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Episode 7: Juneteenth: A Day of Celebration and Remembrance

156 years after the first Juneteenth was celebrated in Galveston, Texas, companies and organizations across the U.S. are officially recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday. So, what is the history of Juneteenth, how do we celebrate it, and why are some people only just hearing about it? In this episode we are joined by Danielle Harris, LCSW-C, associate director of the Community Engagement Center, Chrishna Williams, director of alumni relations at the School of Social Work, and Seanté Hatcher, LCSW-C, associate dean for continuing professional education at the School of Social Work, three Black women who share their experiences and thoughts about the holiday and its significance not only in Black history, but American history. (Transcript: Juneteenth A Day of Celebration and Remembrance)
 

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Episode 6: Anti-Asian Racism is Not New (Part Two)

In part two of the Anti-Asian Racism is Not New series, we talk to Crystal Han, MD and Angeline Pham, MD about their group Crazy Stressed Asians, a support group for Asian and Asian American students at UMB and other local universities. We also discuss the impact of racial trauma on the mental health and overall well-being of Asians and Asian Americans and Communities of Color, more broadly. (Transcript: Anti-Asian Racism Is Not New Part Two)
 

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Episode 5: Anti-Asian Racism is Not New (Part One)

In this two-part series, we invited Crystal Han, MD and Angeline Pham, MD, psychiatry residents at the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt, and the facilitators of the Crazy Stressed Asians group at UMB, to discuss anti-Asian racism and its impact on the mental health and well-being of Asians and Asian Americans.  

Part one focuses on the history of anti-Asian racism in the U.S. and how to build solidarity movements across racial and ethnic groups. (Transcript: Anti-Asian Racism Is Not New Part One

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Episode 4: Capitalizing the B in Black: The Importance of Race and Language

Language is a powerful tool that allows for people to make meaning of themselves and the world they live in. How can we ensure that the language we use is also racially aware and inclusive? Our guest for this episode is James Wright, MFA, associate director of the Writing Center and associate faculty member in the Science Communication Program at the Graduate School. Together, we discuss the impact of social media and the 2020 racial justice protests on the decision to capitalize the B in Black by major news outlets. We also discuss how to incorporate inclusive language in academia. (Transcript: Capitalizing the B in Black)

 

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Episode 3: Why are White American Women Posing as Black and Latinx Women?

Cultural leeching? Blackfishing? Racial fraud? What do we name the recent phenomenon of white American women such as Jessica Krug and Rachel Dolezal posing as Black and Latinx women? Listen in as Courtney and Rosemary unpack this phenomenon with Kyla Liggett-Creel, PhD, assistant clinical professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. (Transcript: White American Women Posting as Black and Latinx Women)
 

 

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Episode 2: Voter Suppression in the U.S.

Could you identify how many bubbles are on a bar of soap? For decades, questions like these were used to deter Black people from voting. While some of the tactics have changed throughout time, the goal to suppress the right to vote from Black people and other historically marginalized communities has not. Listen in as Courtney and Rosemary discuss the history (and current-day issue) of voter suppression in the U.S. In this episode we are joined by Mr. Nicholson, a Black Vietnam veteran who grew up in Alabama during the 1960s. (Transcript: Voter Suppression)

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Episode 1: What is the Intercultural Center?

In June of 2020, the Intercultural Center (IC) was founded as a space of belonging for historically underrepresented students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. In this episode, we are joined by two of the leading players in the establishment of the IC, Patty Alvarez, PhD, the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Vanessa Gonzalez-Wright, MSW, an active student leader and alum of the School of Social Work. (Transcript: What is the Intercultural Center)

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Trailer: Welcome to The Table

Learning about our identities and the identities of others can be a messy and complicated process. That's why we're launching The Table, a podcast that will unpack questions regarding race, ethnicity, culture, norms, and current events. New episodes will be released every month. (Transcript: Welcome to the Table).

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Episode 8: Honoring Pride Month

In honor of Pride month, we are releasing a special episode that provides a brief history of Pride, its roots in the Stonewall uprising against police, and the present-day struggles that LGBTQ+ people experience, particularly Trans Women of Color. We also invited three staff members at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Gregory Brightbill, MEd, MBA, associate director for student leadership and involvement in the Intercultural Leadership and Engagement unit, Zanne Gogan, testing center coordinator for Educational Support and Disability Services, and Mishawn Smith, MPA, executive administrative assistant at the School of Nursing's diversity and inclusion office, to share what Pride means to them. If you're interested in learning about additional LGBTQ+ resources, be sure to check out the transcript of this episode for a list of local and national LGBTQ+ activists and organizations. (Transcript: Honoring Pride)
 

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