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Conscious Anti-Racism

Conscious Anti-Racism

By Dr. Jill Wener
Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, tapping practitioner, and creator of the Conscious Anti-Racism curriculum, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice.
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Season 2 Finale with Jill Wener
In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this Season 2 Finale, Jill reflects on the first two seasons of the Conscious Anti-Racism Podcast. Season 2 took a deeper look into the work and lived experiences of people from many different identities and shared their missions to create a brighter future. LINKS Please send any future episode topic and interviewee requests to info@jillwener.com. Civic Dinners https://www.inclusivv.co/dinners Tema Okun's website https://www.whitesupremacyculture.info/characteristics.html Anti-racism daily email https://www.antiracismdaily.com/ Our website www.consciousantiracism.com You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. If you're a healthcare worker looking for a CME-accredited course, check out Conscious Anti-Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change in Healthcare at https://www.theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism-healthcare Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
13:52
August 9, 2021
Episode 48: Patricia Ramirez Pinckney
What is the increasing importance of rebuilding a new way of doing business and relating to each other? Can one group of people gain benefits without taking from another group? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Patricia Ramirez Pinckney, founder of The U.S. Latino Cultural Competence Institute. They discuss how Latinos are no longer a niche market and are now seen as ambicultural, unifiers, and mainstream in the US. Patricia explains what we’re missing about cultural diversity in our own country. She highlights the importance of people feeling like themselves and being understood at work, in order to demonstrate unity and inclusiveness by example (and not just speaking about platitudes). Patricia is also a co-founder of RIMA Strategy and Marketing, which provides C-level  “big company” strategy to medium and growth-stage ventures. As a multicultural Latina fluent in English and Spanish, Patricia crosses cultural boundaries to effectively collaborate with stakeholders of diverse backgrounds and mindsets. This ability, together with a solid quantitative base developed from years of analyzing data, serve as the foundation for successful acculturated strategies to reach multiple audiences in today’s multicultural markets. LINKS https://www.linkedin.com/in/patriciaramirezpinckney/ Facebook: @patricia.r.pinckney patricia@rimastrategy.com https://botgarden.uga.edu/ www.rimastrategy.com ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
33:55
August 2, 2021
Episode 47: Mori Taheripour
Why is it important to bring your own voice and values to a negotiation? What causes a discrepancy between what someone said and what someone else heard? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Mori Taheripour, a professor of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. Listen as she explains her top three tips for navigating difficult conversations and how discomfort is what creates real change. Ms. Taheripour’s nontraditional journey into D&I work highlights the importance of coming into negotiations as human beings and making connections, navigating situations with empathy, and committing to understanding rather than changing others. They talked about the humanity of activism in the athletic space and the necessity to allow athletes to be valued as people with passions and values - not only as means of entertainment. Mori Taheripour is a globally recognized executive with over two decades of Negotiation, diversity and inclusion (D&I), and sports industry experience. She teaches Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she serves on the faculty of the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department and is a seven-time recipient of awards for excellence in teaching. Mori works with a diverse client base that includes major sports leagues, Fortune 100 companies, universities, foundations, and professional associations. Ms. Taheripour earned her B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University, her M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was awarded a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University. Her first book, Bring Yourself: How to Harness the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly was published in March 2020. LINKS https://www.moritaheripour.com/ Instagram: mtaheripour Bring Yourself: How to Harness the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly by Mori Taheripour ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
49:40
July 26, 2021
Episode 46: Nerika Jenkins
What resources are available for formerly incarcerated women? Why is the prison system designed to break people instead of rehabilitating them? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Nerika Jenkins, an advocate for incarcerated or formerly incarcerated women and the founder of A Woman’s Worth Project. Nerika shares her story of navigating the prison system and her work to decrease the recidivism rate. She outlines the struggles of being a law-abiding citizen, making a living, and caring for yourself and your family after being released. They highlight the importance of empathy and taking the time to truly understand people and their circumstances in the context of who they are and how they behave. In March 2018, A Woman’s Worth Project was birthed by Nerika Jenkins as a result of her own experiences with incarceration and her graduation from college. She knew that it was her destiny to impact the lives of incarcerated women. There are many obstacles that incarcerated women face after being released from prison and Nerika knew firsthand what they would be. A Woman’s Worth Project works with women coming home from prison to navigate the many barriers and obstacles they face while still maintaining their dignity and humanity. LINKS Instagram: @a_womans.worth_project https://www.awwp.org/ Resources to help Michelle West https://www.change.org/p/president-biden-clemency-for-michelle-west-serving-life-without-parole https://www.candoclemency.com/two-life-sentences-plus-50-years/ ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her CME and SHRM-accredited online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
50:34
July 19, 2021
Episode 45: Morgan Wider
What is ‘image bias’ and how does it affect professional spaces? What defines whether something is ‘appropriate’? Why does the professional space have a racially biased dress code? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Morgan Wider, a speaker, author, and wardrobe stylist. Morgan gives an overview of the greater cultural context of style in the professional space and how bias affects the way Black people are perceived at work. They discuss Image Bias, The Crown Act, and how giving people permission to be themselves sets examples for generations to come. Listen as Morgan explains the two questions to ask yourself when trying to decide how you want to present yourself externally at work. With a decade of leadership experience at major retail giants, Morgan A. Wider has turned her love of clothes and hard-earned life lessons into a wardrobe-styling consulting firm. When she’s not transforming lives through closet revamps and shopping trips, she’s facilitating insightful and inspiring Executive Style workshops around the country. LINKS Instagram: @morganwiderstyle www.morganwider.com The Worthy Wardrobe: Your Guide to Style, Shopping & Soul by Morgan A. Wider ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
43:36
July 12, 2021
Episode 44: Dr. Cherie C. Hill
Why is the infant mortality rate of Black patients so high? What can physicians do to help curb racism in the medical field? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Dr. Cherie C. Hill, an Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Dr. Hill gives advice to physicians on taking care of Black patients and the history of racism that still prevails in modern medicine. They discuss the epidemic of high mortality rates for Black infants and mothers and the importance of facilitating open discussions in implicit bias trainings, particularly around truly listening to (and not doubting or discrediting) their Black patients when they present for medical care. Cherie C. Hill, MD, FACOG is an Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Beyond the clinical setting, Dr. Hill serves as the Wellness Ambassador and Chair of the Wellness Committee for the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and as Director of the Resident Wellness Program. Her research interests include resident well-being and determinants of preterm birth. She maintains her own wellness through participation in public service, mentorship of local students; quality time with her husband, 3 children, extended family and friends. LINKS IG: @cheriechillmd Hear Her Campaign https://www.cdc.gov/hearher/index.html https://www.thewhitedressproject.org/ https://www.acog.org/ ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
38:46
July 5, 2021
Episode 43: Dr. Ni-Cheng Liang
In what ways has the pandemic been weaponized against Asians living in America? How has the myth of the “Model Minority” shaped experiences for those minorities? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Dr. Ni-Cheng Liang, the Director of Pulmonary Integrative Medicine at Coastal Pulmonary Associates and mindfulness teacher. She shares her experiences and observations of how the pandemic has been weaponized and created an increase in hate crimes against Asians in America. They discuss the importance of holding space for mindful curiosity and the personal hurt and pain that goes with racist encounters. Dr. Liang realized she could no longer remain silent and became the change she wanted to see. She highlights the beauty in diversity and owning her culture to get over her own discomfort. They take a deep dive into the historical context and present day implications of the myth of the “Model Minority” and how it permeates the life of the people from those minorities. Dr. Ni-Cheng Liang is an Asian-American mother, cancer survivor, mindfulness teacher, and award-winning pulmonologist. She is a leader and national speaker on physician wellness, mindfulness, integrative and pulmonary medicine, has led retreats, and designed wellness curricula for the last 10 years. She believes in empowering other physicians to be the change they want to see through co-hosting the Mindful Healers Podcast, and running the Mindful Healthcare Collective, providing free and evidenced-based online programming to help reduce suffering during the pandemic. LINKS: Anti-Asian racism magnified during COVID-19 by Dr. Ni-Cheng Liang Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong Find her: https://awakenbreath.org/ Instagram @awaken_breath Twitter @drnichengliang Facebook: Mindful Healthcare Collective ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
50:25
June 28, 2021
Episode 42: Dr. Knitasha Washington
What are the root causes of systemic racism in healthcare? Why are there disparities between healthcare education and real world practices about race and equity? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Dr. Knitasha Washington, president and founder of ATW Health Solutions. Dr. Washington explains the personal impact of losing her father to a preventable medical error and how she was raised to use her voice to make a difference. They discuss the importance of improving health outcomes of all people and creating a system that values differences and beliefs of all people. Dr. Washington shared that racial trauma causes people to suppress their stories, and in order to stop that trauma from being perpetuated, there’s great importance in creating platforms for all people to share their experiences. Dr. Washington is an advocate and performance improvement expert who has worked with healthcare systems, U.S. government agencies and numerous policymaker groups to ensure that the rights of all patients are respected, particularly the most vulnerable populations. Dr. Washington also heads an independent consulting firm ATW Health Solutions based in Chicago, Illinois. Shaped by her passion and belief in social justice, Knitasha has earned recognition nationally for work in health equity and patient safety. With more than 20 years experience in healthcare serving primarily as a consultant, Knitasha brings a multi-dimensional talent focused primarily in the areas of systems performance improvement, operations efficiency, hospital turn-around, patient safety, patient and family engagement, quality and health equity. In 2009 she lost her father to a preventable medical error; an event that dramatically inspired her sense of urgency for eliminating harm, improving patient and family engagement and the overall health statuses of vulnerable populations through education and operations improvement. LINKS Follow her on: Facebook and Twitter @drknitasha www.knitashawashington.com https://atwhealth.com/ ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
39:46
June 21, 2021
Episode 41: Susan Lopez MD
Why are there so few Black, Latinx, and Indigenous healthcare professionals in the American healthcare system? How does mistrust in medical professionals arise from childhood within marginalized communities? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Susan Lopez MD, the Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine and the Division of Community and Global Health Equity in the Department of Internal Medicine. Their discussion explores the systemic reasons, starting in childhood, that shape a distrust in medical professionals by Black, Latinx, and Indigenous peoples. Dr. Lopez calls out the importance of “pathway programs” to increase minority representation in healthcare. She explains that success is not a linear process and the commonalities in experiences of marginalized communities as to why there’s a need for inequity and inclusion work in healthcare for both patients and healthcare professionals. Dr. Susan Lopez is Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine and the Division of Community and Global Health Equity, both in the Department of Internal Medicine. She serves on the Executive Admissions Committee and its Diversity Work Group for Rush Medical College. She seeks to support learners who identify as Underrepresented in Medicine as the Diversity Officer and as a faculty advisor to the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA). LINKS Follow Dr. Lopez on Twitter: @susanlopezmd Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
45:41
June 14, 2021
Episode 40: Dr. Susan Rogers
(This episode was recorded in June of 2020) Are you learning more about systemic racism, but unsure just how we goto to where we are today? Are you confused about terms such as 'redlining' and how it plays a role in systemic racism? Do you find yourself wondering why Black neighborhoods often have disproportionate amounts of poverty (and maybe find yourself thinking it's because of something inherent in Black people)? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Dr. Susan Rogers, a General Internist from Chicago who spent her career serving the patients at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and who has spent her life as an activist against racism. Dr. Rogers shares her experiences as a Black woman in the medical field, and she discusses the predatory policies that  have perpetuated systemic racism in our country. Here are some articles Dr. Rogers shared: "race, ethnicity and lung function: a brief history", by Lundy Braun PhD  "The Fight For Healthcare Has Always Been About Civil Rights" VANN R. NEWKIRK II, JUNE 27, 2017, The Atlantic  "The Enduring Solidarity of Whiteness" TA-NEHISI COATES, The Atlantic, FEBRUARY 8, 2016. ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on:  Instagram at @jillwenerMD Twitter @jillwenerMD Facebook @jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
52:28
June 7, 2021
Episode 39: Crystal McCreary
(This episode was recorded in June of 2020) Does living a spiritual life make you exempt from racism? Do you ever tell yourself: I don't see color, I see human beings, and we all just need to love each other more? Do you avoid meaningful conversations about race because they make you uncomfortable?  In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews  Crystal McCreary, a Yoga, Mindfulness, and Health Educator in NYC. Crystal discusses the ways that spiritual practices intersect with racism: she explains how true, conscious spirituality is the missing piece in the fight to dismantle systemic racism, how white people must be willing to make conscious choices to do things differently, and what it means to truly create a 'Brave Space'. Jill and Crystal have a lively discussion about how white people must confront their discomfort about speaking up about race, and they must do so without fear or hesitation.  Crystal is registered with Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT-500 level, with a specialty RCYT for children’s yoga. She leads Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher trainings, facilitates professional development workshops, and speaks internationally about the impact of yoga and mindfulness on the health and wellbeing of children, adolescents and adults. She also teaches public workshops in New York City and curates transformative wellness retreats which explore her own mindful vinyasa practice, her curiosity about anatomy, and her passion for intelligent sequences that sow vigor and softness in body, and a more peaceful mind through mindfulness meditation. Crystal is on faculty in the Health and Wellness department at The Dalton School in New York City. Aiming to build and strengthen community through a deeper understanding of our individual, complex human selves, Crystal teaches to the who is in the room, making all her programs accessible, relevant, inclusive and adaptive to the physical, emotional and social needs of a full spectrum of populations. She is proud to serve on the Yoga Alliance Diversity & Inclusion committee as an advisor for the upcoming revised Yoga Teacher Training program standards. You can learn more about working with Crystal on her website: https://crystalmccrearyyoga.com/ Follow her on Instagram: @cmccrearyyoga Subscribe to Crystal's YouTube Channel ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at  https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on:  Instagram at @jillwenerMD Twitter @jillwenerMD Facebook @jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
58:51
May 31, 2021
Episode 38: Melody Lewis and Turquoise Devereaux
What is space activation? What is the importance of recognizing diversity within Indigenous communities? How do these communities help support their people in western culture? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Melody Lewis and Turquoise Devereaux, dedicated activists for Indigenous peoples' social justice and the founders of Indigenous Community Collaborative. They discuss the importance of community and connection in Indigenous cultures as a way to empower Indigenous youth. Listen how they honor the sacrifices of previous generations that has led to more opportunities now and the privilege to be able to think about wellness and self care to overcome the impact of trauma. Between their culture and the western culture, Indigenous peoples are taking actions to decolonize systems through  space activation, identity, and cultural connections to their community. Melody is Mojave/Tewa/Hopi and an enrolled member of the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe. Melody is a social entrepreneur dedicated to serving Indigenous Communities and Individuals within the systems of workforce development, education and economic development utilizing collaborative approaches rooted in Indigenous Identity. Turquoise Devereaux is part of the Salish and Blackfeet tribes of Montana. She received her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Montana and her Masters of Social Work at Arizona State University. Turquoise works at the intersections of direct support to students, institutional and organizational process consulting, program evaluation, training facilitation on decolonizing approaches to practice and Indigenous Social Justice. LINKS www.indigenouscc.org Follow them on IG: @indigenous.cc, @melo3134, @turquoiseskye Facebook: Indigenous CC YouTube: REZponse Roundtable  ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Listen to the Conscious Anti-Racism podcast: https://anchor.fm/drjillwenermd Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
47:60
May 24, 2021
Episode 37: Yvette Brown
(This episode was recorded in June of 2020) What do you do or say when your white child makes a comment or asks a question about race? How do you balance wanting to 'protect' your child from the horrors of racism with raising them to be open-minded, compassionate, and ready to stand up against racism? How do you talk to them about the experiences of Black children in the United States? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Yvette Brown, a white woman with two adopted African-American children. Yvette discusses her own challenges discussing race with her children, her work on the Race Conversation Project, some advice for white parents on how to answer tough questions about race, and why (and how) to start having the conversation about race immediately. Yvette M. Brown is a white mom raising two black boys in San Francisco who one day realized that her years of nestling comfortably within the folds of white privilege were over. After immersing herself in the racial justice movement she decided it was time to do more than read and watch…it was time to act. She’s the Founder of the Awkwardness & Grace Podcast, and is currently working on a qualitative research study with UCSF Professor Nicole Wolfe, exploring how white, black and biracial families talk with their kids about race. Yvette also works as a fine artist, exploring the themes of tension and balance in her work. Yvette's podcast: Awkwardness and Grace Resources: Here Wee Read Social Justice Booklist for Children ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Listen to the Conscious Anti-Racism podcast: https://anchor.fm/drjillwenermd Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
35:53
May 17, 2021
Episode 36: Dr. Janelle Peifer, PhD
Have you heard of 'othering'? It's when we point our finger at someone else, blaming them for their circumstances. It's how we decrease our anxiety about unfairness and suffering in the world. It's dangerous, and it's gotten worse during COVID. But: there's an antidote! (This episode was recorded in May of 2020.) In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Dr. Janelle Peifer, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor of psychology at Agnes Scott College. Dr. Peifer shares her knowledge and insights about health disparities and mental health risk amongst minorities, both before and during coronavirus. In particular, she discusses the multiple factors leading to inequitable access to mental health amongst marginalized communities, how we use 'othering' to decrease our anxiety about unfairness and suffering, and how we can use empathy to counteract stress relating to COVID. She also discusses mental health red flags to look out for during COVID, and incredible resources to help you or your loved ones. Janelle S. Peifer is an assistant professor of psychology at Agnes Scott College. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology at the University of Virginia and is an alumna of Wake Forest University. Her research examines: 1) college student development with an identity and intercultural competence focus and 2) a family-based clinical intervention focused on postpartum wellness. Peifer’s clinical and applied interests include identity formation, trauma/resilience, and the impact and value of higher education. Learn more about Dr. Peifer: Website: https://www.janellepeifer.com https://www.onwardandoutward.org/ (free 30 minute wellness consult) Mental health resources: GCAL: https://www.georgiacollaborative.com/ National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ NAMI Line: https://www.nami.org/help Therapy for Black Girls: https://therapyforblackgirls.com/ Referral Guide in GA: bit.ly/telereferral Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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May 10, 2021
Episode 35: Jay Hughes
In what ways are the roads to recovery impacted by systemic racism? What’s the key to surviving in an environment designed to destroy you? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Jay Hughes, the Director of Training at the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse. Hughes discusses the lessons he learned by being incarcerated and the circumstances and context in his life that led to his arrest. He highlights how intertwined systemic racism is within the justice system, what it’s like to not be able to see freedom, and the powerful impact of staying connected. Listen as Hughes addresses the misconceptions about substance abuse and recovery. Jay Hughes is an influential community leader whose non-traditional route to success includes 18 years of incarceration in both state and federal prison. In his current role as the Director of Training at the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA), he is responsible for qualifying and certifying Addiction Recovery Specialist. Jay brings a wealth of experience to his highly sought after “Cultures” training which is part of GCSA’s flagship program, CARES. When he’s not advocating for the addiction community, Jay enjoys spending quality time with his son and daughter. LINKS Email Jay: committedconsulting@gmail.com Jay@gasubstanceabuse.org Visit and donate: https://gasubstanceabuse.org/ ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Listen to the Conscious Anti-Racism podcast: https://anchor.fm/drjillwenermd Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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May 3, 2021
Episode 34: Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford
This interview was recorded in April, 2020, as data about the effects of COVID on Black people and other marginalized communities was released. The information shared by Dr. Cody Stanford is even more impactful today, as systemic racism continues to impact the physical and mental health of BIPOC people in many different ways. In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, fellowship trained obesity medicine physician and scientist. Dr. Stanford shares her knowledge and insights about health disparities amongst minorities, both before and during coronavirus. In particular, she discusses risk factors for obesity and how obesity and chronic stress due to systemic racism affect outcomes amongst Black patients. Dr. Stanford shares how bias has affected her own daily experience, and what you can do to learn more about your own bias (even if you think you don't have any!). Dr. Stanford is a fellowship-trained obesity medicine physician scientist who cares for children, adolescents, and adults. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, the American Heart Association, and The Obesity Society. She is widely published in peer reviewed journals such as NEJM and Annals of Internal Medicine, in popular press outlets such as the NY Times, and as a featured expert on numerous broadcast television outlets such as CNN. She served as the keynote speaker on obesity for the AMA House of Delegates prior to their decision to acknowledge obesity as a chronic disease at their 2013 meeting. She currently serves as vice chair for the AMA Minority Affairs Section. LINKS Unsure if you have bias? Take the Harvard Implicit Association Test on race: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html Learn more about Dr. Stanford: Website: https://www.weightcenter.org Twitter: www.twitter.com/fstanfordmd Instagram: www.instagram.com/fstanfordmd ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at @jillwenerMD Twitter at @jillwenerMD Facebook at @jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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April 26, 2021
Episode 33: Toiell Washington
How is racial injustice prevention more important than intervention? How does self-care play a role in anti-racist activism? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Toiell Washington, a community-based activist, founder of the non-profit organization Black Boston, and CEO of the educational game company The Master's Tools. Washington talks about the importance of prevention over intervention in the social justice space. She highlights her journey with internalized racism and how she educated herself more on systemic racism. She discusses the difference between cultural and systemic racism and the ways her companies open up the dialog to both educate and boost younger generations in an effort to make them more politically engaged. Toiell Washington is a 23-year-old Boston native and cofounder of Black Boston Inc, a community organization that strives for the uplifting and support of Black Bostonians. She spent her early years doing advocacy work in Domestic, Gun, and other violence prevention efforts where she found a love for civic engagement. Currently, she is a graduating senior at Salem State University, where she is pursuing her degree in Sociology. Alongside her role at Black Boston, she has also launched a Black owned game company to teach people about systems of oppression, called The Master's Tools LLC. She is a strong advocate for education and non-traditional learning. LINKS www.themasterstools.com www.blackboston.org IG: @themasters.tools IG & Twitter: @blackboston2020 Books: The Color of Law The New Jim Crow Algorithms of Oppression Authors: Kimberlé Crenshaw Bell Hooks Angela Davis Audre Lorde ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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April 19, 2021
Episode 32: Dabney Evans, PhD, MPH
This episode was recorded on April 23rd, 2020, to raise awareness for the effects of Covid lockdown on domestic violence. Covid’s impact on the safety of women and children in abusive households continues to grow to this day, almost 1 year later. In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Dabney Evans, PhD, MPH, an expert in health and human rights with a focus on women's health and gender violence. Dr Evans shares her knowledge and insights about risk factors for domestic violence (such as stress and unemployment), how COVID has magnified a pre-existing violence pandemic in our society, and how the women's reproductive rights are being challenged during COVID (both on an inter-personal and government/policy level). She shares important resources to help support reproductive rights and fight against gender violence. Dabney P. Evans, PhD, MPH is an exceptional public health leader, serving as an Associate Professor of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Her current research projects focus on gender-based violence, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.  Her global research portfolio includes projects on: femicide prevention in Brazil, Zika surveillance across Latin America and the Caribbean, access to Mifepristone in humanitarian emergencies, early abortion ban legislation in the US South and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Metropolitan Atlanta. LINKS Learn more about/follow Dabney: Twitter: @DabneyEvans Facebook: @DabneyPEvans Futures Without Violence www.futureswithoutviolence.org SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective www.sistersong.net If you are someone you know is in danger: - The Danger Assessment (available in multiple languages and for same sex and immigrants) https://www.dangerassessment.org - MyPlan safety planning app https://www.myplanapp.org/home ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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April 12, 2021
Episode 31: Tema Okun
What advice do white people need to hear to more effectively support anti-racism movements? How can you apply personal struggles to advancing social justice? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Dr. Tema Okun, an author and social justice advocate. Her work titled ‘White Supremacy Culture’, laid the foundation for Jill’s Conscious Anti-Racism course, book, and live training. Tema explains how she keeps her racial justice commitment sustainable and meaningful through her determination to find joy. She describes the importance of finding your people and being supported in your community as you do this work. Tema gives advice on how white people can show up in the racial justice space and how they can learn from personal struggles and apply that to anti-racism work. Tema Okun has spent over 30 years working with and for organizations, schools, and community-based institutions as a trainer, facilitator, and coach focused on issues of racial justice and equity. She also facilitates, consults, coaches, and consults with leaders and organizations nationwide. Tema was a member of the Educational Leadership faculty at National Louis University in Chicago and has taught undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral level students in educational leadership and education. She is the author of the award-winning The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know (2010, IAP) and the widely used article White Supremacy Culture. Www.dismantlingracism.org https://pisab.org/ The Emperor Has No Clothes .04 Love and Humility of the Finding Refuge Podcast ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Listen to the Conscious Anti-Racism podcast: https://anchor.fm/drjillwenermd Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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April 5, 2021
Episode 30: Dar'shun Kendrick
This episode was recorded in April of 2020 (early in the pandemic) and now, almost 1 year later, we feel that the necessity of supporting Black owned businesses is more important than ever. In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Dar'shun Kendrick, JD, MBA, a GA state representative and advocate for small businesses. Ms. Kendrick shares her knowledge and insights about barriers to access (and SBA loans) for business owned by people of color and women, how easing on social distancing restrictions too soon is one of the worst things that can be done for small businesses, and how being intentional about supporting Black businesses is one of the most important things consumers (and business leaders) can do.   Dar’shun Kendrick was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia. She has a dual degree in political science and communications from Oglethorpe University, a law degree from the University of Georgia and a Master in Business Administration from Kennesaw State. Dar’shun’s passion and focus have specifically been on making sure that minorities and women have access to the tools and resources they need to reach their capital raising goals. She is also an innovator and community activist. Dar’shun’s service extends beyond her “day job”. Since the age of 27, she has also served as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. She represents over 54,000 Georgians in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. She also founded Georgia’s first Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Caucus which is a bipartisan caucus of Georgia legislators and stakeholders committed to the mission of supporting entrepreneurs within the state. She currently serves as the Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus and a ranking member of the Small Business & Jobs Creation committee.  LINKS Learn more about working with Dar'shun: Website: www.kendrickforgeorgia.com Facebook: @StateRepDarshunKendrick Twitter: @DarshunKendrick Instagram: @darshunkendrick LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darshunkendrick/ How to support Black-owned businesses: https://www.webuyblack.com ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at  https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group Follow her on:  Instagram @jillwenerMD Twitter @jillwenerMD Facebook @jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn 
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March 29, 2021
Episode 29: Archaa Shrivastav
What standards should children’s books meet when it comes to celebrating all cultures and minimizing the white gaze? Why is it important that those standards stretch across all parts of society? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Archaa Shrivastav (she/her), an award-winning author and children’s literature expert. She discusses the importance of the Own Voices movement, which honors the importance of storytelling from one’s own lived experiences. She details standards to consider when selecting books for kids and how important it is to translate that criteria to society at large. Listen as she addresses white gaze, the downfalls of the word “diversity”, and the importance of amplifying other’s lived experiences. Archaa (she/her) is a freelance editor, content creator, and published author dedicated to creating and curating Own Voices picture books featuring intersectional identities. As a former first grade teacher and a first generation Indian-American, she's passionate about putting identity-affirming stories in the hands of children. When she's not knee-deep in children's books, you can find her cooking vegan food, gardening, and building community in Oakland, CA. Links: Follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook: @archaareads We Are Little Feminist Families (https://littlefeminist.com/product/we-are-little-feminists-families/) Additional resources: Follow @hereweeread on Instagram https://booksforlittles.com/ https://mangoandmarigoldpress.com/ ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Listen to the Conscious Anti-Racism podcast: https://anchor.fm/drjillwenermd Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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March 22, 2021
Episode 28: Dr. Stacie Schmidt MD
Welcome back for season 2!  What are the complexities of systemic racism in healthcare? What are some drawbacks to the Covid vaccine for minorities? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Dr. Stacie Schmidt, a Medical Director of a primary care center in Atlanta, about the systemic racism that still exists within public healthcare. Dr. Schmidt addresses how colorism is part of systemic racism and her work with improving patient communication highlights the implicit bias in healthcare.  They discuss the way to move forward is by acknowledging the truth of systemic racism and how it has affected society. Dr. Stacie Schmidt completed her undergraduate studies at Xavier University of Louisiana, where she obtained a BS in chemistry in 2003. She completed medical school at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA in 2007, and went on to train at the Emory J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program. Upon completion of her residency in 2010, she joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at a quaternary care facility. Dr. Schmidt’s interests include improving care delivery in ways that empower patients to self-manage their health. She believes that effective care delivery requires patient-centered care that promotes self-efficacy, as well as enhanced communication between providers from various disciplines regarding the plan of care. LINKS My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j New episode emails: https://jillwener.activehosted.com/f/31 Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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March 15, 2021
Season 1 Finale with Jill Wener
In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill reflects on the first season of the Conscious Anti-Racism Podcast. She explains how the series started during the early months of the COVID-19 Pandemic and how important amplifying minority voices became to society and to her. Please send any future episode topic and interviewee requests to info@jillwener.com. You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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February 1, 2021
Episode 27: Brandee Blocker Anderson
When should kids be introduced to anti-racism? What proven misconceptions are still being taught in public schools? Should media corporations have cultural obligations to minorities? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews lawyer , teacher and activist Brandee Blocker Anderson, the founder of The Antiracism Academy. This interview exposes how some mainstream accepted examples of anti-racism still perpetuate racial bias. They discuss her video analysis of the racism in the Disney film ‘Soul’ and the importance of addressing common lies and misconceptions in children’s media and education. Anderson details her personal journey towards having a lasting impact on anti-racism and understanding her whitewashed childhood. Brandee is a lawyer, teacher, activist, and entrepreneur, with degrees in political science, education, and law from Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University, respectively. Her academic background has focused on African American Studies and systemic racism in politics, schools, and the law. Professionally, Brandee began her career as a middle and high school English teacher at an African-centered school before practicing corporate law the top two international law firms in Philadelphia, before serving as in-house counsel at Comcast. She recently transitioned to working full-time as the CEO and founder of The Antiracism Academy. Visit her https://linktr.ee/theantiracismacademy Soul Review: Racism & Disney https://youtu.be/ljESFbbEROk ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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January 25, 2021
Episode 26: Melissa Shah
Do you practice anti-racism daily? What does appropriation look like in the Western wellness setting? What questions can you ask yourself before deciding on a yoga or meditation teacher? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Melissa Shah, MPH, yoga therapist. Shah recounts her experiences as an Indian-American within the Western wellness world and the need for her own journey with trusting her heritage - learning to be enough. She explains her journey towards understanding that teaching yoga is not about making people like you and the need to take a step back and honor the culture it came from. Melissa (she/her) deeply believes in applying the culture and teachings of yoga to bring to light the long standing disparities in wellness spaces. She is passionate about bringing yoga and Ayurveda back to its roots, and reclaiming representation within the wellness community. Melissa also utilizes her background in public health to integrate yoga into schools and clinical settings. Currently, Melissa works individually with clients offering yoga therapy in the Viniyoga tradition. She offers weekly community chanting classes, as well as pranayama classes for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Her offerings focus on the intersection between yoga and social justice, and how to tune into our true self and dharma (calling, purpose) when it comes to taking action toward what we believe in. Visit her website: www.findyourbreath.net Follow on Instagram @findyourbreath Avoid spiritual bypassing by Melissa Shah Soul Review: Racism & Disney Ruby Sales Interview Avita Bansee on IG: @yogawithavita ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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January 18, 2021
Episode 25: Dr. Yvonne Ator
What is the meaning and source of identity, particularly those with multiple identities? How has deep-rooted colonialism affected immigrant experiences? What expectations are tied to race and skin tone in Africa vs America? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Dr. Yvonne Ator, a personal and executive coach for physicians and other mission-driven professionals. They discuss the nuances of the immigrant experience in America for Black people, the culture of unlearning internalized colonialism as an immigrant, and the privilege of being vulnerable. Dr. Ator touches on the events of 2020 awakening 20/20 vision into who individuals are and who they strive to become. Seeker. Mother. Idealist. Humanitarian. Musician. Coach. Writer. Physician. Author. Activist. British-born, raised in Nigeria and the United States, Yvonne Ator is the quintessential idealistic, eclectic, third-cultured Renaissance woman. A wife and mother seeking balance in a driven profession with training as a physician and a master of public health, she soon found herself burned out and disillusioned with a life that was not aligned with her ideals. Self-described as the “imaginary love-child of Schweitzer and Oprah”, she embarked on a quest to discover what it would take to thrive while living her ideals and making a positive impact in the world. As a Certified Daring Way Facilitator and Certified Personal, Leadership and Executive coach in Positive Psychology, Trained in Unbeatable Mind Coaching, she is passionate about using writing, music, speaking, coaching and facilitation to inspire a global tribe of Thriving Idealists to “live your ideals, thrive in your calling and change the world.” Visit her website: yvonneator.com  Follow on Instagram and Facebook @yvonneator Watch the trailer: Journey of an African Colony (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3XnAuVqtp0) Read Invitation To Brave Space by Micky ScottBey Jones ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Listen to the Conscious Anti-Racism podcast: https://anchor.fm/drjillwenermd Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on:  Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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January 11, 2021
Episode 24: Chris Dancy
What is the value of metrics in systemic racism? How are we unconsciously perpetuating racism through technology? What is the difference between systemic vs algorithm racism? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Chris Dancy, a pioneer of connections between technology and healthcare. This episode addresses his app, Our Balance, and how it measures different behavioral and biological metrics to determine the health fingerprint of a population. This app helps to make the mistreatment of a community visible so society can work towards useful improvements. Chris explains his take on all the ways technology can both perpetuate systemic racism and support anti-racism efforts. Chris Dancy is touted as “the Most Connected Man on Earth,” and the world is watching those connections carefully. A noted keynote speaker and executive workshop retreat facilitator, Chris guides organizations and audiences on a journey--a disruptive, breathtaking journey--into the future of computing, when behavior becomes the ultimate interface. As an author his digital wellness journey will transform how we look at the technology of our lives. "Don't Unplug" is available now. Check out his website: www.chrisdancy.com His book: Don’t Unplug: https://www.chrisdancy.com/book ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Listen to the Conscious Anti-Racism podcast: https://anchor.fm/drjillwenermd Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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January 4, 2021
Episode 23: Dr. Shailla Vaidya
What are the downstream effects of people being removed from their culture? What areas of culture directly contribute to health? How can non-Indian peoples, who practice yoga and meditation, minimize harm and avoid cultural appropriation? How can we tell the difference between cultural appropriation and appreciation? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Dr. Shailla Vaidya, a physician and yoga therapist. Dr. Vaidya examines the harmful results of removing people from their culture and community practices. She focuses on what unifies us, not what divides us - realizing the moral obligation to fight for justice. Dr. Vaidya talks about the value in the change of perspective to help individuals know what and how to fix what’s broken in our current system. Dr. Shailla Vaidya, MD MPH CCFP(EM) C-IAYT is a Physician/Yoga Therapist practicing Mind-Body Medicine in Toronto, Ontario. She is the creator of the Yoga of Stress Resilience Burnout Recovery Program, and the Reconnect Concussion program, both of which combine the path of yoga with the science of human function for healing and recovery. As a “Compassion-it” Change Agent, she is effecting change within the health care system by healing our healers and by bringing a more holistic approach to the management of stress-related illnesses. She is also dedicated to bringing Yoga back to its roots in Eastern Philosophy. Check out her website: https://www.theyogamd.ca/ ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Listen to the Conscious Anti-Racism podcast: https://anchor.fm/drjillwenermd Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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December 21, 2020
Episode 22: Ruby Sales
What does it mean to practice radical self-love? What are the downfalls of the term “anti-racism”? What is the importance of community in the fight for social justice? What is the difference between seeing Covid as a war instead of a humanitarian crisis? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Ruby Sales, a human-rights activist, public theologian, and social critic. She is a self-described “long distance runner for justice” with a mission to find true connections between people with differing viewpoints, explain the importance of creating community with trust, and highlighting the ability for true change. This conversation addresses the interpersonal conflict of minorities hating everything about themselves that isn’t white and actively running away from their ethnic identities in order to claim whiteness. They dive into ways for other marginalized and oppressed cultures to claim their own identities without minimizing the realities of Black and indigenous peoples in America. Sales discusses what keeps her accountable and the downfalls of the term “anti-racism”, which is a replication of white supremacy culture that only says what we’re against and not what we’re for. Ruby Nell Sales is a nationally-recognized human-rights activist, public theologian, and social critic, whose articles and work appear in many journals, online sites, and books. Under the tutelage of Professor Jean Wiley, Sales joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the 1960’s as a teenager at Tuskegee University and went to work as a student freedom fighter in Lowndes County, Alabama. Sales serves as the founder and director of the SpiritHouse Project. The SpiritHouse Project is a national nonprofit organization that uses the arts, research, education, action, and spirituality to bring diverse peoples together to work for racial, economic, and social justice, as well as for spiritual maturity. SpiritHouse roots its work today in exposing the extrajudicial murders of African-Americans by White vigilantes and police. Visit her website: http://www.spirithouseproject.org Join them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1422398947994712/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spirithousedc/ Email: info@spirithouseproject.org ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group Instagram & Twitter @jillwenermd, Facebook at @jillwenerMDmeditation
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December 14, 2020
Episode 21: Co-founders of EARN Pittsburgh
Who is the voice of Black executive corporate America? How can Black professionals get past the talk to bring real equity? What is the importance of organization, measurement, and transparency when creating a movement? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews the co-founders of EARN Pittsburgh. These three African American executives came together after seeing the energy from anti-racism movements outside of corporate America in order to ignite a breakthrough for Black professionals. They discuss finding their own voice of empowerment and strength above being politically correct as they looked for a shift in the atmosphere. They explain the importance of measurements and transparency to elevate African Americans towards thriving in today’s corporate America. Executive Action and Response Network (EARN) is an association of corporate executives devoted to the advancement of strategies that support the journey of African American executive leaders. African American executives often share common experiences and hardships in navigating their careers. Likewise,organizations can find it difficult to assemble the resources needed to drive sustained, systemic change. EARN Pittsburgh website https://www.earnpittsburgh.com/ Connect with EARN on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/executive-action-and-response-network/ Email: info@earnpittsburgh.com ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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December 7, 2020
Episode 20: Martin Shepherd
How do we keep the fire of dismantling racism going after the murder of George Floyd? What’s the importance of telling the truth about humanity within our systems? What consequences do Black Americans face by not establishing their agency at work? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Martin Shepherd, CEO and founder of Arch Access Control and co-founder of EARN. They discussed the importance of standing up for yourself in professional and person spheres. Shepherd explains that Black people are often required to spend extra energy to not come off negative to non-Blacks in a corporate environment. He equates real change to throwing a cog into the gears that perpetuate systemic racism and white supremacy culture. Listen to understand Shepherd’s vision for a more inclusive America. Martin Shepherd is the founder and CEO of Arch Access Control, a leader in physical and cyber security solutions. Martin founded Arch to eliminate fear of loss due to security breach incidents. Arch's mission is to bring end-to-end risk mitigation solutions to clients at the intersection of physical and cyber vulnerabilities. Martin is also a practicing attorney of nearly two decades. As an in-house attorney, he managed large corporate legal teams and projects, and led corporate innovation teams. Check out his book: Black Against The Wall: Rhymes in Desperate Times Arch Access Control website EARN Pittsburgh website ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Find the Conscious Anti-Racism book at https://tinyurl.com/y689563j Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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November 30, 2020
Episode 19: Dr. Nicole Swiner
What impact does helping individuals find their voice and self-publish have on society? What is the importance of reading a book about anti-racism in this time? What is the importance of learning tools to address the discomfort of discussing anti-racism? Why is it important to support Black owned businesses? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Dr. Nicole Swiner, a family practice doctor and owner of Swiner Publishing. Dr. Swiner details how she inadvertently became a business owner and created the #nosuperwoman movement. This movement aims to show women that self care and work/life integration is a necessity. Dr. Swiner notes how her publishing company helps to amplify Black voices and highlights the reasons for supporting Black owned businesses. Dr. Swiner discussed the importance of Jill’s upcoming Conscious Anti-Racism book, which is being published by Swiner Publishing, and why she feels so called to publish books about social justice. Dr. Nicole Swiner is a 6-time best-selling author, blogger, speaker, wife and mother in Durham. She is also affectionately known as the Superwoman Complex expert and has written 2 best-selling books on the topic. With her company, Swiner Publishing Company, she helps authors become best-sellers, from start to finish. She loves taking care of the family as a whole, with interests in Minority Health, Women’s Health, Self-Care and Female Entrepreneurship. When she’s not treating patients at Durham Family Medicine, she’s spending time with her family, speaking nationally, freelancing for WebMD and teaching others to self-publish. She has become one of the nation’s experts on self-care, imposter syndrome, physician burnout and well-being. Follow Dr. Swiner: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/docswiner Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/docswiner/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/docswiner Her website: http://www.docswiner.com/ ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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November 23, 2020
Episode 18: Dr. Stan Sonu
How can people be a better bystander to open discrimination? How Adverse Childhood Experiences help doctors understand the behavior of a patient and help them to overcome childhood trauma? What is a trauma-informed approach to healthcare? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews Dr. Stan Sonu, a double board-certified physician in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. Stan recounts a personal incident of COVID-related racism and explains three powerful ways white people can be better by-standers to discrimination. He also discusses Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how childhood trauma can affect patients’ emotional and physical health into adulthood. Dr. Stan Sonu is an assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine. He also serves as an associate program director for the Emory Internal Medicine Residency program. Dr. Sonu obtained his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia, completed his residency in combined internal medicine/pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, and did a fellowship at the Cook County Preventive Medicine and Public Health Program, during which he also obtained an MPH at Northwestern University. His research interests include addressing and preventing adverse childhood experiences and integration of trauma-informed care in clinical practice. Check out his TedTalk: https://tinyurl.com/yxpz7e5j Learn more about Resilient Georgia: https://www.resilientga.org/ Contact Dr. Stan: stansonu@gmail.com ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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November 16, 2020
Episode 17: George Robinson
What are the financial outcomes for companies that resist moving towards diversity? What actions are being taken to hold companies accountable? Is it enough for companies to only make Black Lives Matter statements publicly, and what would increase their accountability? Why might some Black professionals resist movements meant to increase opportunities for Black people? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this episode, Jill interviews George Robinson, the Director of Supplier Diversity & Inclusion for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. George explains his definition of anti-racism and how that differs from the “all lives matter” response to the Black Lives Matter movement. He notes the importance of data and statistics when it comes to supporting diversity in the corporate setting. George discusses what privilege is and why the move towards diversity isn’t against white people; it benefits everyone. George Robinson joined UPMC in April 2018 to enhance strategic planning and execution in the UPMC Supplier Diversity Program. His latest accomplishment includes contributing authorship to Engineering Your Career, A Complete Guide to Landing a Job in Engineering by Thomas A. Anderson, P.E. Check out https://www.earnpittsburgh.com/ for their upcoming launch Find George on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgerobinsonii ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course co-created with Dr. Maiysha Clairborne, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Listen to the Conscious Anti-Racism podcast: https://anchor.fm/drjillwenermd Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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November 9, 2020
Episode 16: Priya Verma
What is cultural appropriation? What are some of the pitfalls of white people teaching or practicing yoga and meditation? How is appropation different from respect or admiration? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Priya Verma, a yoga therapist, physician’s assistant, and expert in cultural appropriation. Priya explains how cultural appropriation harms everyone, because it whitewashes powerful practices such as yoga and meditation of their culture and true philosophy, thus stripping away many of the benefits and purpose of these practices. Cultural appropriation causes further harm because it enables someone else to portray themselves as the expert in another culture’s lived experience and wisdom, thus marginalizing the culture and people of origin (and often making them strangers in their own culture as it is portrayed in the west). To avoid the pitfalls of cultural appropriation, Priya encourages all yoga and meditation teachers and practitioners to avoid toxic positivity, hold themselves accountable for deep-rooted prejudices, and call out misuse of sacred texts or symbols. Priya Verma is a yoga therapist and physician’s assistant with a South Asian cultural and spiritual background. She is the owner of Sandalwood Yoga, a dedicated yoga therapy practice in 2017 where she offers complementary non-pharmacologic solutions to pain management and surgery, meditation classes and trauma-informed management of chronic conditions. Visit Priya at https://sandalwoodyoga.com Text “YogaRx” to 21000 to download her digital business card Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandalwoodyogatherapy/ ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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November 2, 2020
Episode 15: Greg Schisla
Have you ever gotten defensive when someone called you out for having privilege? Are you ready to start speaking out when friends or family make racist or sexist comments? Do you find yourself shutting down emotionally when it comes to *really* examining how you may be unknowingly contributing to systemic racism?  In this series on recognizing and learning about systemic racism (with the hopes of helping to dismantle it) Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice, as well as 'non-experts' who have joined the fight to dismantle systemic racism. In this video, Jill interviews Greg Schisla, a white man living in rural North Carolina who focuses on fighting racism and deconstructing the idea of whiteness. Greg discusses, with inspiring honesty and humility, the difference between fighting racism and fighting the construct of whiteness, his advice to white people interacting in anti-racism spaces on social media, his favorite resources to learn more about how to recognize and fight systemic racism, and the challenges of standing up to friends and family about whiteness. Join Greg's Facebook group 'Can We Talk About Race?': https://www.facebook.com/groups/998437296979002/ Additional resources about systemic racism recommended by Greg:  "The Blood of Emmett Till" by Timothy B. Tyson, Rhett Samuel Price, et al. ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on:  Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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October 26, 2020
Episode 14: Dr. Nicole Peoples
What is it really like to be both a physician and a mom of someone diagnosed with sickle cell? Why are patients with sickle cell often undertreated and their pain dismissed as drug addiction? How can the experience on both sides of a racially-charged disease help healthcare professionals learn more about the challenges of navigating the American healthcare system as a Black person?  In this series on healthcare and social disparities,, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Dr. Nicole Peoples, a physician and mom, who describes her journey battling her daughter’s sickle cell diagnosis and systemic racism within the healthcare system. Systematic racism is ingrained within physician training, and this is particularly evident in the care of patients with sickle cell. Dr. Peoples explains how important it is for physicians of all backgrounds to check their preconceived notions at the door and acknowledge that, most often, their patients with sickle cell can help contribute to their own care in a positive way.  In addition to race-related bias associated with sickle cell, doctors are also taught to be biased against sickle cell patients the same way they are taught to be biased against people with substance abuse issues. Dr. Peoples explains that healthcare professionals must understand that these patients are in pain. The goal is to get that pain under control as well as accepting they may be defensive from their previous trauma. She lists several important ways that healthcare professionals can improve care and minimize the effects of bias in their care of patients with sickle cell. Read more about sickle cell anemia: https://www.msm.edu/blog/2019/facts-and-factors-sickle-cell-anemia.php Learn more about Dr. Peoples on her website: www.drnicolepeoples.com Follow Dr. Peoples on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/drnicolepeoples And https://www.facebook.com/peoplesfuntionalmedicine/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drnicolepeoples and https://www.instagram.com/peoplesfunctionalmedicine/ ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on:  Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/  
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October 19, 2020
Episode 13: Dr. Maiysha Clairborne
How can both Black people and white people get through the discomfort around racism? What are some strategies to see through the immediate struggle to find inspiration and motivation? What will it take for our country's values to shift enough to allow for real change? In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, author, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Dr. Maiysha Clairborne, a family practitioner, Integrative Medicine specialist, hypnotherapist, NLP expert, physician coach and the co-creator and Chief Operating Officer of Jill's Conscious Anti-Racism movement. Dr. Maiysha shares her own personal struggles with burnout early in her medical career and how she learned early on that her path was going to be different. She tells the 'behind the scenes' story of how she connected with Jill and joined the Conscious Anti-Racism movement, even though she never saw herself as an activist. Dr. Maiysha's explains how she copes with the daily stresses and discomforts of systemic racism and what motivates her beyond the fear.  As a female physician, Maiysha had spent most of her career putting work first. However, when she became pregnant with her son, one of the first things to come to mind “how will I balance my profession as a physician with my commitment as a mother?”  That question informed the way she next moved in her career. She designed her second career specifically so that she could be available for her son. With that in mind she started Stress free Mom MD in 2016, coaching physician moms to create balanced lives that they design. Not long after that she began helping burned out Dr. Mommies transition into better jobs and career paths giving them more time and freedom to be with their families. It wasn’t long before she became known for what she does, and for having made a successful transition from clinical medicine and was asked to coach in the area of entrepreneurship. That is when she decided to create the Next Level Physician Entrepreneurs Institute. She wanted to show doctors that it was possible to leverage what they already know and create a profitable business that more than paid the bills while having freedom, fulfillment and a life they truly loved by their design. Maiysha joined Conscious Anti-Racism in 2020. Connect with Dr. Maiysha: Website: https://www.drmaiysha.com and https://www.mindremappingacademy.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/drmaiysha  Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/drmaiysha Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaiysha LinkedIN: http://www.Linkedin.com/in/drmaiysha ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her and Dr. Maiysha's online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on:  Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/&a
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October 12, 2020
Episode 12: Nicholas Landers
What does it take to navigate the world as a Black man? What do white people miss out on - emotionally, culturally, and otherwise- when they continue to see whiteness as the standard? How can international travel serve as an antidote to racism? What is the importance of seeing yourself in other people who aren't like you? In this series on anti-racism and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, and author interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Nicholas Landers, a career teacher who has taught on 3 continents who is now a motivational speaker, author and podcaster. Nick shares his own personal experience of systemic racism and bias in a world where white people are the standard, including the energetic, physical and emotional toll of always being 'on'. With incredible candor and vulnerability, he shares what it's like to go through everyday life as a Black man, and how white people miss out from truly getting to know the 'full person' inside the Black people they interact with each day. A world traveler, Nick shares his perspectives on how travel can help white people find themselves in people who are different from them, as long as they give it a chance. Nicholas Landers is an award-winning teacher & coach, diversity speaker, author, blogger, and occasional television extra. He's dined in one of the world's top 10 restaurants, ascended the world's tallest building--by elevator, and taught on three continents, traveling to more than 30 countries in the process. Connect with Nick: YouTube: Teacher In Your Pocket Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teacherinyourpocketWebsite: https://www.nicklanders.squarespace.com ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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October 5, 2020
Episode 11: Faviana
What is spiritual bypassing? What are the dangers of using spirituality as an escape from the messiness of life? What happens if we use spirituality as the SALVE rather than the SOLVE? How can we use spirituality to dismantle systemic racism, within ourselves and society? In this series on recognizing and learning about systemic racism (with the hopes of helping to dismantle it) Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Faviana, a Brooklyn-based Vedic meditation expert (and eternal optimist). In our western spiritual culture, idolizing unity over justice results in silence and complicity in systemic racism. Faviana discusses the value of inquiry and the dangers of spiritual bypassing, and why it is essential for all of us to deal with our systemic racism demons to achieve true liberation. Don't miss the 3 things Faviana wishes all white people did or knew in terms of anti-racism! Faviana is a Brooklyn-based Vedic Meditation teacher, community builder, and unshakeable optimist dedicated to helping people live richer, happier lives. She discovered her passion for teaching while using the Vedic Meditation technique to manage her own professional stress. She trained in the technique for two years before becoming one of a select few teachers to complete the highest-level qualification as a master teacher of Vedic Meditation. Faviana is passionate about creating spaces where people are inspired to care for their mental and physical well-being while feeling empowered to make a positive impact on the world. As an advertising executive who embodied the ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality for years, she understands the stress and anxiety that comes with working in high pressure environments all too well. Within a few weeks of learning Vedic Meditation, she was less stressed, more productive, and more well rested. Now, Faviana is committed to helping people integrate the same simple, transformative technique that changed her life into their own. Connect with Faviana, and learn more about her weekly group meditations, at info@pureritam.com.  Read about the 1619 Project: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html Faviana's recommended reading: Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/.... Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408 Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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September 28, 2020
Episode 10: Adria Kitchens
What is the definition of peace in a world filled with systemic racism and oppression? Is it possible to hold struggle and triumph at the same time, and if so, how do we get there?  In this series on social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Adria Kitchens, anti-racism activist, program manager of Equitable Dinners, and senior certified Feminine Power coach.  Adria shares her personal and professional journey from working as a neuroscience researcher at Yerkes Primate Center to becoming an antiracism educator and activist. She discusses the importance of art and story-telling in anti-racism spaces, and how cultivating the feminine power in each of us can help us to navigate life's challenges and opportunities, including internalized racism and oppression. She talked about one of her recent blog posts about Congressman John Lewis, whose 'Good Trouble' inspired her to write about the paradox of peace. Adria Kitchens has supported women in transforming their lives for over a decade. She specializes in working with self actualizing women; executives, experienced coaches, therapists, local and global leaders. Adria is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, a Certified Cultural Competency Facilitator, and a Certified Feminine Power Coach and Facilitator specializing in women’s Transformational Leadership. Adria is currently the Equitable Dinners Atlanta Program Manager, leading a network of impassioned leaders to connect our communities, bring awareness to inequities, and activate anti-racist action. Adria has many years’ experience supporting the growth and development of new and emerging organizations. Ms. Kitchens began her career in Neuroscience at Yerkes Primate Center at Emory University. She holds a Senior Certified Coach appointment within the Feminine Power Program, a global women’s leadership community. She holds master’s degrees in accounting & financial management and business administration and a BA in Natural Sciences. Her passion is supporting women in catalyzing their leadership. Connect with Adria:  https://www.equitabledinners.com https://www.instituteforequityactivism.com https://www.coachadria.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/adriakitchens Read Adria's blog post on Good Trouble and the paradox of peace: https://shoutout.wix.com/so/d8NFF4Wvq#/main Follow Equitable Dinners on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/equitabledinners ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on:  Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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September 21, 2020
Episode 9: Bianca Wilson
What is a 'safe space' and who gets to decide whether or not it's safe? How is systemic racism perpetuated by trauma and also the cause of trauma - not only for Black people but also white people?  In this series on social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Bianca Wilson, anti-racism activist and co-founder of Say Space, a Diversity and Inclusion consultancy.  Bianca shares her personal and professional journey from working at a well-known advertising agency to leaving corporate America and co-founding a Diversity and Inclusion consultancy. She discusses terms such as 'safe space' and 'unconscious bias' and how they can be fraught (and cause more racial trauma) for Black people when not applied in a trauma-sensitive way. Bianca talked about the inter-generational trauma that white people have experienced (the "dirty pain" of white trauma), which has both led to and perpetuated systemic racism, and the need to truly heal the trauma from systemic racism for both Black and white people in order to end systemic racism.  Bianca Wilson (she/ her/ hers) supports individuals and organizations to get to the core of what is needed so effective communication, impactful leadership and authentic relationships can thrive. With her background in Race Relations at Villanova University, advanced training in Emotional Freedom Technique (‘Tapping’) and Cross Cultural Facilitation Training with the renowned Diversity Trainer, Lee Mun Wah, Bianca has been immersed in the world of Coaching, Holistic healing and Diversity and Inclusion for 10 years.  Her education, extensive training and experience has led her to work with companies such as Media Arts Lab (Advertising Agency for Apple), Sony Music, PMC/Variety Magazine, Trailer Park, Giant Spoon, Outdoor Voices, Johannes Leonardo, Inspire, AT&T and countless others. Connect with Bianca: Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/sayspace Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emotionalfreedomcoach Website: https://www.say-space.com/ There Is No Such Thing As A White Ally article by Catherine Pugh: https://humanparts.medium.com/there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-white-ally-469bb82799f2 ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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September 14, 2020
Episode 8: Jamila Pleas, RN
Did you know that Black women face worse pregnancy outcomes across ALL educational and income categories? And that Black women have a 2-3 fold increase in the risk of maternal death and a 5-fold increase in the risk of complications relating to childbirth? In this series on healthcare and social disparities and COVID, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Jamila Pleas, RN, a labor and delivery nurse and founder of Her Birth Right, an national nursing initiative that bridges the gaps in maternal health outcomes for women of color. Jamila shares her knowledge and insights about the impacts of systemic racism in healthcare; in particular, in the labor and delivery unit. She speaks about the importance of truly listening to patients and empowering them to actively participate in their healthcare decisions. Jamila shares how "walking into purpose" has brought her from the bedside to a more policy-oriented approach to improving pregnancy-related outcomes for women of color. Jamila Pleas, RN, is a registered nurse who has blossomed into a maternal health advocate specializing in child birth education, positive birth outcomes, labor support, research, and policy implementation. She estimates that since 2012, she has assisted over 800 women and couples in their birthing journey while working as a labor and delivery nurse. Jamila has worked at some the world’s top leading health care systems. Jamila believes that her five years of training at the University of Chicago prepared her to care and manage high-risk pregnancy complications. Jamila was recently awarded the Abstract of Excellence Award for her contributing work on Systemic Treatment and Management of Postpartum Hypertension at the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative. She was also awarded the Coin of Excellence by the President and CEO of Holy Cross Health for her commitment to providing quality care. Jamila is the founder of Her Birth Right, a national nursing initiative that is actively working to bridge the gap in maternal health disparities for women of color. She is the proud mother of the A-Team: Amaris, Anif, and Amir. Learn more about Jamila on her website: https://www.herbirthright.com Follow Jamila on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/jamilapleas and https://www.facebook.com/herbirthright and on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herbirthright ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
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September 7, 2020
Episode 7: Paige Ingram
Paige Ingram is the real deal. An activist with a capital 'A'. Paige shares her experiences organizing and supporting the ongoing protests in Minneapolis that began with the murder of George Floyd in May, 2020. She discusses the community of organizers that continue to come together to fight for real change, and what it takes to prioritize self-care in such emotionally and physically intense times. Paige talked about the importance of knowing what you are *for*, not just what you are against, and the need to use a multitude of tactics to make real change. In her work, Paige addresses anti-blackness, policing, gentrification, anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies, and violence against womxn and non-binary people locally and nationally, connecting them to broader global liberation struggles. She ultimately desires to build a world that acknowledges how deeply we are connected to each other and believes her calling to be nurturing spaces where people can connect in ways that heal, encourage the reimagining of their communities, and make tenable changes that are an outgrowth of spiritual practice, authentic relationships, and intentional engagement in community. Connect with Paige: Twitter: @seriouslypaige Instagram: @seriouslypaige Website: http://www.impaige.com *** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change HERE. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group Follow Jill on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation
01:00:20
August 31, 2020
Episode 6: Jessica Brooks
What good is a healthcare system if it doesn't actually work for the people it serves? How can we be intentional about auditing the ways that systemic racism shows up in our own life, and then taking that next steps to do something about it?  In this series on healthcare and social disparities, Dr. Jill Wener, a board-certified Internal Medicine specialist, meditation expert, and tapping practitioner, interviews experts in multiple fields relating to social justice and anti-racism. In this video, Jill interviews Jessica Brooks, MBA, the CEO and Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health and the founder of the Executive Action Response Network (EARN) and The Health Desk. Jessica shares her own personal experience of systemic racism and bias in the healthcare system as a Black woman and how that has informed and inspired the work she does today to create "an accountable healthcare system that actually works for the people". Jessica embodies her own philosophy, "well-doing so we can have well-being", and she shares how important it is that we each do an intentional self-audit of how systemic racism shows up in our lives, and then take action to dismantle it.  As CEO of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, Jessica provides the vision to transform healthcare for PBGH employer-members. Under her leadership, PBGH has emerged as a national force aimed at improving mental health, health equity and quality for millions of lives touched by employer-based health plans. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Brooks serves on the board of governors for the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange, and Maitri Medicinals to name a few. Ms. Brooks is the co-founder of Inspireware, a tech company designed to empower communities in well-doing. Ms. Brooks is a graduate of The Advanced Leadership Initiative – an executive leadership program for African-American executives at CMU’s Tepper School of Business. She is a recipient of the 2019 Pittsburgh Women of Influence Award and has appeared on NPR and in numerous national healthcare and benefits publications. Connect with Jessica: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/PBGHPA/  Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/JessicaPBGHPa Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/PBGHPA LinkedIN: http://www.Linkedin.com/in/jessica-br... ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/... Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
40:26
August 24, 2020
Episode 5: Arnie Joseph
“Racial disparities are the blood that keeps the healthcare engine going.” How important are trust and communication in improving the health literacy of people marginalized by our healthcare system? What are some ways to build this trust, when the current state of healthcare often capitalizes on Black and Brown bodies? In this episode, Jill interviews Arnie Jones, well-known speaker and the president of ChromaHealth. Arnie shares his knowledge and insights about the ways that the healthcare system, including providers, must change in order to improve healthcare outcomes for Black people. He discusses the importance of building trust and communication from within a community, rather than the often-used ‘top-down’ approach, which is often ineffective and leads to poor health outcomes and a continued deterioration of trust. Arnie also shares some shocking insights into the ways in which capitalism and racism intersect, with painful and dangerous outcomes. Recognized as an effective leader and expert in designing programs that improve patient finding and adherence to medications by enhancing industry, faith-based, medical, and community stakeholder collaboration, Arnie Joseph has more than three decades of experience in public health, pharmaceutical, and health communications industries. As a strategy to improve his clients’ bottom line, Arnie has developed, launched and managed “cross-functional” coalitions dedicated to improving racial health disparities by forming strategic partnerships with over 660 medical and community stakeholders in disease hot spots in San Antonio, Miami, the Bronx, Memphis, Newark, Brooklyn, Houston, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. Qualitative analysis of Arnie’s community-based programming in Baltimore was published in the Journal of National Medical Association. Arnie’s passion for developing campaigns that bridge scientific data and community engagement has garnered him recognition from the medical industry, pharmaceutical executives, advocacy groups, and federal health departments, earning him certificates of commendation from the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Minority Health, Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of NYC, and the American Diabetes Association. Connect with Arnie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arnie-joseph/ ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
55:11
August 17, 2020
Episode 4: Dr. Camara Jones
Jill interviews Dr. Camara Jones, a Family Physician, epidemiologist, renowned public speaker, and anti-racism activist. Dr. Jones shares her knowledge and insights about the impacts of systemic racism, both before and during COVID. In particular, she discusses the importance of realizing the systemic nature of racism (don't believe that racism is systemic? Just watch the video!), how to recognize your white privilege and use it for good. and how to LEAN IN to your discomfort about racism.  Dr. Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation.  She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high quality health care, but also attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism). Watch Dr. Jones' TedX Emory talk: https://youtu.be/GNhcY6fTyBM Follow Dr. Jones on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/camarajones Contact Dr. Jones: cpjones@msm.edu ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Follow her on: Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
01:09:42
July 14, 2020
Episode 3: Dr. Nicole Rochester
Jill interviews Dr. Nicole Rochester, a pediatrician and health advocate. Dr. Rochester shares her knowledge and insights about health disparities amongst minorities, both before and during coronavirus, and how both doctors/ healthcare professionals and patient families can do a better job advocating for patients that might otherwise not be heard in the healthcare system. Dr. Rochester discussed the biases that affect ALL of us in this country, and what we can do to overcome those biases.  Dr. Nicole T. Rochester is a board-certified pediatrician, independent health advocate, TEDx and keynote speaker, and the CEO of Your GPS Doc, LLC, an innovative company that helps aging individuals, those with chronic illnesses, and their family caregivers navigate the healthcare system. Dr. Rochester was inspired to start her company after caring for her late father and witnessing the complicated healthcare system from the other side of the stethoscope.  Committed to promoting health literacy and empowering patients and family caregivers across the globe, Dr. Rochester blogs on her website, www.yourgpsdoc.com and has an active presence on social media, including a weekly Facebook Live show, Navigator Nuggets™. Dr. Rochester engages with audiences locally and nationally through workshops and speaking engagements. She has been featured on WJLA/ABC7, is a frequent podcast guest, and has contributed to numerous digital publications, including KevinMD, Authority Magazine, Modern Healthcare, Reader’s Digest, and Best Company. Dr. Rochester is the author of Healthcare Navigation 101: A Guide for College-Bound Students (and Parents!), a unique resource to equip college-bound students with the tools and information they need to begin managing their health independently. A Maryland native, Dr. Rochester obtained her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and she completed her pediatric residency training at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Rochester serves on the Board of Trustees for the Maryland Health Education Institute and is a member of the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Association for Physician Leadership. She is happily married and the proud mother of two daughters. Learn more about working with Dr. Rochester: Website: www.yourgpsdoc.com Facebook:  www.facebook.com/yourgpsdoc Twitter: www.twitter.com/yourgpsdoc Instagram: www.instagram.com/yourgpsdoc LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-Rochester-m-d-40700812 ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Follow her on:  Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
41:29
July 13, 2020
Episode 2: LaShyra "Lash" Nolen
Jill interviews LaShyra "Lash" Nolen, a Fulbright scholar, the first Black woman class president of Harvard Medical School, and anti-racism activist. Lash grew up in Compton and said that it was 'easy to feel like it's your fault' or that 'it was supposed to be like this' for her Black community. That all changed as Lash learned more about the widespread impacts of racism in our country that have existed for hundreds of years. Lash shares her knowledge and insights about the impacts of systemic racism in a unique way - by discussing her own awakening into embracing and celebrating the full strength and power of being a Black woman. Don't miss her incredible top 5 books to read to learn about racism in our country.  Lash is a first-year student at Harvard Medical School (HMS) where she serves as student council president, the first documented black woman to hold this role. In her role she has led numerous initiatives for community advocacy within HMS and beyond. She is a published author and continues to be a fervent advocate for social justice. Her commentary has been published in the Washington Post, NPR, Teen Vogue, Health Affairs, Undark Magazine and many more. Her work has earned me honor of becoming the youngest 2020 National Minority Quality Forum “40 under 40 Leaders in Minority Health” and one of twenty-five selected 2020 Young Futurists for The Root. Her community and family continue to drive her passion for social justice and she plans pursue an MD/MPP dual-degree to continue to advocate for humane healthcare reform on both local and national scales. Learn more about Lash on her website: https://lashyranolen.com/ Follow Dr. Lash on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/lashnolen and on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lash.nolen ** You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism. Join her Conscious Anti-Racism facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/307196473283408/ Follow her on:  Instagram at www.instagram.com/jillwenerMD Twitter at www.twitter.com/jillwenerMD Facebook at www.facebook.com/jillwenerMDmeditation LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/jill-wener-md-682746125/
45:52
July 13, 2020
Episode 1: Dr. Cindy Duke
Jill interviews Dr. Cindy Duke, an OB/GYN, virologist and health advocate. Dr. Duke shares her knowledge and insights about health disparities amongst minorities, both before and during coronavirus, and how they have been amplified by misinformation and longstanding mistrust of the healthcare system. She also discusses ways that you can get involved and help these communities during COVID. Cindy M.P. Duke is a M.D. Ph.D trained Physician Scientist and Entrepreneur who is Board Certified in Gynecology and Obstetrics, as well as Fellowship trained in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). Dr. Duke is the Physician Founder, Medical Director and Lab Director of the Nevada Fertility Institute in Sunny Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. She is also a Ph.D. trained, award winning, Virologist whose research interests centered on the interplay of viruses with the human immune system. Dr. Cindy is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine where she plays a role in Resident and Medical Student Education. Her current Research efforts have focused on the intersection of Healthcare delivery with technology and how that can be used to close gaps in accessing medical care. Outside of her clinical work and research, Dr. Duke understands the value of giving back to her community which she views as the global village. One facet of Dr. Duke’s extracurricular work includes outreach to women and girls to encourage/foster their continued interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Dr. Duke is the Host and Producer of the ‘Girl Powered Success & Survival International’ (aka GriPSSI) Podcast. This podcast is aimed at highlighting the work and dynamic career paths of women and girls around the globe! You can find and subscribe to the GriPSSI podcast on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public and Google Play! Dr. Duke is also the Producer of a number of informative online programs aimed at debunking myths surrounding Fertility/Infertility amongst Men and Women in the Diaspora! She is also actively creating and curating information about Coronavirus/COVID-19 for the general public. Website: drcindyduke.com Instagram and Twitter: @drcindymduke Facebook: @drcindymduke LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/drcindymduke How you can help: Contact your government representatives to find ways that you can help Contact local food banks You can learn more about Dr. Wener and her online meditation and tapping courses at www.jillwener.com, and you can learn more about her online social justice course, Conscious Anti Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability, and Meaningful Change at https://theresttechnique.com/courses/conscious-anti-racism.
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July 10, 2020