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CLDE21 Session: Reckoning with Racist Campus Histories - Shared screen with speaker view
Angelina Clapp (She/Her)
19:15
Thank you for being here with us today to listen to these important conversations. Please feel free to drop resources or anything else you would like to share related to this topic in the chat to help spread and uplift awareness and resources.
Byron Craig
23:28
YAASSSSS! Absolutely! That answer is FIRE!
Alicia Atwater
23:40
louder for the ppl in the back!
Manda Wittebort-- BCLS (she/her)
24:16
An example of students pushing for actual QUICK change, https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/30/jael-kerandi-helped-the-university-of-minnesota-reimagine-policing.html
Olivia Ngo
24:18
YES!
Julie Raulli
25:41
YES! Thinking of MLK here: "Why We Can't Wait"
Byron Craig
26:43
To get a true understanding of why gradualism exists, watch HBO’s Exterminate All the Brutes. You will see the history of Whiteness and how it exterminates and why gradualism happens.
Manda Wittebort-- BCLS (she/her)
26:47
GET Em! schools are for students not for alum
Olivia Ngo
27:05
^^^
Jeff Cullen (Baltimore, MD) he|him
28:53
JMU is a regional university, but draws students mainly from the Commonwealth of Virginia. These convos are taking place all over the state (e.g. Lee Highway and Unity Lee H.S., formerly Stonewall Jackson HS in Mannassas, VA). Do you find that a lot of students are coming to campus with hardened attitudes about renaming given the discussions/debates/disputes happening in other parts of the Commonwealth?
Morgan Knapp
29:30
Slacktivism!
Kathryn Drago
29:38
Performative
Andrea Greve Coello
29:44
Performative
Julie Raulli
30:06
SO great to hear from students at this conference!
Manda Wittebort-- BCLS (she/her)
30:31
^^^
Doniven Hill-Bush
32:10
The answers are reminiscent of what Malcolm X called a "victory with no victory...a victory you can talk about but a victory you can't show me"
Byron Craig
32:46
^^^
Markya Reed
33:01
If there are any other Black and Indigenous POC who'd like to continue this chat about our experiences so far and how we're viewing civic engagement and democracy through a racial lens, lets do that in the hallway after this session (2pm)!
Doniven Hill-Bush
33:29
^^^
Alicia-TRIO SSS-She/Her
33:38
THIIIIIS!!!!
Olivia Ngo
33:47
!!!!!
Cathy Copeland
34:00
YES!
Alicia-TRIO SSS-She/Her
34:09
uncomfortability is 114% necessary!
Byron Craig
34:41
DO NOT CLUTCH!!! Say THAT!
Byron Craig
35:02
2045 the majority baby
Alicia-TRIO SSS-She/Her
36:02
As the late Paul Wellstone from MN was quoted often: "we all do better when we all do better." So be OK with being uncomfortable and asking questions and doing better so EVERYONE can do better.
Byron Craig
36:44
Ya’ll are speaking in your Blackness and Queerness and I’m here for all of this!!!
Alicia-TRIO SSS-She/Her
39:00
We had long discussions with students throughout the entire trial.
Alicia-TRIO SSS-She/Her
39:17
Check out Humanize My Hoodie-movement coming out of Iowa and Minnesota. It's an awesome movement and everyone should get behind it!
Byron Craig
40:51
Healing toward #BlackJoy
Byron Craig
42:55
So folks, how do we Take Care of Our Students who are in this Fight EVERY SINGLE DAY?
Anna Connole
42:59
And pay THEM with your tuition money
Alicia-TRIO SSS-She/Her
43:08
@Byron: great question.
Byron Craig
43:09
^^^
Tooth (they/she)
43:28
Speaking from a disability perspective, many immune comp people are still quarantined right now— are there any specific ways that stand out to you in terms of how white people can be giving virtual support rn?
Byron Craig
44:13
#BlackPay
Manda Wittebort-- BCLS (she/her)
44:42
Good for Staff/Faculty Here to practice and push for, https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2020/07/02/actions-higher-ed-institutions-should-take-help-eradicate-racism-opinion
Alicia-TRIO SSS-She/Her
44:43
As a TRIO SSS Advisor in Minnesota livin 4 miles south of St.Paul, I had so many students protesting last summer. I wanted to protest so bad but I have two young children and didn't want to bring them. So many students were shot with rubber bullets, sending texts from the protests and keeping us informed. Honestly, I gave them space to tell me about their experiences (or not-depending on whether or not they wanted to)
Cathy Copeland
44:51
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7YXT9TF
Manda Wittebort-- BCLS (she/her)
44:55
ya'll truly deserve to be paid for your work, your truth and your actions
Adrienne Hooker
45:09
What room can we continue the conversation?
Adrienne Hooker
45:13
yes!
Julie Raulli
45:18
YES! More sessions like this!
Caryn McTighe Musil
45:25
So in awe of your activism at JMU. What would you do in Gen Ed if you had the power to make sweeping changes in the curriculum?
Morgan Knapp
45:35
This is so powerful. More time now and more of this moving forward.
Kelli Huth (she/her)
45:38
Thank you for sharing your experiences. Powerful words.
Alicia-TRIO SSS-She/Her
45:48
I let them know I see them, I support them, I stand firmly with them, am in the fight with them and there are so many of us who are with them in this fight. I feel this isn't enough, especially because we are in times of COVID.
Caryn McTighe Musil
47:43
This has been one of the most transformative sessions I have been in during the whole conference. Yes, meeting needs more on this topic and with the radical challenges to the academy that need to be made. Plenary. More sessions. You students need to know your activism mattered and altered the climate and pieces of the system, even if you did not get the public recognition you deserved. That must have hurt.
Cathy Copeland
48:03
Just bumping this from Markya earlier: If there are any other Black and Indigenous POC who'd like to continue this chat about our experiences so far and how we're viewing civic engagement and democracy through a racial lens, lets do that in the hallway chat after this session (2pm)!
Byron Craig
48:16
Alright…then more of this will come!
Anna Connole
48:19
Thank you all for your engagement in this chat.
Markya Reed
48:25
Thanks Cathy. We'll meet in the hallway after this session is over!
Alicia-TRIO SSS-She/Her
50:03
We're all adults; you can drop the f-bomb
Angelina Clapp (She/Her)
52:19
my email for any other contact/questions for JMU Civic: clappae@dukes.jmu.edu
Byron Craig
52:43
Several Books to help you all educate yourselves on what these powerful Black Folk are saying: Anthea Butler: White Evangelical Racism; Christina Sharpe’s “In the Wake”; Elizabeth Hinton’s “America on Fire”; Frank B. Wilderson’s “Afropessimism” and Zakiyyah Iman Jackson’s “Becoming Human”….these are not like How to be an Anti-Racist or White Fragility. These hit hard and tell the experience these two are speaking to.
Adrienne Hooker
53:33
Speak your truth! But self care is top priority. It is on white people and PWI ADMIN to educate themselves and do better.
Dauda Abubakar
54:20
Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow” is another equally informative book on this subject matter!!
Clair Volkening
54:39
Thank you so much!
Annie Weaver (she/her/hers)
54:40
Thank you!