This episode explores the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program in Canada by considering the modes of surveillance, exploitation, denial and violence embedded in the program. Nisha Toomey and Chris Ramsaroop demystify false histories of Canadian innocence and the white settler anxieties entrenched in the state.
In a deliberate attempt to un-forget erased histories, this snack episode considers a housing co-op in Toronto’s downtown core. The name of the street, the co-op, and the land where it’s situated, trace a relationship between settler colonialism, slavery, and antiblackness.
In this episode, various voices consider self-care in the work of the henceforward. There is a discussion of self-care collectively vs. individually, Elder Jacqui Lavalley generously explains smudging, and dark sousveillance* is offered as a form of self-care.