Author of No Win Race Derek A Bardowell speaks to the people who are tackling some of the most challenging social issues of our times. In each episode you will hear the views, approaches and tactics of those who are reforming our public services, speaking truth to power and opening the doors for the marginalised to move to the centre.
Where to listen
Ben Lindsay on youth violence and the importance of community
We discuss serious youth violence, the impact of austerity on communities, drill music, Queensbridge hip-hop, Power the Fight, community voice impacting on policy and funding, supporting frontline practitioners and why We Need To Talk About Race.
Derek and Immy talk about the need for radical investment in our social and civic infrastructure, Black Panther Party, Birmingham Impact Hub, Civic Square and why funders invest in black and brown pain and not in our liberation or visions for the future.
Derek, Jacqui and Natalie discuss holistic approaches to addressing the root causes of mental ill health, designing an anti-racist health system, black wellbeing, community leadership, white supremacy, and culturally appropriate advocacy
Derek and Mandu, leader of the Women's Equality Party and the first black leader of a major political party in Britain discuss equal parenting and care-giving, Brexit, toxic femininity, ending violence against women and girls, and menstrual cups.
Derek and Fozia discuss power dynamics in philanthropy; diversity, equity and inclusion in the charitable sector, equity-based approach to grant-making, and community-based decision-making, among other issues.
Derek and Marcus discuss the Naga Munchetty case, the Reporting Racism event at House of Commons, navigating white spaces in the media, Local News Partnerships, tax breaks for implementing diversity, the Netflix model and the power of journalism.
Derek, Farzana and Sai discuss the legacy of Voices that Shake! connecting climate justice to all social justice issues, extractivism and the white saviour complex in the NGO sector, the ‘b-euro-cratic’ nature of funding, art as a lever for social change and community healing.