Episode 05 – The Black Student Experience with Dina Efrem

By Amanda Potts

Seeking to further understand how students of colour experience school, Amanda and Melanie interview a Black student who attends the predominantly White school where Melanie teaches. Dina Efrem, a Canadian student with family roots in Eritrea, was in Melanie’s Indigenous Voices English class last semester and in this episode, Dina explains what school is like for her. Melanie and Amanda want to hear what actions teachers might take to support marginalized students and they make commitments to take the next steps.