Cloud9: Debating the Future of Confederate and Colonial Monuments

Cloud9 is a podcast produced by Baha’i Teachings. Its aim is to feature interviews with artists and discuss what inspires them to make a positive contribution to the world. In this episode, Baha’i Teachings’ arts editor Shadi Toloui-Wallace interviews Dr Layli Maparyan, a psychologist who is currently the Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women and Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. Her research is primarily focused on social identity, Womanism, and African and Indigenous cosmology. She has also published three ground-breaking books on these subjects. In this episode we ask Professor Maparyan about the effects of Confederate monuments on the psyches of people of African descent.

If you enjoy this podcast, you might also like the Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson. You can listen to them here on Baha’i Blog.

About the Author

Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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