Convos of Color: an MSPS blogging success

Another academic year has ended at Notre Dame. This means we look back and take stock in our successes and failures from the past year.

Convos of Color, a student content-driven blog about race and identity in its first full-length season, was a tremendous success for MSPS in 2011-2012.

Over 50 posts, authored by a diverse team of both undergraduate and graduate Notre Dame students, covered topics such as racial identity, Cam Newton’s tattoos, stepping out of your comfort zone, Catholic identity, Troy Davis, Affirmative Action, interracial marriage, Indian mascots, Halloween costumes, race in American sports, and Trayvon Martin, among many others.

Nine student bloggers volunteered to author their own original thoughts and content and MSPS can’t thank enough our 2011-2012 team:

Anne RoblesGabi HernandezThinh LeMike MercurioMC LarmeKony PhamArmani SuttonDaniel Wu, and Ben Kim.

The working mission for Convos of Color is simple:

Convos of Color is an MSPS blog about race, identity, power, and privilege.

Convos is dedicated to giving Notre Dame students a forum in which to generate productive conversation about #race, #identity, #power, and #privilege.

Posts address issues that relate both to the Notre Dame campus community and to the nation at large. With Convos, MSPS hopes to become a leader in new media initiatives regarding race and race relations in the fight for racial equity in America.

If you’re interested in writing for Convos of Color as a guest for the summer or as a team member next year, feel free to send a quick email to Toby at expressing your interest.

And be on the lookout for a 2012-2013 blogger application soon for more info on how to be a part of this really awesome collaborative project.