The Table Podcast

Learning about our identities and the identities of others can be a messy and complicated process. That's why we launched The Table.

The Table with the Intercultural Center at UMB is a podcast that unpacks questions regarding race, ethnicity, culture, norms, and current events. New episodes will be released every month.  

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Latest Episodes

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Episode 16: Supporting Undocumented and DACA Students in Higher Education

After the election of President Trump in 2016, students across the country organized and demanded that universities become sanctuary campuses to protect the rights of undocumented students and other vulnerable populations. The Intercultural Center at UMB is a direct result of this student advocacy.

We invited Laura Bohórquez García, M.Ed. to discuss her personal and professional journeys advocating for undocumented students and pushing back against dominant narratives about immigrants that are rooted in white supremacy and capitalism. Through her expertise, we hope this episode serves as a resource for undocumented and DACA students as well as for staff and faculty who are interested in supporting this student population. 

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Episode 15: Why White Feminism Hurts

This episode is dedicated to unpacking the historic and present day harms of white feminism. We’re calling out these harmful practices so that we can move forward towards collective liberation for all bodies, not just those of white women.

Joining us for this episode is Kinley Millett, a student at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a leader of the Intersectional Feminism and Social Work student organization. (Transcript: Why White Feminism Hurts)

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Episode 14: The Past, Present, and Future of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

As a response to the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, many institutions, businesses, and organizations across various sectors in the U.S. dedicated more resources to developing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatives within their organizations. In the two years since the protests, how are these EDI initiatives institutionalizing racial equity and social change?

In this episode Diane Forbes Berthoud, PhD, MA, UMB’s first chief equity, diversity, and inclusion officer and vice president (CEDIO/VP) joins us at the table. Together, we explore her journey to her current role, and her vision and philosophy for organizational change as it aligns with EDI. (Transcript: The Past, Present, and Future of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion)

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Older Episodes

Looking for older episodes of The Table? All episodes can found in our archive


Smiling woman Courtney Jones Carney, MBA, executive director of Intercultural Leadership & Engagement, director of the Intercultural Center, and program director of the Intercultural Leadership Post-baccalaureate Certificate in the Graduate School at UMB

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Rosemary Ferreira, MEd, associate director of the Intercultural Center


The Table is written by Rosemary Ferreira, MEd, and produced by Courtney Jones Carney, MBA. Our executive producer and editor is Angela Jackson, senior marketing specialist in UMB Student Affairs. Podcast artwork is by Sarah Jung.

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