Public primarily white institutions of higher education (PWIs) have historically struggled to provide students of color with the resources and support to be as successful as white students. Towson student and radical therapist John Gillespie lays out a possible blueprint to change this in “#OccupyTowson: Re-imaging Radical Black Politics at the Public PWI”
John Gillespie is an English and Philosophy Major at Towson University. He was one of the leading organizers of the #OccupyTowson movement which developed in the aftermath of #WeAreMizzou, a black student led protest movement that took the nation by storm in November. He is a writer, poet, thinker who prefers to call himself a radical therapist as opposed to activist.
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