Huskie Conversation Café Podcast

The Huskie Conversation Café podcast are designed, produced, and hosted by Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) staff.  Our objective is to provide Conversations that Matter focused on social justice themes, books, and content in an online format each season.  Podcasts provide an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to listen and learn from guest experts, and sometimes, the authors themselves.   

Listeners will gain familiarity and understanding with the concepts of cultural competence, social justice, activism, and equity through this podcast. Listeners can reach out to ADEI staff with questions or concerns. 

Season 1 – Fall 2020

The inaugural podcast season provides 12 primary episodes and 12 supplemental episodes.  The primary episodes are focused on exploring critical and topical themes in the Common Reading Experience - NIU - Northern Illinois University book, "When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir",  by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele.  The episodes provide in-depth conversations with guest experts for each chapter. 

Season 1, Final Episode - Part 2 "The Power in our Stories" feat. Jocelyn Santana 13 Nov 28:33

Season 1, Final Episode - Part 1: "Power in our Stories" feat. Jocelyn Santana 06 Nov  30:45

Season 1, Episode 10: "Everyone Brings Something" feat. Sandy Lopez    30 Oct 55:45

Season 1, Episode 9: "Build a Relationship" feat. Shaunda Wilson and Rob Williams 23 Oct  53:38

Season 1, Episode 8: "Systematic Undoing" feat. Mark Schuller 16 Oct  42:43

Season 1, Episode 7 - Part 2: "Size, Scope, and Trauma" feat. Simon Weffer  09 Oct  44:52

Season 1, Episode 7 - Part 1: "Size, Scope, and Trauma" feat. Simon Weffer  09 Oct  37:25

Season 1, Episode 6:  "Create Their Own Stories" feat. Ari Owens   02 Oct  41:18

Season 1, Episode 5: "Acknowledgement and Connectedness" feat. Dr. Kimberly Hart   25 Sep  56:44

Season 1, Episode 4: "Valued and Valid" feat. Chris Mitchell   18 Sep  52:50

Season 1, Episode 3: "Whole From the Beginning" feat. Katy Jaekel and Molly Holmes   11 Sep  48:59

Season 1, Episode 2: "Go Through The Storm" feat. Joe Mitchell 04 Sep  53:49

Season 1, Episode 1: "Agent of Chaos" feat. Joe Flynn  31 Aug  74:12

Season 1 Deep Dive 

Season 1, Deep Dive Final Episode: Season 1 Wrap-Up   11 Nov  04:34

Season 1, Deep Dive Episode 8: Black Lives Matter Today   04 Nov   05:04

Season 1, Deep Dive Episode 7: Vote! Vote! Vote!   28 Oct  07:11

Season 1, Deep Dive Episode 6: Intersectionality  21 Oct  06:11

Season 1, Deep Dive Episode 5: Culturally Competent Leadership  09 Oct  06:18

Season 1, Deep Dive Episode 4: Addiction  30 Sep  06:28

Season 1, Deep Dive Episode 3: Privilege  23 Sep  10:28

Season 1, Deep Dive Episode 2: The School-to-Prison Pipeline  16 Sep  13:26

Season 1, Deep Dive Episode 1: White Supremacy and Racism  09 Sep  13:40

Season 2 – Spring 2021

Season 2 continues the theme of social justice-oriented literature and topics. Your host, Jane Pappas, will interview experts and authors from books such as: Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto, White Fatigue: Rethinking Resistance for Social Justice, and Humanity’s Last Stand: Confronting Global Catastrophe.  They will share their knowledge and recommendations for building and sustaining a culturally competent society. Join us every two weeks for new content.

Season 2, Episode 3: Behind the Writing of Humanity’s Last Stand feat. Mark Schuller 01  Mar29:16

Season 2, Episode 2: Into Radical Hope feat. Kevin Gannon   15 Feb   50:59

Season 2, Episode 1: Behind the Writing of Radical Hope feat. Kevin Gannon 01 Feb  28:30

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Phone: 815-753-8399
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