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Blacktivism In the Academy
34 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Six Degrees of Mary Howard Hamilton
In our season 2 finale, the amazing Mary Howard Hamilton graces us all with her presence and we sit down with three scholars to talk about their academic lineage. Guests - Dr. Mary Howard Hamilton, Dr. Lori Patton Davis, Dr. Chayla Haynes Davison Audience Survey - https://forms.gle/qCVnQocuGabmY4yb8
35 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Black Twitter is Undefeated
We sit down with Dr. Katrina Overby to talk about what it means to be “an activist in these streets AND on these sheets!” We dig into her scholarship about culture, Black twitter, and social media. Plus, Dr.Overby shares a few hot takes on current topics! More from Katrina Overby Doin' It For the Culture - Dissertation on Proquest RIT Bio Twitter - @dr_ko_08 AACC #ScholarStrike Conference Panel RIT Faculty Highlight Red Bottoms, Gold, and Ass: The Werk of Serena Williams on the cover of Harper's Bazaar More Resources Follow @BlackInTheIvory on Twitter or at BlackintheIvory.net
24 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
The Professionalism Trap pt. 2
We’re back for part two of the professionalism series. Let’s zoom out a bit and talk about professionalism in a broader context. We hear from a couple of guests as they recount the lessons they’ve learned about what it means to be “professional” and what that word is code for. Interesting Links "Professionalism or Socialized White Supremacy" - 2019 NASPA piece by LaTecia Yarbrough and Ricky Urgo. "Blacksonian" piece about Whiteness - We recommend reading the section about "White Dominant Culture". That's the National Association of African American History and Culture. Losing My Language - An episode of the BBC podcast, The Comb, about the global dominance of English in the African diaspora. The podcast episode talks about the difficulties, resistance, and realities of being socialized to speak "more professionally" while rejecting your native ethnic language. Support the Show Take our 2 min listener survey - https://forms.gle/hppa8aJ7eZm4WNnZ9
22 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
The Professionalism Trap pt. 1
This week we’re talking about that ubiquitously vague word: “professionalism”. What does that word actually mean and is that meaning compatible with antiracism? We start a two-part series with this look at professionalism through the lens of the pandemic. Guest(s) - Jessica Krim, Candace Hall, Students of Dr. Hall’s Contemporary Issues in Higher Education:Blacktivism in the Academy course Support Blacktivism in the Academy Rate and review us on Spotify and Apple Podcasts Take our 2 min audience survey - forms.gle/DkCZu6cm7XP5WTFZ9
35 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
What is Critical Race Theory Tho?
J.T. and fellow Dream Collective member, Nate Williams have a conversation about Critical Race Theory and the strange moment it's having right now in the news. They talk about the tenets of CRT, chop it up about society, and stumble onto the idea of Critical Race Artists. RESOURCES Critical Race Studies in Education Association - crsea.org Cheryl I. Harris' 1993 Harvard Law Review piece - Whiteness as Property Cheryl I. Harris' 2020 follow-up piece - Reflections on Whiteness as Property Find Nate Williams on Twitter - @Dr_Nate Support Blacktivism in the Academy Take our audience survey - https://forms.gle/hpL2Twj4NDTfstay8
2 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Can We Holla at You For a Minute?
Hey fam! We’re halfway through the season and cooking up 5 more episodes for you. In the mean time, please take our audience survey. You can fill out in about 2 minutes. Your opinion is appreciated and will help us understand more about you so that we can keep producing a show that builds community. BIA Audience Survey - https://forms.gle/J7MFTxmfJ5r2gL7W9 We’ll see you in your feed next week with a full-length episode. Follow the Dream Collective on the socials IG & FB - Dream Collective20 Twitter - @DreamCollect20 YT - Dream Collective Find the Dream Collective online www.dream-collective.org email - firstname.lastname@example.org
34 minutes | May 27, 2021
Ride or DEI
Host J.T. Snipes is joined by Nkosi Anderson, Hadya Sow, and Marcelle Mentor for a frank discussion about their experiences doing work in the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion space. We get into the joys frustrations, hopes, and realities of the profession and what has (or hasn't) changed in the past couple of years. www.InclusiveRoots.org - Learn more about the ROOTS project Nkosi is involved with. Contact our Guests Marcelle Mentor email@example.com Nkosi Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org 201-259-3889 Hadya Sow 317.603.9817 email@example.com
30 minutes | May 20, 2021
Everything is Us
Dr. View is the hip-hop scholar/artist/organizer/DJ/producer/educator leading the Fire in Little Africa team. He joins our host, J.T. Snipes to talk about the project which brings together the top rappers, singers, musicians and visual artists in Oklahoma to commemorate the centennial of the 1921 Massacre and introduce Tulsa’s hip-hop culture to a global audience. www.FireInLittleAfrica.com - Keep up with the FILA crew, get merch, and learn more about the artists. Black Wall Street Legacy Festival - Taking place in Tulsa 05/27 - 05/31 www.JusticeforJulisJones.com - View the documentary, donate, and sign the petition for clemency here. Fire in Little Africa Podcast on Spotify - Learn about the artists and FILA project. Fireside Podcast with Dr. View on Spotify - Get deeper into the ethos and artistic mindset with Dr.View and his guests. This episode does happen to have a spoiler for The Last Dragon so... we warned you.
28 minutes | May 13, 2021
Students in the Panorama
How have colleges and universities worked (or not worked) to support students during the pandemic? Students from Dr. Candace Hall’s Contemporary Issues in Higher Education course (AKA "Blacktivism in the Academy Class") discuss the realities of trying to learn during the pandemic. Student names have been omitted to protect student and staff privacy. Guest: Dr. Candace Hall episode artwork by Shelly Freund
23 minutes | May 6, 2021
The Great Eight pt.2
We continue the story of the Great Eight as we learn how they are passing the baton and giving support to the next generation of Black women scholars. Idalia Wilmoth, the first recipient of the Great Eight Scholarship, joins us to speak on her experience. Guest(s) - Idalia Wilmoth, Nadrea Njoku PhD. To learn more and contribute to the Great Eight Scholarship, visit: education.iupui.edu/ways-to-support/ways-to-give/great-eight-scholarship.html Get your life and keep up with future projects at: www.blackgirloncampus.com/ Get your style together with Idalia by following her: @PrettyAuthenticated
26 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
The Great Eight pt. 1
In 2016 eight Black women made history as the largest group of Black women to earn their PhDs together at IU’s school of Education. We hear from the Great Eight as they share their experiences and discuss what it could look like for institutions to support Black women. To learn more and contribute to the Great Eight Scholarship, visit: education.iupui.edu/ways-to-support/ways-to-give/great-eight-scholarship.html Guests - Jasmine Haywood, Demetrees Hutchins, Johari Shuck, Jada Phelps, Tiffany Kyser, Shannon McCullough, Nadrea Njoku, Juhanna Rogers EDIT - An earlier version of this episode misattributed the voice of one of our guests
2 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Season Two Premieres April 29th
Season two of Blacktivism in the Academy is premiering on April 29! We've got some amazing episodes coming your way. Make sure you are subscribed so you don't miss an episode. Keep up with the Dream Collective by following DreamCollective20 on all the socials. Check out www.Dream-Collective.org to see some of the new stuff we have coming down the pipeline for you. Wanna contact The Dream Collective? Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org See you in season 2!
23 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Big Momma Knows. You Don't.
E, a scholar who works to destabilize the neo-colonial space and project of the academy, joins J.T. to talk about what types of knowledge are valued in higher education. We dive into the notions of ancestral knowledge and wisdom, how the academy may fail to recognize them, and why Big Momma would say to all the PhDs out there, “You don’t know nothing!”.
21 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Legibility For What
We’re joined by the talented trio of Reggie Blockett, Leonard Taylor and Steve Mobley Jr. for a conversation about queerness in the academy. We talked about the legibility of queer folx and whose gaze and experience are normalized when queer visibility is even questioned.
21 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Circle Up: Black Student Athletes
Dr. Tomika Ferguson shares her experience as an all-American athlete, her path to her research, and the creation of BASC, the Black Athlete Sister Circle. We dive into the paradox of being hyper visible on the field, yet overlooked in the classroom. We also talk about black athletes being such a force for social and political change and having the responsibility to advocate and protest foisted on them. Whether you play, watch, or are completely out of the loop, chances are improving equity and dismantling racism in your athletics program will have far-reaching effects. If you want more information about the BASC framework, email Dr. Ferguson at TomikaFerguson@gmail.com
21 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Criminalizing the Student Body
Dr. Subini Annamma and Dr. David Stoval talk to us about their research and the school-prison nexus. If you want to understand how our current systems are criminalizing students and what you can do to combat that, keep listening.
21 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Justice or Just Us?
Megan Segoshi and OiYan Poon join the conversation to share their experience and research when it comes to combating racism in higher education. We talk about racism-conscious admissions, attitudes towards affirmative action, and what a future of solidarity and racial justice looks like. Guest(s) - Dr. Megan Segoshi & Dr. OiYan Poon Action: Vote "yes" on prop 16 in California Demand action against anti-black racism on your campus Use your influence to advocate for racial equity for Indigenous folx, Latinx folx, Asians and Pacific Islanders, and Black folx when making any admin decisions.
20 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Racial Hierarchy is Bullshit
Jessica Harris and Jasmine Haywood joined DREAM Collective members Nate and Jennifer to discuss past research, personal experiences with multiraciality & Afrolatinidad, and how white supremacy aims to enforce a racial hierarchy. Contributors - Nate Williams and Jennifer Hernandez Visit LuminaFoundation.org to learn more about Dr. Haywood's work. Dr. Harris is currently researching the intersections of race, gender, and campus sexual assault. Music in this episode: Nana Kwabena - Six Feet Under Nana Kwabena - Aviated Brothers Records - Easy Trip Trap
21 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
The Notorious GLB
Eavesdrop on a conversation between Dr. View, a new generation scholar activist with an artful understanding of how to use hip hop to educate, and Gloria Ladson-Billings, the highly exalted, highly experienced educator who has been the torchbearer for culturally competent pedagogy. Guests: Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings Dr. Stevie Johnson AKA Dr. View
3 minutes | Oct 3, 2020
New Episodes Coming Soon!
We’re working on bringing you more amazing episodes. And that takes a little bit of time. Look out for a full episode next Thursday featuring hip hop scholar heavyweights Gloria Ladson-Billings aka The Notorious GLB alongside Stevie Johnson aka Dr. View. And while I have your attention, here’s a short peak at what’s coming up the rest of this season. Find us: Online www.Dream-Collective.org IG @dreamcollective20
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