The DREAM (Dismantling Racism through Education, Advocacy and Mobilization) Collective at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has launched the podcast, “Blacktivism in the Academy.”
The podcast is one by scholar-activists for scholar-activists. Episode 2: Student Activism. PERIOD. discusses the role faculty play in student activism. DREAM Collective member Nate Williams, PhD, interviewed five of the six student activists he supported through their action on Knox College’s campus during 2019-20 academic year. Hosted by DREAM Collective member J.T. Snipes, PhD, guests include Myla Boyd, Isaiah Simon, Rose Martines, Trevon Tyler and Dejah Kent.
Listeners can tune into the podcast on Spotify, Stitcher and Apple podcasts. Podcasts encourage and facilitate learning, activism and anti-racist action. Featured will be prominent speakers from communities of color, who will address how to step out of the societal cyclical patterns of the past.
Other DREAM Collective members include the SEHHB’s Dean Robin Hughes, PhD, Jessica Krim, EdD, and Jennifer Hernandez, PhD.