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Jun 18, 2020

Over the last several weeks in the United States and around the world, we have seen protests, marches, and rallies related to the deaths of people like George Floyd, Ahmaud Arberry, Breonna Taylor, and Dreajson Reed. Race and racism are challenging topics to talk about but we must talk about them - particularly in the context of how we collectively function as a college community. I'm joined today by three other members of the College community to have a dialog about race and racism. It is a conversation that may not be comfortable at times - perhaps for us as we have the conversation and perhaps for you as you listen. I ask only that we all sit in the discomfort and examine why it is uncomfortable for us and consider how we can use that discomfort to grow and move forward.

Thanks to my guests:

  • Chris Cathcart
  • Mia Johnson
  • Marcus Kolb

The questions from today’s conversation are based on the questions included in the National Network of State Teachers of the Year which has a discussion guide entitled "Courageous Conversations about Race in Schools". 

Calls to Action

Every episode ends with a Call to Action. I gave you one call to action already at the top of the episode and that is that if anything in today's episode caused you to be uncomfortable to sit with that discomfort, reflect on it and see how you might grow as a result of it.

The second call to action - the one I alluded to at the beginning of the episode - is that we want to continue this conversation through a podcast book read of the book "So You Want To Talk About Race?" by Ijeoma Oluo. I will be sharing information on how to join this book read as an active part of the discussion in this afternoon's all college email. 

For now, if you do not yet have this book, if you would like to join the conversation - either as a part of the podcast or just simply to read and consider along with us - please purchase a copy of the book.


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