Culture Stew is a show dedicated to exploring diversity, inclusion, and cultural identity in its many dimensions. We explore how our identities and values influence our personal and professional lives. Through interviews with scholars, journalists, scientists, and leadership development practitioners, we’ll delve into different concepts around cultural identity, explore how to lead diverse teams and organizations, and seek ways to build bridges across cultural chasms.
The Other Side: How do we begin to heal?
Post- election we are hearing both messages of waging battle and messages of unity and healing. What will it take for us to let go of seeing anyone who disagrees with us ideologically as "the other side" with whom we are at war? It's time to rebuild as a nation but are we ready and how do we start?
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the US Census: An Interview with Melissa Bird, Executive Director at the DC Census 2020
Do you know how much the U.S. Census touches all of our lives? The abrupt closing of the Census 2020 puts vulnerable populations in jeopardy for years to come. My guest this week is Melissa Bird, the executive director of the DC Census 2020.
Subtle Acts of Exclusion: Dr. Michael Baran Talks About How Micro Messages Can Have a Macro Impact
In today’s episode I interviewed Dr. Michael Baran, who is the co-author of the book, Subtle Acts of Exclusion. Michael is a Senior Partner and Digital Solutions Lead at inQUEST Consulting, He brings innovation and deep understanding to wide audiences, helping them think, lead, and interact inclusively. In addition to his consulting, Michael has taught at Harvard University and worked as a Principal Researcher at the American Institutes for Research.
Check out our conversation in iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio!
Ruth Littlejohn: Affinity Groups for African American and White Women to Talk About Race
Ruth Littlejohn is an organizational development consultant, executive coach and change management facilitator, as well as a spiritual leader. Her most recent work involves facilitating affinity groups for African American and White women to have a safe space to engage in critical conversations about race with people of the same identity group.
Connecting Cultures: Luby Ismail
Lobna “Luby” Ismail, founder and president of Connecting Cultures, is a facilitator and storyteller who has trained thousands of law enforcement officials and federal agencies on Arab culture and Muslim identity. In addition to her work in building cultural competence around Islam, Luby is also an advocate for disability rights.
You can find her at www.connecting-cultures.net and at www.linked.com/in/lubyismail.
Season 2 is Here: Deepening the Dialogue on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Culture Stew is back for another season and we have some incredible guests lined up. This season we will focus on a range of hot topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including bias in the news, micro-aggressions, disability bias, and antiracism. Join the conversation!
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