S3E2: Words Matter
Converge for Change: The Business of Social Justice
by Converge Consulting & Takema Robinson
1y ago
This episode of Converge for Change the Business of Social Justice Podcast includes a special guest segment with Lauren Maddox, Co-founder of Due East Partners. Takema and Lauren discuss some of the major pain points experienced today in non-profit and social justice work including one of the most salient, language barriers. The conversation continues live with Nia Davis (Converge College Dean) and Dr. Jennifer Sandoval (Language Expert & Assoc. Professor at the Nicholson School of Communication and Media at the University of Central Florida.) for a deep dive into the power of language and ..read more
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S3E1: Origins of the Non-Profit Sector Pt.1
Converge for Change: The Business of Social Justice
by Converge Consulting & Takema Robinson
1y ago
Converge for Change: The Business of Social Justice returns for Season 3, LIVE with Sevetri Wilson, Founder & CEO of Resilia and Wall Street Journal Best-selling author of Resilient. Tune in for a great conversation about the historical context of the non-profit sector, how companies like Resilia have used technology to help organizations scale-up, and the role non-profits play in racial equity.  ..read more
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S2E9: First 100 Days - POTUS
Converge for Change: The Business of Social Justice
by Converge Consulting & Takema Robinson
1y ago
71 days into Biden's administration, Takema sits down, LIVE, with Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson to discuss the first 100 days in office and the role the South has played in saving the US.  Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson is a 35-year-old Affrilachian (Black Appalachian), woman from the working class, born and raised in Southeast Tennessee. She is the first Black woman to serve as Co-Executive Director of the Highlander Research & Education Center in New Market, TN. As a member of multiple leadership teams in the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), Ash-Lee has thrown down on the Vision for Black Li ..read more
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S2E8: Fist 100 Days - NOLA DA
Converge for Change: The Business of Social Justice
by Converge Consulting & Takema Robinson
2y ago
Less than two months in and New Orleans’s new district attorney is making waves. Takema sits down with her dear friend, Flozell Daniels Jr., Transition Co-Chair for the new New Orleans District Attorney's office (and President of Foundation for Louisiana )to talk about the history of the criminal legal system in nola and how this new administration plans to impact real and necessary change for our community ..read more
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S2E7: White Supremacy Organizational Culture Pt. 1
Converge for Change: The Business of Social Justice
by Converge Consulting & Takema Robinson
2y ago
Takema sits down with Lucecita Castille, Associate Consultant at Converge to discuss White Supremacy Organizational Culture. Through the company's latest initiative, Converge College, this topic is broken down through historical references and timelines dating back to slavery and brought present-day. Join the conversation and get a sneak-peek into the 10-week College module that takes a deeper dive into the steps necessary to restructure and re-create a real anti-racist organization through racial and intersectional equity ..read more
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S2E6: A Georgia Debrief - Black Voters Matter
Converge for Change: The Business of Social Justice
by Converge Consulting & Takema Robinson
2y ago
How do you radically change a system? Ask a Black Woman to Lead. Host Takema Robinson, Founder & CEO of Converge, is joined by LaTosha Brown, Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter for a real and personal account of her life, her progression, and lessons learned as a leader and organizer. Hear first-hand stories of what life on the road looks like as a grassroots organization committed to flipping Senate seats and turning Red states Blue, and what philanthropy should understand as they enter new communities.  Converge Facebook for full LIVE video ..read more
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S2E5: Now is the Time to R.I.S.E.
Converge for Change: The Business of Social Justice
by Converge Consulting & Takema Robinson
2y ago
Join Takema and Converge Chief of Staff, Hilary Roach for a conversation about their proprietary and customizable R.I.S.E. (Racial and InterSectional Equity) training, why it's superior to DEI training, when the real work begins, and the pitfalls to beware of when implementing your new tools in the real world.  ..read more
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S2E4: Where Do We Go From Here?
Converge for Change: The Business of Social Justice
by Converge Consulting & Takema Robinson
2y ago
Kicking off 2021, host Takema Robinson returns with the next episode of Converge for Change: The Business of Social Justice. In this show Takema formally introduces Converge, the social-justice consulting firm she founded in 2014, that is committed to creating a radically just new world through its values: Radical Imagination, Agency, & Collective Action. Tune in as Takema sets the scene for the next few months on the podcast and premieres Converge’s newest initiatives to address racism and systemic oppression including Converge College a 12-week course and its monthly introductory worksho ..read more
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S2E3: What Does a New D.A. Mean for New Orleans?
Converge for Change: The Business of Social Justice
by Converge Consulting & Takema Robinson
2y ago
Takema Robinson sits down for a LIVE conversation about the criminal legal system ahead of the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Run-Off Election and what a new D.A. means for the city of New Orleans. She is joined by Derwyn Bunton, Chief Public Defender of Orleans Parish (OPDLA), Sarah Omojola Associate Director at The Vera Institute- New Orleans, and Nziki Wiltz of Voice of the Experienced (V.O.T.E ..read more
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S2E2: Black Women & Philanthropy Pt. 2
Converge for Change: The Business of Social Justice
by Converge Consulting & Takema Robinson
2y ago
Takema interviews Kelli King-Jackson (The Simmons Foundation). and Katrina Mitchell (United Way of Greater Atlanta). The conversation explores the hardships of being Black and a women in the industry, the lessons learned in Hurricane Harvey that applied to 2020 -COVID & Hurricane Laura-  and asks how real is the profession of philanthropy? Converge, Founded by Takema M. Robinson, in 2016, is a Black woman-owned social-justice consulting firm whose purpose is to accelerate the creation of a radically just new world, where communities of color thrive. The firm uses an organizing framewo ..read more
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