Politics and Culture

Episode 49: A Different Kind of Conversation on Race and Racism

  In this conversation on race,  “Julian on the Radio” talks to me about his experiences and thoughts on race, diversity and being the child of Chinese immigrants. We talk Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the need to continuously build a diverse community. Julian grew up in the Washington DC  area  amongst people from different…

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Episode 47 : A Conversation on Race, Health Care and HIV from the US to Africa with Maurice Graham

 Maurice Graham joined me on Everyday Conversations on Race to talk about race, racism and health care. In this episode we talk about health care inequities particularly in regard to access and information about HIV and AIDS. There are many people who think that we no longer need to provide care for people with…

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Episode 46 : Growing Up Brown in Australia, a Conversation on Race with Ben Stokes, founder of SocialTable

  Ben Stokes joins me on “Everyday Conversations on Race,” to talk about his experience being a person of color adopted by a white family in Australia. He didn’t become aware of racism until his family moved from a small town to a larger city. That was when he would frequently encounter white people who…

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Episode 44: Conversation on Race, Racism and Mental Health

Gerald Chambers, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Dr. Ronnie Siddique, Psychologist, address issues of mental health in different communities of color and race-related trauma. Ronnie and Gerald talk about stigmas attached to getting treatment for mental health issues. There are trust issues of the mental health and medical profession because of historical racist treatment by…

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Episode 42: An Afro-Latina Conversation on Race

With social media buzzing about Gina Rodriguez, Cardi B, and what it means to be Black, African American and Latina this episode of Everyday Conversation on Race is timely. If you’re interested in the topic, have an opinion or want to know more, you’ll love this conversation on race with Cessie and Mercedes. Cessie Alfonso…

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Episode 41: Does Culture Fit Hiring Promote Racism?

This week on  Everyday Conversations on Race, Simma is joined by Barbara Williams Hardy, former head of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging for a large tech firm, and LeRon Barton a well respected journalist and speaker on the experiences of being a Black man in America. The main theme is Culture Fit Hiring and it’s…

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Episode 40: How Black and Brown Communities Are Destroyed By the System of Mass Incarceration

Vincent Garrett joins Simma on Everyday Conversations on Race to talk about race, mass incarceration and creating a “prison to school pipeline.” A former addict and incarcerated felon, Vince has been clean from drugs for over twenty years.  He shares his experience of being released from prison, finding a mentor, getting his BA from UC…

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Episode 39: How a Young Mexican-American Man Navigated the Start-up World – Zach Moreno

Zachariah Moreno Co-Founder & CEO of SquadCast Zachariah Moreno is a technologist, author, and co-founder of SquadCast. He and his team are on a mission to amplify collaboration, seeking to empower creatives to engage in meaningful conversations without barriers.  

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Episode 38: Not All Privilege is the Same

  All privilege is not the same, nor does all privilege provide equitable access to luxury. There is the economic privilege that comes from having financial resources, wealth and position, and then there is the privilege that comes from being white in America. Racism can negate every other privilege when you’re a person of color…

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Episode 37 : Being the only one in the room: Laura Cathcart Robbins

  Have you ever been to an event, in a class or attended a conference where almost everyone was the same race, ethnicity, gender, etc. except for one person? Has that ever been you or have you wondered what it was like for that person? Have you seen been at an event where someone was…

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