Here’s All the Culture News You Missed This Week

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Malala Yousafzai meet for a live virtual chat in honor of International Girls’ Day on October 11th.

From a virtual chat between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Malala Yousafzai to Maitreyi Ramakrishnan’s new role as Plan International’s ambassador, here’s all the news you missed this week.

The Sussexes and Malala Yousafzai meet for a virtual chat
In honor of International Girls’ Day on October 11th, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai join forces for a live video chat. The conversation, which will be streamed live on YouTube and on the Malala Fund’s social media channels at 11am EST, will discuss “why it’s important that we stand up for every girl’s right to learn. Earlier this week, Yousafzai sat down with Michelle Obama for another conversation about the importance of girls’ education, along with a special guest – Priya Mondol, a 17-year-old Indian student and activist.

The Canadian media industry has launched a diversity initiative
To combat systemic racism in the media and entertainment industries, over 20 Canadian broadcasters and industry leaders have partnered with grassroots organization BIPOC TV & FILM to launch a nationwide initiative. The initiative, titled HireBIPOC, aims to create a more inclusive workforce by facilitating the recruitment of blacks, indigenous and colored people in the country’s screen-based industries (television, film, digital) in all sectors and roles, including production and communication and is strengthened & Marketing, On-Air and more.

Plan International announced Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as its newest ambassador
I have never Star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is the new global ambassador for Plan International, an organization dedicated to promoting children’s rights and gender equality. “I believe in the power of my generation to disrupt the status quo and create a better world than what has been left to us,” the 18-year-old Tamil-Canadian actress said in a statement.

Spotify released a Thanksgiving playlist
The autumn chill has officially arrived and to match the mood, the fall music playlists are on the rise. According to Spotify, there has been an increase of nearly 170 apple harvest playlists in the past 60 days, with hits like Taylor Swift’s “Cardigan”, Ed Sheeran’s “Autumn Leaves” and The Neighborhood’s “Sweater Weather” adding the most. The music streaming platform has released its own fall playlist to celebrate Canada’s harvest festival. The Give Thanks playlist includes songs such as Otis Reddings’ I Want to Thank You, ‘Autumn Leaves’ by Nat King Cole, and’ Thank You ‘by Alanis Morissette. Stream the playlist here.

And ICYMI: The Art Gallery of Ontario has launched a virtual popup for women artists. Mindy Kaling is headlining a virtual event hosted by a Canadian platform for women entrepreneurship. and Off-White launches a second home collection.

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