Go to podcast
by Canadaland
The White Saviors

Chapter One – The Children's Crusade

Description

Craig Kielburger was the Greta Thunberg of the 90s – a 12 year-old kid from the suburbs who dreamed of freeing the world’s children from slavery. His activism made him famous, and he was endorsed by Oprah, the Pope, the Queen, and the Clintons. His campaign became a global movement and a powerful brand. 


But right from the start, there were uncomfortable questions about money and exploitation. Decades later, it all came crashing down. But the seeds of WE’s self-destruction were planted right from the start…



Music by Audio Network


Further reading:


Canadaland’s reporting on WE Charity: https://www.canadaland.com/?s=we+charity


The WE Charity story, according to WE: 

https://www.we.org/en-CA/about-we/we-charity/our-story


WE Charity’s responses to Canadaland’s questions:


2018 investigation: https://www.canadaland.com/all-of-wes-answers-to-canadaland-and-letters-from-their-lawyers/


2019 investigation:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21044335-we-responses-to-canadaland-2019?responsive=1&title=1


WE.org Transparency page:

https://www.we.org/en-CA/transparency-reporting/we-charity


WE.org Financials page:

https://www.we.org/en-CA/about-we/we-charity/governance/


ME to WE Transparency page:

https://www.we.org/en-CA/transparency-reporting/me-to-we




This episode contains source materials used under the Fair Dealing provisions of the Copyright Act.


Sources:


It Takes a Child

Craig Kielburger’s Story – A Journey into Child Labour

Directed by Judy Jackson

Produced by Judy Films

Youtube


The Story of Craig Kielburger

produced, and narrated by Sherine Mansour

CPAC

Youtube


In Search Of Character

LiveWire Media

Elkind+Sweet Communications, Inc

https://www.livewiremedia.com/product/in-search-of-character/


The Price WE Paid

The Fifth Estate/CBC


Interview with Craig Kielburger

CSPAN


Craig Kielburger NSB Speakers promotional video

Youtube


Marc Kielburger NSB Speakers promotional video

Youtube


WE Movement Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm6agaIkn5aBJlLLds7P1HQ


MeToWe Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm6agaIkn5aBJlLLds7P1HQ


CTV News – Kielburger brothers interview with Lisa Laflamme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_p5PRLy2os


MTV Cribs: Craig Kielburger Episode

Haddon Strategy

https://vimeo.com/49975157

 

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Details

Episode 1

by Canadaland