Assistant Professor Rebeca Mireles-Rios
Our guest for this episode is Dr. Rebeca Mireles-Rios, an assistant professor in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education and the Director of the Center for Publicly Engaged Scholarship. Her research focuses on finding community-based solutions to promoting mentorship opportunities for students and educational equity. We talk with her about two programs expanding connections between UCSB and the community: EXITO and the Center for Publicly Engaged Scholarship.
This episode first aired on January 19, 2021, the day between the national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the inauguration of President Joe Biden and our first woman vice president, Kamala Harris. In honor of the holiday, we begin this episode with a portion of a speech made by Dr. King in Los Angeles on October 27, 1964, about the importance of voting, originally aired on KTLA (from the UCLA Film & Television Archive), and conclude with singing recorded prior to King's speech.
Bits of music you might have noticed: Yo La Tengo, "Georgia Vs. Yo La Tengo," Eric Bachmann, "Man O' War," Los Campesinos!, "The Sea Is a Good Place to Think of the Future."