Bonus Ep213: Talking Allyship and Solidarity on the Know Nonsense Anti-Racism Podcast


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Anti-Racism. Black Lives Matter. Allyship and Solidarity between equity-seeking groups.

We’ve touched a bit on these with Changing Lenses podcast guests over the last year, but haven’t dived as deeply into these topics as my friend and fellow podcaster Nura Yunus has. She created the Know Nonsense Podcast to educate listeners about the experiences and systems of racism that exist in Canada and across the world, and the ways in which they show up for people of colour every single day.

Nura is a Black Muslim woman, born and raised in Canada to parents who immigrated from Eritrea. The Know Nonsense Podcast is Nura’s passion project which she does on 100% volunteer basis, while she’s working full time in international development.

So today, I’m excited to share (with Nura’s permission) a slightly shorter version of our episode called “Talking Allyship and Solidarity”, which originally aired on the Know Nonsense podcast on October 29, 2021.

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Identity in relatedness, not accomplishments
  • The self-sacrifices required in allyship
  • Examples of solidarity (and division) in DEI and workplaces today
  • Racism within our own families
  • Power brokers vs. allies (credit: Mary-Frances Winters)
  • White supremacy culture, vs. white culture supremacy

Contact Rosie and find JEDI resources at:

Full transcript available here.

Guest Bio and References/Links

About Nura Yunus:

Nura Yunus (she/her) is a Black Muslim woman born and raised in Toronto, the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Nura currently works in international development and before this worked with various grassroots and non-profit organizations in program design and delivery, community development and workshop facilitation. Her passion for anti-Black racism has recently led to the creation of the Know Nonsense Anti-Racism podcast, a resource for learning about racial injustice from a Canadian perspective. When she isn’t working on the podcast you can find her reading works by authors of colour, watching documentaries, or hiking one of Toronto’s many beautiful parks.

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References and resources in this episode:
Original Know Nonsense episode release: on Spotify.

  1. Where Do I Begin? Reading Plan
  2. Rachel Cargle – The Great Unlearn
  3. Guide to Allyship
  4. Tema Okun – White Supremacy Culture

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