September 30, 2014
A powerful push for racial equity leaders
The course promotes a commitment from participants to applied leadership in their respective fields, and that leadership in the 21st century will be more effective if grounded in an understanding of racism and privilege, historic and current structures that sustain racial inequity, and resources.
March 1, 2021
What Regional One experts say about racial disparities, COVID-19 vaccine myths
In a virtual panel discussion Monday, Regional One experts discussed if, and why, people of color are not getting vaccinated at the same rate as white people, what fears people have about COVID-19 vaccines and how safe and effective the vaccines are for people of all races.
January 14, 2017
TEDxMemphis 2020: Speakers announced for foresight-themed event
“Foresight” is the theme of this year’s event, which takes place Feb. 22 at Crosstown Arts Theater. The 19-speaker lineup will share ideas on fighting poverty, juvenile justice reform, health care outcomes and more, according to a news release.
November 3, 2015
Theatre arts for health promotion: Using performance art for sex education and HIV prevention for North Carolina youth
Peer health education as well as theater-based interventions have been shown to be effective practices for health promotion; the combination of the two in the AMP! program is a compelling strategy for engaging youth at risk.
October 13, 2020
A Volunteer’s Deep Personal Connection Comes Full Circle Years Later
Today, [Jani] is sharing her story with the world in hopes to empower others to share their own stories...She even has her own podcast, What’s On Your Mind? In the episode titled "DEF-IN-ET-LY," Rad discusses her experience with dyslexia, the interrelationship between learning differences and mental health, and her unique connection to Learning Ally.
December 4, 2020
Exclusive Interview with Corilynn Bailey/Jani Radhakrishnan
On July 24, 2020, two complete strangers connected unexpectedly through the similarities in their mission, passion, and purpose around mental health and mental illness. We each had our own personal stories but were drawn together by what mark we wanted to leave in the world.
April 27, 2016
Theater-based intervention boosts adolescent knowledge of HIV, study finds
The intervention, called AMP! (Arts-based, Multiple component, Peer-education), was developed in 2010 as an arts education tool, and has since been redesigned to incorporate best practices outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for school-based sex education.
January 14, 2017
Back during the Jazz Age in New York City, you took the A Train to get to Harlem. But to get most everywhere in Carrboro, you take the J Bus.