Amplify

Amplify student podcast

This podcast series is dedicated to Cabrillo students, black voices, and social justice.

Reach out to get involved!

Listen to Session 8: Why Are You Interrupting? Now!

We’ve all experienced the white heteronormative situation where one man dominates the space. What can we do to change the ways we interact and relate to one another? Listen to join the discussion — we won’t interrupt!

listen to session 1 now!

Our onset session is live and ready for your listening pleasure. Join our hosts Nikia and Raina to learn What Amplify! is all about.

Hosts

Nikia Chaney

Nikia Chaney is a professor of English and Poetry at Cabrillo College. She is dedicated to creating space for black students both on and off campus, and addresses issues such as Social Justice, Equality, and Racism both in the workplace and in the other organizations she works with. She is the founder and editor of Jamii Publishing and shufPoetry.

nichaney@cabrillo.edu

Raina Chelise

My name is Raina Chelise, and I am a Teacher-Student within the Communication Studies Department here at Cabrillo College. I started my journey into higher education back in 2007 as a student on our campus, and discovered – after taking so, so many classes – that communication studies was the field for me. As a communication scholar, I came to realize that we (re)create our reality through our everyday communication acts. In this way, the (seemingly small) communication choices we make come together to perpetuate, challenge, or transform our experience. Amplify is one way to challenge the status quo and illuminate the traditionally silenced and overlooked experiences of students of color within our campus community and (re)create a space of belonging. 

rachelis@cabrillo.edu

SESSIONS

SESSION 1 – WHAT IS AMPLIFY?

Session 1 of Amplify! Student Podcast, where we talk with founders Raina Chelise and Nikia Chaney about the podcast.

Runtime 14.31.

Spoken by: Nikia Chaney & Raina Chelise 
Produced by: Raina Chelise & Cassidy Parong

Music by: Noah Panec

For a captioned version of this session, click here.


SESSION 2 – why Clubs?

Session 2: Why Clubs? Where we talk with Othello Washington and Alta Northcutt about the importance of student involvement on campus.

Runtime 22.28.

Spoken by: Nikia Chaney, Raina Chelise, Othello Washington, Alta Northcutt (@queen_of_clubs1), and Cassidy Parong
Edited by: Raina Chelise and Cassidy Parong
Music by: Noah Panec

For a transcription of the session, click here.



SESSION 3 – WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE?

Session 3 of Amplify! Student Podcast, where we meet with Raina Chelise, Nikia Chaney, and Alta Northcutt in discussing what needs to change on the institutional level at Cabrillo College (and in higher ed everywhere!)

Runtime: 41.10

Spoken By: Raina Chelise, Nikia Chaney, Alta Northcutt (@queen_of_clubs1), and Cassidy Parong
Edited by: Raina Chelise and Cassidy Parong
Music by: Noah Panec

For a captioned version of this session, click here.


SESSION 4 – What about scholarships?

Session 4 of Amplify! Student Podcast, featuring scholarship winners Maria Rodriguez and Christopher Munroe.

Runtime: 34.42

Spoken by: Nikia Chaney, Raina Chelise, Cassidy Parong, Alta Northcutt, Maria Rodriguez, Christopher Munroe, and Kassandra Escobar
Edited by: Cassidy Parong
Music by: Noah Panec

For a transcript of this session, visit here.


Session 5 – What about ‘just mercy’?

April’s session is now Available! Where Nikia and Rebecca discuss Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson.

Runtime: 26.02
Speakers: Nikia Chaney, Rebecca Mitchell, Raina Chelise, Cassidy Parong
Editors: Cassidy Parong
Music: Noah Panec

Learn more about the book, ‘Just Mercy’, and the Equal Justice Initiative, here: justmercy.eji.org/

For a transcript of this session, please visit here.


session 6 – Who controls representation?

Celebrate black history EVERY month! In this session we sit down with Bob Morgan, discussing Cabrillo’s Gallery Bearing Witness: Manifesting Black History from Photo Archives.

Runtime: 43.45

Speakers: Nikia Chaney, Robert Morgan, Raina Chelise, Cassidy Parong
Editors: Cassidy Parong
Music: Noah Panec

Access the gallery Bearing Witness, here: www.cabrillo.edu/cabrillo-gallery/bearing-witness/

For a transcript of this session, please visit here.


session 7 – what about black history?

We can reimagine the future by truly understanding the past. Listen to this podcast to explore a new take on American History, and some methods we can use to enact change.

Runtime: 32.16

Speakers: Aubriana Drew Davis, Nikia Chaney, Raina Chelise, Cassidy Parong
Editors: Cassidy Parong
Music: Noah Panec

Listen to Aubriana’s speech here.

For a transcript of this session, please visit here.


session 8 – Why are you interrupting?

Session 8: Nikia Chaney, Raina Chelise, and Cassidy Parong discuss the uncomfortable terrain of micro-aggressions, white heteronormativity dominating the institution, and dreaming new forms social relations.

Runtime: 27.07

Spoken by: Nikia Chaney, Raina Chelise, Cassidy Parong
Edited by: Cassidy Parong
Music by: Noah Panec

For a transcript of this session, please visit here.


session 9 – What about ‘i may destroy you’?

Join us in discussing HBO’s new series ‘I May Destroy You,’ with Clem Petersen and Nikia Chaney! We hit on topics of representation, sexual abuse and education, and portrayals of life through a screen.

Runtime: 24.29

Speakers: Nikia Chaney, Clem Peterson, Raina Chelise, Cassidy Parong
Editors: Cassidy Parong
Music: Noah Panec

To learn more about the show, please visit here.

For a transcript of this session, please visit here.

session 10 – What about Stereotypes we consume?

Join us in our 10th session with Angie Landeros in discussing stereotypes that we consume in music, media, and our day-to-day lives.

Runtime: 33.37

Speakers: Angelina Landeros, Raina Chelise, Nikia Chaney, Cassidy Parong
Editors: Cassidy Parong, Raina Chelise
Music: Noah Panec

For a transcript of this session, please stay tuned.

Session 11 – coming soon

Tune in next month to listen to the new session!