25 episodes

At long last, Equity Institute presents "All the Things—PNW", a podcast dedicated to all things race, identity, justice, and their function—especially in these uncertain times. Hosted by Erin Jones, Fernell Miller, and Dr. Jen Self, the trio shares their insights/experiences as educators, scholars, activists, parents, women of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals/allies, and global citizens. Here, they hold space for the difficult conversations about all the things that we should've been talking about, but have avoided until now. Tune in on Monday mornings for your weekly dose of "All the Things—PNW".

All the Things—PNW Equity Institute

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

At long last, Equity Institute presents "All the Things—PNW", a podcast dedicated to all things race, identity, justice, and their function—especially in these uncertain times. Hosted by Erin Jones, Fernell Miller, and Dr. Jen Self, the trio shares their insights/experiences as educators, scholars, activists, parents, women of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals/allies, and global citizens. Here, they hold space for the difficult conversations about all the things that we should've been talking about, but have avoided until now. Tune in on Monday mornings for your weekly dose of "All the Things—PNW".

    24. Teacher of the Year

    24. Teacher of the Year

    Erin travels to Washington D.C. to celebrate her former student, Brooke Brown, being named the 2021 Washington State teacher of the year. This week’s episode discusses how and why Washington D.C., a predominantly Black community, is underrepresented and underserved by the government. They talk disparities in education, and the privileges afforded to non-black students versus the structural barriers that burden black communities and families, even though they represent the majority of D.C. citizens.

    • 40 min
    23. Mental Health of Black and Brown Students

    23. Mental Health of Black and Brown Students

    Milagros Thompson, a black female in-school counselor, joins the circle this week to share her observations on the declining mental health of her black and brown students—even more so in-person than online. Fernell discusses why online school offered a safer and more accommodating space for many marginalized students, and the pitfalls of expecting students of color to conform to white supremacy culture. Dr. J  brings in the history of social work and the support systems that were inspired by communities of color. Erin tells the story of a negative interaction between a principal and a black student, and why adults need to earn the respect of their black students, not demand it.

    • 37 min
    22. What We Do to Love Us

    22. What We Do to Love Us

    Today’s episode starts with a story from a school district in Newberg, Oregon, where the school board banned displays of flags in classrooms, including the Black Lives Matter flag and all Pride flags. Our hosts discuss the hope represented by these flags and the reason why students need them to feel seen. Drawing on their own experiences, Dr. J opens up about the bigotry they faced as a D1 athlete. Fernell explains how she was alienated by her teachers and leveraged athletics to build trust within her racially isolating community. Erin reflects upon her childhood abroad, the culture shock of coming to the U.S., and the reason why she chooses to stay, in spite of it all.

    • 33 min
    22. Hit the Road Jaq

    22. Hit the Road Jaq

    Today on ATT—PNW, we’re talking about how black/brown/LGBTQIA folks move through the world, and the territoriality enforced by white supremacy. Dr. J talks about their weekend surrounded by whiteness, Erin tells the story of why she and her husband are consistently harassed by airport security (even though they are both experienced travelers), and Fernell explains how she follows in her father’s footsteps and protects herself by establishing herself as a community fixture.

    • 43 min
    21. No Going Back

    21. No Going Back

    As America's youth heads back to school in-person, many white parents and teachers are relieved at the idea of life returning to normal, despite a worsening pandemic and a nationwide racial reckoning. Meanwhile, Black and Brown folks wonder if the systemic changes promised by educators and administrators across the country will be fulfilled, or if they were empty to begin with. Today, our hosts are joined by Bonita Lee, a Black educator and community leader, to discuss how to best guide students towards racial healing, rather than try to hide the truth about our history.

    • 46 min
    20. Humanizing is Radicalizing (ft. The Root of Our Youth!)

    20. Humanizing is Radicalizing (ft. The Root of Our Youth!)

    Today's episode features The Root of Our Youth, a coalition of middle school through college students who work to achieve racial equity and radical structural reform in education. They gather together, in-person for the first time, and share their experiences working with legislators, doing community outreach, and educating educators. They demonstrate the value of celebrating each other's successes and humanizing each other as black/brown/LGBTQIA+ individuals, in order to heal our communities.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Jill12Marie ,

Authentic Folx Speaking Their Truth - Inspiring Others!

I’m so grateful for these 3 wonderful people, and how they show up so authentically as themselves. Their positivity and hope are truly inspiring. Such a breath of fresh air! If you’re involved in social justice work, it gets so hard and at times can be so discouraging. Listening to this podcast will keep you going in your important work!

Epic vibe! ,

Brilliance and bravery personified!

These women have vital information to share and do so with truth, love, compassion, and vision. Within their expertise they also work toward casting a vision for the world and investing in work that will benefit many generations to come. I cannot recommend this podcast enough.

Rebecca Lea Green ,

Loving it!

Was able to hear the 1st 3 episodes & thoroughly enjoyed this. I will be listening!! Erin, Fernell, & Jen have so much wisdom to share. They can speak to anyone about race, gender equity, other social justice issues, & life experiences in general. They’re funny, but also serious, they show true bonds in friendship & are each very inspiring individually as well.

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