Summer Engagement: Film / Podcast
My name is Allisa Foster and I am from Saint Louis, MO. I’m a 5th year senior studying Black Studies with double minors in Psychology and Criminal and Juvenile Justice with a Multicultural Certificate at the University of Missouri. I will matriculate to law school in the Fall of 2021 and obtain my Masters in Educational Policy and JD simultaneously.
My favorite thing to do when I have down time is read. Some of my favorite books include: Children of Blood & Bone, Just Mercy, Abolition Democracy, and The New Jim Crow. When I’m not reading, you can find me hanging out with my sorority sisters (Oo-Oop!).
In addition to this fellowship, I will be interning with CreativeReactionLab this summer where I will be supporting the Community Design Apprenticeship Program (CDAP). This program galvanizes Black and Latinx youth as leaders in addressing limited healthy food access in Wellston and Normandy. CDAP works with youth that are either formerly incarcerated/jailed and/or impacted by the criminal justice system.
So often the problem is in the system, not in the people. If you put good people in bad systems, you get bad results.”— Stephen Covey
Get Out: Going B(l)ack to America
The theme of Going B(l)ack to America is to look at ways the film, Get Out, depicts both accurate and inaccurate examples of race relations in America. In addition to looking at perceived examples of race relations in America, participants will also think critically about what they believe to be the ‘Sunken Place’ that Jordan Peel refers to in this film in relations to WEB DuBois’ theory of double consciousness.