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August 18, 2022
Michi interviews August Ballou, a recent transmasc graduate of Canyon Crest Academy in the San Diego Union High School District (SDUHSD). August has served as a powerful voice for LGBTQ+ students in the district.
July 30, 2022
Michi speaks with Krista Kshatriya, a human rights attorney, lecturer at UCSD, and a parent of two kids in the younger school district. Krista focuses on outreach to combat hate and xenophobia directed against refugees and immigrants.
May 31, 2022
Michi interviews Joy Ruppert about her fight for ethnic diversity classes at San Dieguito Academy (SDA). Joy is a junior at SDA, Associated Student Body (ASB) President and co-founder of the Multicultural Anti-Racism Coalition. Last year, Joy was selected for a Women of Impact award for being a Young Leader.
Encinitas Advocate, April 27, 2021: Encinitas teen picked for Women of Impact award
May 13, 2022
Michi Synn and Annihihate are featured today on CCA UNITE Speak Event: Harmony.
CCA UNITE Speak Event and Michi Synn 2022 Harmony Presentation
April 10, 2022
Michi speaks with Aaron Combs, high school sophomore and founder of Students for Attention (SFA). Aaron shares his insightful and highly personal perspectives on neurodiversity and racial diversity.
February 15, 2022
Michi speaks with U.S. Congressman Scott Peters about his commitment to education and how equal opportunities and access in education are significant factors in combatting hate. Congressman Peters continues to oppose policies fueled by hateful rhetoric that marginalize Americans. Moreover, he stands up for women in schools as well as for our LGBT and minority communities.
February 11, 2022
Sammy interviews Solana Beach School District Superintendent Jodee Brentlinger and Assistant Superintendent Sabrina Lee. Solana Beach School District (SBSD) is a public elementary school district serving grades kindergarten - 6th grade, and it is one of the "feeder" districts to San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD). Sammy examines SBSD's commitment to creating a culture of inclusivity and empathy in the youngest public school students, a culture that will guide students as they continue their educational journey.
February 8, 2022
Annihihate and Michi Synn are featured today on CBS8 news program The Four.
CBS 8, February 8, 2022: Students Stopping Hate with Annihihate Podcast
January 26, 2022
Annihihate and Michi Synn are featured in several digital and print newspapers, including Del Mar Times, Carmel Valley News, and Solana Beach Sun.
Del Mar Times, January 26, 2022: Canyon Crest Academy student launches anti-hate podcast
January 22, 2022
Joyce and Steven interview Ron Kim, Head of School for The Bishop's School, to understand how the issue of student hate is addressed in a private school setting.
January 17, 2022
Michi continues the dialogue on student hate in the 13,000+ student San Dieguito Union High School District, following her January 6 interview of Superintendent Cheryl James-Ward. In this episode, Michi interviews SDUHSD Trustee Michael Allman. Trustee Allman proposed two resolutions in November to address antisemitism as well as the overall protection of students from discrimination, hate and racism. Both of these resolutions passed.
Rancho Santa Fe Review, November 23, 2021: San Dieguito board passes resolutions denouncing antisemitism, discrimination
January 6, 2022
Michi interviews Dr. Cheryl James-Ward, superintendent of the 13,000+ student San Dieguito Union High School District. Dr. Ward is an accomplished woman of color who is deeply committed to addressing student hate and is launching many district-wide initiatives, including No Place for Hate.
Encinitas Advocate, October 18, 2021: ‘Together we move forward’: San Dieguito appoints new superintendent
Del Mar Times, January 12, 2022: Education Matters: Fearing the "Other"
December 12, 2021
Annihihate's first podcast features an extensive interview with Christina Lu, who inspires us all with her courage to protect fellow students from bullying and hate.
NBC News, November 30, 2021: Philly teenager, victim of brutal, racially-motivated train attack, speaks out
The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 30, 2021: Central High student beaten on SEPTA rallies with hundreds against Asian hate in Philly
I think we all have empathy.
We may not have enough courage to display it.