Episode By: Jacob Martin, John Paul Ruiz, Dylan Schroeder, Carlos Serrano, Jameson Walsh and Delaney Willet
With Special Guest Angela Chikowero
Artwork By: Chevon Booysen
Description: Our primary inspiration in creating art and delivering information to audiences was rooted in the revelation of Dulcie September, the uncovering of a powerful, influential, essential woman woven into the tapestry of global history for her praxis in anti-racist and feminist efforts. Combating such erasure called for the podcast series (Dulcie Lives On) in its entirety, in which we hope to fan the flame of Dulcie’s legacy through our episodic contribution, unveiling her connection and protests against the arms trade. Seeing as Dulcie’s time in jail was formative not only for the woman herself, but for those who followed in her activism, and her fascination and frustration with the arms trade, a much larger political issue globally, began in this period, it was impossible for us not to investigate further, feeling as though listeners may have the same vested interest. To adequately represent such a grand international scheme as it relates to our protagonist, Dulcie September, we insisted it was necessary to hear from many of our contemporaries and experts in the field, both to diversify the soundbytes of the pieces and form a well-rounded ten minutes of input, interview, and information, rather than a rambling of information from a single voice, causing listeners to lose interest. Our audience comprises college students, as a number were interviewed for the episode and this bracket is likely most familiar with and interested in the subject matter discussed. Furthermore, it is the range of contributors, or voices, to our episode which best informs the story we aim to tell about Dulcie and her connection to the Cold War Arms Trade. In an effort to modernize the issue, which has implications that remain strikingly relevant years later, it was of the utmost importance to us to give voice to our peers, the upcoming generation of leaders, as well as young experts in the case of Dulcie and apartheid, in order to reflect these issues in the present day, calling upon our own audience to speak to the injustice of the era and unearth the legacy that is Dulcie September.
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