Series: 6. Race and Democracy in Northeast Ohio
Episode: 4. Akii Butler and Erik Gomez, Organizing Youth
Podcast #: 70
Release Date: March 28, 2022
Summary: 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.
Hosts: Casey Boyd-Swan & Ashley Nickels