Introducing "Shared Grounds" - a Podcast from the CPGC (Episode 1, Charles Young)
With Shared Grounds, CPGC student associates are looking forward to bridging the informational gap that can exist within the Haverford community when it comes to engaging in social justice projects on campus.
So many excellent initiatives are launched and worked upon on our campus every day. The Shared Grounds team wants to highlight these initiatives in order to bring attention to the important work our community members do and to increase the approachability of these projects.
This week, Theodora Rodine '19 and Soha Saghir '21 interview Charles Young, a dedicated Dining Center staff member who engages with campus activity in several meaningful ways. For our very first episode Charles shares his recent experience at the White Privilege Conference (WPC), which he has attended for the past two years alongside a delegation of Haverford students. He also discusses his ideas for emulating the values and models of the conference on Haverford's campus and how they intersect with his roles on campus.
Charles and a group of Fords are currently at the 2019 WPC in Cedar Rapids, IA where, for the first time, some of them are co-facilitating a workshop called Creating Accessible Classrooms for Marginalized Identities: Applications of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Framework with Friends in Residence City Love.
Interested in attending a future WPC? The Quaker Affairs Office and the CPGC offer funding for students to attend the conference each spring. Contact Walter Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get involved next year or keep an eye on the CPGC newsletter - application announcements are typically made at the end of the fall semester.
We thank Charles for the work he does on and off campus, and for taking the time to speak with us. Stay tuned for more Shared Grounds episodes!