The Welcome Table with Sydney and Tatum

Meet Sydney Charles and Tatum Larsen, two literary journalism majors and talented storytellers. In their new video series, "The Welcome Table with Sydney and Tatum” (named after a gospel song and short story by Alice Walker), Charles and Larsen spotlight the pivotal moments in the lives of Black faculty, staff, students and alumni in the School of Humanities.

Speaker Conversation
A head shot of Charla Batey Charla Batey (B.A. literary journalism '07), communications specialist at COX Communications

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John Murillo stands slightly to the side smiling John Murillo III (B.A. English '11), assistant professor of African American studies at UCI

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A head shot of Whitney Young smiling Whitney Young (B.A. literary journalism '07), assistant director of undergraduate studies, UCI School of Humanities

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Ella Turenne smiles with her hands on her hips Ella Turenne, Ph.D. student in the UCI Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies

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Zani Meaders smiles and leans against a low wall, resting her right arm on top of it. She is wearing a gray t-shirt that reads Zani Meaders, English major

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A photo of Cole Morgan smiling in front of a bamboo grove Cole Morgan, assistant professor of English

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Lynette Khalfani-Cox stans outdoors smiling towards the camera Lynnette Khalfani-Cox (B.A. English '91), best-selling author and journalist

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Alonso Nicholes smiles laughing. He is wearing a shirt with a UCI Anteater on it and headphones Alonso Nichols (M.A. Spanish '99), chief of photography at Tufts University

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A headshot of Tiffany Willoughby-Herard standing outside of Humanities Gateway Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, associate professor of African American Studies

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