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Juneteenth Conversations

Juneteenth Conversations

By University of Indianapolis

Join Dr. Michael G. Cartwright, host of Juneteenth Conversations, for searching conversations with University of Indianapolis faculty and staff about our common future.

On June 19th, 1865, word reached Galveston, Texas that they were free. The following year, these former slaves gathered at the A.M. E. Church to celebrate the good news of freedom. That occasion became known as Juneteenth.

We want to have searching conversations about interracial topics through this monthly podcast touching on the history and current events relative to Juneteenth, social justice, inclusion, and equality.
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Conversations with Annette Gordon Reed - Part Three
Conversations with Annette Gordon Reed - Part Three
In the third of three episodes, Dr. Michael Cartwright, Vice President of University Mission at the University of Indianapolis and host of Juneteenth Conversations podcast, discusses Annette Gordon Reed’s book On Juneteenth with colleagues in the Office of Equity and Inclusion at the University of Indianapolis.
41:48
November 23, 2021
Conversations with Annette Gordon Reed - Part Two
Conversations with Annette Gordon Reed - Part Two
In the second of three episodes, Dr. Michael Cartwright, Vice President of University Mission at the University of Indianapolis and host of Juneteenth Conversations podcast, discusses Annette Gordon Reed’s book On Juneteenth with colleagues in the Office of Equity and Inclusion at the University of Indianapolis.
35:11
November 23, 2021
Conversations with Annette Gordon Reed - Part One
Conversations with Annette Gordon Reed - Part One
In the first of three episodes, Dr. Michael Cartwright, Vice President of University Mission at the University of Indianapolis and host of Juneteenth Conversations podcast, discusses Annette Gordon Reed’s book On Juneteenth with colleagues in the Office of Equity and Inclusion at the University of Indianapolis.
40:21
October 04, 2021
The New Jim Crow: Immigration
The New Jim Crow: Immigration
In this episode of Juneteenth Conversations, host Michael Cartwright, the Vice President of University Mission at the University of Indianapolis, is joined by the co-founders of Mariposa Legal, a non-profit venture located here on the southside of Indianapolis. The directors of Mariposa’s projects are Hannah Cartwright, an attorney who is also trained in social work, and Romelia Solano, a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Notre Dame. They combine representation for detained and undocumented immigrants, especially those seeking relief, protection and/or asylum. This in-depth episode explores their work with those who find themselves caught in the net of conflicting jurisdictions and legal remedies associated with citizenship deportation, etc. Mariposa Legal is a program of the COMMON Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. For more information, see https://mariposalegal.org/
59:53
August 13, 2021
Teaching about African American Literature at UIndy
Teaching about African American Literature at UIndy
In this episode of Juneteenth Conversations, Dr. Michael Cartwright is joined by Dr. Leah Milne, Assistant Professor of English Literature at UIndy, to explore faculty-student engagement around topics of African American literature and multicultural literatures.  Additional Links: UIndy Race & Ethnic Studies Minor  UIndy’s Partners in Curriculum Diversification website Novel Subjects: Authorship as Radical Self-Care in Multiethnic American Narratives by Leah A. Milne More about Leah’s courses
27:26
August 04, 2021
Jim Crow Revisited — Residential Segregation
Jim Crow Revisited — Residential Segregation
In this episode of Juneteenth Conversations, host Michael Cartwright, the Vice President of University Mission at the University of Indianapolis, is joined by Assistant Professor Dr. Colleen Wynn, who teaches sociology in the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences at UIndy. Episode 7 finds Michael and Colleen talking about patterns of segregation, especially with respect to the kind of residential segregation that has been prevalent in the city of Indianapolis. LINKS REFERENCED IN PODCAST EPISODE 7: Segregation Scores for the Indianapolis-Carmel metropolitan area: American Communities Project's Diversity and Disparities page Residential segregation line and selecting the various dissimilarity indices Indianapolis Redlining Map  
40:55
July 23, 2021
The Great Migration: Then & Now
The Great Migration: Then & Now
Host Michael Cartwright, Vice President of University Mission at the University of Indianapolis, welcomes Dr. Torrey Wilson, Dean of the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences, to discuss experiences growing up in the south (Cartwright in Arkansas; Wilson in New Orleans) and the history behind The Great Migration—as well as how it impacts the black community and America today, in this episode of Juneteenth Conversations.
40:00
July 16, 2021
Lavender Graduation and Juneteenth Celebration
Lavender Graduation and Juneteenth Celebration
Host Michael Cartwright welcomes UIndy guests Jolanda Bean, Associate Director (Office of Inclusion and Equity), and Tylyn Johnson ’22 (social work) to discuss the LGBTQIA+ Lavender Graduation event, as well as the first official Juneteenth Celebration at UIndy (June 17).  
28:09
June 15, 2021
Remembering Our Racist Past in Indiana
Remembering Our Racist Past in Indiana
Join host Michael Cartwright talks with guest Stephanie Kelly about her experiences of growing up in Indiana in the 1980s and 1990s. Hear the Dean of the College of Health Sciences reflect on what it means for her as a physical therapist, faculty member, and parent to confront the shadow of the racist past of Indiana, including the legacy of the 1930 lynching that took place in Marion, Indians, not far from her hometown of Swayzee. 
27:25
January 12, 2021
Pt. II: White Flight in Arkansas: The Rest of the Story
Pt. II: White Flight in Arkansas: The Rest of the Story
This is the second part of the conversation about what Michael Cartwright and John Kuykendall experienced growing up in Arkansas. Learn what happened in the 1960s and 1970s after Michael's family fled integration of schools in Lincoln County, Arkansas, and hear about what happened to John and his family during his childhood in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in the 1980s and 1990s.
19:35
December 15, 2020
Pt. I: White Flight in Arkansas: What Happened in 1965
Pt. I: White Flight in Arkansas: What Happened in 1965
This is the first episode of a two-part conversation about the vexing topic of white flight from the integration of public schools. Dr. Michael Cartwright, VP for University Mission, and Dr. John Kuykendall,  Dean of the School of Education, talk about their experiences of being raised in Arkansas twenty years apart. In Part One, Michael tells John about his childhood experience of white flight from the integration of schools in Gould, Arkansas in 1965.
25:32
November 17, 2020
Cultivating Our Juneteenth Imaginations
Cultivating Our Juneteenth Imaginations
Join host Michael Cartwright and Dr. Amber Smith, V. P. for Inclusion and Equity, as they talk about what it means for UIndy employees to engage music, visual, and studio arts to cultivate a Juneteenth imagination as we anticipate UIndy's celebration of Juneteenth in 2021. The "Freedom Now" mural bas relief wood carved by Robert Witt Ames is on display at the Dusable Museum of African American History in Chicago. Spiritual --"You Got a Right to the Tree of Life." Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" recorded by Sweet Honey in the Rock, Aisha Kahlil soloist.
16:23
October 30, 2020