Against the Tides of Racism

This podcast released on Saturdays aims to generate awareness, foster community, and create transformation by coming together to lean into the inspiring work of anti-racism.

Hosted by Dr. Gina Ko, Ph.D. (Educational Leadership) (she/her), a Psychologist in Calgary, Alberta. This podcast features guests from all walks of life who have endured, spoke up, and took action against the tides of racism.
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Ariam Wolde-Giorgis

Ariam is a passionate community connector dedicated to the social and civic inclusion of immigrants and other equity deserving community groups. Known as a serial volunteer, Ariam has more than 12 years of experience with Calgary-based organizations including various City of Calgary committees, the Calgary Foundation, and CommunityWise’s work in Anti-Racism Organizational Change (AROC). In addition, she is also a co-founder of BlackCAN, formerly Black Voters Matter Canada and supports many grassroots initiatives. Ariam is also an active member of Calgary’s Eritrean community, sitting as the Vice-President of YYC Eritreans where she aims to empower Eritrean youth by creating opportunities and advocating for the inclusion of their voices in Calgary organizations and institutions. For her efforts and accomplishments, Ariam was named one of the 20 Compelling Calgarians for 2016 by the Calgary Herald, and received the Achievement under 40 Award at the Immigrant of Distinction Awards 2015 by Immigrant Services Calgary.

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