Simma Lieberman

Breaking the Chains: Fighting Caste Oppression with Thenmozhi Soundararajan

From grassroots movements to political advocacy, explore the powerful journey of Dalit activists working towards dismantling caste oppression. In this episode, you will be able to: Shatter the silence surrounding caste discrimination in US-based South Asian communities. Delve into the world of Dalit rights activism to understand the struggle against centuries-old caste subjugation. Grasp why…

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Breaking Barriers: John Blake on Racial Reconciliation

In this conversation on race, Simma talks with John Blake, a well-known author, and journalist with CNN. He reports on race, religion, and politics. His most recent book is, More Than I Imagined: What a Black Man Discovered About the White Mother He Never Knew John Blake’s story begins with a familiar narrative of a…

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Why We Must Bridge Divides: A Conversation on Inclusive Leadership with Sally Helgesen & Mercedes Martin

Join Everyday Conversations on Race for Everyday People, the podcast that brings real talk and real change to the forefront. In a society where race, culture, and identity are often sources of division, bridging the conversation on race and equity is imperative. By fostering open and honest dialogues, organizations can create safe spaces for employees…

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Rising Above Racism: Dr. Randal Pinkett’s Journey to DEI Expertise

  From being called the N-word as a child to becoming a successful entrepreneur and leader in the pursuit of racial equality and justice, Randal Pinkett’s very personal story is a testament to courage and resilience. Yet, despite his success, Randal still faces an unexpected challenge: convincing organizations to embrace the power of race to…

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Cops Against Systemic Racism: Ed Cronin & Mike Alexander’s Journey [Part 2]

  In part 2 of this conversation on race, former police chiefs Ed Cronin and Mike Alexander, continue to address the problem of systemic racism in law enforcement, how it has impacted them personally and offer solutions. This is a deeply honest and open conversation on race, racism and the criminal justice system from two…

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Cops Against Systemic Racism: Ed Cronin & Mike Alexander’s Journey [Part 1]

You want to listen to this conversation on race with former police chiefs, Ed Cronin and Mike Alexander about the problem of systemic racism in law enforcement and the solutions to end it. In this two part podcast episode, Ed Cronin and Mike Alexander, two police officers with vastly different backgrounds, strive to bridge the…

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Dr. Joel A Davis Brown: Challenging Norms & Exploring Queer Leadership in an Unpredictable World

  Dr. Joel A. Davis Brown is an author, educator, and LGBTQ activist. He is the author of the book The Souls of Queer Folk, which explores the power of queer wisdom and its potential to transform leadership practices. Dr. Joel A Davis Brown set out to explore what it meant to be queer, but…

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From Harlem to Harvard: How Dorien Nunez Tackled the Racial Wealth Disparity

Dorien Nuñez is a New York City native, amateur astronomer, and former professional Sax player. He has celebrated 50 years on Wall Street, is a first generation college grad from Harvard, and is a proud alum of the New York City public school system. He is a co-founder of a group of Harvard Black and…

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Unraveling Racial History: Benjamin Jealous’s Quest for Freedom

  After a DNA test reveals he is a descendant of both Robert E. Lee and a former slave, Benjamin Jealous embarks on a Wild Ride to uncover the truth about the oldest open wound in America and the possibility of bridging the divide between black and white. Benjamin Jealous is our guest on this…

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Navigating Racism and Inclusion with Greg Jenkins, Nirupa Netram, and Elinor Stutz

  When Greg Jenkins, Nirupa Netram, and Elinor Stutz, three colleagues and members of the Inclusion Allies Coalition, come together to discuss the importance of talking about race, they are confronted with their own diverse backgrounds, a goal to support those impacted by racism, and a central conflict between silence and open dialogue.   “It…

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