How are student activists defending their rights and addressing racism on campuses? What is the Blind Side movement and how does it coincide with other movements—the Coalition, UW Blackout and other statewide organizing?
On today’s show, Karma Chavez talks with Sanaz Raji about student of color organizing in the UK. Later she talks with Shenell Edwards and Kenneth Cole about student of color organizing right here in Madison.
Until a few years ago, Sanaz Raji was a PhD candidate at the Institute for Communications at the University of Leeds in the UK. After a series of supervisory problems and health problems, according to Raji’s own account, she was suspended from the program. Raji has teamed up with other campaigns from around the UK who fight racism, and anti-immigrant actions of universities.
Shenell Edwards and Kenneth Cole are currently students at UW-Madison and part of the “blind side” campaign.