Powerful Podcasts is a program designed to provide students an opportunity to listen to a podcast that will enhance, strengthen and challenge their perceptions of leadership and topics of inclusivity. If you love to dive into meaningful conversations with other individuals, this is the program for you!
The group will meet four times this semester to discuss the episode of that week and engage in fun activities in a peer group setting related to the topic. Participants are required to attend all the meetings to get the most out of this experience!
LISTEN | DISCUSS | LEAD
Join us for this semester's Powerful Podcasts Program. This semester, we will be listening to Unshaming, a podcast by Jor Gonsalves. Below are the schedule and topics we will dive into and begin to Unshame!
Friday, March 26, 2021: Shame of Eating Disorders
Thursday, April 1, 2021: Shame of Growing up on Low Income
Friday, April 16, 2021: Shame of Physical Disability
Friday, April 30, 2021: Shame of Regret
Meetings are from 12 PM – 1 PM
All meetings will have closed captions.
To request an ASL interpreter for this event, or for questions regarding accessibility, contact Daisy Marquez by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In previous years, we held Powerful Pages, an interactive book experience that enhanced, strengthened, and challenged your perceptions of leadership.
Here is a list of books we have read in the past!
- Memes to Movements: How the World's Most Viral Media Is Changing Social Protest and Power by An Xiao Mina (Fall 2020)
- How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation by Maureen Johnson (Spring 2020)
- The Changemaker: The Art of Building Better Leaders by Deke Copenhaver (Fall 2019)
- Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. By Brene Brown (Spring 2019)
- How to Beat Fear and Became Invincible by Jia Jiang (Fall 2018)
- The Michelangelo Effect: Keys to Extraordinary Success for Ordinary People by Nekesa Ouma-Namulu (Fall 2017)
- A Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl (Spring 2017)
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Fall 2016)
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (Fall 2016)
- Still Life by Louise Penny (Spring 2016)
Who can participate?
- Students from all classifications! Staff and faculty are welcome to attend with a student!
How many meetings are there?
- There is a total of 4-6 meetings each semester.
How long are the meetings?
- The meetings are one-hour long per session.
What is discussed at every meeting?
- Each meeting will cover a podcast episode assigned in the previous session. Leadership activities, short articles, and fun videos are also incorporated to enhance the dialogue around leadership and the topic of the podcast.
What if I don’t have an Apple Podcasts or Spotify account?
- Please email Daisy Marquez at email@example.com
What happens when I complete the program?
- Attendees who complete the program receive a certificate and fun prizes based on their involvement. In the past, we have awarded UTEP Dinner Theater tickets, Theater & Dance performance tickets, comped registration for the Leadership Conference, UTEP gear, and food vouchers to restaurants on campus!