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Amplify Good is a podcast that explores the good things people are doing to improve society. Listen in as we talk to super cool people from all walks of life to learn how they do good each day, how they affect change and stand up for what’s right. We explore how they fold their values into their work and create goodness outside of work hours, and how they balance the urgency of good work against being present for their own lives. Join Aria Camaione-Lind and her team each month as they talk with the people doing good in their communities!

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Amplify Good is a podcast that explores the good things people are doing to improve society. Listen in as we talk to super cool people from all walks of life to learn how they do good each day, how they affect change and stand up for what’s right. We explore how they fold their values into their work and create goodness outside of work hours, and how they balance the urgency of good work against being present for their own lives. Join Aria Camaione-Lind and her team each month as they talk with the people doing good in their communities!

    Episode 18: The answer to how? is YES!, or The fax machine was full of peas!

    Episode 18: The answer to how? is YES!, or The fax machine was full of peas!

    Nancy Sung Shelton is a miracle of human. She continually shares her wisdom and learnings with Aria and the team with abundant generosity. We are all delighted to welcome Nancy Shelton to our podcast!   
     
    Nancy Sung Shelton, M.A. is a dedicated professional and community advocate, whose mission is to truly be a benefit in the lives of the people that she endeavors to help.  She is especially devoted to serving individuals who have been marginalized by society, and have been underserved, underrepresented and economically disadvantaged, working with them so that they can enjoy productive and personally fulfilling lives.  
     
    Currently working in the capacity of Senior Consultant in Cultural Competence and Health Literacy for Coordinated Care Services, Inc., her professional experience has included working in the Criminal Justice, Family Law, Child Protection and Advocacy, Human Services, DD/MR, and Behavioral and Physical Healthcare systems. She is a community advocate who has served on many boards and committees throughout the greater Rochester area. 
     
    Starting with a G.E.D., Nancy continued her education to receive an Associates degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelors degree in Behavioral Sciences, and a Masters degree in Management. Nancy is a Fearless Warrior and mother of 3 + 1 sons, Louis Jr., Garrison, Caiza (Kie-zah), and Michael.  Nancy is not shy to voice the unpopular view if it will improve someone’s condition, exemplifying her mission to boldly defend the disregarded and voiceless.     
     
    Links:
    CCSI, Inc.: https://www.ccsi.org/
    Cultural Competence: https://npin.cdc.gov/pages/cultural-competence
    Domestic Violence Resources (Rochester, NY): https://211lifeline.org/categories.php?cat=DomAbuse
    Domestic Violence Resources (USA): https://www.thehotline.org/
    Social Determinants of Health: https://nam.edu/social-determinants-of-health-101-for-health-care-five-plus-five/?gclid=Cj0KCQjws-OEBhCkARIsAPhOkIZGzO5lvnFQ4DfjWriZzxe26ZU1r6zedloJMZBcVu3_Mbhkcn6D8NQaAh_zEALw_wcB
    Starfish Foundation: https://www.starfishfound.org/
     
    Keywords: health equity, social determinants, hope, weariness, moral, business, human services, cultural competence, domestic violence resources, trauma, healing, trauma-informed
     

    Episode 17: From Advocacy to Zoos

    Episode 17: From Advocacy to Zoos

    Are you ready to talk shop?! On today’s episode, Aria is joined by the incredible Philip Arca, a fellow capacity-building consultant. They talk shop, families, direct service, research and podcasting!
    Philip is the Principal at arca & associates, a capacity-building firm that provides interim leadership services to an array of organizations, performs organizational assessments, and frequently assists with executive searches. Their other services include HR audits, leadership transition consulting, coaching, board governance, and strategic and business planning. Philip and his family call California home.
    You can connect with Philip on his Linked In profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipvincentarca/
    You can listen to Philip’s podcast, NGO A GO GO, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Audible.
     
    Links:
    Alliance for Nonprofit Management: https://allianceonline.org/
    Arnova: https://www.arnova.org/
    Avenue Q, “Everyone’s a little bit racist”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RovF1zsDoeM
    Black Perspectives- Alicia Garza: https://www.aaihs.org/making-black-people-powerful-an-interview-with-alicia-garza/
    Chuck Collins: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Collins
    Decolonizing Wealth: https://www.edgarvillanueva.net/the-book-1
    Fab Labs: https://www.fablabs.io/
    Greater Rochester Health Foundation: https://thegrhf.org/
    Hidden Brain: https://hiddenbrain.org/
    Megan Rapinoe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megan_Rapinoe
    Oakland Zoo: https://www.oaklandzoo.org/
    Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation: https://www.rdlgfoundation.org/
    Seneca Park Zoo: https://senecaparkzoo.org/
    Song Exploder: https://songexploder.net/
    Upstream: https://heathbrothers.com/books/upstream/
     
    Keywords: capacity building, consultants, interim leadership, mental health, housing, zoo, advocacy, podcast, nonprofit

    Episode 16: Who we are, things we use

    Episode 16: Who we are, things we use

    This episode hits so many of Aria’s high points: understanding Indigenous culture, honoring everything those of us in North America have because of Indigenous communities, storytelling, education, care for the community, inter-cultural exchange. Aria is so lucky that Perry Ground entered her life when he did- he has been an educator and mentor to her throughout the most recent phase of her career.
    Perry Ground (Turtle Clan, Onondaga) presents traditional Native American stories about the beliefs, customs, and history of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people. Perry brings his stories to life through vivid descriptions, his rhythmic voice, and energetic stage presence. He also explains the tradition and history of storytelling itself. He has been telling stories for over seventeen years as a means of educating people about his culture. Perry learned most of the stories he shares from elders. Professionally, he served as the Director of the Rochester City School District's Native American Resource Center.
    He has worked in several museums and taught at Syracuse and Cornell Universities, and spoken at museums, historical sites, indigenous nations, and institutions of higher learning. Perry now devotes all of his time to storytelling, traveling around the world sharing Native American stories.
    You can hear Perry’s stories and stay updated on his travels and appearances on his Facebook page: Perry Ground- Talking Turtle Stories, https://www.facebook.com/TalkingTurtleStories
     
    Resources:
    Facebook page: Perry Ground- Talking Turtle Stories, https://www.facebook.com/TalkingTurtleStories
    American Indian Movement: http://www.aimovement.org/
    Onondaga- Turtle Clan: https://www.onondaganation.org/culture/
    Haudenosaunee Confederacy: https://www.haudenosauneeconfederacy.com/
    Legends of the Longhouse: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/827563.Legends_of_the_Longhouse
    Rochester Museum & Science Center: https://rmsc.org/
    New York State Museum: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/
    Iroquois Indian Museum: https://www.iroquoismuseum.org/
    Myth of the “Vanishing Indian”: https://pluralism.org/myth-of-the-vanishing-indian
     
     
     



    Keywords: Native American, Indigenous, American Indian, Iroquois, Haudenosaunee, Turtle Clan, Onondaga, museum, longhouse, Vanishing Indian, storytelling, liberation, lacrosse, education

    Episode 15: Empowering Each Other

    Episode 15: Empowering Each Other

    This is an important podcast episode to Aria. Ashley is a friend, teammate, teacher and constant source of inspiration for Aria. Ashley’s influence runs deep and wide in Aria’s life, and she is so grateful to share Ashley’s wisdom with all of you!
    For over a decade Ashley has worked in the heart of the social justice movement in Rochester, New York. She began first as an Advocate with Refugees helping Refugees, then as the Fight for 15 Lead Organizer and Racial Justice Organizer for Metro justice, then the state-wide Lead Organizer on criminal justice reform on the FREENY campaign at Just leadership USA. Ashley is currently the Lead Organizer for NYCLU- Genesee Valley chapter. She joined Aria Strategies in October 2018 as Operations Manager while continuing in her capacity as a criminal justice reform advocate and community organizer. Ashley shifted her focus at Aria Strategies to Special Projects in February 2019 where she provides essential consultation and advice to our team. 
    Ashley serves as chair of the Advisory Board for the YWCA of Rochester where she works with families directly affected by homelessness, addiction, re-entry and domestic abuse. She is the co-leader and Diversity Chair for Action Together Rochester, where she fights for progressive causes through collaboration, education, equity and advocacy in our community. 
    Ashley strives every day to love mercy, pursue justice and walk humbly before her God.
     
    Links:
    Danielle Ponder: http://danielleponder.com/
    Defund Police/Refund Communities: https://www.publicbooks.org/defund-the-police-and-refund-the-communities/
    Free the People Roc: https://www.facebook.com/ftproc/
    New York Civil Liberties Union- Genesee Valley: https://www.nyclu.org/en/chapters/genesee-valley
    Refugees Helping Refugees: https://rhrroc.org/
    The New Jim Crow: https://newjimcrow.com/
    13th (documentary): http://www.avaduvernay.com/13th
     
     
    Keywords: activist, advocate, school, education, justice, organizing, criminal justice, police violence, proximity violence

    Episode 14: Youth Voice

    Episode 14: Youth Voice

    Sarah Adams is a ray of Light, a voice of her generation, a force for justice in the world. She’s an incredible youth activist and leader, and her journey is just beginning.
     
    Sarah Adams is a poet, community organizer, social justice activist and leader. Most of her work is centered around anti-Black police violence as well as education. In fact, Sarah’s advocacy and activism began when she organized a student walk-outs to protest impending teacher layoffs. She is a freshman at East High School, an Avenue Fellow at the Avenue Blackbox Theatre, a Youth History Ambassador with Teen Empowerment, and leader of Youth Advocacy Committee.
     
    Link to:
    Defund Police/Refund Communities: https://www.publicbooks.org/defund-the-police-and-refund-the-communities/
    East High: https://www.rcsdk12.org/east
    Free the People Roc: https://www.facebook.com/ftproc/
    New York Civil Liberties Union- Genesee Valley: https://www.nyclu.org/en/chapters/genesee-valley
    Rochester City School District: https://www.rcsdk12.org/
    Teen Empowerment: https://teenempowerment.org/rochester/
     
     
    Keywords: youth, activist, advocate, teens, teenagers, school, education, justice
     

    Episode 13: Radical Honesty

    Episode 13: Radical Honesty

    Sometimes people come into your life and you don’t know that they’ll do big, important things for your development and growth as a human. Star is one of those people for Aria.
     
    Starlyn D’Angelo grew up in Colorado and developed a love of history while listening to her grandmother tell family stories. She started volunteering in museums when she was 16 and went on to obtain a M.A. in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program. She previously served as Executive Director of the Shaker Heritage Society and Curator of the Shaker Museum Mt. Lebanon. She recently changed direction and started working as the Director of Philanthropy and Strategic Planning for the Palace Performing Arts Center. 
     
    Throughout her career, she has worked to build a strong sense of community while cultivating a greater appreciation of history and culture. Her volunteer work includes serving on the board of the Museum Association of New York and working with a reproductive surgeon to provide online information and support for women with mullerian anomalies. Starlyn lives with her husband and 12 year old daughter in Kinderhook, New York. She enjoys hiking with her family, crawling around old buildings, and practicing yoga.
     
    Links and Resources:
    Albany Education Foundation: https://albanyeducation.org/
    Museum Association of New York: https://nysmuseums.org/
    Palace Theater: https://www.palacealbany.org/
    Save Our Stages: https://www.saveourstages.com/
    Shaker History and Information: https://www.nps.gov/articles/history-of-the-shakers.htm
     
    Keywords: history, education, arts, culture, economy, COVID-19, theater, Shakers, honesty, vulnerability, transparency
     

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