• Summary

  • From local elected officials to community organizers—find out how public officials and community leaders are responding to COVID-19 (Series 1), doing work to impact their local community (Series 2), filling the gap when government fails (Series 3), serving the public interest (Series 4), demystifying policy-relevant research (Series 5), and race & democracy (Series 6) on the Growing Democracy Podcast. Podcasts transcriptions available at: www.growingdemocracyOH.org/episode-list/ The GDP is hosted by Casey Boyd-Swan and Ashley Nickels; co-hosted by Shemariah Arki and Anuj Gurung (Series 6); and edited by Gheramy Demery at Golden Ox Studios. Supported by funding from the American Political Science Association (APSA), Scholars Strategy Network of Northeast Ohio (Series 5), the Mark Lewine and John Gray Paynther Program (Series 6), and our Patreon supporters (www.patreon.com/growingdemocracyOH)
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Episodes
  • May 17 2022
    This episode is part of Series 6, Race and Democracy in Northeast Ohio. In this eighth episode, Ashley and Shemariah talk with Midtown Cleveland staff Aisia Jones (Director of Community Empowerment) and Samira Malone (Neighborhood Planning Manager). The conversation emphasizes the importance of Black women in local activism, municipal politics, and neighborhood planning. The guests share their experiences with intersectional solidarity in organizing and activism. This series is made possible with funding from Mark Lewine and the John Gray Paynther Program. Links: https://midtowncleveland.org/
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    1 hr and 5 mins
  • May 6 2022
    This episode is part of Series 6, Race and Democracy in Northeast Ohio. In our seventh episode, Casey and Anuj talk with Madhu Sharma, Executive Director and Director of Immigration Legal Services at International Institute of Akron in Akron OH. The conversation explores the intersections of race, religion, and resettlement in Akron, OH with a particular focus on current events. Madhu shares her personal experiences of facing discrimination and the multitude of challenges that racially & religiously minoritized populations face when resettling in Ohio. This series is made possible with funding from Mark Lewine and the John Gray Paynther Program. Links: https://www.iiakron.org/
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    55 mins
  • Apr 18 2022
    This episode is part of Series 6, Race and Democracy in Northeast Ohio. In our sixth episode, Casey and Anuj talk with Katie Beck, Co-Artistic Director of the Gum-Dip Theatre in Akron OH. The conversation explores the changing face of Akron, OH - and Katie reflects on how community identity can be reinvented and reimagined with tools of storytelling and theatre. This series is made possible with funding from Mark Lewine and the John Gray Paynther Program. Links: http://www.gumdiptheatre.com/katie-beck
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    44 mins

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