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Grounded Communities – IG Live with Jessica Somera

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join BIPOC youth leaders on IG Live hosted by CRE’s Solidarity Specialist, Farah Talaat! Come learn about and share your perspectives on solidarity and allyship!

Where: Our IG Live (@cdnroots)

When: May 31 @ 6-8 pm EST


Featuring Grounded Communities Alumni:

Jessica Somera (she/siya) | @jessica_somera
Jessica Somera is an Ilokano woman, born and raised in Treaty 6 & 8 Territory, specifically Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) and High Level/Chateh (Hay Lakes 209). She is a certified NCCP coach & has coached basketball + volleyball in Alberta Indigenous Games. She currently works in paediatric mental health & is reconnecting to her culture.




Facilitated by:

Farah Talaat (she/her)

Farah Talaat (she/her) is an Egyptian poet, media host, event planner, womanist and youth/community worker. She immigrated to Canada approximately ten years ago. Farah embodies liberatory, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive practices in her role as a youth leader. As a Solidarity Specialist, she facilitates a number of programs & workshops that embed and explore roots of solidarity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth. Farah has a deep passion for solidarity, food security, community wellness and creative writing as pathways for healing and resistance.


May 31
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm