The Westside Collective is a podcast that shares the stories of creators, educators, and business owners of the Bloomington, IN community in order to inform and inspire.
The West Side Collective - LaSaundra McCoy
Police Social Worker LaSaundra McCoy, MSW, sits down to talk about balance, taking care of yourself and what is in her wellness toolkit. She also talks about how important community is to Bloomington, especially including the check out person at the grocery store. LaSaundra reflects on her life in Bloomington as a parent and now as a social worker.
The West Side Collective - Solar For All
Ever thought about your footprint on this earth? And how to minimize it without stretching your wallet? Solar for All makes solar accessible for low-income households through a grant program that allows recipients to 'pay their way' with sweat equity. Hear from four members of the organization who have journeyed unique paths all to end up at the same place. You can find more information at insfa.org and http://tinyurl.com/HelpingYouGoSolar
The Westside Collective - Casey Vernon
Have you thought about being a graphic designer? Casey Vernon is a Bloomington illustrator, animator, and volunteer. She shares the secrets to surviving a MFA in Animation, and what the real world of graphic design looks like- balancing paying the bills and creating something meaningful. To get an idea of Casey's art check out @StudioFeral and @ManifestRevolt on Facebook and her portfolio caseyvportfolio.weebly.com!
The Westside Collective - Amelia Lopez Lopez and Margarita Martinez-Osorio
Colombia’s Peace Committee was created in November 2019 by a group of Colombians at IU Bloomington who wanted to make visible the human rights violations in Colombia, as well as the processes of resistance led by grassroots peace initiatives in the country. This episode focuses on bringing to light some of the causes of the spark of social protest in Colombia during 2021 and how Bloomingtonians can strive to be global citizens. Join our host Christina Elem as she talks to Margarita (PhD student in Latin American History at IUB) and Amelia (PhD student in Ethnomusicology at IUB) about connection locally and globally. Make sure you follow @ColumbiaPeaceB on Facebook and Instagram
The West Side Collective - Quinton Deppert
Have you ever thought about how real change happens? Do your efforts really matter? Today on the West Side Collective we talk with Quinton Deppert, a Bloomington native, community activist, SPEA student, avid gardener and composter about his involvement in El Mercado, Food Not Lawns, Golden Bicycle, Sunrise Movement Bloomington, and Extinction Rebellion. And how balance, faithful optimism and your personal habits are effecting the world around you.
The West Side Collective- Lindsey Arnold
Have you ever wondered what's it like to be a podcaster? Are you interested in starting one of your own, but don't know where to start? Today we sit down with Lindsey Arnold as she walks us through the process and her inspiration for her content!
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