Our Small Majority Podcast
Our Small Majority is an independent podcast that provides a voice for people to share their unique experiences concerning social inequality around the globe. Our goal is to create space for restorative justice to flourish for the betterment of our society.
Mission StatementOur Small Majority interviews a wide array of guests that represent diverse and marginalized populations across the globe to speak on inequality concerning sexuality, gender, race, religion and class.
About The Project
What is Our Small Majority?
Our name derives from a college experiential learning course that samples a small cohort of students every year to travel around the country and meet activists, policy makers, and grassroots organizations. We would discuss with them how they were fighting against social inequality within their communities. This course inspired us to pursue our own quest to find more people who fight for social justice and investigate the complex history behind the social issues we face today. The further we expanded our knowledge of social issues in America and around the globe, the more we noticed one underlying theme between every story.
Each group affected by a certain social or economic issue made up the mass majority of the society's population. Even though so many people were suffering from the same issues, more often than not, it wasn’t covered in detail by mass media platforms to spread awareness. This minimized its importance and stunted potential opportunities to engineer alternative solutions. Our Small Majority acts as a spearhead for laying a foundation for common ground concerning marginalized and underrepresented populations around the globe that face challenges of social inequality and displacement. Here we plan to interview and share the stories of various individuals we have met throughout our journey, including social activists that fought alongside major social rights leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Malcom X, and grassroots organizations battling for racial and environmental equality within their community.
Why Our Small Majority?
In today's day and age, human innovation has never been more transformative in improving productivity in our society. However, the demand to remain productive has dramatically affected the way we treat our planet and even our own people. Gentrification, social inequality, and economic imbalance, are all by-products of exponential growth at the cost of human suffering. Our Small Majority was created to cover the stories of people who are directly or indirectly affected by social injustice rooting from unresolved historical conflicts; ushering in a space for open dialogue to create an opportunity for global solutions that can be shared and applied across different cultures and societies.
Where will the money go?
We understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hard to contribute a lot towards any endeavors. That’s why we’re so thankful for any bit of help. Your contribution will allow Our Small Majority to obtain mics, stands, editing and recording software needed to successfully launch this podcast. In addition, we will be hiring independent artists to create designs and compose original music to showcase their talents and provide multiple avenues of art/media to keep our content fresh, entertaining, and inspirational.
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About This Team
Christian Marques Black (Administrative Researcher for Special Populations) - One out of seven children, Christian is a first generation post graduate student from the University of California, Irvine with a focus in Psychological Sciences and Filmmaking. He hopes to later pursue a doctorate degree in Psychology and Social Behavior Neuroscience and use his knowledge to tell stories of how social issues and human biology share a contingent relationship with one another, ultimately sharing two sides of the same coin.
Matthew Goriachkovsky (Film Director) - Matthew is the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants who fled to the United States in the midst of the Soviet Union’s collapse. As a recent graduate from University of California, Irvine with a focus in Education and Filmmaking, Matthew dedicates his work towards sharing unique and personal stories.