South High Students Committed to Racial Sensitivity and Equity –
A group of high school students from South High School in Minneapolis join Kinshasha on MLK Day to talk about the work they are doing at their school.
The group name is START, “Students Together Against Racial Tension.” They are a small, diverse group of concerned students committed to racial sensitivity and action steps that will make South an inclusive environment for all students.
These students are writing articles for their high school paper, The Southerner” developing a race-oriented column to
which students are able to contribute.
Their goal is to have their group and other groups write about stereotypes they see in society and their reactions to them, review articles about racism and cultural privilege, and interview staff and each other about why equity and integration are so important.
Filling in for a busy Johnny D this week, Rocket Ship’s d.j. cozy little takes you around the world, from Jamaica (Glen Brown, Twinkle Bros.) to Brazil (São Paolo Ska Jazz, Sergio Mendez) to Russia (Cabernet Deneuve, St. Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review) to Australia (Jamaica’s Skatalites’ most recent!) to Japan (Little Tempo, Shiina Ringo) and beyond (International Observer)!
In the first half, we talk with University of Minnesota professor and children’s literature scholar Jack Zipes. Some of his more recent publications include Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children’s Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter, Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, and Relentless Progress: The Reconfiguration of Children’s Literature, Fairy Tales, and Storytelling.
In the second half of the show, we welcome to the studio Margot Galt, Mary Junge, Joyce Kennedy, Ilze Mueller, Suzanne Swanson, and Nancy Walden. They are members of the Laurel Poetry Collective, and have just published a new anthology of their work, The Quiet Eye: Thirteen Ways of Looking at Nature. A publication reading will take place at noon on Jan. 24th as part of the Literary Witness series at Plymouth Congregational Church.