About this Podcast
LISTEN TO THE:
- Visions Statement
- Podcast Overview
- Chapter 1 Overview
- Chapter 2 Overview
- Chapter 3 Overview
- Chapter 4 Overview
Voices from the Valley
Our Vision is to create a space for authentic discovery of social justice conversations on topics related to equity, inclusion, and diversity, with a goal of evolving our relationships with each other and the world!
Chapter 1: Muslim Student Association (MSA)
Episode 1 - What Islam means to me
Description: The MSA during one of their club meetings discusses what it means to them to be Muslim. The students also share some positive highlights from their week.
Episode 2 - Class, Culture, Clothing, and Stereotype
PART ONE: The MSA discuss issues related to class, culture, and clothing. This episode is compiled from two conversations recorded about a month apart.
PART TWO: The MSA share insights the stereotypes they encounter and how they respond. This episode is compiled from two conversations recorded about a month apart.
Episode 3 - Coming Soon
Episode 4 - Message, Music, and Mosaics
PART ONE: The MSA talk about their dedication and diligence to Community Service and Charitable Fundraising. This episode is compiled from two conversations recorded about a month apart.
PART TWO: We learn about the MSA's participation in MVCC Mosaics Grant (Muslim Voices in America) during the March 2018 Artist Residence Week. Performance clips are included. The student group also share their thoughts about participating in the inaugural season of MVCCPOV. This episode is compiled from two conversations recorded about a month apart.
Chapter 2: Arab Student Union (ASU)
Episode 1 - The Arab Student Union Un-Filtered and Un-Cut
Episode 2 - Scholarship Awards Night Conversations
Description: ASU talk about their 5th annual scholarship event. As they sets-up for their evening festivities, we interview current students and alumni to ask them about the history behind the scholarship and how the ASU has evolved over the years.
Chapter 3 - Mosaics: Muslim Voices in America
Episode 1 - A MVCC Leader’s point-of-view an Interview with Tommy Hensel
Description: Tommy Hensel is the Managing Director of MVCC Fine and Performing Arts Center. He also provides leadership for MVCC’s Mosaics: Muslim Voices in America two-year research initiative. In this episode Tommy discusses the Mosaic’s (March) 2018 Artist Residency Week as well as the bigger vision of the project.
Episode 2 - Just about Creativity an Interview with Aja Black
Description: Aja Black is one half of the husband/wife performing group The Reminders. Aja is also an accomplished writer and creative writing instructor. After delivering a writing workshop during the Mosaics Grant’s Artist Residency Week, Aja provides dynamic insights on the topic of creativity.
Episode 3 - You are Beautiful! an Interview with Amirah Sackett
Description: Amirah Sackett is an internationally recognized hip-hop dancer, choreographer, teacher, and activist. MVCCPOV caught up with Amirah after delivering a hip-hop dance workshop during the Mosaics Grant’s Artist Residency Week.
Episode 4 - Syn-Syrianly Yours an Interview with Omar Offendum
Description: Omar Offendum is a Syrian-American rapper, poet, and socially-conscious intellectual known for his unique blend of hip-hop and an Arabic poetry. MVCCPOV spoke with Omar after presenting a self-expression workshop during the Mosaics Grant’s Artist Residency Week.
Chapter 4: MVCC Faculty & Administration
Episode 1 - Vision, Service, and Leadership an Interview with Dr. Nina Shoman Dajani and Sundus Madi-McCarthy
Description: Dr. Tony Dunbar and librarian Tish Hayes sit down with Sundus Madi McCarthy advisor for the MSA and Dr. Nina Shoman Dajani advisor for the ASU to discuss their roles as advisors, mentors, and advocates for the students in their clubs, as well as the work the student clubs do to make change on campus and in their communities.
Episode 2 - Wise, Woke, and she WRaps an Interview with Dr. Amani Wazwaz
Description: Dr. Amani Wazwaz is Professor of Communication and Literature at MVCC and also a committee member for MVCC’s Mosaics: Muslim Voices in America research initiative. Professor Wazwaz discusses culture, history, and identity along with a chat about her live rap performance during the Mosaics March 2018 open mic event.