45 episodes

This is a podcast that explores the mind-body-spirit connections to being social justice. Particularly, the host seeks to engage conversations on matters of spirituality that bring together ideas of community and social change. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beingsocialjustice/support

Being Social Justice: The Spirituality and Social Justice Podcast Dr. Valin S. Jordan

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

This is a podcast that explores the mind-body-spirit connections to being social justice. Particularly, the host seeks to engage conversations on matters of spirituality that bring together ideas of community and social change. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beingsocialjustice/support

    Episode 43: Moving from Oppression to Liberation

    Episode 43: Moving from Oppression to Liberation

    In this episode, I talk with Dr. Dana Stachowiak, Director of Women’s Studies and Resource Center and Associate Professor at University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Dr. Stachowiak provides listeners a critical approach to grappling with gender justice, oppression, and liberation. Throughout this episode Dr. Stachowiak invites listeners to consider how the use of mindfulness helps to hold resistance and discomfort in effective ways that lead towards pathways of persistence. If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Stachowiak's work, please use this email address: stachowiakd@uncw.edu. 


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    • 50 min
    Episode 42: Urgent Call to See Your Neighbor

    Episode 42: Urgent Call to See Your Neighbor

    Help Dr. Valin S. Jordan, Founder of Yoga4SocialJustice® and the host and producer of this podcast celebrate Yoga4SocialJustice® third birthday by attending to the urgent call of caring for and seeing your neighbor. We are in need of a radical reimagining, listen to this episode to hear the short request. Contact Dr. Jordan with your podcast suggestions or questions at info@yoga4socialjustice.org.


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    • 5 min
    Episode 41: Lift Every Voice and Sing

    Episode 41: Lift Every Voice and Sing

    This episode is about Black freedom! Nothing more, nothing less. Contact me at info@yoga4socialjustice.org or on Instagram at @yoga4socialjustice.


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    • 9 min
    Episode 40: The Ancestors Matter to Mental Health Care

    Episode 40: The Ancestors Matter to Mental Health Care

    In this episode I talk with Reginald Lemelle, Licensed Professional Counselor about his work as a crisis counselor, historical trauma, impacts of racism on mental health and overall wellbeing, and the power of our ancestors to healing. Reginald Lemelle is a counselor in Southwest Louisiana and can be contacted via email at reginaldwlemelle@gmail.com or Instagram @reginald_w_lemelle. 


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 39: Badass Black Women on Radical Self-Care

    Episode 39: Badass Black Women on Radical Self-Care

    Six Black women will engaged in a thought provoking and critical conversation about radical self-care. They shared their truths about the importance of self-care in their lives as they navigate their intersectional experiences out in the world. This conversation is for everyone. Come learn from these badass women about their radical self-care practices. Dr. Valin S. Jordan, Founder of Yoga4SocialJustice® and host of this podcast moderated this conversation.

    Darby Baham (she/her) is,a senior managing editor at a New York City non-profit and a debut author with Harlequin Special Edition. Her first book will debut in 2022.

    Danielle Bierzynski, Ed.D. currently works at the University of Virginia where she teaches a course focused on Critical Race Theory in Education and serves as the Curriculum and Instruction EdD Cohort Manager.

    Aja Campbell is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and the founder, creator, and head coach at ATTAGIRL and she is a founding team member for the Sports Medicine Department at The Mary Louis Academy, an all-girls Catholic school where she oversees the strength and conditioning program.

    Veronika Henry: Veronika is the co-founder of Procept Marketing, a digital marketing agency that formed in 2017.

    Maranda Ward, Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership and Emerging Scholars Fellow in Antiracism and Health Equity in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

    Tanisha Watkins, Ph.D. is an Instructor of Strategic Communication in the Nido Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. Dr. Watkins is also the owner of PhDology, a lifestyle brand that specializes in creating graphic t-shirts for people who familiar with #phdlife.


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 38: The Therapists Are In (Mental Health Awareness Month Special)

    Episode 38: The Therapists Are In (Mental Health Awareness Month Special)

    Listen in to this candid conversation on mental health from three Licensed Clinical Social Workers and a Post-graduate student. This conversation was moderated by Dr. Valin S. Jordan, Founder of Yoga4SocialJustice®. During this conversation the licensed counselors spoke about concerns of grief, resilience, mental health care and support for children, mental health stigma in Communities of Color and the increased need for mental health support for marginalized communities (Communities of Color, disabled populations, veterans, and 2SLGBTQIAP+).

    Emma Arnoff, LCSW: Owner of The Sensory Space. At The Sensory Space children are able to use sensory supports while participating in play therapy and psychotherapy. Emma uses strength based and person centered approaches that help her meet clients where they are.

    Domonique Garret, LCSW and Registered Play Therapist: She specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and expecting mothers. Domonique has extensive experience in a variety of evidence-based treatments and utilizes a person-centered approach in her sessions.

    Diane Martori, LCSW: She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings throughout her career. She owns a private practice where she provides therapy to individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma. She utilizes both mind and body practices in her work, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

    Sylvia Lillehoj Oh: Sylvia is a postgraduate student at Rutgers University School of Social Work. She plans to use her training from Rutgers to facilitate individual and group art therapy sessions for mothers with mental health struggles (such as postpartum depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, etc.). These sessions will integrate art making and talk therapy with the potential of fostering self-esteem and reducing conflicts and distress.




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    • 59 min

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