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Radio: How do we reopen Philly’s Schools safely and justly? (Youtube Video)

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Tensions have run high as the School District of Philadelphia, like districts across the U.S., have been devising plans to reopen schools within the context of COVID19. At last Thursday’s school board meeting, district officials presented a proposal to reopen… Continue Reading →

Radio: Unnecessary arrests, Unnecessary deaths: Incarceration and COVID 19

At least 1 in 6 of all COVID-19 cases in Illinois’ communities are linked to spread from a single jail. Nationally, we cycle 5 million people through jail every year. If the study’s findings roughly hold in other places, this… Continue Reading →

Radio: Schooling for Critical Consciousness, with Dr. Scott Seider and Dr. Daren Graves

Tune in to Encuentros Políticos/Political Encounters, Tuesdays at 4p EST & Sundays at 5p EST on USALAmedia.com Episode Description In the context of COVID19 & social insurrection there are so many questions right now around educators can best care for… Continue Reading →

Radio: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico, author Dr. Marisol LeBrón

I’m pleased to have Dr. Marisol LeBrón, an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in race, policing, and political activism in Puerto Rico and U.S. communities of color, and an Assistant Professor of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas… Continue Reading →

Radio: Supporting College Student Mental Health, a conversation with sociologist, Dr. Shirley Leyro 5.24.20 – 5p est

Mental health and wellbeing challenges among college students are much more common that is often discussed in the media. Generally, about 20 percent of students – both undergraduate and graduate – report being diagnosed with anxiety or depression (National College… Continue Reading →

Radio: En comunidad, a conversation with Carla España + Luz Yadira Herrera

On Sunday, April 19th, 5-6p (EST)  I had Drs. Carla España and Luz Yadira Herrera on Encuentros Politicos/Political Encounters.  Earlier this year, educator-scholar-changemakers España and Herrera published the book En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual… Continue Reading →

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