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Welcome to the final episode of season 3. Today cast member Lan Gross-Roberts interviews Peace Warrior Alex King. Alex is known for his incredible speech at the March For Our Lives in D.C. back in 2018. We learn about the spark that led him to this movement and his experience touring with the Peace Warriors.Read more about Alex and the Peace Warriors: support this continuing series at the show
In this episode, Gisèle Easton interviews Anabel, a Chicago native who was very active in the protests and marches that took place in 2020.  Anabel describes the details of the Black Lives Matter marches and provides their first hand perspective of how intense these events are. Gisèle also asks about important mentors in Anabel's life to share the importance of role model support during this time.Please support this continuing series at the show (
Hosted by Moriah Gilman, this episode shares an interview between cast member Gabi Molina and passionate Chicagoland activist Naima Woods. They discuss the topic of performative activism and its affects on the progress of social justice. Naima also shares her personal experiences with gun violence and failing moral systems. Please support this continuing series at the show (
Hosts Shoana Hunt and Lan Gross-Roberts speak to recent Columbia College graduates Angel and Isaiah in regards to activism as artists. They discuss ideas about the connectedness of activist issues and how they each connect to these movements as individuals. In addition, they share their thoughts on body cam footage and gun violence within the youth.Please support this continuing series at out Angel's website: the show (
In this episode, we hear from the cast members of Columbia College Chicago’s American Origami and #HereToo. Host Jackson Anderson asks how they feel about activist culture, social media activism, and their opinions on other points of view. We also listen to the cast's personal excerpts about facing oppression and gun violence.Please support this continuing series at the show (
Welcome to season 3 of the #HereToo podcast. In our first episode, host Ashley Keys speaks with Jimmy Maize and Barbara Pitts McAdams, co-creators of the theater performance HereToo. They are joined by Andres Gonzales, creator of American Origami, to talk about the impact of gun violence on schools, the importance of youth activism, and to discuss the combination of art and activism. Show  NotesPlease support this continuing series at American Origami/#HereTooColumbia College Chicago Theatrical series by students of Columbia College Chicago.  Andres Gonzales American Origami photographs are currently a part of American Epidemic: Guns in the United States currently at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Tectonic Theater Project Support the show (
On this episode of the #HereToo podcast, Jaydin Hill interviews returning interviewee Tierra Williams. They discuss updates on the Osaze Osagie legal case, her upcoming election for Ferguson Township Supervisor, intersectionality, race relations in the United States, and present and future of protesting in the U.S.WARNING: sensitive topics relating to race are discussed in this interview.Support the show (
In this episode of the #HereToo Podcast, Freddie Miller is joined by Sarah Schecter, a California-based theatre artist, community organizer, and high school student. She is also the award-winning playwright of HULLABALOO, which was recently recognized as a 2020 winner in the #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence. Miller chats with Schecter about her journey in becoming an artist and an activist, as well as discussing dramaturgy, new plays, and Spring Awakening. Support the show (
In this episode, we talked to Jai Patel about the different examples of gun distribution and how severe and harmful it can be to civilians in the US. He also talked specifics about legislation being passed in the state of New Jersey to secure gun control in different scenarios such as proper locks and safety precautions at home. Jai has done a lot of research on the matter and discussed with us the specifics of some information he discovered and things that he and his colleagues have learned in order to find ways to go about the gun epidemic as a whole in the country. Support the show (
Penn State Stage Management student Abby VandenBrul interviews Jasmine Minhas and Grace Morrison, two organizers for March For Our Lives Delaware. Jasmine is a college student who works as the Co-director for March For Our Lives Delaware and Grace is a high school student who works as the Chapter Lead for March For Our Lives at Wilmington Friends School. They discuss their thoughts about the January 6th insurrection, how they got involved with March For Our Lives, how organizing has changed in the face of COVID-19 and quarantine, why organizing in Delaware is unique from other states, how a new Presidential administration might affect March For Our Lives organizing, and their advice for other young activists.Support the show (
Tierra Williams, activist in the 3/20 Coalition and actor in The Osaze Project from Penn State Centre Stage Virtual shares her thoughts experiences with Mary Rose Valentine in the ninth episode of the #HereToo Podcast. She touches on white supremacy in the United States (“And it says to me that […] white supremacy is real, […] that systematic racism is real. And it shows just how unfair it is for African Americans to maneuver through everyday life,”), the drive and demands of activism (“There is no break. There is no rest. […] Until racism rests, until white supremacy rests, there is no break,”), and the importance of talking about social issues and change (“If we don't have this type of conversation, if we don't have this dialogue, then we can't get anywhere,”).Penn State Center Stage Virtual’s The Osaze Project premieres Friday, November 13, with a pre-show discussion at 7:30 p.m., and presentation at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The event is free and can be viewed at beginning on the first date of performance. The Osaze Project is directed and devised by Charles Dumas.Support the show (
Penn State Neuroscience major and Theatre Arts minor Jaydin Hill interviews three Penn State seniors Liz Druschel, Anushka Shah, and Sienna Baker. Three executive board members of Schreyer for Women. A relatively young on-campus organization that seeks to build women at Penn State as professionals, students, members of the community, and civic citizens.  They talk about their current and past roles as E-board members,  their mission as members of the E-board, how the organization has grown and changed in the three years since its birth, sister organizations that came from SfW, and some of their community building and outreach programs.Support the show (
Penn State BA of Theatre Studies junior Elena Sgouros and Penn State BFA Acting Program junior Catherine Bennis interview Penn State graduate of the MFA program MiKayla McKasy. They discuss how her upbringing affected her views on her own race, her activism, and how blackness is perceived in society (I was adopted from Chicago into an an affluent white family in the middle of nowhere Minnesota kind of grew up as the only, one of the only [...] people of color in suburbia.); the changes needed in the education system so that kids don't grow up with the same lack of support, knowledge, confidence that she did (It makes me upset that no adults have time to step in when those incidents were recurring in classes or like when teachers would say slavery wasn't that bad,); the protests in Minneapolis and how that affects the different people that live there, and how defunding the police affected the city of Minneapolis and if it is the direction the whole country should move towards (There's not many of them. And so what that means is that now there's tons of money for programs in other places that we need to be filled instead of police taking on all of these roles that was not originally a part of their job description).Support the show
Penn State BA of Theatre Studies junior Elena Sgouros and Penn State BFA Acting Program junior Catherine Bennis interview young State College high school student and activist Miranda Julia Marks. They discuss how she got started in environmental activism ("I remember one moment when our whole class walked over the Edmund Pettus Bridge together, that shouldn't be the name of it, but um, we walked over together and, and we were just completely silent."); her work at the intersection of social justice for people of color as it relates to environmental justice ("And so my CAP project was that I started a website, which is called And it basically tells the stories of climate activists all across the world."), and the issue of State College residents lacking awareness of the racism ("State College is this little bubble of white privilege, and . . . a lot of people here are . . . oblivious to the fact that we have a lot of racism.").Support the show (
In this episode of the #HereToo Podcast, activist, student, and Penn State Black Caucus President Nyla Holland shares her experiences and wisdom with second year Theatre Studies major Mary Rosalind Valentine about Black Lives Matter activism on campus (“We've been leveraging this momentum to really push for racial justice at Penn State and in State College”), activism amidst COVID-19, (“And I think this whole pandemic has just put into perspective just how fragile life is. And […] Black folks have known how fragile life is”), and being a Penn State student of color (“I want to be able to encourage other people to come to my Alma Mater. And I feel like right now, in good faith, I can't do that”).Support the show (
Penn State Theatre Studies major Andrew Fei interviews International Studies major YuNa Choi about student government at Penn State, why "more people need to be altruistic," being inspired by March for Our Lives's David Hogg, and the surprising benefits of social isolation due to Covid.Support the show (
Penn State BFA Lighting Design junior David Reingold interviews activist and State College Area High School student Maddie King about her work with electoral and racial justice. Maddie talks about "white solidarity," what it means for white individuals to "make race conscious," and how we can make anti-racism a "part of [our] daily practice."Support the show (
Penn State BA Theatre Studies junior, Freddie Miller, interviews activist and Penn State graduate, Freddy Purnell about their work with Men Against Violence, the 3/20 Coalition, policing at Penn State, and the current protests in State College PA for Black Lives Matter.Support the show (
The #HereToo podcast kicks off with Penn State student and local activist Kyra Gines. In this episode, second year Penn State Musical Theatre student Alex Wind speaks with 18-year-old Penn State student Gines about the police shooting of Osagie Osaze ("It was personal, it was inhumane, it was unbelievable); tangible steps for making change; ("make African American studies required in high school"); and striking a balance between calling in and calling out, while still being "radical about it."Support the show (
Penn State BA of Theatre Studies junior Elena Sgouros interviews Kylie Vincent a New York City-based activist and artist who's featured in various news outlets for her activism and art. She has performed produced and directed theatrical performances to raise money for the organization and awareness. They discuss where Kylie was and what she did in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, her involvement in March for Our Lives, difficulties balancing life as a young adult in NYC and being essentially a full time activist especially during the pandemic, and where she see's herself in the future as it pertains to her life as an activist and artist.Support the show (
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