Abbotsford’s Hushed History of Racism

Abbotsford’s Hushed History of Racism

10 May 2021 / by CIVL Radio

Funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada

In April of 2021, the Community Radio Fund of Canadafunded 5 part podcast mini-series ‘Abbotsford’s Hushed History of Racism’ was released by CIVL on, thanks to funding from the Local Journalism Initiative, thanks to the work of journalist Aly Laube.

Please follow these links in order to access the content episode by episode:


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Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra: sessional instructor – UFV History Department; Co-Chair of the Race and Racism Network; Coordinator for the South Asian Studies Institute

Christina Reid: Executive Director of Heritage Abbotsford Society

Kelly Chahal: Abbotsford City Councillor

Marc Forcier: Vice-President, Black Connections UFV


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Olivia Daniels: UFV History Major, Extended Minor in Anthropology, BC Historical Federation W. Kaye Lamb Award Senior Division Scholarship recipient

Kris Foulds: Curator of Historical Collections, The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, Abbotsford Arts Council Lifetime Achievement Arty Award recipient


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Ian Rocksborough-Smith, PhD: Assistant Professor, UFV history department, author

Dr. Satwinder Bains: Associate Professor, UFV Social Media and Communications Studies department, Director: South Asian Studies Institute


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Rajnish Dhawan, PhD: Associate Professor, UFV English Dept.

Allison Gutrath: Diversity Education Programs Supervisor, Archway Community Services


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Daniel Lombroso: Film Director, Journalist, Senior Producer at The New Yorker