BLM-FORUM

The coronavirus crisis has highlighted and exacerbated long-standing, racial and social inequities. Now, the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others have ignited renewed outrage and mobilization against systemic racism, oppression, and police violence. What can we learn from past struggles, and how can we build a strategy for dismantling the systems that kill black, brown, and indigenous people and perpetuate racial injustice?

Forum Panelists:

Nia Nunn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education at Ithaca College. She teaches and researches in the areas of Black Girl liberation, Black Feminist methodology, educational psychology, and the development of socially conscious performing arts curriculum.

Taili Mugambee is the current Director of the Ultimate Reentry Opportunity Initiative at the Cornell Cooperative Extension. He’s previously been a Middle School Teacher in San Diego, and a College Prep Counselor.

Michelle Courtney Berry is certified and trained NLP Master Coach and Practitioner for Health and Wellness as well as an author, speaker, trainer, coach, actor, performing artist, poet, and a nature lover.

Jason Corwin is the Director of Media and Communications for the Seneca Nation of Indians. From 2006-2016 he led participatory action research with a multimedia, narrative-based environmental and social justice program for teenagers who were at risk for criminalization and incarceration. Corwin was also the co-founder of Southern Tier Advocacy and Mitigation Project, the organization responsible for Green Guerrillas Youth Media Tech Collective which operated from 2006-2011.

Godfrey Simmons (Host) is a WRFI host and board member as well as an award-winning actor, producer, director, and playwright who has spent thirty years amplifying the voices of marginalized people and communities.

We start with Godfrey Simmons introducing the 53 minute show…