Riana Elyse Anderson: Talk, Walk and Chalk

"My ability to breathe in this moment is an act of resistance - against a respiratory disease, against the injustice in police violence - it is a revolutionary act. It is an act of resistance. I am going to choose my breath today."

CEW+ Podcast: Strength in the Midst of Change

This episode of Strength in the Midst of Change features Riana Elyse Anderson, Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health. Riana was recently featured as a panelist in the U-M Town Hall Constructive Conversations for Societal Change. She talks about her journey as a psychologist working for racial justice, shares her insights on what it means to be an ally, and explains the phrases ‘Level and Lane’, and ‘Talk, Walk and Chalk’.

Resiliency is best demonstrated in times of challenges. Join CEW+ Director Tiffany Marra as she talks to students, staff, faculty, and community members connected to the University of Michigan’s Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+) in our podcast, Strength in the Midst of Change. Through this podcast, CEW+ seeks to create a safe place where you will be inspired by the stories of everyday people. Originally created to document the challenges resulting from COVID-19, CEW+ has expanded the podcast to include stories of combating racism through individual and organizational action. This podcast will continue to evolve as societal challenges shift over time.

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