5 episodes

Healing Justice Practitioner Connie Ni Chiu (and/now collective) & Restorative Justice Practitioner David Ryan Barcega Castro-Harris (Amplify RJ) host conversations pushing beyond "Diversity and Inclusion" towards Equity, Justice, & Collective Liberation.

Diversity & Inclusion: Revolution or Reform Connie & David

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Healing Justice Practitioner Connie Ni Chiu (and/now collective) & Restorative Justice Practitioner David Ryan Barcega Castro-Harris (Amplify RJ) host conversations pushing beyond "Diversity and Inclusion" towards Equity, Justice, & Collective Liberation.

    Accountability As Responsiveness with Dr. Kim Tran

    Accountability As Responsiveness with Dr. Kim Tran

    “You have more leverage than you think, and you probably need more help than you think.” - Dr. Kim Tran
    Welcome to episode 4 of Diversity & Inclusion: Revolution or Reform? On today’s episode we are joined by Dr. Kim Tran. Tune in as we discuss Accountability in the DEI space with Kim and hear how she navigates “lag” within D&I, cognitive dissonance within DEI language, as well as how we can think more critically about the true role of Diversity and Inclusion folks and the work they do.


    Guest Bio
    Kim is a consultant, author, facilitator, researcher, and educator that works at the intersection of social protest, race, and gender. She approaches her anti-oppression work through grassroots organizing and transformative justice. Dr. Kim holds a PhD in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley — go bears! go ethnic studies! — and her incredible body of work has appeared in Vice, Teen Vogue, NPR, Harpers, The Believer Magazine, and quoted and referenced in so many different spaces. And last but not least, she is also currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled: The End of Allyship: A New Era of Solidarity.
    Connect with Dr. Kim Tran
    Twitter: @but_im_kim_tran

    Learn more about our work:
    Email: revolutionorreform@gmail.com
    Connie’s Instagram: @and.now.collective
    Connie’s Work: and-now-collective.com
    David’s Instagram: @amplify.rj
    David’s Work: amplifyrj.com


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    • 50 min
    Justice Informed with Xavier Ramey

    Justice Informed with Xavier Ramey

    “If we can design for injustice, we can design for justice..” - Xavier Ramey

    Welcome to episode 4 of Diversity & Inclusion: Revolution or Reform? Today we are joined by Xavier Ramsy. David and Xavier discuss the complexities of work in the DEI space, the unfortunate rise and popularity of DEI work due to the Black Lives Matter Movement and the importance of “celebrating the wins” through DEI work as a way to honor what has been accomplished. Today’s episode is filled with gems from beginning to end. A special thank you to Xavier for his time, wisdom, commitment, and humor.


    Guest Bio
    Xavier Ramey is the CEO of Justice Informed, a social impact consulting firm based in Chicago, IL. He is an award-winning social strategist, noted public speaker, & conflict mediator. 
    Combining his background in economics, extensive management & social impact experience, & direct action campaigning in the Black Lives Matter movement, Xavier leads a company that brings a wealth of experience & network to clients seeking catalyzed strategies for inclusion, philanthropy, CSR, & community engagement. 
    A native Chicagoan, he is a recognizable voice on the topics of community and economic development, policing & policy violence, & connecting the Christian faith to our lived experience. Through his leadership at Justice Informed, Xavier has consulted with institutions across the world on their DEI, community engagement, and philanthropic strategies. He has served as an advisor to Fortune 500 executives, provided strategic social impact guidance on multi-billion dollar business acquisitions and impact portfolios in addition to leading Masterclasses at top-ranked graduate programs in business and executive communications. Xavier has delivered keynotes across the world, including the TedX stage as well as before audiences of 20,000 people alongside world leaders on the topic of global equity and change.
     
    Connect with Xavier
    Justiceinformed.comXavierRamey.comInstagram: @Professorecks

    Learn more about our work:
    Email: revolutionorreform@gmail.com
    Connie’s Instagram: @and.now.collective
    Connie’s Work: and-now-collective.com
    David’s Instagram: @amplify.rj
    David’s Work: amplifyrj.com


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    • 55 min
    Generating Safety with Kalaya'an Mendoza

    Generating Safety with Kalaya'an Mendoza

    “Safety is when the conditions are such where you can feel that you can be your authentic self.” - Kalaya’an Mendoza

    We are back with episode 2 of Diversity & Inclusion: Revolution or Reform? Today we are speaking with Kalaya’an Mendoza about generating safety. What does it mean to be safe both individually and within a community? Why is this important and what role does it play within D&I. We work through all of these questions and more.
     
    Guest Bio
    Kalaya’an is an activist, organizer, facilitator, and trainer who’s spent the last twenty years fighting for social justice and grassroots organizing from LGBT rights to anti-racist organizing, and beyond! His work is anchored in nonviolent direct action, community organizing, and solidarity building both locally and globally. Kalaya’an’s been with Amnesty International, Nonviolent Peaceforce, and is also the co-founder of Across Frontlines. 


    Connect with Kalaya’an
    https://globalnation.inquirer.net/143681/amnesty-intl-activist-lives-name-kalayaan https://acrossfrontlines.org/ https://www.mic.com/p/i-want-justice-for-anti-asian-violence-but-not-at-the-expense-of-black-people-61719028 

    Learn more about our work:
    Email: revolutionorreform@gmail.com
    Connie’s Instagram: @and.now.collective
    Connie’s Work: and-now-collective.com
    David’s Instagram: @amplify.rj
    David’s Work: amplifyrj.com


    Listen and follow the podcast on all major platforms:
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    Click here to access the transcript of today’s episode.

    • 44 min
    "The Wake Up" with Michelle MiJung Kim

    "The Wake Up" with Michelle MiJung Kim

    “If you want to journey with me in this transformation work and this work of social justice, then for me, the prerequisite is your earnest desire to change” - Michelle MiJung Kim


    Welcome to the first episode of the podcast Diversity & Inclusion: Revolution or Reform? We are honored to welcome and delve into Social Justice work with Michelle MiJung Kim. Through our conversations we are introduced to Michelle’s start to diversity work, her biggest struggle within D&I work and her truest D&I confession.




    Guest Bio


    Michelle is the co-founder and CEO of Awaken, a published author of her newest book, The Wake Up (coming this September y’all!), a writer, speaker, entrepreneur, and lifelong activist. To Preorder her book The Wake Up visit https://www.michellemijungkim.com/wakeup.




    Learn more about our work:


    Email: revolutionorreform@gmail.com


    Connie’s Instagram: @and.now.collective
    Connie’s Work: and-now-collective.com


    David’s Instagram: @amplify.rj
    David’s Work: amplifyrj.com




    Listen and follow the podcast on all major platforms:


    Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcherClick here to access the transcript of today’s episode.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Diversity & Inclusion: Revolution or Reform — Podcast Trailer

    Diversity & Inclusion: Revolution or Reform — Podcast Trailer

    Welcome to the podcast!

    We are your co-hosts Connie and David and we are here to talk all things D&I and whether D&I can save us, get us free, or move us towards collective liberation. In this trailer, we give you a brief introduction to our backgrounds as well as answer why we got into this work, why we created the podcast and some JUICY D&I confessions.

    We would love to continue the conversation and work together beyond this podcast. For more information email us at revolutionorreform@gmail.com

    Thanks for listening. Our first full episode launches next week!

    • 4 min

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