Opportunity for Young Women and Girls: Gain radio skills, learn about gendered violence from a diverse collection of Montreal organizations and take part in producing a feminist radio program

Radio CKUT and the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy are inviting young women and girls from all communities, backgrounds and of all abilities to take part in a collective, creative radio project.

Worried about technical skills or costs of the program?
No experience needed. Registration is free. Food and childcare will be provided for every workshop! We are open to accommodating any needs or obstacles to participation participants may have. CKUT and the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy are wheelchair accessible.

Project Dates:
Workshops will run from October 2011 – April 2012. The will all be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Workshops at CKUT:

October 4, 18
November 1, 15, 29
December 13
January 17, 31
February 14, 28
March 13, 27
April 10, 24

Workshops at the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy:
October 11, 25
November 8, 22
December 6
January 24
February 7, 21
March 6, 20
April 3, 17

Description of the project:
Radio CKUT 90.3 FM and the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy, with support from the Status of Women Canada Blue Print grant, are providing an opportunity for young women and girls in Montreal to create accessible, creative radio programming around gendered issues facing their communities and gendered violence.

Both CKUT and the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy will offer exciting weekly workshops, alternating between radio-focused workshops at the radio station and gendered violence-related workshops at the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy. Blue Print Participants will have the opportunity to learn radio-making skills at CKUT and put these skills into practice by recording workshops at the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy. At the end of November 2011, February 2012 and May 2012 Blue Print participants will have the skills and opportunity to host and engineer a live radio show on the issue of gendered violence.

Who’s invited?
Young women and girls, under the age of 35, from all gendered identies, communities, backgrounds, and abilities in the Montreal area.

Why do CKUT and the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy believe this project is important?

Young women and girls, particularly from marginalized backgrounds, face excessive barriers to participating and being heard in media, mainstream and alternative alike, from lack of childcare, technical knowledge and training, time constraints with work and discrimination. This initiative aims to fill this gap, meet the needs of this demographic, and provide accessible radio training and airtime.

Why should young women take part?
Gain technical radio skills in a supportive enviroment º work experience º be creative º confidence on the mic º in-depth knowledge and training on gendered violence in all aspects of society º work with a group of young women º get in touch with interesting and important organizations around the city º get your voice on air!

The Blue Print project will be fun and educational work experience for participants! Participants will gain technical radio skills, will learn about issues of gendered violence from a variety of perspectives and will use CKUT as an avenue for self-empowerment and outreach.

Interested in taking part? Or want more information?
Contact Portia Larlee, Radio CKUT Blue Print Coordinator by emailing radio4all@ckut.ca or calling 514 668 8106.

Where will workshops take place?

CKUT 90.3 FM, 3647 University Street
The 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy, 2110 Rue Mackay

Partners:
Project Genesis, Head and Hands, CACTUS, Stella, Y des Femmes, Tyndale St George’s, DAWN RAHF Canada, SACOMSS, Project 10, Immigrant Workers Center, PINAY, West Island Calacs, ITYC, Concordia Student Parents Center, MCVI, Black Community Resource Center, Auberge Shalom pour femmes, Femmes du monde à Côte-des-Neiges, Women Aware

Contacts:

Courtney Kirkby, CKUT, 514 448 4041 x6788 (news@ckut.ca)
Portia Larlee, CKUT, 514 668 8106 (radio4all@ckut.ca)
Bianca Mugyenyi, 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy, 514 848-2424 ext. 7431 (bianca.centre2110@gmail.com)
Maya Rolbin-Ghani, 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy, 514 848-2424 ext. 7431 (promotions.2110@gmail.com

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