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My name is Lani Parker Pierce, and I want to determine our future. I’m starting this podcast because I want to be a force for positive change. I want to charge at the walls of racism, gender discrimination, LGBTQ+ discrimination, and more.

Determine Our Future Lani Parker Pierce

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My name is Lani Parker Pierce, and I want to determine our future. I’m starting this podcast because I want to be a force for positive change. I want to charge at the walls of racism, gender discrimination, LGBTQ+ discrimination, and more.

    Episode 51: Bullying in schools and how we can help, with guest Sumi Mukherjee

    Episode 51: Bullying in schools and how we can help, with guest Sumi Mukherjee

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    An article about The Good Boys, the movie Sumi and I talked about: https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/this-r-rated-comedy-about-12-year-old-boys-is-raunchy-vulgar-funny--and-surprisingly-sweet/2019/08/14/16f08d86-b954-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html
    I’m excited to add to my knowledge- and of course your knowledge, listeners- of parenting issues and how to help our kids in any way we can. Sumi Mukherjee is on the show today! Sumi is a writer, activist and advocate that speaks on issues like antiracism, mental health awareness and prevention of abuse.
    Sumi has had speaking engagements with organizations around the US and in Canada. Sumi has spoken at Human Rights conferences, as well as at universities and colleges, schools, community events and youth conferences. We will talk about racism and antiracism in schools, and bullying based on racism and ethnic differences.
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    • 38 min
    Episode 50: Play to WIN, with guest Aaron Shawn Harper

    Episode 50: Play to WIN, with guest Aaron Shawn Harper

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    For a FREE copy of Shawn’s book, The Winning Edge: https://shawnharper.co
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    Aaron Shawn Harper, or Shawn to his friends, is one of the nation’s leading motivational speakers. Shawn is a seven-year former NFL offensive lineman for the Rams, the Oilers, the Colts, and NFL Europe. Shawn conquered the business world after his football success by owning and operating American Services and Protection, a multi-million-dollar security services firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Shawn also speaks across the country, covering topics like overcoming adversity, building effective teams, and creating a winning culture.
    I’m interested to speak to Shawn about his areas of expertise, which are numerous, and also about his experiences in professional sports, and the differences in a few key areas between Shawn’s time in the NFL and what players are experiencing now.
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    • 36 min
    E45 Extra

    E45 Extra

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    • 12 min
    Episode 49: Josephine Baker

    Episode 49: Josephine Baker

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    I feel like my bio subject for this week needs no introduction, and also the longest intro in the world! Josephine Baker was an entertainer, singer, dancer, actor, fighter and spy in the French Resistance, mother to twelve adopted children, Civil Rights activist in both Europe and the US, and incredible speaker and inspiration to the world. Let’s get started, because a life lived this well, is going to take a while to tell.


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    • 12 min
    Episode 48: Life lessons, Part 3 (E11, E18)

    Episode 48: Life lessons, Part 3 (E11, E18)

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    What are the life lessons I want to teach my kids? In my first Life Lessons episode, E11, I talked about how I want to teach my children to be good human beings, and make a positive difference in the world. In Part 2, E18, my close friend Jennifer and I talked about what we want to teach our children with our similar yet different perspectives, through their childhood, teen years and into adulthood.
    So I thought I would wrap up the topic, at least for now, with a Part 3. This is kind of all the odds and ends, but I still think each individual topic is important. I’ll include resources for each of the topics I talk about today, so you can get yourself ready to teach your own kiddos.
    Raising children and making sure they have all the tools they need to make a great life? It’s a huge job. We started in Episodes 11 and 18; let’s continue.
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    • 16 min
    Episodes 42,43 Extra

    Episodes 42,43 Extra

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Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

De'Vannon ,

SO SWEET AND COMPASSIONATE

Lani has created a really great podcast in Determine Our Future! I love how she tackles relevant topics with a very wide range and scope. Lani infuses compassion and empathy as well as her own personal experiences into her show and this makes for a very real and authentic experience! :) :) :)

Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis ,

Important podcast with important discussions

Lani is inviting to honest discussions that lead to consistent changes to schools, cultures, and societies.

I appreciate Lani having me as a guest and look forward to future episodes.

Thank you,
Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis

Ruffdog113 ,

Important and practical.

This is a very thoughtful and practical podcast that addresses not only the social divisions that we experience, but also what to do about them. I learned a lot about how to talk to kids about these issues. Great show!!

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