Margins

Dr. Christopher Whitt hosts "Margins," a WVIK podcast featuring conversations with change agents from around the Quad Cities area, as well as across the country. These discussions focus on groups of people who are marginalized politically and socially, and the people working to provide change for those communities.

"We need to take the time to have these conversations so people can hear new perspectives — so people who are doing the hard work, who are leading, who are trying to push for change within the community as well as making a better world overall, can have a voice," Whitt says.

"Margins" is produced by Lacy Scarmana.

Dr. Christopher Whitt has worked as a change maker in the Quad Cities community for over a decade. He recently accepted the opportunity to take on the role of the inaugural Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dr. Christopher Whitt is once again joined by criminologist Dr. Amber Beckley. She is a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow who splits her time between Duke University and Stockholm University in Sweden.

Dr. Christopher Whitt first met criminologist Dr. Amber Beckley over a decade ago when they were both members of the Black Graduate Students Association at the University of Maryland. 

Today, Beckley is a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow. She splits her time between Duke University and Stockholm University in Sweden.

DIFFRINT is a quarterly event where artists and storytellers use their crafts to tackle difficult topics. In this episode, Dr. Christopher Whitt talks to Brandon Carleton, the organizer of these events.

In the most recent episode of Margins, Dr. Christopher Whitt talked with April Johnson about diversity in institutions, like churches and universities. Johnson is the executive director of Reconciliation Ministry for the Christian Church Disciples of Christ.

There was so much to talk about that Johnson is back in this episode to continue the conversation. 

After a summer hiatus, Dr. Christopher is back with more conversations with change agents.

A couple months ago, Dr. Melanye Price joined Margins to talk about her book “The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race.” Now, Price joins Margins again to talk more broadly about race under the Trump administration, as well as being a black political scientist and college professor.

'Margins' Ep. 5: Diversity in the Workforce, Part 2

Jun 19, 2017

Dr. Christopher Whitt continues a conversation about inclusion and equity in the workforce, including strategies for diversifying an organization.

Dr. Christopher Whitt has a conversation about diversity, inclusion and equity in the workforce.

The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race
NYU Press

Dr. Christopher Whitt talks with Dr. Melanye Price, author of The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race.

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