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The Other Side of DC

Hosted by Amira Tripp Folsom, Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholar at American University Class of 2024, The Other Side of DC Podcast welcomes fellow DC college students and all newcomers to DC to listen to various perspectives on community gun violence from activists and scholars leading the fight against community violence in the DC, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) area.
Episode 1: Community Gun Violence

Where do we begin? Learn here from the best! Dr. Joseph Richardson Jr. is the Acting Chair of the African-American Studies Department at the University of Maryland and the Joel and Kim Feller Endowed Professor of African-American Studies and Anthropology. His research and work has been revolutionary in fighting gun violence in DC and Maryland. In addition to learning more about Dr. Richardson’s work, in this interview, Amira and Dr. Richardson cover the history of community gun violence in the DMV, the current landscape, and the work being done today to combat community violence.

Episode 2: The Intersection of Black Mental Health & Gun Violence

How does a former therapist end up as a lobbyist? Listen to the incredible story of Ms. Tiffany Garner, Community Violence Initiatives State Manager for Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence, and explore how prioritizing mental health in Black communities is a very effective method of reducing gun violence and interpersonal conflict.

Episode 3: Mentee to Mentor: Growing Up in DC and Fighting Community Gun Violence

Tune in to this conversation with DC Native, Mr. Clayton Rosenburg of the Alliance of Concerned Men. In this episode, Amira and Clayton discuss the history of the ACM, growing from a mentee of the organization to a leader and mentor, the importance of conflict resolution, and the experience of growing up in southeast DC.

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