What is Amplify?
Our university has an extensive history, both past and recent, with racism, colonialism and whiteness. Exeposé has frequently covered these topics before however, Amplify would better ensure that all areas of our paper consistently include BIPOC voices, both within this new section and our 11 existing ones. Representing our students, we feel that the current level of coverage and diversity on our platform can be improved. We need to do better, especially as a representative of both the University and its students
Amplify is a new section of Exeposé, providing a journalistic intersectional platform to focus on anti-racism, uplift the narratives and experiences of BIPOC students and highlight the role and engagement of white students.
The purpose of this new section is to amplify the voices of BIPOC at our university. Their experiences, their culture and their narratives. To address our whiteness, it is also important that this section has an educational role, providing resources as well as a platform. Having our white students also engaging in this section is key in order to not speak over BIPOC voices but to also use privileged voices to create change.
Unless we confront, we can’t change.
Amplify is an inclusive and intersectional platform – it is not exclusive to any one group. It is key, as we are seeing every day, that white people and non-black POC are engaging, educating themselves and, in this case, writing. With such a predominantly white student body, this engagement in issues unlikely experienced and often unnoticed is key to progression. Therefore, this will be a collaborative work with existing sections and other societies. Amplify has been set up in collaboration with African-Carribean Society, Exeter FemSoc, LGBTQ+ Society and Queer & BAME Society.
Amplify needs to be representative and inclusive. This section cannot be used as a way to decentre BIPOC voices and box them in one section. It is a collaborative effort of all sections to create intersectional, inclusive content.
Unlike other existing sections, Amplify platforms a wide range of content from news articles to personal narratives to reviews. If you would like to write, please send your pitch/idea to email@example.com.
Below is the full PDF document outline of Amplify: