Dr. Rusty Barceló is the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota and a nationally-recognized leader in the field, with more than 30 years of experience in equity and diversity in higher education. She is also a Chicana with deep roots in the Mexican-American community, and a singer-songwriter. Luz María Gordillo talks with her about her life, her community, her music, and her educational philosopy, and we hear several of her songs.
tonight we will be the first of two parts: the first of which we'll be looking at the film 'the wiz' from a socio-political viewpoint, in between tracks from both the film and broadway renditions of the soundtrack.
next week (part two) we will be looking at art in alignment with active-ism, connecting this with the sppeches of ossie davis.