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The Anti-Racism in Education Alliance has now shared 5 episodes of their podcast.
The Anti Racism in Education Alliance (AREA) is a committee centered around bettering the Seisen community through raising awareness about racism. The AREA Podcast is a safe space to discuss race in today’s world and our local community as well as sharing our own experiences and opinions.
Since January AREA has been releasing a new episode every two weeks of their student-led podcast. Today they released their fifth episode. We wanted to re-share the links to the episodes for those who have not checked them out yet.
All of the episodes are available in video form on the Seisen Youtube Channel. They are also available to listen to wherever you listen to podcasts including; Anchor, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic and Spotify.
Episode 1: "Racism in Japan"
Description: The very first episode of the AREA Podcast we discuss the form racism takes in Japan. As we explore the implications of Japan's colonialist history, we also analyse the attitudes of stereotypes, homogeneity and institutionalised practices.
Episode 2: "Racism and Pop Culture"
Description: In exploring the depths of racial history, it is important to realise the interconnectedness between race and our leisure activities. In this episode we discuss the relevance of race relations in our prevalent hip hop culture and analyse the trends in popular culture.
Episode 3: "Privilege in Today's Modern World"
Description: In this episode we talk about the privileges we, as international students, benefit from. From the definition of privilege to its implications, this podcast explores how we take certain benefits for granted and how we perpetuate the isolation of privilege itself.
Episode 4: "Racism in the Arts"
Description: In this episode a collection of art students come together to discuss the various implications made within their artistic interests. The episode exhibits a range of modern discourse from whitewashing to Orientalism. Enjoy!
Episode 5: "Racial Sensitivity in Japan"
Description: With two of our younger committee members, we discuss how racism and it's everlasting sensitivity operates in our day to day lives. We hope you enjoy the episode!