The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Haggerty Museum of Art are seeking nominations for BIPOC women affiliated with Marquette to participate in an oral history podcast series associated with the recently created mural, “Our Roots Say That We’re Sisters” by artist Mauricio Ramirez. A central purpose of the mural is to highlight and uplift diverse women-identified individuals whose images and contributions have been systematically made invisible in public art. More information about the mural can be found online.
The “Our Roots” podcast project is an extension of this work. Through this series, we seek to amplify and preserve the stories of female-identifying students, faculty, staff and alumnae of color who have exhibited leadership, positive impact or social change in their personal or professional roles, especially those who remain unsung heroes. We ask them to speak to the nature of their personal growth throughout their lives – especially highlighting the influences and intersections of our contemporary social movements.
Ten podcasts have already been recorded and are available on Spotify and other podcast platforms. Six additional women will have the opportunity to share their stories through this series over the 2021-22 academic year.
Nominate students, staff, faculty and alumnae online. The priority deadline is Sept. 12; afterwards, nominations will be considered on a rolling basis.
With questions about the podcast, contact Jacki Black, director for Hispanic initiatives and diversity and inclusion educational programming.