Everyday Conversations on Race

From Conflict to Compassion: Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Leaders Share Their Perspectives on the Israel-Gaza Crisis

  In this powerful podcast episode, Simma Lieberman interviews three faith leaders from the Faith Trio – Pastor Ben Daniel, Ali Sheikhaslani, and Rabbi David Cooper. Each of these leaders brings a unique perspective and experience to the conversation, making it even more impactful. The Faith Trio is a group that aims to foster understanding…

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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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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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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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A Journey Through Race, Identity and True belonging. How Michael Fosberg discovered his Black identity

  In this conversation on race, I’m joined by Michael Fosberg. Michael is a writer, actor and activist on issues of race. He is also a Black man who didn’t know he was Black until he was in his mid-thirties when his Armenian mother and white Swedish step-father got divorced. That’s when he went on…

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Episode 79: Racism and Emotional Well-being in a Conversation on Race with Katara McCarty

I’m joined in this conversation on race by Katara McCarty. Katara is an emotional well-being advocate for BIWOC (Black, Indigenous, Women of Color) She developed an app called Exhale for BIWOC to support their emotional well-being and manage their particular stress.   Key Topics:   • How Katara was born bi-racial (white mother and Black…

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Episode 77: Can Gamification Fight Racism? A Conversation on Race with 1Huddle

  On this conversation on race, I’m joined by Sam Caucci, CEO and Nora Boussatta, sales leader from the organization 1Huddle.  We talk about how 1Huddle a company that creates games to reinforce learning uses gamification to educate people about race and racism.   Key Topics [3:00] Nora shares her experience growing up biracial, and…

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Episode 71: LeRon Barton on white riots at the Capitol building

Leron Barton, author, speaker, and social media influencer joins me in this conversation on race to talk about his perspective as a Black man in the US on the Capitol riots.   Topics include: White riot insanity at the Capitol How white people’s insurrection demonstrated the history and present state of racism in the US-…

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Episode 70: Race, Racism and Hope in 2021

In this conversation on race, I’m joined by Dr. Joel A. Davis Brown to talk about his hope for the future as a Black man, why he’ll take the Covid vaccine,  advice for Joe Biden and more.   Key topics in this episode: Why it’s important for Black and other BIPOC people to have hopes…

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