Jules Keith-Le oral history interview, 2020 May 12
Jules Keith-Le shares her experience surrounding the events of April 30th, 2019 as an Instructional Design and Technology Specialist for the Center For Teaching and Learning at UNC Charlotte. Ms. Keith-Le worked in the Kennedy building and managed the Active Learning Academy for faculty, which utilized rooms 234 and 236 as active learning classrooms. Ms. Keith-Le had planned the Active Learning Academy's annual Spring Expo, which was set to take place on May 1st, 2019, when she received the "Run, Hide, Fight" Niner Nation Alert. She discusses text messages between her Associate Director and others in the department trying to locate colleagues, and her reaction when she learned it was Adam Johnson's class that had been targeted. She discusses the difficulty of returning to work only seventy-two hours after the tragedy and her reaction to the Kennedy building and classroom 236. She discusses the future of the two active learning classrooms, the Niner Strong/Charlotte Strong campaigns to unite the community and the remembrance materials left on the steps of Kenney to remember the first year of the shooting on April 30th, 2020. She concludes speaking about coordinating active shooter training for her department and its necessity, and dedicating a new book on active learning at UNC Charlotte to the students of classroom 236.