Voices that Matter

‚ÄčA new series on CMU's campus - begun virtually during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders - which centers the voices of community members and concerns sometimes marginalized by economic and social circumstance.

VOICES THAT MATTER Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Episode 6

What is in your cup?

https://www.facebook.com/149695555127083/videos/400435537639845/


Facilitator

Danay Gore, Undergraduate Student, ODE

Panelists:

  • Tasha Gore, Clinical Social Worker
  • Johnnie Johnson, CMU Senior 
  • Mathew King, CMU Student
  • Ashley Watters, Counselor, CMU Counseling Center
  • Ahsha Davis, Graduate Student, CMU


Fall 2020 Episode 5

Indigenous Peoples' Day "Back to Our Indigenous Roots" pt 2 

https://www.facebook.com/149695555127083/videos/339528303946729/


Facilitator

Mimi Gonzalez- Barillas, Communications Specialist, OID

Panelists: 

  • Erik Torske (Nahau), CMU Student
  • Ayebah Wilson (Navajo), CMU Student
  • Cicilee Chivis (Ojibwe/Odawa), CMU Student
  • Colleen Green Director, Native American Programs/STEP
  • Shannon Martin (Ojibwe/ Potawatomi), Zibiwing Center Director
  • Dr. Adam Haviland (Anishinabe), Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College Faculty


Facilitator

Fall 2020 Episode 4 

Hispanic Heritage Month Part 1 "Healing From Our Colonial Past"

https://www.facebook.com/149695555127083/videos/631059527579289/


Facilitator

Mimi Gonzalez- Barillas, Communications Specialist, OID

Panelists:

  • Dr. Jonathan Truitt, Colonial Latin American Historian, Central Michigan University
  • Julio Velasco, Graduate Student, Mass Office 
  • Dr. Alejandra Rengifo, World Languages and Cultures
  • Dr. Itzel Marquez, School of Engineering and Technologies 
  • Dr. Luis Perez, Professor of Strategy, Department Management/ Chairperson


Fall 2020 Episode 3:

Black Womanhood in the age of Kamala Harris 

https://www.facebook.com/149695555127083/videos/372878817094092/


Facilitator

Dr. Nikita Murry, Director, Diversity Education

Panelists:

  • Rhonda Welsh, Executive Director, Detroit Outreach
  • Jasmine Holmes, Assistant Director, Competitive Sports, University Creation 
  • Kayla Harber-Bates, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Mary Henley, Director Michigan Gear Up/ Pathways to Academic Student Success
  • Dr. Dawn Ottley Nelson, Professor, Division of Audiology (Au.D.)
  • Andrea Jasper, Faculty, Counseling and Special Education


Fall 2020 Episode 2:

A Conversation on Building Allies in the White Community

https://www.facebook.com/149695555127083/videos/867918077070956/


Facilitator 

Dr. Nikita Murry, Director, Diversity Education

Panelists:

  • Dr. A.T. Miller, Former Vice President/ CDO, Office for Institutional Diversity
  • Aria Segura (They, Them), Sophomore, Music Major, Central Michigan University
  • Tony Stamas, President and CEO of Midland Business Alliance
  • Laura Gourlay, School Councilor, Mount Pleasant Public Schools


Fall 2020 Episode 1: 

A Conversation with Black Men About Uncomfortable Matters

https://www.facebook.com/149695555127083/videos/370951313870494/


Facilitator

Stan Shingles, AVP/Univ. Rec Student Engagement/Interim CDO

Panelists:

  • Damon Brown, Director/Student Activities, Involvement
  • Kevin Williams, Dir. Undergraduate Recruitment, Admissions
  • James Span, Jr., Dir. Multicultural Academic Student Svcs.
  • Jonathan Glenn, Asst. Dir. Leadership Institute
  • Isaiah Oliver, CMU Board of Trustees, alum
  • Alan Jones, Assoc. Dir. Residence Life


Spring 2020 Episode 1:
A Conversation About the Impact of COVID-19 on the Black Community

https://chipcast.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=33530c84-735c-4b92-9b95-abb10154aa62


Facilitator

Dr. Nikita Murry, Director, Diversity Education

Panelists:

  • Martez Coleman, CMU Undergraduate Student
  • Helen Egwu, Graduate Student, ODE OID
  • Bryce Huffman, Michigan Public Radio journalist and CMU alum
  • Isaiah Oliver, CMU Trustee and Alum