Constructive Criticism

Janie Hiserote on Byrd Duncan

Janie Hiserote talks about the dynamics between practitioners and the boards of the community clinics. She speaks candidly about the disagreements she had with community leader Byrd Duncan, which ultimately led to her resignation.   Full footage of the interview with Janie Hiserote, Kaye Bultemeier, and Chuck Darling from October 25, 2017.

Dick Burr on Coalition successes and mistakes

Dick Burr reflects on how the SHC succeeded in its approach to community organizing and posits, in retrospect, how the student-led coalition fell short. He focuses primarily on the value of a more intersectional approach to the needs of poor people, as well as the value of making alliances with those in power.   Full …

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Dick Burr’s admonition to organizers today

In response to a question posed by Gillian McCuistion, one of the Southern Historical Collection’s archival technicians with the Coalition project, Dick Burr delineates how he would encourage students (and others) to organize today. He centers his commentary on lessons learned from his own experience with the Coalition, reflecting back on how the SHC itself …

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What the SHC did (and didn’t do) well

Tom John and Rick Davidson share their retrospective thoughts on how the Student Health Coalition succeeded, as well as how, in certain respects, the SHC could have operated differently. These critical reflections offer insight to community organizing efforts today, particularly as it regards student-led rural healthcare.   Full footage of the 2013 interview with Tom …

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