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Episode 56: Working in Community — with Jackie Wong

June 23, 2020

On this episode of Below the Radar, our host Am Johal and guest host Rachel Wong are joined by Jackie Wong. Jackie currently is the Director of Communications and Race Equity Project Director at Hua Foundation and is a long-time collaborator and friend of SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Together, they talk about Jackie’s past work as a journalist, the current work that she does in Chinatown with regards to decolonization and working with youth, and how her different experiences have shaped her approach to the work and research she does.

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Jackie Wong

Jackie Wong lives with her small family on unceded Coast Salish homelands. She is part of the staff leadership team of hua foundation, a youth empowerment non-profit working on racial equity and civic engagement issues. She is a longtime friend and collaborator of SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, particularly through her former work as a founding co-facilitator of its Community Journalism 101 program, which is stewarded by Megaphone, where she used to work. She has a background in journalism and has written about housing justice, drug policy, and equity issues for The Tyee, Maisonneuve, and publications across North America. In addition to her current work with hua foundation, Jackie maintains an independent practice as a facilitator, editor, and writer. She looks forward to teaching again in SFU’s Semester in Dialogue program in summer 2021.


About Below the Radar

Below the Radar is a weekly podcast hosted by Am Johal. We talk environmental and social justice, arts, culture, community-building and urban issues with featured guests. Hosted on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, this podcast is produced by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement as a part of our Knowledge Democracy Project @ 312 Main — encouraging the meaningful exchange of ideas and information across communities.

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Below the Radar is a weekly podcast hosted by Am Johal. We talk environmental and social justice, arts, culture, community-building and urban issues with featured guests. Hosted on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, this podcast is produced by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement as a part of our Knowledge Democracy Project @ 312 Main — encouraging the meaningful exchange of ideas and information across communities.

Below the Radar is a weekly podcast hosted by Am Johal. We talk environmental and social justice, arts, culture, community-building and urban issues with featured guests. Hosted on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, this podcast is produced by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement as a part of our Knowledge Democracy Project @ 312 Main — encouraging the meaningful exchange of ideas and information across communities.