“In The Mix with Nehemiah” is your new monthly source for staying connected to the culture of Nehemiah and Justified Anger.
Get the inside scoop on what our staff, friends, and allies are into each month to help get a better perspective on issues of race, leadership, transformation, justice, and community. We hope that these recommendations help us build a #StrongerMadisonForAll. Don’t miss it!
Tyler Nylon, Special Assistant to Dr. Gee and Black Like Me Podcast Producer, recommends reading the article“Privileged” by Kyle Kover, a player for the Utah Jazz. Kover recounts his experience with race relations and inequality being part of the basketball team. His journey is relatable for anyone navigating their culture and community. Also, check out this short video conversation on the same topic with Kyle Kover and other Utah Jazz players.
Listen to This!
Lindsey Johnson, Director of External Relationships, recommends listening to Beyonce’s latest album, Homecoming. “I love this live album! Beyonce’s Coachella performance is invigorating. It captures the historic culture of HBCU’s marching bands while giving us a journey through her career. Not to mention it is a playlist of 40 songs! Wheew!” Also, check out the documentary on Netflix.
Lisa Hepburn, ally and volunteer, recommends the new PBS documentary, Reconstruction: America After the Civil War. “During the JA Black History Course, I was stunned by Dr. Christy Clark-Pujara’s statement that, had Reconstruction been successful, we’d never had needed a Civil Rights Movement. Episode 3 explains how The Lost Cause ideology and the United Daughters of the Confederacy essentially rewrote and “sanitized” the United States shameful beginnings by erecting Civil War monuments and white-washing elementary school textbooks. No wonder so many of us thought–and think–that the Civil War was about States’ Rights!”
Go To This!
Friday, May 10 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Dr. Karen Reece, Vice President of Research and Education, recommends a great way to meet new community members. Badger Rock has monthly community dinners on Fridays during the school year and they have a community marketa couple of times a month on Sunday afternoons.