Jan 14, 2021
On this episode with medical student Sotonye Douglas, we discuss
-how your voice can implement change in your community and why advocacy matters from your local, state officials and even celebrities whom she has had the privilege of all working with.
-what it means to be educated in the NYC Department of education, the largest education system in the country. Why is there twice the amount of NYPD officers than there are social workers and guidance counselors in the NYC DOE? How does that impact the quality of education in NYC schools?
-how the prison/jail system disproportionately affects the black and latinX population. Do you know that 92 percent of students arrested in NYC schools are either black or latinX yet together they make up only 52 percent of the general population?
-what it was like visiting her mentee at Rikers Island and how that has forever changed her perception of the jail/prison system
-how networking can provide opportunities to improve community relations and resources
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*Of note this episode was recorded on June 25, 2020