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Racially Responsible with Rorri Geller-Mohamed

Racially Responsible with Rorri Geller-Mohamed

By Rorri Geller-Mohamed
This show is designed to call in, support, and provide loving accountability for white women in anti-racism work. If you have ever questioned your role and approach in this work or wondered how you can create an impact for racial equity and justice you are in the right place. Our conversations are all about how we can work together to build a safe, loving, and inclusive world.
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038 How Awareness and Compassion Can Create Change with Kristin Henning
In this episode, I talk with Kris about her wealth of experience as a lawyer advocating for kids and systemic change in the juvenile justice system.  She breaks down the racial inequities that exist and talks about what all of us can to do create change.  She shares what inspired her to write her book The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth, how we can be more cognizant of our own biases, and the inspiration that comes from youth activism. Kris's Bio: Buy Kris's Book: https://bookshop.org/books/the-rage-of-innocence-how-america-criminalizes-black-youth/9781524748906 https://www.amazon.com/Rage-Innocence-America-Criminalizes-Black/dp/1524748900 Connect and Follow Kris's work: https://www.rageofinnocence.com/ https://www.law.georgetown.edu/experiential-learning/clinics/our-clinics/juvenile-justice-clinic/racial-justice/ Connect with Rorri and Get Additional Support: Join the email list: https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y Website: www.upowerchange.com
48:59
April 07, 2022
037: Controversial Conversations: CRT in Schools
In this solo episode, I talk about the controversial topic of CRT in schools.  I share why this issue is so challenging and what you can do to help you understand and navigate these conversations.  I share 3 steps that you can that will help you engage in difficult conversations and move the dialogue forward for change.    Additional Resource: https://www.edweek.org/leadership/what-is-critical-race-theory-and-why-is-it-under-attack/2021/05 Connect with Rorri and Get Additional Support: Join the email list: https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y Website: www.upowerchange.com Email me directly: Rorri@upowerchange.com
18:10
March 31, 2022
036 Collective Resilience with Christine Gyovai
In this episode, Christine and I talk about what collective resilience is and why Christine is so passionate about it.  We also dig into what this looks like in the context of anti-racism work.   Christine's Bio:  Christine Muehlman Gyovai is the Principal of Dialogue + Design Associates, is the granddaughter of a coal miner and firefly scientist, and has over twenty years of experience in creating community transformation and resilience. Named a “Cville 20” by Charlottesville magazine as a key driver for creating change, she is a professional facilitator and planner with certificates in charrettes, coaching, teaching yoga, and mediation, she hosts the Collective Resilience: We Rise podcast. A recipient of the Paul Dulaney Conservation Award, she has worked on projects nationally and in Appalachia focused on increasing community resilience and sustainability.  Christine holds a M.U.E.P. in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia, a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Burlington College, and lives at the base of the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia with her husband and two children. Connect with Christine:  Dialogue + Design Associates: https://www.dialogueanddesign.com/ Collective Resilience: We Rise Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/collectiveresiliencewerise/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/CollectiveResilienceWeRise Website:www.yeswerise.org Connect with Rorri and Get Additional Support: Join the email list: https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y Website: www.upowerchange.com
32:55
March 24, 2022
035 Centering Feminism with the Authors of Feminist AF
In this episode, the authors of Feminist AF and I talk about centering feminism and smashing the patriarchy and the overlap that has with the topic of race and racism.  They talk about what inspired them to write this book, the importance of empowerment, and why it is so important for women of all ages to read it.   Feminist AF Author Bios:  Brittney Cooper is Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower and co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective. Susana M. Morris is Associate Professor of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is the co-editor with Brittney C. Cooper and Robin M. Boylorn of the anthology The Crunk Feminist Collection (Feminist Press, 2017). She is the co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective. Chanel Craft Tanner serves as the Director of the Center for Women at Emory where she also earned her Ph.D. in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. As director, her work focuses on creating programs, events, and learning opportunities that recognize and redress historic and persistent gender inequity at Emory and beyond. She is a member of the Crunk Feminist Collective and is passionate about class oppression, prison abolition, and Black feminism. A city girl with a country flair, she calls both Brooklyn, NY and Danville, VA home. Buy Feminist AF: https://bookshop.org/books/feminist-af-a-guide-to-crushing-girlhood/9781324005056 Connect with Rorri and Get Additional Support: Join the email list: https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y Website: www.upowerchange.com
42:02
March 17, 2022
034 Adoption & Multiracial Families with Jana Hunsley
In this episode, Jana and I talk about how issues of DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) and anti-racism work show up in multiracial families that are formed through foster care and adoption.  We specifically address a topic often left out of these conversations: siblings in adoptive families. Jana's Bio: Jana Hunsley is an experimental psychologist, licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), TBRI Practitioner, and advocate for foster and adoptive families. Jana received her doctorate in experimental psychology from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University where her research focused on understanding the needs of every member of adoptive and foster families and meeting their needs through developing interventions. Over the years, she has worked in various settings with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, including outpatient counseling, home visiting, residential treatment, institutional care, schools, child welfare, and juvenile detention. Jana’s passion for this work began as a teenager when her family adopted seven children internationally. Connect with Jana:  https://www.project1025.org/ Facebook: @project1025families Instagram: @project_1025 Connect with Rorri and Get Additional Support: Join the email list: https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y Website: www.upowerchange.com
33:12
March 10, 2022
033 Challenging Book Bans and Using Stories to Create Change with Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin
In this episode, Dr. Griffin and I talk about challenging book bans and the empathy, understanding, and knowledge that comes from learning through stories.  We talk about her new book, Read Until You Understand and how this can be used as a tool in anti-racism work.   Dr. Griffin's Bio: Dr. Farah Jasmine Griffin is the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where she also served as the inaugural Chair of the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department. She is the author of five books including Who Set You Flowin?: The African American Migration Narrative (1995), If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday (2001), Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever (with Salim Washington, 2008), and Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II and her new book Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdomm of Black Life in Literature. Get Dr. Griffin's new book: Read Until You Understand - https://bookshop.org/books/read-until-you-understand-the-profound-wisdom-of-black-life-and-literature-9781324022046/9780393651904 Connect with Rorri and Get Additional Support: FREE Workshop: How white people can avoid unintentionally causing racial harm and navigate challenges in DEI & anti-racism work (in professional and personal spaces) Register here: https://mailchi.mp/1f036d515a40/s94dqef6cm Join the email list: https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y Website: www.upowerchange.com 
36:27
February 10, 2022
032 Anti-Racism Leadership with Alyssa Hall
In this episode, Alyssa and I dive into what anti-racism leadership looks like and how Alyssa got into anti-racism coaching.  We talk about the challenges that she sees her clients experience and how she supports them in overcoming those challenges. Alyssa's Bio: Alyssa Hall is an Inclusive Business and Leadership Coach.  She helps white coaches understand their role with anti-racism while creating inclusive businesses wth her group coaching program The School of Anti-Racist Leadership. She has also begun expanding her work in helping BIWOC entrepreneurs stop people pleasing and step into embracing their full selves in their business. Connect with Alyssa Website: www.alyssahallcoaching.com  Instagram: Instagram.com/arleadership Connect with Rorri and Get Additional Support: FREE Workshop: How white people can avoid unintentionally causing racial harm and navigate challenges in DEI & anti-racism work (in professional and personal spaces) Register here: https://mailchi.mp/1f036d515a40/s94dqef6cm Join the email list: https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y Website: www.upowerchange.com
41:33
February 03, 2022
031 What real DEI work looks like with Antoinetta Mosley
In this episode, Antoinetta and I talk about what DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) work actually looks like when it's done well and not just performatively in organizations and companies.  Antoinetta shares where organizations can start when they want to do this work, how to prioritize it even when it's challenging, and what's needed for it to really be sustained.    Antoinetta's Bio: Antoinetta Mosley is the CEO and Principal Leader at I Follow the Leader LLC, a strategic consulting firm specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy, initiatives, and education. I Follow the Leader was launched in 2016 to heighten awareness and readiness of DEI initiatives within companies. Antoinetta and her team partner with organizations to move them along the diversity continuum, improve their overall culture, and increase profitability, creativity, and innovation. Connect with Antoinetta: ifollowtheleader.com @ifollowtheleader on IG IFL’s Facebook page IFL’s LinkedIn page My LinkedIn page Connect with Rorri and Get Additional Support: Be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y www.upowerchange.com
30:21
January 20, 2022
030 Educate & Empower with Lisa Barclay
In this episode, Lisa and I talk about her experience starting the Social Provocative Complex, a racial justice and education organization as well as the overlap between that and her financial coaching practice.  She talks about the transformation that participants have had through the Social Provocative Complex and how it's designed to increase education and consciousness awareness on issues of racial justice and equity.  She also shares her insights and thoughts on the topic of reparations.     Lisa's Bio: Lisa Barclay is the founder of the Wealthy Diva founder and a financial fitness coach. Lisa is a licensed financial advisor with 25+ years’ experience in financial services. She is also a partner in a racial justice and education organization, the Social Provocative Complex.  Lisa’s career has literally taken her around the world and back home to the NY Metro Area. Her practice was born because she loves to talk, teach, and share what she learns with other women. Connect with Lisa: thewealthydiva2021@gmail.com IG: @thewealthydiva2021 FB: Thewealthydiva2021 www.thewealthydiva.com Connect with Rorri and Get Additional Support: Join the free Facebook group, the Racially Responsible Podcast Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/raciallyresponsiblepodcast Be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y
31:12
November 18, 2021
029 White Parents & Transracial Adoption
In this episode, I was honored to interview Melissa Guida-Richards, the author of the book What White Parents Should Know About Transracial Adoption: An Adopteeʼs Perspective on its History, Nuances, and Practices.  We talk about what inspired her to write the book, her personal experience as a transracial adoptee with white parents, and advice that she has to help white parents on their parenting journey and how to best support their children.  Melissa's bio: Melissa Guida-Richards is an author, adoptee, and advocate based in Pennsylvania. She was adopted in 1993 from Colombia to a family in the USA. Her work has appeared in The Independent, Insider, Huffington Post, Zora, ElectricLit, and more. She has also been interviewed by Good Day L.A., NBCLX, BBC Radio 4, Do the Work, and more. Melissa is also the founder and creator of the Adoptee Thoughts Instagram and Podcast that she created to help elevate adoptee voices and educate adoptive parents on the nuances and complexity of adoption. Connect with Melissa: http://instagram.com/adoptee_thoughts/ http://twitter.com/guidarichards adopteethoughts.com Connect with Rorri and Get Additional Support: Join the free Facebook group, the Racially Responsible Podcast Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/raciallyresponsiblepodcast Be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y
37:37
November 11, 2021
028 Challenging Inequity in Law & Business with Nequosha Anderson
In this episode, Nequosha and I talk about challenging assumptions and inequity in law and business.  Nequosha shares her personal experience of multiculturalism in her family and her professional insight in the inequities that exist in law and business and how we can go about challenging them.   Nequosha's Bio: Nequosha Anderson is a business and intellectual property attorney for the last eight years who assists primarily women creatives who want to legally protect their income-producing ideas. She safeguards businesses and brand assets to ensure their intellectual property is secure and not stolen allowing the business owner to creatively operate in their genius and not be robbed of what’s rightfully theirs. She serves clients in this space throughout the United States.  Connect with Nequosha: Website: andersonlawfl.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esquire44/ Connect with Rorri and Get Additional Support: Join the free Facebook group, the Racially Responsible Podcast Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/raciallyresponsiblepodcast Be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y
44:33
November 04, 2021
027- Undoing Bias & Financial Empowerment with Racine Rikard
In this episode, Racine and I talk about financial empowerment, disparities, and inequities.  We explore the challenges around financial empowerment, what bias looks like, and the relationship building with a financial advisor.  Racine shares her experiences of helping her clients and how she navigates challenges.   Racine's bio: Racine A. Rikard is a native of Atlanta, GA, has over 20+ years of experience in the accounting and financial services industry. A graduate of Accounting at Georgia State University, she is a member of the National business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi. She is a financial coach/strategist.  Her areas of specialty are Debt Elimination, Retirement/Education Funding, and Asset protection (Life/Auto/Long Term Care insurance). Racine wants to holistically connect and inspire Women especially to be the ‘initiator’ for their families as it relates to finance and conducts her popular seminar entitled “Fine, Fab-U-Lous, and Financially Free” quarterly throughout the year to empower women and BOSS CHIC business owners. Connect with Racine: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dreamer3pwr/ Business FB: @RikardDreamTeam Twitter: @Racine_Rikard Website: www.RacineRikard.com Connect with Rorri and Get Additional Support: Join the free Facebook group, the Racially Responsible Podcast Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/raciallyresponsiblepodcast Be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y
44:28
October 28, 2021
026 Focusing on wellness in DEI work with Christina Farinacci-Roberts
In this episode, Christina and I talk about what it looks like to focus on wellness when doing DEI work and how it can be a great entry point for bringing this conversation into organizations.  She also gives great advice and breaks down what it really means to de-center whiteness.   Christina also share her personal and professional experiences in this work.   Christina's Bio: Christina Farinacci-Roberts is a learning architect, diversity & inclusion strategist, keynote speaker, S.O.U.L. coach and 20 year veteran educator who is passionate about driving equity and excellence for all.  As the founder and chief consultant of Head Heart Hands Consulting, she advises senior executive clients to create equitable systems and inclusive structures for diverse stakeholders to experience greater individual and organizational flourishing. Using her experience as a NYC high school principal, she creates interactive and immersive learning experiences that support leaders to remove barriers and shape cultures that drive substantive change and fuel sustainable growth. Christina is also the matriarch of a blended family who strives to model to her two children the unrelenting work ethic and audacious ambitions her Korean Tiger mom and Italian American veteran dad instilled. She is very strong in her faith and maintains her sanity with yoga, jogging, CrossFit and frequent karaoke sessions. Connect with Christina: widedynamicdialogues.com LI- https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinafarinacci/ IG- gracegritandglory Connect with Rorri and Get Additional Support: Schedule a call to learn more about the Changemakers Circle & Coaching: https://mailchi.mp/8e08c45fcb8d/p9x44zcdyd Be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y https://upowerchange.com/
51:45
October 21, 2021
025 Uncovering blind spots and dismantling medical racism with Reketta Peterson
In this episode, Reketta and I dig into dismantling medical racism, perinatal health disparities, and common blind spots for professionals and patients in healthcare.  We talk about what changes are needed, what that can look like, and what you can do to get involved.   Reketta's bio: Reketta Peterson is a licensed professional counselor and BIPOC health equity consultant. She is a HAES (Health At Every Size) advocate and a member of the association for size diversity, and health. Reketta loves globe-trotting, swimming, and naps.   Links from this episode:  www.arisecounselingllc.com www.rspconsultingllc.com https://mailchi.mp/ab1c102ccad3/worthy-e-book-information https://www.mmhla.org/ Connect and Get Additional Support: Schedule a call to learn more about the Changemakers Circle & Coaching: https://calendly.com/upowerchange/talk-with-rorri Be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y
36:27
October 14, 2021
024 How to deal with frustrating white people in anti-racism work
In this solo episode, I share 6 tips for dealing with your own frustration caused by white people around issues of race and racism in your life.  Whether it's a personal or professional situation, I share my insight to help you navigate these feelings and situations while staying aligned to your anti-racism values.   Rorri's Bio: Rorri Geller-Mohamed, LCSW (she/her) is the host of the Racially Responsible podcast, creator of the Changemakers Circle, and founder of the organization U Power Change.  Her work focuses on helping white women to build their capacity and leadership to speak up and show up for racial equity and justice.  She brings her personal background as an Ashkenazi Jew in a multiracial, multicultural, and multifaith family along with her professional experience as social worker and therapist to her work.  Rorri's work focuses on building a safe, loving, and inclusive world.    Connect and Get Additional Support: Changemakers Circle: https://mailchi.mp/8e08c45fcb8d/p9x44zcdyd Be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y
20:55
October 07, 2021
023 Prioritizing Racial Equity in Real Estate with Sara Alvarado
In this episode, Sara and I dig into how she has taken steps to challenge inequities in the real estate field. She talks about how she made the decisions to prioritize racial equity in her real estate business and decided to create a racial justice toolkit for professionals.  She shares helpful advice for what both real estate and non real estate professionals can do to work for racial equity and justice.  Sara's Bio: Sara Alvarado is a writer, speaker, teacher, and co-conspirator specializing in race relations, racial justice, and real estate. She believes that the way to tackle difficult topics in both life and business is to show up real, raw, bold, vulnerable and always ready for fun. She co-owns Alvarado Real Estate Group with her husband, Carlos, who now leads the company, and is working on finishing her first book. Sara is one of the co-creators of OWN IT: Building Black Wealth with a group of dedicated and passionate community leaders in the Madison, WI area. Sara recently published the Racial Justice Toolkit for Real Estate Professionals. Links from this episode: Sara's website: https://saraalvarado.com Racial justice toolkit download: https://sara-alvarado.ck.page/4c45790974 facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saralilacalvarado insta: https://www.instagram.com/saralilacalvarado/ twitter: https://twitter.com/sara608alvarado Connect and Get Additional Support: Changemakers Circle: https://mailchi.mp/8e08c45fcb8d/p9x44zcdyd Be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y
50:50
September 30, 2021
022 Creating a Racial Literacy Curriculum and Supporting Schools with Casper Caldarola
In this episode, Casper and I talk about her experience creating a racial literacy curriculum, the racial equity work she has done in schools, how to start with low hanging fruit, and how she has navigated challenges that have come up. Casper's bio: Casper Caldarola founded the New York based, non-profit, Pollyanna in 2015. Casper founded Pollyanna to support the schools that have made a commitment to building a more inclusive school community through multi-constituent conference models, workshops, community  assessments and racial literacy curriculum. Casper’s experience includes serving as president of the Dalton School Parents Association. In addition, Casper was the Communications Director at the Allen-Stevenson School and was tasked with helping to develop and implement equity initiatives, such as, developing a more inclusive hiring process and creating Parent Chats with topics that focused on DEI. Before joining the independent school world, she was a marketing and advertising executive. Casper now serves on the Board of Seeds of Peace. She was a trustee at the Dalton School for 10 years and served as a member of the Executive Committee, chaired the Committee on New Trustees and Community Life & Diversity Committee, and was on the strategic plan steering committee, and has also served on the boards of Parents-in-Action and Generation Citizen. Links from this episode: Pollyana- https://pollyannainc.org/ Want to stay connected and be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y
32:46
September 23, 2021
021 Homeschooling & Teaching History with Delina Pryce McPhaull
In this episode, Delina and I talk about her Oh Freedom homeschooling curriculum and how kids and their grown ups can learn real history with a focus on understanding, empathy, and accuracy.  We also talk about how to navigate the emotional aspects of teaching and learning history.    Delina Pryce McPhaull is a writer, editorial consultant, and homeschooling mom living in rural Texas with her husband, kids, and koi. She is the owner of Woke Homeschooling where she creates resources for conscious and inclusive homeschooling families. She loves a good story — in a book, tv show, movie, documentary or in conversation with a dear friend. She loves asking questions and learning new things. This summer, she's learning how to bake pies and empanadas. You can connect with her on Instagram - @wokehomeschooling. Find out more about Woke Homeschooling at wokehomeschooling.com Links from this episode: Instagram - @wokehomeschooling wokehomeschooling.com Want to stay connected and be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y Grab your FREE digital journal to help you continue this work: https://mailchi.mp/1fab32f555e9/gocv5zk3rt
36:07
September 16, 2021
020 Educating Kids About Social Justice with Pranoo Kumar
In this episode, Pranoo and I talk about her amazing social justice children's bookstore, how to talk to kids about hard topics, what teaching children about activism can look like, and the importance of children seeing themselves reflected in the stories they read and learning through the stories of others.  Pranoo Kumar is a proud daughter of Konkani Indian immigrants, a career changer from medicine to education, and an activist committed to inclusive education.  Her previous experiences include elementary teacher, coach and founder of school systems/ programs on the East and West Coast. She created her own education consulting experience, divHERse, serving as the Founder and Educational Leader, focused on ensuring retention and representation of women of Color in ed leadership. Projects include: Education and Training Specialist with Future Leaders Incubator, Pre-K Design with Zeta Charter Schools, SEL Curriculum with Inner City Innovators, Education Specialist with MaySea Movement (Cangrejo, Nicaragua) and Curriculum Manager at Path to College. Accolades and certifications include: two-time Teacher Excellence Award winner, Gates Foundation US K-12 Programs Panelist, and certification in PreK-4th teaching, SEL and Trauma-Informed Yoga.  She is currently the owner and founder of Rohi’s Readery, a social justice driven children’s bookstore and learning center committed to critical literacy that promotes inclusivity and diversity. Links from this episode: www.rohisreadery.com / IG: @rohisreadery and @pranoo_k https://www.linkedin.com/in/pranati-pranoo-kumar/ https://linktr.ee/rohisreadery Want to stay connected and be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y Grab your FREE digital journal to help you continue this work: https://mailchi.mp/1fab32f555e9/gocv5zk3rt
36:24
September 09, 2021
019 Writing As Advocacy with Alison Tedford
In this episode, Alison and I discuss writing as a tool for advocacy and Alison's wealth of experience doing diversity and inclusion work.   Alison Tedford is a diversity and inclusion consultant from Abbotsford, BC, Canada. She is an Indigenous woman with a disability who has over a decade of experience working on inclusion topics within the Canadian government and several years more in the private sector helping brands to communicate with and about marginalized populations. She has authored three books and helps small businesses learn how to be more inclusive. Links from this episode: Website: http://www.alisontedford.com Social media: @alisontedford Instagram & FB @alliespins on Twitter https://www.patreon.com/alisontedford Want to stay connected and be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y Grab your FREE digital journal to help you continue this work: https://mailchi.mp/1fab32f555e9/gocv5zk3rt
31:11
September 02, 2021
018 Being Jewish and Navigating Social Justice with Halina Brooke
In this episode, Halina and I talk about navigating social justice work and Jewish identity.  We also talk about Halina's recent project creating The Jewish Therapist Collective.  Halina Brooke is an associate therapist and longtime advocate for those overlooked by traditional justice endeavors.  A PhD Candidate in Counselor Education, she has a passion for supporting clients and clinicians alike through relational ruptures and distressing experiences.  You can find more information about her advocacy at the legislature and in the public square at halinabrooke.com and her clinical approach at recoursecounseling.com.  She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. Links from this episode: halinabrooke.com The Jewish Therapist Collective recoursecounseling.com Want to stay connected and be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y Grab your FREE digital journal to help you continue this work: https://mailchi.mp/1fab32f555e9/gocv5zk3rt
39:48
August 26, 2021
017 Systems, Yoga, and Non-profits with Hollie Swire
In this episode, Hollie and I discuss everything from doing anti-racism work as a white women, to using an anti-racism lens in yoga, and work in a non-profit space.   Hollie Swire is a social worker in the state of Massachusetts.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Simmons College. She acquired a Masters in Social Work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. She has advanced training in Yoga for Trauma & Emotional Health, Motivational Interviewing, and recently completed an Embodied Social Justice Certificate program, and the Changemakers program! Links from this episode: www.hollieswire.com  Instagram: @embodiedhealingbyhollie Want to stay connected and be the first to hear about our upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y Grab your FREE digital journal to help you continue this work: https://mailchi.mp/1fab32f555e9/gocv5zk3rt
32:10
August 19, 2021
016 DEI in Online Learning with Nina Everflow
In this episode, Nina and I discuss what DEI looks like in online learning spaces, Nina's journey into anti-racism work, and what you can do to be part of creating change.   Join this weekend's virtual event: https://mailchi.mp/2e8455d81749/openhousejune2021 Nina Everflow's bio: Nina Everflow plays in the space between how adults learn online and how happily we can connect authentically across difference. As a learning designer, facilitator, and published author, Nina has spent the last few years curating the best from learning specialists around the globe, examining the platforms, processes and practices that create valuable, behavior-change focused, learning experiences. A plant lover, musical theater enthusiast and seeker of the softest vegan cookie, Nina lives on the stolen land of the Powhatan, now known as Richmond, Virginia with her multi-racial family. Connect with Nina: https://www.instagram.com/nina.everflow/ ninaeverflow.com Want to stay connected and be the first to hear about upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list / https://mailchi.mp/b02360d4b5a6/sul4h5by2y
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June 24, 2021
015 The Power of Racial Affinity Groups
In this episode we break down what a racial affinity group is, why it's both a powerful and under utilized tool in anti-racism work, and reasons you may find it helpful in your anti-racism work .  Plus, we also talk about the importance of recognizing Juneteenth and PRIDE month.   Free Webinar: 5 Strategies To Shift Your Racial Equity and Justice Conversations with White People From Frustrating to Change Making https://mailchi.mp/341ccb731393/x3mdt5f3g4 Additional resource links  Juneteenth: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RM9MTpA8MnvjViP8ZJMDKCh2sJODoq56-5ErOe2bk0s/edit?usp=sharing PRIDE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZX5GEQBY-SXypr8_qAD7MCvPevcVHwNzlQmbV4QWJnE/edit?usp=sharing
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June 17, 2021
014 Speaking Out About Racism with SharRon Jamison
In this episode, SharRon and I talk about what it looks like to speak out against racism and what sometimes can get in the way.  SharRon shares her personal experiences and how it's influenced her anti-racism work. SharRon Jamison's Bio: SharRon Jamison is a life strategist, author, minister, entrepreneur, and corporate leader who is committed to helping you BE who you were born to be, and not settle for what society has taught and told you to be. Through her coaching programs, innovative workshops, wisdom-filled books, sister circles, and speaking events, she passionately challenges people to shed societal “shoulds” and outdated beliefs so they can live  purpose-centered lives.  SharRon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia. She earned a Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Link: https://solo.to/sharronjamison SharRon's Book: www.decidingtosoar.com Additional Resources Changemakers Program (developed by host Rorri Geller-Mohamed, LCSW)  Questions or future episode topic suggestions: Email Rorri@upowerchange.com Want to stay connected and be the first to hear about upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list
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June 10, 2021
013 Leading Conversations on Race with Rev. Lane Cobb
In this episode I talk with Rev. Lane Cobb about her show Race Talk Revolution that she co-hosts with Eugene Holden.  We dig deep into what it's like facilitating these conversations and how she overcomes challenges that come up along the way.   Rev. Lane Cobb's Bio: Reverend Lane Cobb is an Interfaith Inter-spiritual Minister, Spiritual Life and Business Coach and Author. As a woman, Rev. Cobb is committed to helping women heal, grow, and thrive despite the limitations of patriarchal society. As a woman of color, she is committed to educating people about the nuances of systemic racism, and engaging them in conversations to elevate the social conscience and challenge the racist structures that block personal and societal progress. Her weekly broadcast – Race Talk Revolution w/ Lane & Eugene – provides a platform for constructive, inclusive, compassionate conversations about race.   Race Talk Revolution w/ Lane & Eugene Race Talk Revolution Recordings Rev. Lane L Cobb, MS. CPC. Breakthrough Mindset Coach Stay connected with the Racially Responsible Podcast: Want to stay connected and be the first to hear about upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list
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June 03, 2021
012 Talking Israel and Palestine with Omnia Hegazy
This is the first episode where we talk about anti-racism in an international context.  I invite you on this journey with me as I learn more about the history of Palestine and the liberation movement, the U.S. connection to all of this, and the Israeli government's role in oppression while at the same time acknowledging that there has been a rise in anti-semitism hate violence, anti-semitism needs to end, Jewish generational trauma exists, and that no group should be marginalized or oppressed.   Omnia's bio: Omnia Hegazy is a singer/songwriter and an organizer with the Party for Socialism and Liberation. The daughter of an Egyptian-Muslim father and an Italian-Catholic mother, she grew up in Staten Island, NY. In addition to commercially releasing music as a solo artist, she is also one half of the soul-pop duo HEGAZY with her twin sister. IG: @omniahegazy Twitter: @OmniaTweets omniamusic.com Stay connected with the Racially Responsible Podcast: Want to stay connected and be the first to hear about upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list  
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May 27, 2021
011 Equity in Schools with Keasha Starks
In this episode, we talk about doing DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) work in schools, how to overcome the challenges that come up, and advice that can help you when navigating anti-racism conversations and work in schools.  Keasha Starks's Bio: Keasha Starks has been in the education field for sixteen years.  In those sixteen years she has been a substitute teacher, teacher, and a district facilitator with Courageous Conversations About Race and Culturally Responsive Teaching.  Keasha has also been engaged in Equity work for the past seven or eight years with Broward County Schools and is currently managing the Equity work in the School District of Palm Beach County.  Along with her career work in education, she has also started her own consultant company, K.A.S Consultancy.  This company aligns with Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Trainings for businesses, school districts as well as coaching teachers. Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keasha-starks-84818037  FB: @ksconsultancy78 Stay connected with the Racially Responsible Podcast: Want to stay connected and be the first to hear about upcoming events, workshops, and resources-- Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list
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May 20, 2021
010 Navigating Anti-Racism Leadership with Tracy Myers
In this episode, I talk with Tracy Myers about how she got involved in anti-racism work, the role multiracial identity plays in navigating this work, and how she works with others to build their anti-racism leadership.  Tracy Myers's Bio: Tracy is a mother, sister, friend, and story seeker. She is a multi-racial woman of color that is Indigenous, Filipina, and White. She lives deeply from an emotional place and invites all to get comfy and join her there to explore their past, present, and future and how it all impacts our ability to be brave, transformative Anti-racist leaders. Tracy's purpose is to disrupt white supremacy through her offerings of coaching, consulting, and workshops through her company, Middle Waters. Her upcoming workshop, Humble and Brave is specifically for White Anti-racist leaders who need a breakthrough and level up how they're showing up. Links to connect with Tracy: Middle Waters Humble and Brave workshop Connect with the Racially Responsible Podcast: Want to stay connect and be the first to hear about upcoming events, workshops, and resources: Join our Racially Responsible Podcast / U Power Change email list
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May 13, 2021
009: Undoing Bias in the Workplace with Stacey Gordon
In this episode, I interview Stacey Gordon, who share her knowledge and wisdom about eliminating bias in the workplace. She shares her advice and strategies with us.    Join our Racially Responsible/U Power Change email list: Sign up here Stacey Gordon's Bio: Leading at the intersection of diversity, inclusion, and workplace culture, in her role as Executive Advisor and Diversity Strategist, Stacey Gordon coaches and counsels executive leaders on DEI strategies for the business, while offering a no-nonsense approach to education for the broader employee population. Stacey is the creator of the number one resume course at LinkedIn learning and an unconscious bias course which has consistently been the second highest viewed course on the platform. It has also been translated into at least four languages and has been featured by LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Virgin America (now Alaska Airlines). Previously employed as an Adjunct Professor teaching Diversity in Organizations at Phillips Graduate University, she now teaches at Pepperdine University in the Business School where she earned her MBA. Stacey’s book, UNBIAS: Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work is currently available at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and wherever books are sold. Connect with Stacey here: https://www.unbiasbook.com/ https://reworkwork.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/making-diversity-simple-stacey-a-gordon-mba/
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May 05, 2021
008: Shame Resilience with Dr. Alana Tappin, PsyD and Robin Schlenger, LCSW
In this episode we discuss: What shame resilience is and what it looks like in anti-racism work Why Alana and Robin started offering shame resilience workshops for white people Alana and Robin's personal journeys through anti-racism work Shame resilience and authentic conversations Full Bios: Dr. Alana Tappin, PsyD and Robin Schlenger, LCSW Links/resources Dr. Alana Tappin, PsyD Robin Schlenger, LCSW Dr. Kenneth V. Hardy, Ph.D., President of the Eikenberg Academy for Social Justice The Body Keeps The Score Resmaa Menakem Learn about Rorri's program: Changemakers
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March 04, 2021
007: No more excuses
In this episode, we talk about how to stop making excuses that get in the way of showing up for anti-racism work.  We talk about how to support anti-racist legislation and protest racist legislation, even if you don't know that much about the legislative process or the specific policy.  I share the example of how we need to be protesting the anti-protest bill HB1/SB484 in Florida.  This episode provides the support you need to take action.   The action steps discussed in this episode: 1. Fill out your personal info and send an automatic email to FL legislatures in protest of HB1/SB484: Send email through ACLU platform 2. Sign and share the petition: Stop The DeSantis Censorship and Repression Bill 3. Donate to organizing groups working on local legislative issues.  Here are 2 in Florida:  Florida Rising and New Florida Majority (After recording, I learned this organization is leading mobilizing on this issue: Dream Defenders) 4. Bring it up in organizations you are part of and with the white people in your life.   Links discussed in this episode: Racially Responsible Podcast Community Facebook group Changemakers Pre-enrollment List
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February 18, 2021
006: Learning about white culture and anti-racism work with Robin Mallison Alpern
In this episode, I interview Robin Mallison Alpern the Director of Training at the Center for the Study of White American Culture and founder of Calling White Folks in.  We discuss: What white culture is and what it means for white folks doing anti-racism work Tips for raising anti-racist white kids Challenges that come up in this work White women and history Advice for white people doing anti-racism work Links and resources mentioned in today's episode: White Supremacy Culture by Tema Okun Center for the Study of White American Culture (CSWAC) CSWAC's Raising Anti-racist White Children workshop  The Arc of White Womanhood Racially Responsible Podcast Community Facebook group Changemakers Pre-enrollment List
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February 11, 2021
005: Welcome back to Season 2
Welcome to Season 2 of the Racially Responsible Podcast.  This episode will introduce you to what this podcast is going to be about and answers the questions about what it means to "build capacity" to do anti-racism work as a white person, what makes this podcast different, and why a white woman is hosting a podcast about anti-racism.  Subscribe for future episodes and join the Racially Responsible podcast community on facebook to continue the conversation.  
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January 17, 2021
004: Anti-racism work with white people
Episode Highlights Building an anti-racist subculture How Rebecca got involved in anti-racism work How a book from her partner opened her eyes What happens when you are socialized in white dominance What has been helpful in this work Impact anti-racism work has had on her family Need for a sense of belonging in anti-racism work Jore Consulting  Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu- Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys Resmaa Menakem- My Grandmother’s Hands Rebecca Greenidge works to help white people reconnect to their curiosity about race. Her socialization into white dominant society attempted to disconnect her from her cultural and linguistic ancestry, her core self, her white community, and the whole of humanity. For the past 13 years, she has been on a journey to understand how white dominance works to name her and build the skills needed to live differently. She believes that race has profound impact on white people and she is committed to creating pathways for her white community to reclaim humanity, increase truth-telling, build capacity to respond to injustice, and commit to divesting from white dominant culture in solidarity with the liberation movements of Indigenous, Black, and brown people.
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February 20, 2020
003: Anti-racism work as a white social worker
Episode Highlights How Sandy got involved in anti-racism work as a social worker Promoting anti-racism education in the social work and human services professions How white people can work through their emotions when doing anti-racism work What white people have lost as a result of white supremacy How she worked through challenges that came up People’s Institute of Survival and Beyond Anti-racist Alliance Sandra Bernabei Sandra Bernabei, LCSW, NYC Chapter Past President of the National Association of Social Workers (2014-16), NYC metro area community organizer, private practitioner with a focus on depression, anxiety and addictions. Sandy is a founding member of the Antiracist Alliance, an antiracist organizing collective of New York City area human service practitioners. ARA is building a movement to to bring an analysis of structural racism as outlined by the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond to social work education and practice. Over 12,000 educators and Human services practitioners have participated in the undoing racism/community organizing workshops to date. She has over 30 years experience in the field of addictions and has served as directors of Barnard College/Columbia University, Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention Program, the Council on Alcoholism and other Drug Dependence in Rockland County- New York, and the Chemical Dependency Training Institute for Addiction Specialist. She currently serves as a board member for The Center for the Study of White American Culture, member of The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond leadership team, Westchester County Human Rights Liaison Committee for Town of Greenburgh and on NASW Council for Chapter Presidents. On October 20, 2016 she received the  Dr. James R. Dumpson Chapter Service Award for Outstanding Leadership and Contribution to the New York City Chapter. In 2012 she received the Social Worker of the Year Award for NASW Westchester Division. In January 2008 she received a recognition award for establishing the Rockland County Drug Court. In May 2008 she was the recipient of the NASW NYC Social Work Image Award. Sandy is also the recipient of the 2007 WestCOP Community Service Award for her steadfast commitment to focus on undoing racism for low income and at-risk populations in Westchester and Putnam Counties, NY.
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February 13, 2020
002: Anti-racism work as a parent of white children
Episode Highlights: How Rebekah got started in anti-racism work Why she prioritizes teaching parents of white children about anti-racism and ways to talk with kids about race and take action as a family How diverse and inclusive books are important for all children Why we need to internal work Challenges she experienced with her kids and family Her decision to send her child Me & White Supremacy - Layla Saad Free Guide: "What's wrong with saying we're all equal? Five conversations about race white children need to have." - Rebekah Gienapp Rebekah Gienapp is a writer, speaker, and parenting coach. Her work focuses on nurturing a commitment to social justice and antiracism in children, especially those whose families hold privilege. Her work has been featured by The Washington Post, Parenting Forward, and MLK50: Justice Through Journalism. She is ordained in the United Methodist Church, and lives with her family in Memphis, Tennessee. https://www.rebekahgienapp.com
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January 30, 2020
001: What local anti-racism organizing can look like for white people and how to get started
Episode Highlights How Meredith and Tia, 2 white women, got involved in anti-racism work in their local neighborhood How Neighbors Against White Supremacy started The difference between organizing around relationships vs. crisis mode Challenges and success in their organizing work against racism NAWS (Neighbors Against White Supremacy): NAWS organizes white people in Central Queens to challenge white supremacy and anti-Black racism in ourselves and our communities. NAWS Facebook Carribean Equity Project Meredith Reitman is a qualitative and quantitative researcher who specializes in exploring how race operates within workplaces. As an academic, she studied how racial belonging influences the experiences of men in the IT workplace. In her current role, she continues to use the framework of critical race theory to place racism as commonplace within systems, to reveal meritocracy as a myth, to explore race as embedded within multiple oppressions, and to promote storytelling by people of color as necessary. Her clients are any organizations interested in examining how racial power dynamics are at play within 1) recruitment, hiring, and vendor selection, 2) belonging, retention and culture, and 3) evaluation, pay and promotion. She currently co-leads Neighbors Against White Supremacy (NAWS) Central Queens, an affiliate of Showing Up for Racial Justice. She lives in Kew Gardens with her husband, dog and two cats but don't tell the coop board. Tia Keenan is a New York City-based writer, cheese specialist, cook, stylist, and community organizer.  She writes the “Cheese Wisely” column for the Wall Street Journal and is the author of The Art of the Cheese Plate: Pairings, Recipes, Style, Attitude (Rizzoli, 2016), Short Stack Chèvre (Short Stack Editions, 2018) and Melt, Stretch, & Sizzle: The Art of Cooking Cheese (Rizzoli, 2018). Keenan co-leads Neighbors Against White Supremacy (NAWS) Central Queens, which organizes white people in Queens to challenge white supremacy in themselves and their communities through reparations and resource redistribution. Keenan lives in a "movement house" in Queens with her husband, son, dog, small flock of backyard chickens, and rotating cast of visiting cooks, organizers, artists, and refugees.
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January 16, 2020