Project Someone Director, Vivek Venkatesh, recently joined Minister Ahmed Hussen and the beneficiary organizations of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) funding programme at the launch of Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy.
Minister Hussen explored current ideas in the public sphere, including the discourse surrounding systemic and institutional racism and the institutional barriers that prevent people from succeeding and contributing their full potential.
Venkatesh explained how Project Someone is developing and implementing community-driven solutions that challenge discrimination and contribute to SDGs in Canada: “Project Someone has taken a very community–facing and participatory action research framework devoting ourselves to the reduction of hate and discrimination as precursors to violent extremism, but we do this as a function of education through critical digital literacy. And so, we are looking to create spaces for pluralistic dialogue which are embedded as all types of curricular modules.”
- multimedia presentations and online courses
- community developed and created art installations and performances
- Research creation
- documentaries and Podcasts
- multimedia materials
- MOOCs focusing on social pedagogy
- publishing policy briefs driven by analyses of social conversations.
Venkatesh also highlighted Project Someone’s latest projects involving key government members and community stakeholders in Chicoutimi and Edmonton, looking at how workshops that magnify indigenous and racialized communities’ narratives can be brought to the forefront by sustainably empowering these communities.