KSU Peace and Conflict Studies & Center for Pan-African Culture (with funding support from Mark Lewine):

The Growing Democracy Project is partnering with Dr. Shemariah Arki, interim director of the Center for Pan African Culture (CPAC), and Dr. Anuj Gurung, School of Peace and Conflict Studies (SPCS) Post-Doctoral Fellow on a new series: Race & Democracy in Northeast Ohio.

We will focus on anti-Black and anti-Asian racism and racialized politics in Northeast Ohio. The series will include a 10-episode podcast series focused specifically on the intersections of race and democracy in Northeast Ohio, two community workshops on the topic of race and democracy, and complementary curricular materials (activities, toolkit, concept pages), and blog posts.

In other words, we seek to build on our strong programming and deep commitment to social justice and take an explicitly race-conscious look at race and democracy.