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CIVL Radio presents podcast series about racism in Abbotsford

Five-part series looks at racial divisions, racist ideologies and more
Aly Laube investigates the context and history of white supremacy in Abbotsford in the podcast series Abbotsford’s Hushed History of Racism.

CIVL-FM presents Abbotsford’s Hushed History of Racism, a five-part podcast series airing from now until April 23.

The series, which airs on on 101.7 FM and, is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) through the Local Journalism Initiative. CIVL’s Aly Laube investigated the context and history of white supremacy in Abbotsford.

The series identifies and contextualizes the fundamental development of racist ideologies and practices, and how they remain in practice both throughout the Fraser Valley and more broadly across the country.

The series dives into topics such as racial divisions within the City of Abbotsford, historical revelations of white supremacy in the Fraser Valley, and lived experiences from experts and community members.

The first two parts of the series were aired Monday and Tuesday, but they continue on Wednesday and Thursday (April 22 and 23) at 6 p.m., with a final broadcast of the full series on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. The entire series will be available for download starting at 6 p.m. Friday on

To read the posts associated with each episode, as well as other Local Journalism Initiative content from stations around the country, funded by the CRFC, visit

Laube is an event producer, journalist, and musician. She is a radio host on CitR and CIVL, the associate director of Cushy Entertainment, and the front woman of the local band Primp.

Guests on the series include:

• Satwinder Bains, director of the South Asian Studies Institute (SASI) at University of the Fraser Valley

• Kelly Chahal, Abbotsford city councillor

• Olivia Daniel, UFV research assistant

• Marc Forcier, Black Connections founder

• Kris Foulds, curator of historical collections at The Reach Gallery Museum

• Allison Gutrath, diversity education programs supervisor at Archway Community Services

• Christina Reid, executive director of Heritage Abbotsford Society (HAS)

• Ian Rocksborough-Smith, assistant professor in history and HAS board member

• Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, senior faculty associate and coordinator of SASI, co-chair of RAN