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The Check-In: MU's Social Justice Centers

Rebecca Smith/KBIA

On Monday, more than 100 MU students stood outside Jesse Hall and protested alleged plans to shakeup staff at the university’s social justice centers. Students said they are worried that some or all of the staff at these centers would be fired, and that the shakeup would affect the quality of services at the centers. Students also shared personal stories about how those staff members have helped them get through traumatic experiences on campus and find their sense of community. MU says the allegations are false and that they are simply restructuring the social justice centers - but much remains unclear.

This week, guest host Isabella Paxton takes your calls! How would the proposed restructuring plan affect you? What do these social justice centers mean to you?

Isabella is a student reporter in the KBIA Newsroom
Hannah France is a convergence radio student at the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism – set to graduate with her Bachelor of Journalism in May 2021.
Becca Newton is a student reporter and producer at KBIA. They will graduate from the University of Missouri in spring 2022 with a degree in Multimedia Convergence Journalism and minors in Peace Studies and History.
Trevor Hook is a reporter, producer and morning anchor for KBIA 91.3 born and raised in New Franklin, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri with both a Master's degree in Audio Journalism in 2020 and a Bachelor's degree in Convergence Journalism in 2018.
Fernando Narro is a Master's student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Janet Saidi is a producer and professor at KBIA and the Missouri School of Journalism.
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