18 episodes

What does it mean to feel safe, seen and heard? Defining Safe explores the experiences of marginalized communities on Northwestern University’s campus.

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    • Society & Culture

What does it mean to feel safe, seen and heard? Defining Safe explores the experiences of marginalized communities on Northwestern University’s campus.

    Defining Safe: A Look Inside Minneapolis

    Defining Safe: A Look Inside Minneapolis

    “People were yelling ‘Run! Run!’ people saying, ‘I don’t deserve to die,’ there were people like just in so much shock they couldn’t even move. They were just having breakdowns in the streets.” SESP sophomore Jordan Walker shares her experience protesting against police brutality in Minneapolis since the killing of George Floyd. Defining Safe tracks the past two weeks in Minneapolis, looks at the Minneapolis Police Department’s history and talks to Minnesotan Northwestern students about their experiences.

    • 23 min
    Defining Safe: Threats to Trans Healthcare Amplified During COVID-19

    Defining Safe: Threats to Trans Healthcare Amplified During COVID-19

    Amid COVID-19, non-essential healthcare has been delayed, causing many transgender patients to lose access to gender-affirming care like hormone therapy, surgeries, and more. Defining Safe spoke to Northwestern students Sadd Sadd, Erique Zhang, and Michael Ann DeVito about their experiences with accessing gender-affirming healthcare during the pandemic. We also chatted with Dr. Kevin Hatfield, who has provided gender-affirming healthcare for decades and has one of the largest trans clienteles in his region.

    • 17 min
    Defining Safe: The Path to a Minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies

    Defining Safe: The Path to a Minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies

    For years, students at Northwestern have been pushing the university to reckon with its history and complicity in settler colonialism. One of their principal demands? A program in Native American and Indigenous Studies. This program is now set to launch as a minor in Weinberg.

    • 12 min
    Defining Safe: Inside an Amazon Warehouse During a Global Pandemic

    Defining Safe: Inside an Amazon Warehouse During a Global Pandemic

    Washington-based online-shopping service Amazon is facing intense criticism and accusations that it’s not doing enough to protect its workers. One of these workers happens to be Weinberg first-year Joey Ribera. Defining Safe asked him to keep audio logs and document the realities of working in an Amazon warehouse during a global pandemic.

    • 11 min
    Defining Safe: The Spread of Coronavirus and Anti-Asian Racism

    Defining Safe: The Spread of Coronavirus and Anti-Asian Racism

    How has the rise in reports of anti-Asian racism impacted the Northwestern community? Northwestern students share their experiences with and comment on the rise of anti-Asian racism in the time of COVID-19.

    • 12 min
    Seen Not Heard: After Cru announces separation from Impact, students reckon with the split

    Seen Not Heard: After Cru announces separation from Impact, students reckon with the split

    Welcome to part two of the Seen Not Heard series. If you have not listened to the first part of our series, you might want to go back and get filled in. When we left off, summer 2019 was coming to an end and questions remained. At the Cru Leadership Summit that summer, Cru director Kim Johnson announced that Northwestern’s Cru and Impact chapters were splitting up. Reactions from black students in Cru ranged from blindsided to devastated, but following the schism, NU’s newly independent Impact chapter worked hard to rebuild.

    • 23 min

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