Who Benefits From Public Safety?
This week Mattea Roach, is joined by Ziya Jones, Riley Yesno, and Frances Bula, to talk about public safety. A few weeks ago unhoused folks in Vancouver were met with displacement and decampment by police and bylaw officers. Who is this supposed solution meant for? AND, transgender and queer people have been facing a new wave of violent attacks globally. What kinds of protections might actually help?Host: Mattea RoachCredits: Aviva Lessard (Producer), Noor Azrieh (Associate Producer), Caleb Thompson (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Annette Ejiofor (Managing Editor)Guests: Ziya Jones, Riley Yesno, Frances BulaBackground reading:Vancouver police, city staff begin removing encampment on East Hastings StreetNational Housing Strategy ActOntario NDP urges legal protections for drag performancesDrag events in Canada are facing a ‘crisis’ of hate, advocate warns. What can be done?Anti-gay activists target children’s libraries and drag queen story hoursCanada’s federal budget promises anti-hate action, but can the government actually do anything?Sponsors: Athletic Greens, BetterHelpIf you value this podcast, Support us! You’ll get premium access to all our shows ad free, including early releases and bonus content. You’ll also get our exclusive newsletter, discounts on merch, tickets to our live and virtual events, and more than anything, you’ll be a part of the solution to Canada’s journalism crisis, you’ll be keeping our work free and accessible to everybody. You can listen ad-free on Amazon Music—included with Prime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.