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On September 21, Antioch Students and Faculty as well as residents from Yellow Springs took a bus to New York City to attend the People’s Climate March and show their support for taking action against global climate issues. Wyatt Souers talked to Antioch College class of 2017 students Frank Fortino, Hannah Craig, Perin Ellsworth-Heller, Sean Allen, Ian Rosenthal, and Lauren Gjessing about why they were at the March.
Joshua Lucca '16, Noella Nishimwe '16, and Zachary Sullivan '16 attend a rally to demand that Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine release the surveillance footage from August 5, when John Crawford was shot and killed in Walmart by Beavercreek police.
Credit Hana Katz-Stein '16. / Used with permission from The Record.
On August 5th, 22-year-old John Crawford III was shot and killed by police officers in the Beavercreek Walmart after officers responded to a 911 call about a man holding a gun in Walmart. It was later discovered that Crawford, who is black, was actually carrying around a BB gun that is sold in Walmart stores. Both Walmart and Attorney General Mike DeWine refused to release surveillance footage of the shooting, which sparked a series of rallies demanding that the tape be released.
Community Engagement: Freedom Summer class in Atlanta, GA outside of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change Left to right: Residence Life Manager Nick Daily, Eric Rhodes '16, Kijin Higashibaba '16, IdaLease Cummings '16, Louise Lybrook '16, Ciana Ayenu '17, Rebecca Smith '16, Visiting Professor of Visual Arts Raewyn Martyn, Lauren Gjessing '17, and Assistant Professor of History Kevin McGruder.
Over the break between the spring and summer quarters at Antioch seven students and three faculty and staff members traveled to the Freedom Summer 50 conference in Mississippi as part of a course called Community Engagement: Freedom Summer. In July the class held a panel to discuss their travels in the south with the community. Tune in to this edition of the word to hear excerpts from the panel and learn all about Antioch students’ experiences at the conference.
The Foundry Theater has been an important part of the Antioch and Yellow Springs since its inception in 1956. Unfortunately the theater was closed when Antioch reopened. However, after beginning construction in July of 2013 phase one of renovations have recently been completed, and the theater is now once again able to host public events. WYSO Miller Fellow Wyatt Souers talked with soon to be Associate Professor of Performance Louise Smith, class of 2017 Antioch student Hannah Craig, and Associate Professor of Performance Gabriele Civil about this exciting development.
The Antioch College Speech and Debate Club has made many accomplishments since it was created in 2012. Wyatt Souers talked to Admissions Director, and one of the founders of the group, Micah Canal, as well debate team member Amelia Gonzalez '17 and founding debate team member Sarah Goldstein '16. Listen in to hear all about how the club prepares for tournaments, their outstanding accomplishments, and how they went out to achieve so much in such a short amount of time.