Episode 7

Drawing Conclusions, The Art & Science of Cartooning: Dr. Jaye Gardiner and Lupita Barajas

Published on: 30th March, 2021

By day, Dr. Jaye Gardiner is working as a postdoctoral fellow in pancreatic cancer research, mentoring up-and-coming STEM students, and teaching in the Teen Research Internship Program (TRIP) Initiative through the Fox Chase Cancer Center. But believe it or not, that still leaves plenty of time for her other passion: increasing science exposure, access, and literacy through comics. Joined by SCSU student and fellow cartoonist Lupita Barajas, we explore the important role of comics in examining diverse human experiences and provoking social change.

You can see more of Jaye's work on her personal website and the JKX Comics page. Learn more about JKX's forthcoming comics anthology Gaining Steam: Illuminating Research through Art here!

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Real Talk: A Diversity in Higher Ed Podcast
Addressing issues of equity and inclusion with authenticity and vulnerability
In Season Two, student activist Jamil Harp and Professor KC Councilor break down communication barriers and get to the heart of equity and inclusion conversations on college campuses.

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At Southern, we are committed to identifying and addressing systemic barriers to equity, access, and success for all members of our community. We are also committed to constructive dialogues where we treat one another with dignity, respect, kindness, compassion, and civility as we share varying perspectives, with the goal of creating an inclusive culture. By joining social justice and free speech with critical thinking in and out of the classroom, we prepare students to engage with societal issues on campus, as well as in our local communities, our nation and our world.