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Kathryn Mobley

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  • Filmmaker Julia Reichert died Thursday at age 76. She chronicled the fortunes of working-class people, especially women, with powerful movies such as "American Factory" and "Union Maids."
  • WCSU-FM correspondent Kathryn Mobley was recently honored the Philo T. Farnsworth Video Award for Overall Excellence in Public Access Programming, presented by the Central States Region of the Alliance For Community Media. The award recognizes the quality and variety of programming seen on community access stations during the past year. The Central States Region is made up of access centers in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky. The winning video was part of the recent "Save A Life" program, an audio and video series hosted and produced by Kathryn Mobely in conjunction with WCSU-FM and the Miami Valley Communications Commission (MVCC) of Centerville, Ohio.
  • On June 19, 2022, a bit of Ohio history will come to life. People will walk a portion of the Underground Railroad in southwest Ohio. The non-profit group, Daughters of the Underground, will lead the public walk to commemorate Juneteenth. The 10-mile route runs from Wilberforce to Yellow Springs.African Americans recognize Juneteenth as the day when this nation’s last group of slaves in Texas finallylearned they were emancipated. It was June 19th, 1865—two years after the Civil War ended.Members of Project 365 will welcome walkers into Yellow Springs for a Juneteenth celebration. Register online at bit.ly/yswalk2022.Jennifer Bailey is a member of this non-profit. She says growing up outside of Dayton, she didn’t learn about the Ohio Underground. In the wake of the mass shootings in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX—Bailey hopes people will share their grief to heal."We heal collectively and there’s so much work to be done," explains Bailey. "I hope the people who come on this walk with us are able to find a place to put their energy for good."Kimberly Smith is also a member of Daughters of the Underground. She says growing up outside of Cleveland, she didn’t learn about the Ohio Underground. Smith hopes this walk will illuminate the vital role Ohioans played in helping enslaved people gain freedom."We knew we wanted to walk in the footsteps so we can draw attention and make sure folks know, this history is alive--it’s not in the past, it’s now," insists Smith.The walk will begin at 8 a.m. on June 19th--outside of the National Afro American Museum and Cultural Center—it’s on the main campus of Central State University in Wilberforce.
  • Meanwhile In Africa is a curriculum designed for youth K-5th grade. Michelle Person designed this program to highlight the myriad of contributions made by Africans and their impact on our global population. Person is a certified and experienced elementary school principal. Covid-19 and the pandemic closed her school, giving Person ample time to create this curriculum.