The R.A.G.E. Podcast
Healing is Inevitable: The Power of Community, Creating our own Planets, and Radical Resistance in AcademiaSeason 6: Healing is Inevitable episode 8: On today’s episode, host Micaela Parker talks to the team that makes up Our Stories Archive; Dr. Ramona Beltrán, Kristina “Tina” Leilani Hulama, Olivia Hunte, My Ngoc To, and Blanca-Azucena Pacheco. Our Stories, Our Medicine Archive (OSOMA) is a community-based, community-owned archive that foregrounds traditional Indigenous health knowledge and their implications for improving chronic diseases funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Libraries of Medicine. At its core, OSOMA is designed to create an archive that centers traditional Indigenous knowledge in preservation and management of oral histories, cultural artifacts, genealogy and health information. Through this dialogue they talk about the importance of storytelling, community healing, and reclaiming identify.
Coping Collectively: A Conversation about Grief, Racial Trauma, and the Death of WorldviewsSeason 6: Coping Collectively episode 6: On this episode of The R.A.G.E. Podcast, host Micaela Parker talks to IRISE Post-Doctoral Fellow Allison Bair, a social psychologist who received her PhD from York University in Toronto. She studies the social etiology of physical and mental health outcomes among stigmatized group members. As a Black Canadian with Jamaican roots, Allison Bair is conscious of how racial identity is influenced by racial and cultural context. In this dialogue, they discuss Allison’s work regarding collective grief, racial trauma, racial socialization themes, the presence of barriers to social justice, racial myths, and how these all tie into our American identity. Through this dialogue, we can bridge the COVID-19 pandemic, the death of George Floyd, and how these contemporary events connect to the death of worldviews.
Courses Taught By IRISE Post Docs
Hip Hop As Medicine
Critical Race & Ethnic Studies
Fridays: 12:00 - 3:40 pm
This course introduces the economic, ideological, and cultural roles of media in our society and racial hegemony. Students will have the opportunity of participating in a community-engagement project focused on hip-hop with youth from the Gang Rescue and Support Project (GRASP).
Women Writing Resistance
Monday & Wednesdays: 2:00 - 3:50 pm
Poets, bloggers, novelists, reporters, mothers, daughters, activists, survivors; Women have always written our resistance to systems and structures that would relegate us to second-class status.
In this class, we will read, discuss, and analyze resistance writing by women from late 20th and early 21st centuries. We will also write our own narratives of resistance.
Critical Latinx Indigeneities & Higher Education
Indigenous Latinx (IL) children and youth are a growing population that has often been rendered invisible in U.S. Schools. These Indigenous children and youth are often subsumed within the "Latina/o/x" and/or "Hispanic" category that homogenizes what it means to be "Latinx" or Latin American. Such homogenization, which is a continuation of colonial projects, erases Indigenous peoples' backgrounds and identities while creating dominant radicalized and linguistic categories (e.g., "white", "Latina/o/x", "Hispanic"). An outcome of this homogenization is the reproduction of inequitable power dynamics.
In this doctoral seminar, we will examine the intersections of Latix Indigeneities and Higher Education to better understand how Indigenous Latinx communities define and constitute Indigeneity across multiple and overlapping colonialities and racial geographies, and, especially, how these experiences overlap with and shape their educational experiences.