Guest: Donna Richemond, "DEI at the Local Government Level"
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2w ago
In this episode, we explore how local government can play a positive role in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the community. Hear our conversation with professional educator and consultant, Donna Richemond, who meets this challenge as DEI Chief for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania ..read more
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Guest: Imam Idris Abdul-Zahir, "The 'I’s' Have It: Idris, Imam & Islam"
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2M ago
Imam Idris Abdul-Zahir, building on a family legacy as a young leader of a Muslim community in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, explains how racial justice is integral to his ministry, interfaith collaboration and multimedia public persona ..read more
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Guests: Tatiana Diaz, Demadelye Navarro, Annette Netta, "College Student DEI Perspectives"
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3M ago
Keva and John are joined by a University DEI director, an undergrad nursing student and graduate social work student, for a lively discussion about how diversity, equity and inclusion impact college experience, including barriers BIPOC, gay and non-binary and first-to-college students have to overcome to stay in school, graduate and get a good paying job ..read more
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Guests: Lori Bexahler & Marquetta Atkins-Woods, "Equipping Youth for Success"
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5M ago
Lori Bexahler, President of Edward W. Hazen Foundation, and Marquetta Atkins-Woods, a community activist and Foundation grantee, describe how they have collaborated in creative ways to empower under-resourced youth in Wichita, Kansas realize better futures ..read more
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Guest: Dustin Timmerman, "Transgender Advocate"
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6M ago
Dustin Timmerman, a transgender man, discusses his own transition and how it laid the foundation for his becoming a passionate advocate for LBBTQ+ rights, a topic of relevance now as our nation is embroiled in controversy with regard to the rights of transgender people in particular ..read more
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Guest: Jean Pfaelzer, "California, Slave State"
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7M ago
Jean Pfaelzer, PhD, a public historian, commentator and University of Delaware professor, describes how “progressive” California has, unbeknownst to many, hosted practices which have enslaved indigenous people, Alaska natives, plantation Blacks, Chinese and the incarcerated throughout its history ..read more
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Guests: Ameen Akbar & Kenny Holdsman, "Slam Dunk for Youth"
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8M ago
Kenny Holdsman and Ameen Akbar (executive and mission leaders of Philadelphia Youth Basketball, respectively) tell us how their organization uses passionate mission-driven, entrepreneurial work and evidence-based practices which leverage the iconic game of basketball to help urban youth overcome the most urgent and systemic issues facing under-resourced communities ..read more
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Guest: David Mura, "The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself"
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10M ago
David Mura (a Japanese-American and accomplished poet, writer, critic, and playwright) recounts his transformation from assimilation as a youth to embracing his own color as an adult and shares historical, literary and ethical narratives from his new book that unmask how white stories about race erase the brutality of the past and underpin systemic racism in the present ..read more
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Guest: David Mura, "The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself"
Race to Social Justice
by Race to Social Justice
10M ago
David Mura (a Japanese-American and accomplished poet, writer, critic, and playwright) recounts his transformation from assimilation as a youth to embracing his own color as an adult and shares historical, literary and ethical narratives from his new book that unmask how white stories about race erase the brutality of the past and underpin systemic racism in the present ..read more
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Guest: BL Shirelle and Fury Young (Die Jim Crow Records), "The Sound and the Fury"
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1y ago
BL Shirelle (a Black queer woman from Philly) and Fury Young (a white Jew from NYC), the powerhouse team behind Die Jim Crow Records, talk frankly about their quest to dismantle stereotypes around race and prison by amplifying the voices of talented incarcerated musicians. This episode features a clip of the song "Conspiracy" off of BL Shirelle's album Assata Troi, released in 2020 on Die Jim Crow Records ..read more
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