39 episodes

Welcome to the Bridge the Divide podcast with Erica and Heidi of the group Bridge the Divide. We hope to provide a forum for discussion and action around racial reconciliation, we seek to identify instances of inequality, foster empathy and educate others to recognize their part in problems and solution in Ozaukee county and beyond.
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Bridge The Divide Heidi & Erica

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Welcome to the Bridge the Divide podcast with Erica and Heidi of the group Bridge the Divide. We hope to provide a forum for discussion and action around racial reconciliation, we seek to identify instances of inequality, foster empathy and educate others to recognize their part in problems and solution in Ozaukee county and beyond.
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    Episode 39: Looking Inward Then Outward

    Episode 39: Looking Inward Then Outward

    Heidi W. and Heidi R. discuss how white listeners can join them on the journey of first looking inward and then outward to promote the dismantling of systemic racism. Resources discussed in the show are available below.
    Systemic Racism Explained:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrHIQIO_bdQ
    Oatmeal Cartoon about Belief, Values, and The Brain:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_aTN3yKOkY
    Articles for White Audiences:
    https://medium.com/national-equity-project/what-if-white-people-took-responsibility-for-our-role-in-this-moment-12b979d27eb6
    https://sojo.net/articles/our-white-friends-desiring-be-allies
    ://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234
    Booklist: 
    https://www.charisbooksandmore.com/understanding-and-dismantling-racism-booklist-white-readers
    Black Sons Matter: Mothers Talk About Fears, Sorrows, and Hopes
    Talking to Kids About Race: 
    This is a difficult time. The recent violence against African-American men and the resulting protests may be sparking questions from your child(ren). The resources below may help equip you to have conversations with your child(ren) about race, racism and violence. 
     
    Article - Talking to Children About George Floyd - Child Mind Institute
    Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, June 1, 2020
    It is critically important that we talk to our children about racism, the death of George Floyd and the continued violence and protests that have spread across the country.  
     
    Article - How to Talk to Kids About Race and Racism - Parent Toolkit  
    There’s no question: talking about race can be sensitive, and yes, even a bit messy.  
     
    Article - How to Talk to Kids About Race and Racial Violence - Common Sense Media  
    It starts with checking in on yourself, and then listening deeply.  
    Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith, child psychologist and director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Wright Institute, 6/1/20
     
    Article - Talking to Children About Race - National Geographic 
    Recent protests are sparking questions from children. Not shying away from those conversations is the first step in raising an anti-racist child.
    By Heather Greenwood Davis, June 1, 2020
     
    Video Q and A - Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News - Child Mind Institute
    With protests over the violent deaths of black Americans dominating the news, it’s understandable that many kids are feeling scared, confused or angry about the situation. Join Child Mind Institute psychologists Jamie Howard and Kenya Hameed as they discuss how parents can help children process what they’re seeing and manage their feelings. 6/1/20
     
    Website - Engaging My Child: Parent Tip Tool - American Psychological Association (APA)  
    Uplifting Families Through Healthy Conversations About Race
     
    Website: How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books and Resources That Can Help - Brightly
    Brightly provides passionate parents, educators, and caregivers with the tools they need...to keep kids connected to books through every age & stage of life.   


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    • 49 min
    Episode 38: What's Happening In Our Country? (Part 2)

    Episode 38: What's Happening In Our Country? (Part 2)

    Part 2 - Erica and Heidi discuss recent current event surrounding the careless police shooting of Kentucky EMT Breonna Taylor and civilian shooting of Georgia jogger Ahmaud Arbery, black Americans that died as innocents, victims of the racially charged disparities of living as black Americans. They cover community antidotes, the concept of gas lighting, and racial identity framework.
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    • 42 min
    Episode 37: What's Happening In Our Country? (Part 1)

    Episode 37: What's Happening In Our Country? (Part 1)

    Erica and Heidi discuss recent current events surrounding the careless police shooting of Kentucky EMT Breonna Taylor and civilian shooting of Georgia jogger Ahmaud Arbery, black Americans that died as innocents, victims of the racially charged disparities of living as black Americans. They cover community antidotes, the concept of gas lighting, and racial identity framework.
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    • 25 min
    Episode 36: Melanin Minds Matter

    Episode 36: Melanin Minds Matter

    Lakiesha Russell, MS, LPC is an award winning Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin, BOSS Momprenuer of two and known affectionately as America's #1 Mental Wellness Ambassador. Lakiesha has been seen on CBS, NBC, Huffington Post, Forbes and a host of other great media outlets.
    Website: https://www.theevolvingchair.com/
    Email: Lakiesha@theevolvingchair.com  
    She has been in the mental health field for over a decade and has primarily done work with women, children and families; working on issues to include: trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting and a host of others. Lakiesha believes that in order for individuals to evolve into their best self they need to be healthy physically, spiritually and mentally.
    As a sought after speaker, Lakiesha has had the opportunity to share messages of hope and healing that educates, empowers and engages her audience to begin to do the work to make not only an impact in their lives but also in the generation to come. Lakiesha is the visionary and founder of The Evolving Chair Counseling and Consulting Agency which focuses on all women and children issues.
    Website: https://www.theevolvingchair.com/
    Email: Lakiesha@theevolvingchair.com  

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    • 31 min
    Episode 35: Milwaukee Mom Crossover Episode - How Conversations about Race Bridge the Divide

    Episode 35: Milwaukee Mom Crossover Episode - How Conversations about Race Bridge the Divide

    Crossover Episode! Erica and Heidi were interviewed by Sarah over at the Milwaukee Momcast..They are a wealth of information, so go check them out - Milwaukee Mom.
    Milwaukee Mom is a locally-focused parenting resource for moms and families. Passionate about parenting and our community, Milwaukee Mom strives to connect area moms to relevant resources, local businesses, can’t-miss happenings, and most of all — each other!


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 34: Repairing Together

    Episode 34: Repairing Together

    What happens if you put kids from different cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in a room together...MAGIC!
    We Spoke with Elsien Crawford about her non-profit organization Repairing Together - https://repairingtogether.org/ -based in Milwaukee Jewish Day School with programming at Indian Community School, Milwaukee College Prep, and Bruce Guadalupe schools.
    "Through community based social action and tolerance based educational programming, we unite students of multiple ethnicities using opportunities for exploring interpersonal relationships, leadership training and social action literacy. A volunteer advisory board provides curriculum, fundraising and evaluation support. Specially developed assessments for students and teachers are given at each grade level, guiding ongoing program adaptations."

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    • 39 min

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