Being a small town girl trying to change the world, I want to create a space for big and bold inclusive conversations. With the hope that these conversations will bring each of us--in this big world--closer together! ❤
Stemming from his experience as a White male growing up in impoverished neighborhoods on the border of Spanish Harlem and Harlem in NY, Alex learned very early the concept of structural racism. Now having more than 15 years of winning on issues of racism and poverty, Alex has published a book. In Seeds of Justice: Organizing Your Church to Change the World, he covers the steps (listed below) everyday ordinary people can take to create the change we want to see in our communities and beyond. Treat: I contributed to and am featured in the book!
Order "Seeds of Justice" now at https://www.amazon.com/Seeds-Justice-Organizing-Church-Transform/dp/1626983658/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1580594849&sr=8-1
Contact Alex Tindal Wiesendanger: www.alextindalwiesendanger.com and Twitter: @alexorganizing (https://twitter.com/AlexOrganizing?s=20)
For International Women's Day, I have a "girl power" conversation with Dr. Manouchka Pierre. Haitian-born, New York raised and Florida educated, she shares about her evolution of being a leader in the education space. She recently moved to Bahrain as an educator, now serving as a high school principal, and her current work is still shaping young women across the world. When I asked what's her favorite quote that guides her on her journey and she responded, "Real Queens adjust other Queen's crowns," I knew she was the perfect guest for this episode.
Dissertation on The Push Out: A Disproportionality Study on Discipline in the State of Florida: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/etd/6725/
In this discussion, Dr. John Vassall, a Black male physician who's CEO of Foundation of Health Care Quality, enlightens on healthcare disparities by race and geographic areas, including cultural impact on nutrition. We talk structural racism in the healthcare system and how the work he’s doing as a leader in healthcare is working to changing and removing systemic barriers. He also shares small steps we all can take toward better health, like having a "healthcare super friend."
Intro song: Black Awareness by Starkey Banton
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-vassall-md-facp-61573914
RaVonya Knight, educator and activist, shares how she’s using her experience as a parent to foster #BlackBoyJoy in her community and the education system. Through her work, she’s equipping other educators to understand the dynamics Black males face and what it takes to create a safe learning space for them. She’s also preparing for some work to empower parents to advocate for their children.
Songs: Black Boy Joy by Daz Rinko and It's ok to be Black by Jac Ross;
Email: Begr8rr@gmail.com Twitter: @Begr8rr; https://twitter.com/BeGr8rr?s=20 Insta: begr8rr; https://instagram.com/bgr8rr?igshid=d30bdv1bxd7q
In this episode, Harold Green shares his take on being a Black male voice speaking to love and romance, how he's
using his work to create a love language for people and why he's
dedicating his platform to elevate the treatment, value and respect of Black women. Intro song: Queen Latifah - Black on Black Love. Flowers for the Living clip: https://youtu.be/ruJcJkLgvXw #FFTL2020 Black Roses clip (Allyson's Marathon): https://youtu.be/Mfp_328oafA Social Media: Harold Green http://haroldandthebeard.com/. Instagram: http://instagram.com/haroldgreen. Twitter: https://twitter.com/HaroldGreen. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/haroldandthebeard. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/haroldgreen3. Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/haroldgreen/
In this episode, I have a conversation with Laurice Shelven about Black Girl Magic (BGM). What it is, isn't and how it's impacting the world. Plus, there's a treat at the end: a convo with my 5yo daughter and us singing our fave song that reminds us of our #BGM, "Worthy" by India Arie.
Opening song: Black Girl Magic by Wale
Laurice's website: www.lauriceshelven.com
Laurice on Instagram: @lauriceshelven
Laurice on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauriceshelven