75 episodes

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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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

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)

    Series 6 Episode 9: Jerry Pena, from Community Organizing to Organizing within Organizations

    Series 6 Episode 9: Jerry Pena, from Community Organizing to Organizing within Organizations

    This episode is part of Series 6, Race and Democracy in Northeast Ohio. In this ninth episode, Ashley and Casey talk with returning guest Jerry Peña (founder & senior member Gradient A Human Equity Think Tank). Jerry shares his experience as both a community organizer and a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultant for organizations - the conversation also focuses on community organizer responses to current events. This series is made possible with funding from Mark Lewine and the John Gray Paynther Program.

    Links: https://gradientthinktank.com/team

    • 46 min
    Series 6 Episode 8: Aisia Jones & Samira Malone, Midtown Cleveland

    Series 6 Episode 8: Aisia Jones & Samira Malone, Midtown Cleveland

    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/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Series 6 Episode 7: Madhu Sharma, International Institute of Akron

    Series 6 Episode 7: Madhu Sharma, International Institute of Akron

    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/

    • 54 min
    Series 6 Episode 6: Katie Beck, Gum-Dip Theatre Akron OH

    Series 6 Episode 6: Katie Beck, Gum-Dip Theatre Akron OH

    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

    • 43 min
    Series 6 Episode 5: Dr. Khyati Joshi - Race, Religion, and Democracy

    Series 6 Episode 5: Dr. Khyati Joshi - Race, Religion, and Democracy

    This episode is part of Series 6, Race and Democracy in Northeast Ohio. In our fifth episode, Casey and Shemariah talk with Dr. Khyati Y. Joshi (Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, author: White Christian Privilege). The conversation explores topics of religious privilege and the intersections of race, religion, and democracy. Dr. Joshi provides personal anecdotes and expertise on how the US institutionally prioritizes White Christianity. This series is made possible with funding from Mark Lewine and the John Gray Paynther Program.

    Links:
    https://nyupress.org/9781479840236/white-christian-privilege/

    • 43 min
    Series 6 Episode 4: Akii Butler & Erik Gomez, Organizing Youth

    Series 6 Episode 4: Akii Butler & Erik Gomez, Organizing Youth

    This episode is part of Series 6, Race and Democracy in Northeast Ohio. Our fourth episode features two youth of color who are active in the NEO organizing space. Ashley and Casey talk with Akii Butler (Ohio Organizing Collaborative) and Erik Gomez (Director of Governmental Affairs for Undergraduate Student Government at Kent State). The conversation focuses on recent work opposing Ohio HB327 (Bill Title: Prohibit teaching, advocating, or promoting divisive concepts) and what it is like to be a student/youth of color doing organizing work in predominantly white spaces. This series is made possible with funding from Mark Lewine and the John Gray Paynther Program.

    Links:
    https://www.honestyforohioeducation.info/

    https://ohiostudentassociation.org/

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

justin kempf ,

Relevant Conversations

I love how this podcast embraces its presence in Northeast Ohio. It introduces the views of local scholars and politicians to provide new perspectives on important topics of the day. But at the same time, the hosts are serious scholars of democracy. It’s one of the podcasts I follow to keep up with the conversations and dialogues on democracy particularly when I’m looking to understand how current events affect local communities. Justin Kempf, Host of the Democracy Paradox Podcast

JBer2c ,

Learning so much

Great podcast, learning so much about OH and different organizations

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