Series 6, Episode 3: Tessa Xuan & Suparna Bhaskaran, Socially Constructing the ‘Other’

Series: 6. Race and Democracy in Northeast Ohio Episode: 3. Tessa Xuan and Suparna Bhaskaran, Socially Constructing the ‘Other’ Podcast #: 69 Release Date: February 28, 2022 Summary: This episode is part of Series 6, Race and Democracy in Northeast Ohio. Our third episode begins by exploring how individuals identify themselves, and why self-identification is a fundamental part of autonomy. Ashley and Shemariah talk with Tessa Xuan (Statewide Co-Director, OPAWL) and Dr. Suparna Bhaskaran (non-resident Fellow at the Institute on…

Series 2, Ep. 25: Phil Kidd

Series: 2. Power of Political and Civic Engagement Episode: 25. Phil Kidd Podcast #: 68 Release Date: January 24, 2022 Summary: This week the podcast continues the series, the Power of Political and Civic Engagement. In this episode, Ashley and Casey welcome Phil Kidd, Special Projects Manager for Northwest Neighborhoods CDC in Cleveland. The three discuss differences in community development and organizing across suburban and urban spaces – as well as how running can serve to connect people to their…

GDP Intern – Media(Video, Podcast, Photo)

Media (Video/Photo/Podcast) Intern (Paid)  The Growing Democracy Project is a collaborative effort to build civic capacity by bringing together diverse constituencies – community members, civic leaders, grassroots organizations, and universities. By sharing experiences and expertise, and learning from one another, we empower communities and facilitate social change. We offer a variety a programs, including community workshops and podcasts. Our mission is to empower communities and facilitate social change by creating spaces to amplify multiple forms of expertise and knowledge, especially the voices of systemically marginalized people,…

GDP Intern – Race & Democracy

Race & Democracy Intern (Paid) The Growing Democracy Project has a special program on Race and Democracy that focuses on anti-Black and anti-Asian racism and racialized politics in Northeast Ohio. This project includes a 10-episode podcast series examining the intersections of race and democracy in Northeast Ohio, two community workshops/events on the subject of race and democracy, as well as Blogs and concept pages for our website. This program seeks to build on The GDP’s strong programming and deep commitment to…

GDP Research Assistant – Cleveland Community Development

Growing Democracy Research Lab, Research Assistant (Paid)  The Growing Democracy Research (and learning) Lab is dedicated to community engaged research and learning. Lab allows us to connect our programming (events, workshops, online curriculum, and podcasts) with community-engaged research opportunities. Our intention is to create a space for graduate and undergraduate students interested in democracy, civic and political engagement, and social justice to engage in meaningful, applied research opportunities in collaboration with community partners. We are currently looking for a research assistant…

Series 6, Ep. 2: Professors Nishani Frazier and Ayesha Bell Hardaway

Series: 6. Race and Democracy in Northeast Ohio Episode: 2. Professors Nishani Frazier and Ayesha Bell Hardaway Podcast #: 67 Release Date: December 13, 2021 Summary: This episode is part of Series 6, Race and Democracy in Northeast Ohio. Our second episode begins by exploring the 3R’s: race, racism, and racialized systems of oppression. Casey and Shemariah talk with Professors Nishani Frazier (Associate Professor of American Studies and History at University of Kansas) and Ayesha Bell Hardaway (Associate Professor of…

Series 5, Ep. 5: Dr. Jay Chen

Series: 5. Demystifying Policy-Relevant Research Episode: 4. Dr. Jay Chen Podcast #: 66 Release Date: November 15, 2021 Summary:This week the podcast continues with the series Demystifying Policy-Relevant Research in collaboration with the Northeast Ohio Chapter of Scholars Strategy Network. Ashley and Casey speak with Dr. Jay Chen, Associate Professor at Cleveland State University. The three talk about causes behind current supply chain disruptions and the ways in which his work can impact public policy. Links: Scholars Strategy Network –…

Series 5, Ep. 4: Meghan Novisky

Series: 5. Demystifying Policy-Relevant Research Episode: 4. Dr. Meghan Novisky Podcast #: 65 Release Date: November 1, 2021 Summary: This week the podcast continues with the series Demystifying Policy-Relevant Research in collaboration with the Northeast Ohio Chapter of Scholars Strategy Network. Ashley and Casey speak with returning guest Dr. Meghan Novisky, Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University. The conversation centers around the impact of COVID-19 on incarcerated individuals, the failure of policy responses to protect these individuals, and how research…

Series 6 Ep. 1: Elaine Hsiao

Series: 6. Race and Democracy in Northeast Ohio Episode: 1. Elaine Hsiao Podcast #: 64 Release Date: October 18, 2021 Summary:This episode is part of Series 6, Race and Democracy in Northeast Ohio. Our first episode begins by exploring the Power of Storytelling. Ashley and Anuj talk with Elaine Hsiao, faculty at Kent State’s School of Peace and Conflict Studies. The conversation focuses on storytelling as a research tool, as a bridge for creating human connections, and the role it…

Series 5 Ep. 3: Michael Palmieri

Series: 5. Demystifying Policy-Relevant Research Episode: 3. Michael Palmieri Podcast #: 63 Release Date: October 4, 2021 Summary: This week the podcast continues with the new series – demystifying policy-relevant research-in collaboration with the Northeast Ohio Chapter of Scholars Strategy Network. Ashley and Casey speak with Michael Palmieri, Research Associate at Kent State University’s Ohio Employee Ownership Center. The conversation centers around on the ways employee-ownership can be used as an economic development strategy to create individual and community wealth…