In the interest of civil dialogue and gaining perspectives from both contemporary and historical knowledge, four community members from Scioto County will speak about their personal experiences, scholarship, activism, and art related to race and racism. This panel was assembled following the Placemaking 2.0 Educator Workshop which was held in summer 2020.
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Marcia Harris, MA, educator, adjunct professor at Shawnee State University, and Director of YOUnique Whole Brain Life Skills and Time Out For Me.
Sue Eleuterio, MA, Professional Folklorist/Educator and adjunct faculty member of Goucher College
Gerald Cadogan is the head coach of Shawnee State University men’s and women’s swimming programs. He holds a master’s degree in Education and teaches for the Portsmouth City School District. He also runs his own football camp, the Gerald Cadogan Football Camp, which has hosted student-athletes from third through 12th grades and has volunteered his time with activities surrounding the Spartan Stadium Renovation Project in addition to numerous additional causes.
Cadogan, a 2004 graduate of Portsmouth High School, was a decorated four-sport student-athlete during his time at PHS, ultimately lettering in football, basketball, swimming, and track and field while with the Trojans. In football, Cadogan was a First-Team Division IV All-Southeast District and Division IV First-Team All-Ohio selection as an offensive lineman in 2003, helped lead Portsmouth to a 39-11 overall record during his four seasons as a varsity letterman under head coach Curt Clifford, and pushed the Trojans to a state semifinal appearance and two regional final appearances as a varsity hand. He was named as an Ohio finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman, with the Portsmouth Daily Times following suit by naming Cadogan as its Sportsman of the Year. He graduated with honors from Penn State University while double majoring in psychology and rehabilitation services all while earning Consensus First-Team All Big-10 honors in his senior season.
Maureen Cadogan is currently the Executive Director of Operation Safety Net, The Scioto County Homeless Shelter, and the Scioto County Pandemic Shelter. She is a community leader and advocate. She has implemented and facilitated Multicultural Festivals for several years and has taught Swahili in Portsmouth’s McKinley After School Mall Program. She is married to Anthony Cadogan, Deputy Warden at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, and is the mother of three children (Gerald, Marlita, and Nathanial)
Andrew Carter is Co-Founder of Watch Me Grow Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts & Sciences in International Relations from Shawnee State University and now serves on Shawnee State University’s Alumni Council. He is President of the Fourteenth Street Community Center, Co-Founder of Trillium Project, Founder of Portsmouth Block Party, City of Portsmouth Steering Committee member, and serves as Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation CAFTA advisor. Andrew is a member of the Portsmouth NAACP unit and recognized as one of the most prominent voices in the Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky tristate area, advocating for a more humane, inclusive, and ethical region.
Andrew Lee (Drew) Feight is a Professor of American History in the Social Sciences Department of Shawnee State University (SSU), where he also serves as the Coordinator of the History Major and the Digital Appalachian Studies program. He directs the Digital History Lab at SSU’s Clark Memorial Library and is the Developer and Editor of Scioto Historical, a public history mobile app and website that explores the history of Portsmouth, Ohio and the surrounding Appalachian region.
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This workshop is made possible by an anonymous donation from the Columbus Foundation to the Ohio Field School program at the Center for Folklore Studies at Ohio State University.