Spitfiyah! February 2008

This month, we are celebrating Black History Month with a jam packed show! We are discussing black focused schools in Toronto, we have an interview with Rosetta on sickle cell anemia, a piece on the landmark 1997 case of R v. RDS which acknowledged systemic racism and bias in the justice system, and a review of the documentary Black is, Black Ain't by Marlon Riggs. Also, throughout the show, we have incorporated short pieces about important events in Black Canadian history including the hanging of Angelique, overlooked facts about the Underground Railroad, the desegregation of Canadian schools and environmental racism and the razing down of Africville in Nova Scotia. Listen to our archive of the show here.

Spitfiyah! February 2007 show archive

Happy new year everyone!

The February 2007 show features interviews with poet and author Afua Copper with director Shonali Bose on her new film Amu and with Sarah Elgazzar from CAIR CAN speaking on reasonable accomodation in Quebec. Listen here.

Spitfiyah! April 2007 archive

In an effort to have our show archives readily available, here are the first ones! Radio4all, the website that houses our archives, has been experiencing some issues lately, so please keep trying if you can't get to it on the first attempt.

April 2007: Interview with Camille Cendana, observer to the Permanent People's Tribunal, commentaries on the Six Nations Land Reclamation, the Ebony Roots Symposium, the Don Imus affair, and the VA Tech shootings. Listen to the archive.

Spitfiyah! at the Paix Quebec Conference

Spitifyah!'s own Alyssa Clutterbuck will be speaking today at the Paix Quebec Conference at the Biosphere in Montreal. Alyssa is part of a panel titled Peace, Power and the Press: Reinforcing or Deconstructing Mainstream Power Structures? The panel will be held today at 1.45pm. Visit the conference's website.

January 2008 show

On this month's show: An interview with Iraqi-born writer and novelist Haifa Zangana, author of Women on a Journey: Between Baghdad and London, a live performance by Nikita from the WORD project (Writing Our Rhymes Down/ Literacy through Hip-Hop), an interview with Darcel Bullen from the Queen's University Coalition Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination, a commentary on the US primaries focusing on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and a short excerpt of a talk on diversity given by Angela Davis in 2007 at Tacoma Community College in Washington. Listen to the show.

Spitfiyah! Radio

Spitfiyah, Women of Colour Radio is a monthly show on CKUT 90.3 FM that aims to shed light on issues, public life, or aspects of Montreal's culture that are not necessarily heard in the broader Montreal media. The radio show is hosted by a collective of women of colour from different non-white racial and ethnic groups. Spitfiyah began in the fall of 2002 and its show's content includes interviews, clips from events, live performances, music, etc, all with the aim of highlighting issues of relevance to women of colour.