Canadian radio journalist Leah Shaw is launching a new program that will feature the individual stories of immigrants living in her hometown of Salmon Arm, British Columbia.
The goal is to provide a more multifaceted perspective of the community of 17,000 and help people better understand the “richness of individuals” who live there.
Leah is working with a local nonprofit, Shuswap Settlement Services, which has been on an active journey since its formation five years ago to engage the Salmon Arm community in creating a welcoming community.
She was inspired to create the radio program after participating in a community gathering hosted by Shuswap Settlement Services. The gathering aimed at building community and was pointedly designed to confront the issue of accountability and commitment.
A journalist for about 20 years, Leah has been actively involved in the last two years with a community radio station she helped form called Voice of the Shuswap. The station’s mandate is to share the stories of those who are rarely featured in mainstream media.
Read the full story from the Charles Holmes news service here.