Through the Gale: Introduction – Why This Podcast?


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Join the hosts of Through the Gale as they detail the background and significance of the podcast and give listeners a preview of what’s to come.

Episode Details

Released: August 4, 2022

Length: 15:33

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Olatunde Johnson, Jerome B. Sherman Professor of Law, teaches and writes about inequality, civil rights, courts, American democracy, and strategies for social change.

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Sneha Pandya '21 works in the U.S. Senate. She is interested in racial justice, economic justice, and climate justice in the financial regulatory space, administrative and constitutional governance, and constitutional history.

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Dante Violette '22 is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2015 with a B.S. in psychology. Continuing his studies at the University of Chicago, he earned a master’s degree in 2018 in Social Service and Administration focusing on global social development. At Columbia Law, Violette was a Public Interest/Public Service Fellow, a student member of Columbia Law School’s Anti-Racism Steering Committee, and a member of the Black Law Student Association.

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Marica L. Wright '22 was an active member of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team, Empowering Women of Color, and the Admissions Ambassadors during her time at Columbia Law, and she served as president of the Black Law Students Association. She is interested in racial justice, anti-racism in legal education, and anti-racism in the legal profession at large.


Written and produced by Dante Violette, Sneha Pandya, Marica L. Wright, and Olatunde Johnson.
Edited and recorded by Devan Kortan and Jake Rosati.
Special thanks to Michelle Wilson, Julie Godsoe, Cary Midland, and Kara Van Woerden.

Sound Clips:

"Ella’s Song," composed by Bernice Johnson Reagon, Sung by Sweet Honey in the Rock.
Instrumentals courtesy of Free Music Archive.


Civil Rights and Discrimination | Law | Law and Race | Legal Profession


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Through the Gale: Introduction – Why This Podcast?