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Young Voices For Unity

16 EpisodesProduced by UmojaWebsite

Educators and students discuss topics of social justice, mental health, equity and navigating a successful future for youth. This black student leadership group intends to empower others and spark healthy conversations.

16 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Police Brutality| An issue?

May 21st, 2021


This finale episode brings a window view into how POC have suffered from encounters with police and some have lost their lives. D99 Juniors Elijah …

Celebrating Women’s History

April 15th, 2021


In this episode seniors Mimi Nieves and Tanaiya Lake discuss the impact and history of women. In honor of Women’s History Month we talked about how women have progressed because of their bravery and activism over the …

Bystander Effect

March 19th, 2021


Authentic Allyship takes courage; in this episode Black Student Union’s President (DGN) Quentin Miller and Umoja member Aamari Taylor talk about how …

African Culture VS Black American Culture Pt.3

March 1st, 2021


Wrapping up our three part episode for Black History Month, Sarah and Andy bring more gems reminding BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) …

African Culture VS Black American Culture Pt. 2

February 9th, 2021


This second part of the interview Sarah and Andy share how colonization influenced African religions, they dispel African stereotypes displayed in …

African Culture VS Black American Culture Pt.1

February 2nd, 2021


This Episode you’ll hear the interesting stories of two DGS seniors and African natives; Andy Agyei (Ghana) and Nalule (Uganda) compare and contrast …

The System +{VS}& Choices Pt.2

December 15th, 2020


Diving deeper into the variables of governing Systems, DGS student and Umoja member Henry Johnson helps discuss how systems can effect marginalized groups. Illinois State report card:

The System +(VS)& Choices Pt. 1

December 1st, 2020


Should the marginalized play the blame game? Listen as we mathematically breakdown the equations & variables that add obstacles to deficient …

“Just Mercy” |Movie Review

November 17th, 2020


This episode is a cross cutting interview of two DGS students Jessica S. & Ensara S. who attended the “Just Mercy” movie night. The true story of Harvard graduate Bryan Stevenson moved to Alabama to defend those …

BONUS EPISODE: College & Career

November 10th, 2020


Mr. Robinson & Ms. Nolan explains the benefits of TCD courses. As Downers Grove South College & Career Counselors, they help students get a …

Is College The Only Success Route?

November 10th, 2020


DGS Alumni Stella Emezue & Ambria Ford give their insight on how being college freshman can be challenging. Listen as these young Voices share …

Graduating In a Pandemic

November 3rd, 2020


DGS Alumni Stella Emezue & Ambria Ford share how Covid-19 has effected their senior year of high school and freshman year of college. Both ladies …

Hispanic Heritage Month Pt.3 of 3

October 27th, 2020


More on the Hispanic/LatinX Heritage. We discuss colorism within the LatinX community. LSU Sponsors & Students are open about how being Hispanic …

Hispanic Heritage Month Pt.1 of 3

October 13th, 2020


This episode cross-cuts between Interviews with Latino Student Union. Joined by the club’s Sponsors (Ms. Lopez & Ms. Gutierrez) and two phenomenal LSU students; we dig deep in conversation about the beginning stages …

Continued...BLM NOT just a #Hashtag Pt.2

October 6th, 2020


This episode is a continued interview of two active students of Umoja club and discussion about the BLM movement, NonPOC allies, gentrification, …

Black Lives Matter.....NOT just a #Hashtag Pt.1

September 29th, 2020


In our first episode we interview two active students of Umoja club and discuss the BLM movement, NonPOC allies, gentrification, police brutality and …

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