Shaping Narratives

Online Podcast
  • Hosted by Mariano Avila, Michelle Jokisch Polo
  • Local Host Mariano Avila

Shaping Narratives is an initiative to build capacity in communities of color by providing leaders with training in decolonizing narratives, media and production skills and community organizing as a distribution strategy. Each participant developed a show, a local affinity group and a social media following to address issues they are passionate about. Content is being used to spark change based conversations. The shows include, Ngiiwe, Color Out Here, Meeting God, The Black Honest Truth and Cultural Ingredients:

Local Jamaican chef gives easy Coconut Rice recipe

Apr 23, 2020
Vincent McIntosh

[George Walker] Talking with Chef Vincent, owner and operator of Irie Kitchen about making the most of your groceries. What would be one of the easiest dishes that we can make at home and get a little taste of Jamaica?

West MI Hindu Temple Volunteers Deliver Groceries

Apr 17, 2020
Unsplash

In response to the COVID19 pandemic, Rishi Singh, host of WGVU's "Meeting God," is partnering with the Kaufman Interfaith Institute to discuss resources faith communities are offering in West Michigan.

We’re speaking with Fred Stella he’s the outreach minister for the West Michigan Hindu Temple. What I would like to do is discuss the response from your temple and what the Hindu community is doing to help the community. 

Weekly we focus on the work of area individuals and organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we learn more about the next phase of WGVU's Shaping Narratives initiative from WGVU Producer, Mariano Avila, and WGVU Grants Manager, Steve Chappell. This weekly radio segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Weekly we focus on the work of area individuals and organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we learn more about WGVU’s Shaping Narratives series airing on WGVU TV. Joining the discussion are WGVU Producer, Mariano Avila, and WGVU Grants Manager, Steve Chappell. This weekly radio segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Weekly we focus on the work of area individuals and organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Good for Michigan Program Manager, Alice Jasper, who is also the producer/host of the WGVU Shaping Narratives TV program, Color Out Here. Joining the discussion are WGVU Producer, Mariano Avila, and WGVU Grants Manager, Steve Chappell. This weekly radio segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

WGVU Public Media

Regularly, people of color are overrepresented in the media as criminals and changing this narrative is exactly what WGVU Public Media Producer Mariano Avila sought to do. 

“We are always labeled the Hispanic person, the Asian person, the Black person, the Biracial person, the Native person…we are a whole community. So how do you just tell your story from your perspective and include your community.” 

Weekly we focus on the work of area individuals and organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we talk about WGVU’s Shaping Narratives project, with participants, Lin Bardwell, Member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, and Rishi Makkar, Interfaith Liaison for the West Michigan Sikh community. Joining the discussion is WGVU Grants Manager, Steve Chappell. This weekly radio segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Weekly we focus on the work of area individuals and organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we learn more about WGVU's Shaping Narratives initiative from WGVU Producer, Mariano Avila, and George Walker III, a Shaping Narratives participant.  Joining the discussion is WGVU Grants Manager, Steve Chappell. This weekly radio segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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