Friday, April 20, 2012

Patt Morrison for Monday, April 23, 2012


Monday, April 23, 2012

1-3 p.m.




1:06 – 2:20- OPEN


2:21:30 – 2:30

New Michigan museum houses artifacts tied to America’s racist history

It’s a collection that’s meant to shock – and it does, full of artifacts including a tea kettle painted in black face and advertisements espousing racist terminology. The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, at Michigan’s Ferris State University houses thousands of pieces that depict stereotypes of African-Americans from the days of slavery to the 2008 presidential election. The $1.3 million gallery, set to have its grand opening April 26, stemmed from the personal collection of its curator and vice president of the university's Diversity and Inclusion Office, David Pilgrim, who is black. Is a museum displaying artifacts of shameful stereotypes of African-Americans from America’s past a step forward, a reminder of our bias-steeped history, or a step back?


All Unconfirmed

David Pilgrim, curator of the soon-to-open Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University in Michigan, and vice president of the university's Diversity and Inclusion Office.

Ange-Marie Hancock (AHNGE-Marie), associate professor of political science at USC and author of "Solidarity Politics for Millennials: A Guide to Ending the Oppression Olympics"

Roger Clegg, president and general counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity, “the nation’s only conservative think tank devoted to issues of race and ethnicity”


2:41:30 – 2:58:30

Big Sunday. The countdown to the biggest volunteer event in California begins.

April is National Volunteer Month! Have you been keeping up on your New Year’s commitment to be a better citizen? If you’re fretting because you’ve failed to maintain your own high standards, worry not. Big Sunday volunteer weekend (aka the Super Bowl of volunteering) is right around the corner, and David Levinson, the executive director of Big Sunday, is here to answer your questions and suggest organizations in need of your time and labor. This year, Big Sunday will focus specifically on veterans’ and housing concerns, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other places in need of help. Make sure to call with questions, or just to congratulate Big Sunday on being the only organization in California to be recognized for its volunteer services by the Points of Light Foundation. Do you volunteer regularly? Do you have suggestions or ideas for those who don’t? Do you feel like volunteering matters?



David Levinson, executive director of Big Sunday






Lauren Osen

Southern California Public Radio - 89.3 KPCC

626-583-5173 / 626-483-5278 @Patt_Morrison


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