The Refugee Radio Project is a workshop delivered by CJRU Radio Ryerson in partnership with Culturelink. From November 2017 to April 2018, the project received funding to deliver two eight-week long sessions to eight Syrian refugee women and girls, providing free training in radio documentary production, along with meals and transportation. The sessions culminated in a radio series entitled On the Way which can be listened to below.
This fall, CJRU is holding a Fund Drive to raise thirty-three hundred dollars to fund another round of our successful Refugee Radio workshops. With your help, we’ll continue to make this free program available, and accessible. All you need to do to support is visit store.cjru.ca. We have some awesome gifts for those who pledge, including our Fund Drive t-shirts, tote bags, mugs, desktop speakers and an incredible raffle. All the proceeds go to fund Refugee Radio!
On the Way is a CJRU radio series that features the voices of Syrian refugee women and girls who share their stories of immigration. After the civil war broke out in their home country, they left in search of a better life. Each of their journeys have led them here, to Canada.
Fifteen personal accounts are thoughtfully told in the four-part series. Their stories reveal true courage, to leave their entire life behind and venture into the unknown to find safety and fair opportunities. There is strength in their voices as they recount some of the toughest moments they’ve faced. The unfortunate goodbye’s, longing, patience and ultimately the hope that shines a light on the future.
On the Way airs Mondays and Wednesdays at 5PM beginning on June 4.