UVic Campus Radio Launches Program to Boost Digital Literacy and Intergenerational Connections in Queer Community – Saanich News

CFUV, a radio station run by the Student Radio Society at the University of Victoria, launched its Queer Histories and Futures project to promote tech literacy among queer seniors and build cross-generational connections between queer communities in Victoria.

The program aims to build community among queer, trans and non-binary seniors in Victoria while addressing senior isolation and improving digital literacy, safety and security through broadcast public service announcements , according to a CFUV press release.

This will be done through weekly get-togethers starting in June and various learning opportunities for podcasting and audio production, CFUV chief operating officer Nicola Watts said in an email.

“During these gatherings, LGBTQ2S+ seniors and other members of the queer and trans community will have the opportunity to tell their stories, hear each other’s experiences, and learn from other generations, through trainings, lively activities and informal conversations,” said Watts.

Podcasts, radio shows and public service announcements will allow participants to share their stories with a wider audience in Victoria, she said.

“We heard from younger members of the queer and trans community that they lack intergenerational connections. Intergenerational relationships can facilitate skill sharing, mentoring, and a sense of belonging through storytelling and shared stories. »

Those interested in participating can do so by emailing [email protected] or calling Watts at 250 734 2273.

It is funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, which supports projects led or inspired by seniors who are making a difference in their community, according to a CFUV statement.

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