'On Second Thought' For Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

Today's show explored social justice through the lens of dance and mental health initiatives across college campuses.

Atlanta choreographer and dancer Raianna Brown joined "On Second Thought" to discuss activism and dance. In 2016, she gained attention online for kneeling during a college football game. Now, Brown is continuing her advocacy with movement. She discussed her new dance production, “Skid," a look at homelessness and gentrification in the metro Atlanta area.

Georgia Tech student Collin Spencer also joined "On Second Thought" to discuss the way the college has allocated resources to address mental health concerns on campus. Spencer worked on these efforts as the director of the Mental Health Student Coalition.

Barry Schreier, director of the University Counseling Service at the University of Iowa, also joined the conversation. He provided a wider perspective on how college counseling centers across the United States help students build resiliency and find resources.

We also heard a conversation between Monica Helms of Marietta, veteran and creator of the transgender pride flag, and GPB Morning Edition host Leah Flemming.

 

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