Is This For Real?

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Sledgehammer

$5
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Your support is allowing us to break down the blue wall. As a thank you, you will receive:

  • A monthly newsletter summarizing current affairs as they relate to policing and race in Edmonton.
  • Monthly Newsletter

Jackhammer

$10
per month
In addition to the monthly newsletter you will also receive:

  • A short epilogue from the host as a personal reflection on current local news related to anti-Black racism.
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Short Epilogue

Wrecking Ball

$25
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This means the world to us. As a thank you, you will receive:
  • Early Access to Episodes! These will be posted a few days before the official episode goes live, and may be more roughly edited. This gives you a glimpse into the process.
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Short Epilogue
  • Early Access

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About Is This For Real?

Intro
Is This For Real? is a podcast centred around Black lives in Edmonton. With the mainstream spotlight on anti-Black racism and police brutality in 2020, we really felt like there was a lack of a local perspective. The issues ere being discussed very visibly, but also very broadly and without any kind of real accountability.

This project aims to represent a local perspective, shift the conversation towards real systemic solutions, and hold institutions accountable — including media, politicians, and police.

Host
Oumar Salifou has worked as a reporter in Edmonton since 2015. His work on culture and politics has appeared on CBC, CJSR, and Let’s Find Out. From 2018-2019, he served as Editor-in-Chief of The Gateway.
Goals
$2,150.71 of $2,500 per month
This goal will expand our independent journalism by dedicating resources to conduct long-term investigations into police actions.

This will allow us to dedicate resources into filing freedom of information requests.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 12 exclusive posts
7
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5
Writings

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