VMA Equity and Cultural Climate Committee Update

By: Cristina Kotz Cornejo, Professor and Associate Chair of VMA / Kermel Yohannes '19, VMA POWER Senator   Following the first meeting of the VMA Equity and Cultural Climate Committee on March 22, I sat down with Professor and Associate Chair of the VMA Department Cristina Kotz Cornejo in order to discuss her thoughts and … Continue reading VMA Equity and Cultural Climate Committee Update

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The Nuances of Racism in Theatre School

My First Semester of College as a Person of Color in a B.F.A. Musical Theatre Program By Cindy Tsai '21 1 | MY DREAMS WITHIN REACH On my first day of college, I looked left and right and saw one other person in the selective training program for musical theatre who looked like me. Only … Continue reading The Nuances of Racism in Theatre School

Singularly Brown

By: Elmer Martinez '19 As a sophomore Lighting Design concentration within the Stage Design and Technology program, I was consistently challenged to produce theatrical designs of quality. Likewise, I was consistently challenged (as I sat in a room of nine students) to keep my composure about being singularly brown. More than socio-economic disconnect in life … Continue reading Singularly Brown

To Be A Student As The Child of Immigrants

By: Julio Cesar Villegas '19 My grandfather was the only child out of his eight siblings to have known what the inside of a school in Cuba looked like. He was the only one to have studied in both a primary and secondary school, and he was the only one that was audacious enough to … Continue reading To Be A Student As The Child of Immigrants

My Experience Is Not Your Debate

By: Caroline Rodriguez '20 I am sick of having to prove racism exists to white people. Whenever race comes up in a class with a white professor, I get tense. Emerson’s demographics are very white; there’s no denying it. So most of the time, classes are made up of a large group of white people, … Continue reading My Experience Is Not Your Debate

Statement From Protest Organizers

On Tuesday, October 24th, hundreds of Emerson students peacefully came together to present a series of demands to Faculty Assembly that addressed a need for action with regard to diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency on campus. We are grateful for the commitment to change shown by the Emerson student body, as well as by faculty … Continue reading Statement From Protest Organizers

Reflections: One Chicano’s Journey Through Emerson

By: Andrew Siañez-De La O '17   My name is Andrew Siañez-De La O, a recent Performing Arts graduate from Emerson. I identify as a Chicano, a Fronteriza, a product of the Borderlands. The following is by no means a comprehensive list of what I’ve experienced at Emerson. It isn’t even just the highlights. The following … Continue reading Reflections: One Chicano’s Journey Through Emerson

PSA: We’re Not All The Same

By: Sydney Rae Chin '19 Emerson’s culture makes racism permissible--whether it's the student body or the professors who teach them. Within the Visual Media Arts department, I’ve encountered quite a few incidents where Asians/Asian Americans were viewed as all the same. However, Asians/Asian Americans have different cultures, even within the same region and/or country. In … Continue reading PSA: We’re Not All The Same

Raz Moayed: The SGA Undergraduate Representative to the Board of Trustees

By: Kevin Milton '18 Raz Moayed is a sophomore Media Studies major with a double minor in Political Science and Political Communications. She is from Potomac, Maryland where she lives with her two younger brothers and her parents. She hopes to one day be working for Vice or PBS. She has been a part of … Continue reading Raz Moayed: The SGA Undergraduate Representative to the Board of Trustees

The Fox Amongst Us

By: Jonas Spencer '20 Emerson College, a school built on inclusion, liberalism, and creating leaders in society through the utilization of arts and communication. However, there is one word that this school loves to shout at the top of its lungs: Diversity. Around the entire school, faculty, staff, administrators, Department Chairs, and even the Board … Continue reading The Fox Amongst Us