Second episode of Freeish Season 2; a podcast in which we have tough conversations about race in our college, our community, and the country at-large. Today we’re talking about the white-washing of black history and how it has impacted the black community throughout America's long history of oppression as well as featuring a conversation with FL state representative Travares McCurdy about Central FL history and current issues that influence the state's legislative agenda.
Watch this episode: https://youtu.be/fr7xdhC2RM0
It is Black History Month and we feel it's imperative to recognize and honor our African American role models who have exemplified Black Excellence within their career fields across the country. And here at Valencia College we have a diverse family from all across the globe and we don’t shy away from celebrating those cultures throughout the year. Special Guest: Dr. Terri Graham, Interim Campus President for West and Downtown campuses.
The first episode of Freeish Season 2; a podcast in which we have tough conversations about race in our college, our community, and the country at-large. Today we’ll be honoring the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while being careful not to co-opt his legacy to promote toxic positivity that can be harmful to the cause that he so-vehemently worked toward--absolute freedom for all black Americans.
Legacies are important to leave and who better to discuss this with than Valencia’s President Dr. Sandy Shugart. He is transitioning into retirement but never from the Valencia family, and while he’s leaving, he’s dropping nuggets of wisdom along the way for us to receive. Don’t miss this episode as our hosts Amanda & Timothy discover not only how to leave a legacy but how to build on top of another laid before you.
Our co-hosts Amanda and Sebastian have a ton of fun talking about Hispanic heritage and playing games. Special appearance from SGA and the League of Women Voters reminding our students to register to vote. Check out Engage -- https://valenciacollege.campuslabs.com/engage/
First ever Valencia Student Development podcast, by students, for students. We can't wait for this semester. Here is a conversation with our College's Executive Vice-President and provost, Dr. Kathleen Plinske. Hosted by Amanda Casquel and Sebastian Valenzuela.