Social Development Studies student Chelsea Campbell was recently awarded the GreenHouse Social Impact Showcase – Social Impact Fund. Chelsea is establishing an online platform for youth and young adults with cancer so they can find meaningful connections.
With colourful produce, a virtual reality film and lively soundscape, Speaking Fruit aims to share strategies and build alliances between movements for racial, food and labour justice, while distributing these messages to the public.
Beginning with a single question posed to migrant farmworkers in Southern Ontario, the project asks: “If the fruits you grow and pick could speak from dinner tables, refrigerators and grocery aisles, what would you want them to say?”
Garrison McCleary, a student of Social Development Studies at Renison, was curious to know how schools of social work in Ontario are responding to the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).