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S6E2 - Linguistics, Belonging, and Advocacy: A Dialogue with Dr. Marinka Swift

S6E2 - Linguistics, Belonging, and Advocacy: A Dialogue with Dr. Marinka Swift

September 26, 2022

On this episode of The R.A.G.E Podcast, host Micaela Parker and guest Dr. Marinka Swift, the Associate Director of IRISE, talk about her work, background, and her research around linguistics and belonging. Through dialogue, they discuss the historic exclusionary practices used within higher education and the importance of cultivating scholars dedicated to resistance in academia. By connecting through lived experiences, Micaela and Dr. Swift dive deeper into who Dr. Swift is and the importance of protecting and advocating for BIPOC, underserved, and other marginalized students on campuses like DU.

 

Resources:

The RAGE Website: theragepodcast.com

DU Health & Counseling Center: studentaffairs.du.edu/health-counseling-center

Crimson Connect: crimsonconnect.du.edu/home_login

S6E1 - Welcome Back to The R.A.G.E: On the mic with Mic

S6E1 - Welcome Back to The R.A.G.E: On the mic with Mic

September 12, 2022

On this episode of The R.A.G.E Podcast, host Micaela Parker thanks the past members of the Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)equality or the IRISE team for their work and support over the last year. Cheri Colter, Lynda Duran, Caris Fox, and many other affiliated faculty members who have transitioned to different opportunities outside of the University of Denver have helped make IRISE what it is today.

 

Micaela utilizes the episode to detail her childhood growing up in Colorado Springs, her interests, and her student organizing work at Colorado State University. She also examines the impacts of growing up and being educated in predominantly white spaces. Today, she has dedicated her life to advocacy work and empowering BIPOC students in her community.

 

Resources:

The RAGE Website: theragepodcast.com

DU Health & Counseling Center: studentaffairs.du.edu/health-counseling-center

Crimson Connect: crimsonconnect.du.edu/home_login

 

S5E14 - The Fight Must Go On: Student Activism, Community Support, and Solidarity at DU

S5E14 - The Fight Must Go On: Student Activism, Community Support, and Solidarity at DU

May 31, 2022

Summary:

Host Micaela Parker and guests Professor Aaron Schneider and Colin Bogle of Social Justice Solidarity Series (SJSS) discuss the history of the student group, advocacy in the community, and much more! In light of the April 15th, 2022 tipi desecration at DU and conversations around the moniker, we explore the impacts of structural racism in the country, around Denver, and across the DU community. By helping empower students, faculty, and staff, SJSS is working to create spaces of change and solidarity here at DU.

For more information on Social Justice Solidarity Series and how to get involved, please check out their Instagram: @du.sjss

Resources:

The RAGE Website: theragepodcast.com

DU Health & Counseling Center: studentaffairs.du.edu/health-counseling-center

Crimson Connect: crimsonconnect.du.edu/home_login

 

S5E13 - What We Want You to Know: Closing Notes from Each Legacy Interview

S5E13 - What We Want You to Know: Closing Notes from Each Legacy Interview

May 2, 2022

The Legacy Series explores the lived experiences and impact of student leaders at The University of Denver (DU). This series has three goals:

-Center decolonization and inform the DU community of DU’s colonial roots and perpetuation of racism, hate, and discrimination
-Memorialize the resilience and brilliance of student leaders and their allies, offering a behind-the-scenes of their labor
-Alert the DU community to the harms that are continually inflicted upon student leaders at the University of Denver

This episode consists of the closing notes from each interview regarding what they would most like to share with you.

More Information and Resources: https://theragepodcast.com/legacy-part-five-what-we-want-you-to-know-closing-notes-from-each-legacy-interview/

Related Episodes: https://theragepodcast.com/tag/rememberxlegacyseries/

S5E12 - Your Voice has Power: The Impact of Student Activism at DU and the CRES Minor

S5E12 - Your Voice has Power: The Impact of Student Activism at DU and the CRES Minor

May 2, 2022

The Legacy Series explores the lived experiences and impact of student leaders at The University of Denver (DU). This series has three goals:

-Center decolonization and inform the DU community of DU’s colonial roots and perpetuation of racism, hate, and discrimination
-Memorialize the resilience and brilliance of student leaders and their allies, offering a behind-the-scenes of their labor
-Alert the DU community to the harms that are continually inflicted upon student leaders at the University of Denver

This episode explores the impact of student activism as it pertains to the establishment of a Critical Race and Ethnic Studies minor at the University of Denver.

More Information and Resources: https://theragepodcast.com/legacy-part-four-your-voice-has-power-the-impact-of-student-activism-at-du-and-the-cres-minor/

Related Episodes: https://theragepodcast.com/tag/rememberxlegacyseries/

S5E11 - I Don’t Feel Safe: Addressing the Threats, Retaliation, and Backlash that Student Leaders and Their Allies Receive at DU

S5E11 - I Don’t Feel Safe: Addressing the Threats, Retaliation, and Backlash that Student Leaders and Their Allies Receive at DU

May 2, 2022

The Legacy Series explores the lived experiences and impact of student leaders at The University of Denver (DU). This series has three goals:

-Center decolonization and inform the DU community of DU’s colonial roots and perpetuation of racism, hate, and discrimination
-Memorialize the resilience and brilliance of student leaders and their allies, offering a behind-the-scenes of their labor
-Alert the DU community to the harms that are continually inflicted upon student leaders at the University of Denver

This episode explores the advocacy and hardships of student leaders who choose to embark on activism to create safer spaces for those with marginalized identities.

More Information and Resources: https://theragepodcast.com/legacy-part-three-i-dont-feel-safe-addressing-the-threats-retaliation-and-backlash-that-student-leaders-and-their-allies-receive-at-du/

Related Episodes: https://theragepodcast.com/tag/rememberxlegacyseries/

S5E10 - We are Here: Documenting Student Activism and Capturing the Authentic Existence of BIPOC Students at DU

S5E10 - We are Here: Documenting Student Activism and Capturing the Authentic Existence of BIPOC Students at DU

May 2, 2022

The Legacy Series explores the lived experiences and impact of student leaders at The University of Denver (DU). This series has three goals:

-Center decolonization and inform the DU community of DU’s colonial roots and perpetuation of racism, hate, and discrimination
-Memorialize the resilience and brilliance of student leaders and their allies, offering a behind-the-scenes of their labor
-Alert the DU community to the harms that are continually inflicted upon student leaders at the University of Denver.

This episode introduces listeners to the process and limitations of documenting student activism at the University of Denver, the pushback and blatant threats that some receive for their research and publications, and the process of students who choose to embark on activism to create safer spaces for those with marginalized identities.

More Information and Resources: https://theragepodcast.com/legacy-part-two-we-are-here-documenting-student-activism-and-capturing-the-authentic-existence-of-bipoc-students-at-du/

Related Episodes: https://theragepodcast.com/tag/rememberxlegacyseries/

S5E9 - The Past Informs the Present: Addressing DU’s Colonial Roots and the Pioneer Moniker

S5E9 - The Past Informs the Present: Addressing DU’s Colonial Roots and the Pioneer Moniker

May 2, 2022

The Legacy Series explores the lived experiences and impact of student leaders at The University of Denver (DU). This series has three goals:

-Center decolonization and inform the DU community of DU’s colonial roots and perpetuation of racism, hate, and discrimination
-Memorialize the resilience and brilliance of student leaders and their allies, offering a behind-the-scenes of their labor
-Alert the DU community to the harms that are continually inflicted upon student leaders at the University of Denver

At a foundational level, a large portion of the activism at DU has sought to force DU to acknowledge and confront its colonial roots and perpetuation of colonialism and racism. Many who join the DU community are unfamiliar with the history of The Sand Creek Massacre as well as the founder of DU, John Evans', culpability for the massacre. This history is imperative to understand the continued demand to remove the pioneer nickname at the University of Denver. 

More Information and Resources: https://theragepodcast.com/legacy-part-one-the-past-informs-the-present-addressing-dus-colonial-roots/

Related Episodes: https://theragepodcast.com/tag/rememberxlegacyseries/

S5E8 - Through the Love That We Grow: A Conversation on Environmental Justice, Collaboration, and Self-Care

S5E8 - Through the Love That We Grow: A Conversation on Environmental Justice, Collaboration, and Self-Care

April 11, 2022

Summary: Host Caris Fox and upcoming host for the RAGE Podcast, Micaela Parker, are joined by guest Ean Thomas Tafoya, the Colorado director of Green Latinos, to further dive into conversations about the climate crisis and advocacy for environmental justice. In this episode, Ean Thomas Tafoya discusses the importance of art as a tool for social justice, collaboration, and self-care. Additionally, Tafoya highlights the impact of a recent decision by Colorado state officials to not cut greenhouse gas emissions from large manufacturers until 2023. This episode also discusses the importance of centering intersectionality in combating the climate crisis, water as a source of life that should be shared indiscriminately among communities, and the power of staying true to oneself.

Resources:

Ean Tafoya’s Website: https://eantafoya.com/

A Call for Climate Justice: https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8qVHM3216Pf4ZIa

Green Latinos’ Website: https://www.greenlatinos.org/

Colorado Environmental Protection Task Force: https://cdphe.colorado.gov/environmental-justice

 

 
 
S5E7 - ”If You Want the History of a White Man, You Go to the Library”: A Conversation on Archives at the University of Denver

S5E7 - ”If You Want the History of a White Man, You Go to the Library”: A Conversation on Archives at the University of Denver

February 22, 2022

Summary: Host Caris Fox and guests Denisse Solis, Lauren Turner, and Katherine Crowe of Anderson Academic Commons at the University of Denver discuss the power of archives as sites of racial confrontation and reconciliation. Libraries are modern and historical examples of institutional racism as the stories of white, cis-gendered, non-disabled, and heterosexual men are systematically prioritized, resulting in the exclusion of works by Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC). The Anderson Academic Commons library at the University of Denver is no different. Solis, Turner, and Crowe center inclusion, ethics, care, and equity in their archival practices to capture the authentic stories of BIPOC students and their activism at DU while fighting for institutional change. 

Resources: 

The RAGE Website: theragepodcast.com 

Special Collections and Archives: https://library.du.edu/collections-library-materials/special-collections-archives/research-help

Crimson Connect: https://crimsonconnect.du.edu/home_login

Denisse Solis: https://operations.du.edu/irise/content/about/faculty-directory/denisse-solis

Lauren Turner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-s-turner/

Katherine Crowe: https://katherine-crowe.com/about/

 

 

 

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