Episode 42 - Learning to tell your story with Akilah Newton from Big Dreamers and CBC Montreal with Debbie Hynes & Andrea Stanford

Welcome to Season 7 of What's Literacy Got To Do With It? by Literacy Quebec! In this episode, we discuss how to communicate our own stories,  the importance of creating accessible resources for youth to learn Canadian Black History, and get some media training to pitch our stories and impact! We also celebrate the winner of this year's Freda Hudson Award given each year to an outstanding volunteer.  Guests: Akilah Newton CEO & Founder of Big Dreamers and Akilah Newton Projects.  Visit the Big Dreamers website https://www.bigdreamers.ca/about-us/ to learn about Big Dreamers' goal to celebrate multiculturalism and individuality through the lens of diversity, plus Akilah's passion for arts and activism to create resources to educate youth about Canadian Black History. Debbie Hynes and Andrea Stanford, Regional Managers and Communications Specialists, at CBC Montreal (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation / Radio Canada) who teach us how to present / "pitch" our news stories to the media through using plain and clear language.  Finally, we celebrate with volunteer literacy tutor Kathy LePoer from the Yamaska Literacy Council and recipient of the 2020 Freda Hudson Volunteer Recognition award! Congratulations! We also discuss some links and special news items: Learn more about Literacy Quebec's Literacy Helpline or call 1-888-521-8181, Check out Storytime with Uma Ghad this summer! And as always check out our website and our social media for more events! What's Literacy Got To Do With It? is a community-based podcast for English-speaking, lifelong literacy learners in Quebec. Our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore from Literacy Quebec, explore topics around community building, lifelong curiosity, and the multiple types of literacy. It's incredible what we can learn from each other. You may have noticed that we changed our name to What's Literacy Got to Do With It? Let us know what you think! Subscribe, share our podcast, and write to us at admin@literacyquebec.org, send us a voicemail at 514-508-6805, Facebook, Instagram @LiteracyQuebec --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/literacy-quebec/message

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Welcome to What's Literacy Got To Do With It? by Literacy Quebec. A community-based podcast for English-speaking, lifelong literacy learners in Quebec. Our hosts Chris Shee and Jaimie Cudmore from Literacy Quebec explore topics around community building, lifelong curiosity, and the multiple types of literacy. It's incredible what we can learn from each other!