Conversations on Race

A Black Executive Perspective on Race in Corporate America

In this episode of “Everyday Conversations on Race for Everyday People,” Simma sits down with Tony Franklin, also known as Tony Tidbit, the Vice President of Advertising, Sales, and Client Partnerships at DirecTV. Tony shares his personal experiences as a Black executive in corporate America and discusses the importance of open and honest conversations about…

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Cancel Culture Unmasking the Dangers of Instant Judgment and Outrage

In this thought-provoking podcast episode, Simma, the Inclusionist, engages in a candid conversation with Patricia Mushim Ikeda, a Japanese-American Buddhist and mindfulness teacher, and Joel Davis Brown, an African-American man who is an author, an organizational development consultant and spoken word artist. Together, they delve into the controversial topic of cancel culture, exploring its impact…

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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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Unmasking the Toxicity of Racism: A Raw Conversation with The Contraband Wagon

In this episode of “Everyday Conversations on Race for Everyday People,” Simma Lieberman welcomes her guest Will Upland (also known as Contraband). He is the creator of the show on Twitch, The Contraband Wagon. Listen to this enlightening, personal and often humorous discussion of race, racism and disruptive conversations. Will (aka Contraband) recounts times in…

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Confronting the Lack of Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership

    In this conversation on race, Simma The Inclusionist talks with Kristen Sharpe, CEO of Non-profit Makeover, and Deedee De La Cruz, Director of Demand Generation for GiveSmart. Why is there a lack of diversity in leadership roles within nonprofit organizations? Our two guests shed light on the reason that less than 20% of…

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“From Apartheid to Forgiveness” a Conversation on Race

  If you were a Black man imprisoned and tortured for fighting against the brutality of apartheid in South Africa, could you forgive your oppressors? Siya Twani did just that. This is a don’t miss episode. We all need to hear his story. It is especially relevant today with the slaughter of over 1,000 Israelis…

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Everyday Conversation on Race with Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale (DEI OG for 47 years)

  In this episode of Everyday Conversations on Race, I interview Rosalyn Taylor O’Neill, a highly regarded diversity and inclusion thought leader. Rosalyn shares her experiences as the former Chief Diversity Officer at Campbell’s Soup Company and Executive VP of Diversity Initiatives for MTV Network. She has received numerous accolades and awards for her work, including…

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Race, Peace and Poverty, A Conversation with Chad Lassiter

In this conversation on Race, Simma Lieberman, The Inclusionist, and Chad Lassiter, the executive director of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Council, engage in a deep personal conversation about self-reflection and awareness of privileges, stereotypes, and behaviors. Chad shares his own daily process to engage in self-reflection on race, and his role in bringing people to the common…

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Jewish, Black, and Native American: Dr. Lonny Avi Brooks

  In this episode of Everyday Conversations on Race, host Simma Lieberman, The Inclusionist, invites Dr. Lonny Avi Brooks, a professor of communication and Afrofuturism, to discuss his unique background as a Jewish, Black, and Native American individual. Avi and Simma explore the intersectionality of race and religion considering recent conversations on anti-Semitism and racism….

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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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