In this episode of Affirmative Action, we discuss the challenges faced by libraries trying to defend the freedom to read and share some of our favorite banned books.
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In this episode, we talk with two Black women about their experience as judges, the importance of diversifying the courts and how to educate the public about the judicial system.
In this episode, two therapists discuss the signs of burnout and offer tips for coping.
In this episode, we speak with two African American women who are using TikTok to educate and uplift their communities.
Arkansas had the lowest voter turnout in the country in 2020. In this episode, we talk to three BIPOC organizers working to change that by registering voters across the state.
In this episode, we hear from three Black women who are making strides in menstrual equity through legislation, donations and product development.
In this episode, we talk to two DACA students about how legislation is impacting their career paths as the future of the program remains uncertain due to legal challenge.
In this episode, we continue the conversation surrounding mental health among athletes and the Black community by speaking with three African American counselors.
In this episode of Affirmative Action, we speak with two Latinas about their experiences as members of Arkansas’ transgender community.
In this episode, we learn about the Derek Olivier Research Institute for the Prevention of Violence, which was established at Arkansas Baptist College in 2016 to create awareness and seek solutions to violence against African American males.
Multicultural librarians and community liaisons are working to connect communities of color with their local public libraries. In this episode, we talk to four Arkansans about their efforts to educate minorities about resources available at libraries.
Hate crimes against Asian Americans increased by 150 percent in 2020. These attacks have prompted Arkansans to take action in support of the state’s AAPI community.
In this episode, we discuss the impact of the state’s new stand your ground law on minorities, and the possibility of legislators approving a hate crimes bill.
In this episode, we speak with three African American women working in the field of history about the importance of celebrating Black history year-round.
Arkansas teachers are continuing to learn new platforms and adapt to teaching remotely amid the pandemic.
In 2020 we launched a podcast dedicated to amplifying the voices of BIPOC Arkansans. Catch up on our first 5 episodes before the next one drops in January.
In this episode, we hear how a neighborhood is supporting a North Little Rock family who received a racist note about their Black Santa decorations.
Black-Owned businesses have been hit hardest by the pandemic. Some experienced a boost this summer after George Floyd’s death prompted calls to support these businesses, but will that be enough to keep them afloat?
In this episode of the Affirmative Action podcast, we discuss some of the factors contributing to the virus having a big impact on minority communities and what can be done to help them.
Although there are more diverse candidates seeking public office, there’s still room for growth. In this episode, we discuss the value of having elected leaders reflect the demographics of the constituents they serve and some of the barriers preventing more people of color from running.
The death of George Floyd has sparked Black Lives Matter protests not only nationally, but globally. In our premiere episode, we ask what’s different and where we go from here by speaking to a couple of activists from around Arkansas.