14 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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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

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.

    Season Finale: Dismantling White Supremacy Culture with Tema Okun

    Season Finale: Dismantling White Supremacy Culture with Tema Okun

    Welcome to the season finale of Diversity & Inclusion: Revolution or Reform?  Today’s episode is a very special conversation around dismantling White Supremacy culture with Tema Okun, author of the original and groundbreaking article “White Supremacy Culture” in 1999. Join us for this important conversation about White Supremacy Culture, its complexities, and the work needed to dismantle it. It was truly an honor to have Tema as a guest and we want to extend our gratitude to her for her lifelong commitment to this work. 

    Guest Bio
    Tema was born into an upper-middle-class family, her father the son of first-generation Jewish immigrants escaping the pogroms in Belarus and her mother the daughter of a postal clerk father and housewife mother, both with immigrant roots in Scotland or Ireland. She grew up in a very small town in Texas. Her father was a college professor in an elite Southern college town and her mother worked on and off in the public schools. Tema grew up during the last years of Jim Crow and the first years of school desegregation, both enactments of violent white supremacy and racism. Her parents were liberals in the best sense of the word and very active in the local Civil Rights Movement. Tema is cisgender, currently able-bodied, upper class, older, and sometimes an elder.
    ​(from Tema):
    “I have lots of so-called credentials - degrees and a book and articles and poetry and art and curriculum and talks and speeches and teaching and consulting and mentoring and ... my hope is you would care more about my heart than anything. I am conditioned to be fearful while determined to be open-hearted and I live in that ongoing tension each day with as much grace and humor as I can muster. I am deeply puzzled by why and how we seem to value profit over people and why and how we base our belonging on who we can keep out rather than who we welcome in. And by we, I mean our culture, our white supremacy capitalist patriarchal ableist heteronormative fool of a culture. I am deeply moved by how so many of us do all in our power to refuse the invitation into such toxicity and I admire both up close and from afar all engaged in the solidarity effort to live into the world we all want and deserve. I am lucky beyond words to be well-loved by a community of people, which is why I have any kind of open heart at all. I aspire to remember every day that I love you as I love myself, and we all know, or most of us do, what a struggle it can be to love ourselves well. Learning to love well is my current project. Thank you, thank you for all you are and do.”


    Connect with Tema and her work
    https://www.whitesupremacyculture.info/Dismantlingracism.org

    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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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Behind the Scenes of a Solo DEI Practitioner with Carissa Begonia

    Behind the Scenes of a Solo DEI Practitioner with Carissa Begonia

    Welcome to Diversity & Inclusion: Revolution or Reform?  Today’s conversation is a behind-the-scenes look at life and work as a solo DEI Practitioner with special guest Carissa Begonia. David and Carissa speak about the growing pressure on solo DEI Practitioners to do it all within their organizations as the only one. The conversation also highlights the growing need for healing specifically for POC within DEI work and organizations. A big thank you to Carissa for her time and openness to having real conversations. 

    Guest Bio
    Carissa is a first-generation Filipina-American daughter of immigrants. She is the founder of CONSCIOUSXCHANGE, an equity-focused leadership and business coaching and consulting company with a mission to forward the economic advancement of BIPOC, women, and folx of historically marginalized identities by helping them lead values-aligned careers or launch their own purpose-driven businesses.
     
    Carissa, aka the Dream Doula, serves as a startup and small business consultant as well as executive coach, helping BIPOC entrepreneurs and leaders bring their wildest, most audacious dreams to life and design a life they are proud of. She is the former head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) of Zappos and has over 15 years of experience working on both the operations and the human side of business at some of the country’s largest retailers including Macy’s, Saks 5th Avenue, and Ross Stores. Carissa has been featured in TIME magazine and has been invited to speak at organizations including KPMG, Publicis Groupe, Kapor Capital, Pearson, and the YMCA.
     
    As a serial entrepreneur, Carissa is also the co-founder of Green Mango International, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization supporting educational opportunities for underserved school children in the Philippines, as well as the co-founder of AARISE - Asian American Racialized Identity and Social Empowerment for AAPIs, a program and community focused on justice and liberation for all centering Asian American activist history, AAPI experiences, emotional processing and somatic healing.


    Connect with Carissa
    LinkedIn: Carissa Begoniawww.consciousxchange.com

    REMINDER!
    Join us on Thursday, January 272022 at 4pm PST/7pm EST for a LIVE conversation + audience Q&A on Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in organizations and society with poet, artist, & writer Dr. Tema Okun. Tickets are available HERE.


    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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    • 49 min
    BONUS EPISODE Dismantling White Supremacy Culture with Tema Okun (from "This Restorative Justice Life")

    BONUS EPISODE Dismantling White Supremacy Culture with Tema Okun (from "This Restorative Justice Life")

    Special Announcement! to celebrate this stage in our podcast journey we're hosing a live event!
     **Join our LIVE webinar on Dismantling White Supremacy Culture with Dr. Tema Okun January 27, 4pm PST/7pmEST**

    To pump you up we're airing this episode recorded with Tema, one year ago on David's podcast "This Restorative Justice Life".

    Enjoy!

    Guest Bio
    Tema Okun has spent over 30 years working with and for organizations, schools, and community-based institutions as a trainer, facilitator, and coach focused on issues of racial justice and equity.

    She is the author of the award-winning The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People Who Don't Want to Know (2010, IAP) and the widely used article White Supremacy Culture. She publishes regularly on the pedagogy of racial and social justice.

    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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    • 1 hr 4 min
    A New Kind of HR with Pharoah Bolding

    A New Kind of HR with Pharoah Bolding

    **Join our LIVE webinar on Dismantling White Supremacy Culture with Dr. Tema Okun January 27, 4pm PST/7pmEST**

    Welcome to Diversity & Inclusion: Revolution or Reform?  We are beyond excited and humbled to speak with Pharoah Bolding today on the podcast. Our conversation with Pharoah is all about Human Resources, it’s culture of racism, compliance, and lack of change, and the need for a “new” more human-centered approach to HR and the work it is called to do. This was a conversation that was much needed in the DEI space and we want to extend a big thank you to Pharoah for his vulnerability, time, and candidness throughout the conversation.


    Guest Bio
    Pharoah is the (self-proclaimed) World's Greatest Comic Drawin’ HR professional, ready and willing to defend his title at a moment's notice! By day Pharoah kicks HR butt with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion. By...later...in the day Pharoah makes comics, watches wrestling, and kicks pop culture butt! 

    Pharoah has worked in human resources for everyone from the sports and entertainment industry to nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher ed, with a focus on equity and inclusion, building inclusive workplaces and work cultures, ethical recruiting, facilitating professional and personal development training, and leading initiatives and conversations around white supremacy, anti-Blackness, and oppression in the workplace and in the community. He has also facilitated community conversations and trained professionals from every industry you can think of on equity, inclusion, white supremacy, and anti-racism.



    Connect with Pharoah
    LinkedIn: Pharoah Boldingwww.pharoahbolding.com

    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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    • 54 min
    Authenticity, Vulnerability, and Social Justice with Kim Crowder

    Authenticity, Vulnerability, and Social Justice with Kim Crowder

    **Join our LIVE webinar on Dismantling White Supremacy Culture with Dr. Tema Okun January 27, 4pm PST/7pmEST**

    Welcome to Diversity & Inclusion: Revolution or Reform?  We are excited to chat with Kim Crowder of Kim Crowder Consulting. Today’s conversation is centered around the necessity of processes in the DEI space and how to navigate emotions, vulnerability, and authenticity. A huge thank you to Kim for her expertise around these important topics and her contributions to the DEI space.


    Guest Bio


    Kim is the CEO and Founder of Kim Crowder Consulting and has been featured on Forbes not once, but TWICE as the anti-racism educator your company needs now. Through a wide range of industry contexts, Kim’s expertise on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism consulting comes through more than 16 years of work in marketing, journalism, and communications for Fortune 500 corporations. Her company currently works across industries from retailers to insurers to government agencies and to the social sector.


    Connect with Kim
    LinkedIn: Kim CrowderInstagram: @IamKimCrowderwww.kimcrowderconsulting.com


    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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    • 49 min
    Free Speech, Inclusion, and Restorative Justice with Amber Hikes

    Free Speech, Inclusion, and Restorative Justice with Amber Hikes

    **Join our LIVE webinar on Dismantling White Supremacy Culture with Dr. Tema Okun January 27, 4pm PST/7pmEST**

    Welcome to Diversity & Inclusion: Revolution or Reform? On today’s episode, we are joined by the legendary Amber Hikes. Our conversation today with Amber is centered around her vast experience and how it has helped her in her role as Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at the American Civil Liberties Union as she navigates free speech, inclusion, and Restorative Justice. We are truly honored and want to extend a special thank you to Amber for her time, wisdom, and work in the DEI space.


    Guest Bio
    Amber Hikes is a social justice advocate, community organizer, and unapologetic queer black woman. She currently serves as the ACLU’s first Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, but has roots in community organizing and activism, social work, and youth  development. You may also know Amber as the person responsible for the black and brown stripes being added to the rainbow LGBTQ flag. No matter what space Amber finds herself in, she is always pushing for equity and justice for all.


    Connect with Amber
    LinkedIn: Amber HikesInstagram: @amber_hikesTwitter: @amberhikeswww.aclu.com

    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.

    • 59 min

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