Project STAND Podcast

a blueprint

The Project STAND podcast: A Blueprint, is a conversation with student activists, memory workers, archivists, artists, historians, and scholars,  that intersect with the creation, documentation, advocacy, archiving, and preservation of stories relating to the activism and organizing within Black and Brown communities and other marginalized student populations. We are having honest conversations where voices are sharing their fears, joys, challenges, hopes, plans, policies, and visions for liberation, a blueprint for repair,  an archive that centers their voice.
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upcoming conversations:

Alex Soto is a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation and a second year graduate student earning a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona. He is a Knowledge River, ALA Spectrum and ARL Kaleidoscope scholar. Alex believes Indigenous librarianship synthesizes his creative, cultural, and professional backgrounds as well as his interest in social justice and community-building.Alex manages the Labriola National American Indian Data Center at Arizona State University

Wanda Hernández is a doctoral student in the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland. Her research interest revolves around the formation of race and ethnic identity among U.S. Central Americans through material and visual culture, space and place, and performances of the everyday. In addition to academia, Wanda is an independent curator and cultural organizer.


Saba Tshibaka, a current senior attending the University of Maryland, majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and minoring in General Business. She’s been fortunate enough to participate in opportunities such as studying abroad in Israel (January 2019), interning at Google, Ann Arbor (Summer 2019), and interning with the Department of Treasury (Fall and Winter 2019). At the University of Maryland, she’s also been a part of a number of entrepreneurship related organizations: Hinman CEOs, Dingman Center’s Ladies First Founders, Start-Up Shell, and the Do Good Center’s Summer Fellows Accelerator program.

Speaking w/ Khari ep. 1

Khari Gardner, a student at the University of Kentucky. Gardner is the founder of Black Lives at UK. Gardner discusses his experiences as a student activist, the importance of archiving, and why the resurgence of national demonstrations for Black Lives Matter feels different this time.