our joy in sadness, pain in happiness while awakening our learners' mind to evoke light in darkness”. The location is Multicultural Heritage Centre, 5411 51 Street, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X7
Register here www.eventbrite.ca/e/light-in-darkness-photography-exhibition-by-tope-akindele-tickets-340900270887
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Conversations with Rachel Notley
Ms Rachel Notley is the leader of the Opposition party in Alberta.
She had 15 minutes to take questions about Alberta's Future, good paying jobs and more.
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A Conversation with Honourable Minister Marci Ien
The Honourable Marci Ien has served as Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre since October 2020.
Minister Ien is a devoted community leader and a passionate advocate for vulnerable communities in Canada and around the world. Prior to being elected to the House of Commons, she had an award-winning career in journalism and television that spanned three decades. She has travelled internationally with Journalists for Human Rights and World Vision.
Minister Ien has worked as a mentor with underprivileged youth with Trust 15, an afterschool program based in the Etobicoke area of Toronto, and in La Loche, Saskatchewan, following the shooting at Dene High School in 2016. She has also supported students from these communities by co-founding a new scholarship at the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University. A graduate of Ryerson, she later returned to the university as a distinguished visiting professor and served on its Board of Governors.
In October 2020, just a day after being elected to Parliament, Minister Ien released her first book, Off Script: Living Out Loud, in which she shares personal milestones, tales of resilience and kindness, dramatic moments from her career as a journalist, and insights from the many unforgettable people she has met and interviewed.
Minister Ien was born and raised in Toronto, where she lives with her children Blaize and Dash.Minister Ien is the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth.
A Conversation with Emily Kimani
Emily Kimani is a fifth-year student in the Faculty of Science specializing in immunology and infection. She serves as the 2021-22 University of Alberta Students’ Union (UASU) Vice President of Operations and Finance.
She is the first woman of colour to occupy this position. She joined us to talk about her year as vice president (operations and finance) and the challenges of tuition hikes.
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Conversations with Councillor Erin Rutherford
In this episode, we learn how Councillor Erin Rutherford uses compassion, innovation and collaboration in her work at Edmonton City Council. Compassion when we talk houselessness and especially the reasons behind her voting 'no' to grants for businesses impacted by construction. We get to potholes and mosquitoes.
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An Afternoon with Councillor Ashley Salvador
Coming to Canada with Chidi C.Iwuchukwu
The Promise and Challenges of Trading in Alberta with Mrs Kemi Bolatito-Bello
What are the challenges of doing business in Alberta. Mrs. Kemi Bolatito- Bello would know. She is the CEO of one of the fastest-growing grocery stores in Edmonton, Bulk Buy Wholesale.
She talks about the problems immigrants face with getting loans in Canadian banks, she reflects on the fact that help promised from the government is trickling in. As hard as the pandemic was, she narrates how her business thrived and how they did things differently. Clearly, Mrs. Bolatito Bello is an embodiment of wisdom. You want to listen and learn from her.
She also talked about the promises of trading in a province like Alberta. There is a lot to unpack here. You want to listen to all of it.
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Catching up with Giselle General - Life after the Municipal elections
An Evening with Councillor Jennifer Rice
Jennifer Rice was elected to Edmonton City Council on October 18, 2021, and officially took her oath of office on October 26, 2021. She is a resident of Edmonton Ward Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi and she is among the first visible minority women to be elected to City Council in Edmonton’s history.
In this episode of Conversations, we talk about Edmonton. The chat takes us to surveys, antiracism, safety on mass transit and hope. Listen to the end to hear Councillor Rice talk about what gives her hope.
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Black History: A Canadian Perspective | A Collaboration between thestride.ca and LCCMedia
Moderator Robert Tyndale discusses understanding Black History and present reality with Tomi Ajele, Greg Frankson and Adora Nwofor.
Greg Frankson A. Gregory (Greg) Frankson, OCT, B.Ed. is the founder and CEO of Voice Share Inc., which provides training, presentation, coaching/mentorship, and consulting services focused on transformative organizational change through inclusive leadership and effective communication. Prior to creating Voice Share in 2018, Greg was a teacher, arts educator, event producer, corporate trainer, and anti-discrimination facilitator. Throughout his career, Greg has used his voice to create social change as an advocate, award-winning literary artist, and media commentator. Artistically, he published four poetry collections, contributed to three anthologies, edited AfriCANthology: Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets (2022), and released four studio audio recordings, among many other achievements.
Tomi Ajele is the Editor-In-Chief at Afros In Tha City – a media collective dedicated to amplifying Black voices in Mohkínstsis/Calgary. Her work has also been published in The Huffington Post, CBC, ByBlacks, Avenue Magazine, and The Sprawl. Tomi is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy and hopes to continue to use her voice to advocate for an anti-oppressive tomorrow.
Adora Nwofor aka Statuesse Adora Nwofor aka Statuesse is your typical everyday awkward Amazon Goddess next door. She leads with grace and humour even when not intended. Comedian and host, she is all well rounded and a 2020 Calgary Herald Compelling Calgarian making an impact on Turtle Island. From co-producing and styling community content with Shaw Cable, hosting events like Folkfest, Cariwest, and Reggaefest, to making folx jaws drop with comedy at Nubian Disciples, your local Comedy Club. or Gogo Battles, she isn’t afraid to tell THE edgy story you needed. A people lover, getting a look into new communities is her newest adventure, Living a creative life on Youtube tells how people have continued to express themselves despite a pandemic. That’s not all; there’s also public speaking (at U of C, Mount Royal, and Capilano University in the past year), activism (you saw 2020 but she has been on it), wardrobe styling, and modelling in the YYC, all like she’s having a party. Maybe she IS the party!
MODERATED BY: Robert Tyndale (Bobby T) Robert “bobby.t” Tyndale is a digital marketer that believes that people connect through stories. Robert runs a small content production agency called Version Me Media, working with different businesses across Edmonton. He spends his downtime working his Youtube channel and podcast interviewing, reflecting, and talking about things he finds interesting. Focused on engaging the Black community, Robert is a co-founder of a local Black publication Melanistic Magazine and a board member of the Federation of Black Canadians and Jamaican Association of Northern Alberta. Seeing a gap in the social space, Robert started a new tech startup called Return on Colour – focusing on interconnecting Black Canadians across the country through a directory highlighting Black professionals, organizations, businesses, freelancers, and organizations.
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A Conversation about Edmonton with Andrew Knack
We talk politics and issues about Edmonton. We talked about the budget, about the removal of all restrictions and Edmonton's face masking mandate. You can find out what gives Andrew hope and what he does to unwind at the end of the day.
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A Conversation with Priscilla and Nancy - Canada Confesses
The conversation was extraordinary because of their passion and determination to create safe spaces for youths to engage in conversations that are driving change across Canada.
Our youths are our future.
These young ladies will inspire you - their boldness and extraordinariness will challenge you to do more. For family, community and country.
This podcast was sponsored by Calgary Foundation.
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Conversation with CEO Akinkunmi John
Mr. Akinkunmi John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Ibadan and an MBA from the Business School, Netherlands (with distinction in dissertation). In the course of service in the private sector, he underwent several trainings and certification courses in Management, Leadership and Marketing. He is a professional in Marketing and Management with experience spanning several years in Commercial Banking and Credit Analysis in the banking industry.
Mr. Akinkunmi John is the Founder and Managing Director of Goldbridge Foods Limited, a company that specializes in the processing of easy-to-prepare indigenous packaged foods. Goldbridge Foods Limited is the promoter of food products under the brand name “Laba”. “Laba” as the name connotes represents originality, freshness, and naturalness. The company’s aim is to minimize the turnaround time in preparing meals, provide foods that are devoid of toxic chemicals and in naturally preserved forms (fresh- close to organic foods), and bridge the gap in the supply of healthy and highly nutritional foods to the Nigerian populaces and other African consumers, as well as provide business and employment opportunities to people. Currently, the company’s products include unripe plantain flour, bean flour, corn flour, garri, instant pounded yam flour, bean flour, rice flour, and smoked catfish. More products are in the offing.
His vision is to be a catalyst of positive impact in the business world, community, and the world. His mission is to inspire, help the helpless, and give hope to the hopeless in society.
Mr. Akinkunmi John is happily married and blessed with a daughter and a son.
A Conversation with Rochelle Ignacio | Black Futures Market at the Art Gallery of Alberta | February 5-6
Rochelle Ignacio (she/her) is a safety and inclusion specialist who is passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology from the University of Alberta with a major in Family Ecology and minor in Community Diversity, as well as an Occupational Health and Safety Certificate. She strongly believes in community building, volunteerism, and advocating for underrepresented individuals and groups of people.
Rochelle is the CEO and Founder of Enid Rose Collective which houses her personal portfolio and consultative services. Through Enid Rose Collective Rochelle customizes service offerings to fit the needs of her clients.
Rochelle also acts as the Operations Business Officer and Co-Founder of Black-Owned Market Edmonton (BOM YEG) which is a volunteer collective whose aim is to uplift Black-owned businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives.
Rochelle is the recipient of Edify Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 awards (2021) as well as the African Caribbean Community Leader of the Year award (2020).
For more information regarding Rochelle's portfolio check out enidrosecollective.com / bomyeg.ca / LinkedIn Profile.
She joined Tee to talk about Black Futures Market at the Art Gallery of Alberta on February 5th and 6th. For more information, please visit: www.bomyeg.ca
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Conversations with Alicia Richins | Keynote Speaker, University of Alberta International Week
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 and set out a blueprint for achieving peace and prosperity for people and the planet by the year 2030. They recognize that ending poverty and inequality goes hand-in-hand with protecting the environment and building the economy.
International Week 2022 focuses on what our local and global community members are doing to help us achieve these challenging goals.
Alicia Richins is a sustainability and social impact consultant with a global outlook and expertise in ecological economics. She has a deep understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and works to translate them to the local level. During this keynote address, she will get you thinking about climate resilience, climate justice, climate action and, specifically, how the expansion of solar energy both at home and abroad relates to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Register here: https://solaralberta.ca/event/solar-show-keynote-solar-energy-and-the-sustainable-development-goals/
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A Conversation with Stacey Leavitt-Wright
Stacey Leavitt-Wright is the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Edmonton. She joined us to talk about The Shine a Light on Antisemitism mosaic art piece unveiled last week. You can view the complete mosaic on their website and explore it interactively. https://bit.ly/ShineALightOn
They have a Holocaust museum exhibit at the downtown Stanley A. Milner Library, which opens this Friday and is on display until January 30. Thank you to Edmonton Public Library for hosting this exhibit from the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem.
The final event is a free virtual conversation with Ben M Freeman about the history of Jew-hate on January 27 at 7 p.m. This program is in partnership with Calgary Jewish Federation, Calgary Public Library, and Edmonton Public Library. Tickets: https://bit.ly/3tDcjb3.
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A Conversation with Shannon Van Norman
She is an entrepreneur and the owner of Glow Edmonton. She joined Tee to talk about trading in the pandemic and more. If there is anything about Shannon, she walks on water. Her faith is empowering and daring. It is most certain, if you want Shannon's outcomes, you have to take Shannon's steps.
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A Conversation with Angeline Letourneau
Angeline Marie Letourneau is Ph.D. Student in Environmental Sociology with social media. She is also a speaker at the University of Alberta's International Week. Her talk is titled: Examining the Roots of Climate Change Denial and Reimagining the Tree.
Angeline is a third-year Ph.D. student in Environmental Sociology. Angeline has a background in environmental studies and has extensive work experience in the industry and non-profit organizations in Canada and Germany. These experiences have shaped her ongoing research interests in how gendered identities operate in energy and agri-food systems. Her current thesis explores the interplay between the identities of Albertan oil workers and their resistance to climate change action. Angeline’s other research interests include theoretical understandings and applications of queer ecology and green criminology, social impact assessments, and the relationship between social media and identity. Her work centers on decolonial and intersectional feminist lenses and, she prioritizes social justice in all of her work.
She joined Tee to talk about International Week and how climate change denial affects us all.
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A Conversation with Kirsten Bauer
She is a communicator and on the communications team of Protect our Province. She joins Tee to talk about protecting our Province's value to Alberta. For more information about Pop Alberta, please visit: www.popab.ca
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A Conversation with Greg Frankson
Gregory (Greg) Frankson, OCT, B.Ed. is the founder and CEO of Voice Share Inc., which provides training, presentation, coaching/mentorship, and consulting services focused on transformative organizational change through inclusive leadership and effective communication. Prior to creating Voice Share in 2018, Greg was a teacher, arts educator, event producer, corporate trainer, and anti-discrimination facilitator.
Throughout his career, Greg has used his voice to create social change as an advocate, award-winning literary artist, and media commentator. Artistically, he published four poetry collections, contributed to three anthologies, edited AfriCANthology: Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets (2022), and released four studio audio recordings, among many other achievements.
He was also an on-air poetic commentator on Here and Now Toronto on CBC Radio One. In the community, his leadership resulted in the overdue commemoration of Robert Sutherland, Canada’s first known university graduate of colour and first Black lawyer, at Queen’s University and across Canada. His words have been published in periodicals and poetry journals on three continents.
Greg is a former Canadian national poetry slam champion, an inaugural inductee to the VERSe Ottawa Hall of Honour, and poet laureate of the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership. He previously served on the boards of Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) and Tropicana Community Services (Toronto), currently serves on the board for Prince’s Trust Canada, and chairs the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Council at the Abilities Centre. Greg has left a lasting impact at his alma mater, Queen’s University, as its first Black student government president, former student senator and ex-officio trustee, and as a long-serving current member of the University Council. He graduated from Queen’s in 1999 with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees, earned concurrently, and holds certificates in Indigenous Awareness and Coaching for Performance and Mentorship.
He joined Tee recently to talk about his latest book: AfriCanthology which is out on February 1, 2022. To find out more about Greg and his work book, please visit: https://www.ritallin.com/
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A Conversation with Keren Tang
She is Edmonton's, Keren Tang. Everywhere she goes, her optimism and belief in Edmonton tell us that all things are possible.
This is our first media chat with a councillor in 2022, and we are excited it is with Keren!
We cannot emphasize enough how empowering it is to be seen/visible in Edmonton today.
We are a BIPOC brand, and media work is voluntary. We remain grateful to Keren for making the time.
We talked about snow removal, bonding with other councillors, who might be responsible for the EPCOR's recent power outage in Edmonton South, the Edmonton Police, and so much more.
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A Conversation with Albert Nobbs
Albert Nobbs needs no introduction. He is described as an independent public servant making a real difference in the lives of the vulnerable people he works with. His passion and energy are empowering. His message is simple: 'let's care for one another. Lately, Albert has been delivering N95 masks to people who need the masks the most. His work is legendary.
To find out more about Albert, please visit: www.albertaactivistcollective.com
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