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Connecticut high schools will be required to offer African-American, Black, Puerto Rican, and Latino studies beginning in Fall 2022 – becoming the first state in the nation to do so. Here to discuss the significance of this new law, signed into
The podcast team debriefs last week's conversation on transgender rights and adds some personal experiences from the college campus.
You keep using that word... I do not think it means what you think it means... Yes. We're pulling from our good friend Inigo Montoya to help us spell out the "T" in LGBTQIA+, because some of the misconceptions we're hearing today are truly inc
The podcast team debriefs last week's conversation on cancel culture and adds some personal experiences from the college campus.
Afraid of being cancelled for saying the wrong thing? Our podcast guest D Howden thinks that's much less likely to happen than you think... Today we'll explore the deep roots of cancel culture and its displaced meanings in the modern media land
The concept of home is fluid for many undocumented students in America, especially in today's political climate. What role can higher education play in helping to stabilize policy for students? And more broadly, why do policy decisions change f
Jamil and Renea explore the the invisible labor and emotion it takes to progress social justice. Being an activist, it takes emotional, intellectual, and physical work. They cover the concept of "reverse racism," affirmative action, and the nor
By day, Dr. Jaye Gardiner is working as a postdoctoral fellow in pancreatic cancer research, mentoring up-and-coming STEM students, and teaching in the (Teen Research Internship Program (TRIP) Initiative) through
Six Asian women were murdered in Atlanta this week amidst a surge of anti-Asian discrimination and hate crimes. While investigations are still underway in Georgia, we couldn't miss this opportunity to have some real talk. In this bonus episode,
Early Drop 📩 If social justice and inclusion are top priorities on campus, then where is the money? As we strive to strengthen our footing as a social justice university, Dr. Lin and Dr. Carter-David discuss the hidden costs and burdens placed
Yes. We have (and love) the Sage Center. But it still seems like some things are missing... Listen in and add your suggestions @realtalkscsu on Instagram!
After an inspiring conversation last week with Dr. Evans about the evolution of black culture and faculty on university campuses, we return with students Renea and Antione to talk about black student experiences - from seeing yourself reflected
Dr. Marian Evans, professor of public health at Southern Connecticut State University, breaks down her years working in the medical field and higher education, and the changes she's seen in multiculturalism and professional support for black fa
What keeps us from having authentic, meaningful conversations about racism, discrimination and bias in the classroom? Learn about the foundations of diversity conversations in higher ed and how they are actually experienced by people of color.
Dr. Joe Bertolino joins Diane and Shanté to look back at how far higher ed has come, how far we have to go, and what his experience has been leading the university during challenging times.
Dr. Randolph Brooks joins us again to talk about the prevailing mental health stigmas across cultures and why they're more important than ever to break.
This week Diane and Shanté bring in Dr. Tekisha Dwan Everette to discuss healthcare access and utilization amongst minority communities, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed long-standing health inequities. Dr. Everette is the executive di
People are hurt. People are in trauma. We have two presidents and no idea when we will only have one.... COVID is spiking, families are in dire economic straits... so how are YOU doing? Dr. Randolph Brooks is the Multicultural Programming and O
As we round the corner on one of the most contentious political season of our times, many of us are left to wonder what's next. Dr. Jonathan Wharton helps us break down what's going on in the world and what to expect (and not expect) after elec
The role of journalism as a non-partisan checkpoint has been largely called into question during the rise of social media and accusations of fake news, with conversations often curving back to the question of, “Who gets to own the truth?” Prof
Diane and Shante talk with two student activists, Jamil Harp and Elijah Ortiz, about the ongoing work to move past performance activism and into the realm of effecting systemic change, beginning at their own university.
In 2020, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion officers are rapidly becoming the real MVPs at colleges and universities across America. As Southern Connecticut State University's first chief DEI strategist, Dr. Diane Ariza brings more than two decad
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