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'Margins' Ep. 9: Thinking 'DIFFRINT'ly

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DIFFRINT is a quarterly event where artists and storytellers use their crafts to tackle difficult topics. In this episode, Dr. Christopher Whitt talks to Brandon Carleton, the organizer of these events.

The theme for the DIFFRINT event on October 11 is systemic and institutional racism. It will take place at Rozz Tox in downtown Rock Island.

Carleton also organizes free laundry days in the community and works to promote diversity and inclusion in various organizations.

Dr. Christopher Whitt is an Associate Professor and the Chair in the Political Science department at Augustana College. He also is the Director of Augustana College’s Center for Inclusive Leadership and Equity. His Ph.D in Government & Politics (Political Science) was earned at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Whitt is Augustana’s expert on American government and politics, the Presidency, political behavior, minority politics, and gender politics. He is also a leader at the college in community, faculty, and overall workforce diversity efforts. In addition to his roles at the college he is also the Political Analyst for KWQC, the Quad Cities’ NBC television affiliate. He also provides political analysis and commentary on the Quad Cities’ NPR affiliate, WVIK. Over the years, Dr. Whitt has taken on the role of one of the most prominent voices of political analysis in the Quad Cities region and even provides analysis internationally for France24’s English broadcast.
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