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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Annie Wong

Annie Wong is a writer and multidisciplinary artist working in performance and installation. Conceptually diverse, her practice explores the intersections between the political and poetic in everyday life. Wong has presented across North America including at the Toronto Biennale of Art, Studio XX, SBC Gallery (Montreal, QC), and Third Space Gallery (Saint John, NB). She has been awarded residencies with the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Power Plant (Toronto, ON), Banff Centre for Creativity and Art (Banff, AB), and the City of Calgary. Her literary works can be found in Koffler.Digital, The Shanghai Literary Review, C Magazine, Canadian Art, and MICE Magazine. She is a member of Friends of Chinatown Toronto.

Upcoming guest

Calvin Hudson Hwang

Calvin Hudson Hwang is an award-winning Taiwanese-Canadian filmmaker born in Edmonton, Alberta. Hwang’s latest film “What Flowers They Bloom,” produced with financial support from Heritage Canada, examines COVID-19 disinformation and its impact on mental health and anti-Asian racism. Hwang started performing as a youth with the St. Albert Children's Theatre and gradually progressed to acting roles in commercials, film and television. Following a career in advertising that took him to London (UK), Toronto, San Francisco, and Montreal, C. Hudson transitioned to behind-the-camera after moving to Los Angeles to attend film school. His directorial works have screened internationally at festivals including Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, London, Milan, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Halifax, Ottawa, Berlin and throughout Germany. He is the creative force behind the award-winning documentary series Real Life Stories developed for Johnson and Johnson. His 3-part documentary series on psoriasis was awarded best patient education programming by the Canadian Dermatologist Association. Combining a unique skill set in film, strategy, regulatory, and stakeholder management, Hwang founded SUPRE in 2017, a company focused exclusively on health documentaries.



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