Roberta Hunte: I Feel Rage (Episode 11)

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Theater -- Pacific Northwest, Black women -- America -- Social conditions, Sex discrimination, African American women employees, Discrimination in employment -- United States, Sex discrimination against women -- United States, Social justice, Racism


“Roberta Hunte is an educator and a difference maker. Everybody who meets her, remembers her and she just might be the smartest person to ever be on Voices from the Real World. In this podcast she writes about a harrowing, heartbreaking moment from her own life — and you get to meet her son, Paris!” -Bobby Bermea

Roberta Hunte, Ph.D., MS is a Black Feminist scholar, mother, facilitator, and cultural worker. She is an Assistant Professor at Portland State’s School of Social Work and is an affiliate faculty in Black Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. With playwright Bonnie Ratner she co-wrote and produced the theatre piece My Walk Has Never Been Average based on her dissertation research on narratives of Black tradeswomen. She was the Executive Producer for the narrative short film “Sista in the Brotherhood” written and directed by Dawn Jones Redstone. She and Dr. Catherine Duffly devised and produced the theatre piece We are Brave about people of color and reproductive justice. Her research areas of focus include reproductive justice, women of color feminisms, and cultural work for social change. She is particularly interested in how people of color talk about their lived experiences with systems of oppression coupled with their survival strategies and their recommendations for equity; areas of focus include Black perinatal health and racism related stress, higher education access for adult learners, and Black tradeswomen in construction.

Voices from the Real World is a bi-weekly talk show featuring members of Community Profile, Profile Theatre’s signature community engagement program. Hosted by Bobby Bermea, guests engage in wide-ranging conversation about life, identity and art and read selections of writing they’ve done in our workshops.

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