Listeners producer Cecilia Brown talks with Cleo Davis and Kayin Talton-Davis about homeschooling during COVID-19 and reimagining education by challenging the Eurocentric ideals most educational institutions are built upon. The Portland-based artists and designers have long been using art to tell stories about the Black experience and their current project aims to “create a cultural space of memory, advancement, and artistry for Portland’s Black Community” at Building Cornerstones.
Show notes & links:
- Building Cornerstones – Please consider donating to Cleo and Kayin’s efforts to finish building out the Mayo House, and making it a place for the Black community.
- Root Shocked – a documentary short about generational loss, racial disparity, and the steps taken by one family to force a city to reckon with its history. This doc was also produced by Cecilia Brown.
- Rebuilding Cornerstones: Spatial Justice for Portland’s Black Diaspora – More about Cleo and Kayin’s class at the University of Oregon’s College of Design: Design for Spatial Justice.
New to the Listeners Podcast? Episode piqued your interest? Check out the following previous episodes that are peripherally related:
- #16: August Wilson Red Door Project – Hands Up, Cop Out – Look Within & Evolve
- #14: Bob McKinnon – Headwinds & Tailwinds
Thanks to Cleo & Kayin for sharing their story, experience, and gifts with our community.