So, You Got A Scholarship?
2.05 Barriers to Access w/ Michelle Duran

2.05 Barriers to Access w/ Michelle Duran

November 13, 2019

Michelle Duran is a justice oriented individual, who is constantly searching to be more inclusive and conscious of the different ways that people are marginalised in society. Her purpose is to empower marginalised people from the ground up. She graduated from St. Lawrence University with a major in Global Studies and a double minor in Gender and Sexuality studies and Caribbean and Latin American Studies. Currently she is a teacher in training at Ember Charter School for Mindful Education, Innovation and Transformation. In this episode Michelle shares her experience as a First Generation Immigrant and Graduate, the access barriers to resources even before getting to college, and how to survive higher education by finding a supportive community.

Mentioned in this episode:

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

 

Michelle Duran

Twitter: @JusticeOrElse_

 

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2.04 Put yourself in those shoes w/ Max Hefner

2.04 Put yourself in those shoes w/ Max Hefner

October 30, 2019

Max is an avid reader, a writer, and a historian. He sat down with me to share his experiences as a person with a disability in education. In this conversation we also explore the intersectionality of subordinated identities, and Max offers a suggestion on how we can, not only make classrooms more accessible, but also how we can create a more empathic environment for learners. The podcast version of this interview is short, the extended video version will be on Patreon.

Mentioned in this episode:

Born a Crime 

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2.03 Decolonise RnD (and everything else) w/ Desnor Chigumba

2.03 Decolonise RnD (and everything else) w/ Desnor Chigumba

October 16, 2019

This is an interview with Desnor Chigumba, a Zimbabwean PhD Student in Chemical Biology at the University of Michigan. Desnor is a major voice in science communication (SciComm) with a particular focus on drug discovery, public health, chemical biology, and women in STEM. She offers information and tips on applying for a PhD in the United States (USA); the hurdles that some international students face during the application process and how to overcome them; the effects of lack representation in STEM education on the industry, and why we should decolonise RnD.

Mentioned in this episode:

 

Bottle of Lies (Buy on Amazon)

Open Source Drug Discovery (Website)

 

Desnor Chigumba

Twitter:@DesnorC

Instagram: @desnornicole

Blog coming soon:http://www.desnornicole.com/

 

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2.02 Burn it all to the ground w/ Leroy Dzenga

2.02 Burn it all to the ground w/ Leroy Dzenga

October 2, 2019

This is a unique episode in which we focus on education in Zimbabwe. We speak to Leroy Dzenga, a Zimbabwean journalist, writer, and content creator. He is also the founder and brains behind  Imfundo, an online platform offering news, analytical essays and opportunities in all things African education. We speak about the colonial legacy of the education system in, the need to create scholarship that is in line with the socio-political issues that people face in their daily lives, why the literacy rate does not effectively assess the successes and failures of an education system, and so much more.

Mentioned in this episode:

The World Summit AI (WSAI): https://worldsummit.ai/ - Opportunity for young girls and women working in tech or interested in tech to attend the summit for FREE. Enter the code #FEMALEFOUNDERS at check out. Applicable on all tickets except for VIP tickets.

The Zimbabwe National Critical Skills Assessment 2018: https://safrap.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/2018-zimbabwe-national-critical-skills-audit-report.pdf

Energy Mutodi Tweet om inflation: https://twitter.com/energymutodi/status/1165934650000322560 

 

Imfundo:

www.imfundo.co.zw

Twitter: @imfundozim

Facebook: Imfundo Zimbabwe

 

Leroy Dzenga:

Twitter: @leedzenga

Facebook: Leroy Tafadzwa Dzenga

Instagram: @leroydzenga

 

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2.01 Beyond the classroom w/ Farai Munjoma

2.01 Beyond the classroom w/ Farai Munjoma

September 18, 2019

We are excited to bring you the first episode of the second season. Farai Munjoma is the CEO and Founder of Shasha Network a digital learning platform with a on a mission to provide affordable and innovative high impact education solutions to African communities. Farai talks about the lasting impacts of colonialism in the Zimbabwean education system and the potential for technology to provide access to education and information. Farai is a phenomenal guest and this episode is full of ideas and will get you thinking.

Mentioned in this episode:

Shasha Network:

www.shashanetwork.com 

Facebook Shasha Network 

Instagram @shasha_network 

LinkedIn Shasha Network 

Twitter @shasha_network

 

Farai Munjoma :

Facebook - Farai Munjoma 

Instagram - @farai_munjoma 

LinkedIn - Farai Munjoma 

Twitter - @FaraiMunjoma 

 

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Introducing Season 2

Introducing Season 2

September 13, 2019

Thank you to everyone who stuck with us through season 1 and to everyone who was patient with us as we were building season 2. We are back for another season in which we will expand our topics and issues covered to go into issues outside so-called western nations and look at ideas that may affect educational policy and the future of education in different places. 

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Get excited! 

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8. African and Gay w/ Tanjona Rakotoarisoa

8. African and Gay w/ Tanjona Rakotoarisoa

September 30, 2018

Tanjona "TJ", takes over the entire show and tells his experiences in academia as an African gay man. He finishes off the episode by sharing some resources and suggestions to anyone who may be naviagting academic spaces and facing similar situations.Tanjona was in charge of of the whole episode from choosing what to talk about, the title, the length of the episode etc. 

Things mentioned in this episode:

Out for Undergrad: O4U Organisation

Jopwell: Diversity Hiring Startup

Tanjona's Intsagram: @tanjonyaina 

 

 

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Music: Out Here by Young Kurtz from Free Music Archive: Creative commons License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

7. Surviving Academia 101 w/ Anesu, Shanice, Eva, Farah & Tanjona

7. Surviving Academia 101 w/ Anesu, Shanice, Eva, Farah & Tanjona

September 16, 2018

This time of the year is the beginning of the term or the semester in many universities and colleges around the world. Many are going back while lots more are going for the first time. 

I asked a few people to help me talk about the one thing they wish they had known before going to university or college. These messages are not just for those going for the first time, but they are also a reminder to those who will continue to navigate academic spaces.

 

People in this episode:

Anesu Gamanya

Farah Al Haddad

Shanice Arlow

Eva Tabbasam

Tanjona Rakotoarisoa 

 

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Music: Out Here by Young Kurtz from Free Music Archive: Creative commons License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

6. Ticking the Box w/ Eva Tabbasam

6. Ticking the Box w/ Eva Tabbasam

September 2, 2018

Eva Tabbasam just completed her masters at the the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). We talk about the  box ticking phenomenon in applying for scholarships, i.e. the pressure to have to pick apart and lay bare certain aspects of one’s life in order to get opportunities. We also consider how issues such as class can affects one’s experience of higher education.

 

Things mentioned in this episode:

 

Book recommendation: Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the Twenty-First Century by Kehinde Andrews 

 

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Music: Out Here by Young Kurtz from Free Music Archive: Creative commons License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

5. Behind the Scenes w/ Daniel ft. Emily Wolff

5. Behind the Scenes w/ Daniel ft. Emily Wolff

August 19, 2018

Daniel is a member of staff at the the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Daniel’s story has been covered widely by various publications. We talk about his experiences, what his general day looks like, and we also talk about the outsourcing. I also talk to Emily Wolff, a masters student from the LSE who was one of the many students that were part of the Justice for Daniel campaign. With her we discuss the importance of students being involved with the issues at their institutions.

Things about this episode:

LSE Student Newspaper's coverage of the Justice for Daniel Campain: The Beaver Online also Here

Inquiry by Notes from Below

 

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Music: Out Here by Young Kurtz from Free Music Archive: Creative commons License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/