16 episodes

Elephant in the Room - Unboxed is a conversation that acknowledges, explores, unpacks and offers action opportunities regarding topics that historically was not discussed. This podcast offers different hosts and interviewees. The commitment is to talk, discuss and/or develop a plan AND do the work, together.

Elephant in the Room-Unboxed Thick Descriptions and Respect Diversity Foundation

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Elephant in the Room - Unboxed is a conversation that acknowledges, explores, unpacks and offers action opportunities regarding topics that historically was not discussed. This podcast offers different hosts and interviewees. The commitment is to talk, discuss and/or develop a plan AND do the work, together.

    History/Archeology and Culture: Storytelling with and its Impact with Jorge and Veda

    History/Archeology and Culture: Storytelling with and its Impact with Jorge and Veda

    Too often humans suspend history as a space in time so long ago yet history is from the beginning of time to one second ago :). Nerd out with us as we talk about overlooked histories, culture and storytelling with Jorge and Veda. Learn how public history/archeology and anthropology intersect.

    Special thanks to our partners, Respect Diversity and the Golden Group.

    • 57 min
    Advocacy, Change and an Understanding of Two Spirits: A Conversation with Sarah Adams and Suzette Chang

    Advocacy, Change and an Understanding of Two Spirits: A Conversation with Sarah Adams and Suzette Chang

    Listen to this powerful conversation between Sarah Adams, co-creator of Matriarch, an organization that serves indigenous women in central and Northeastern Oklahoma. Learn how Sarah, a powerful human being, is making change in Oklahoma and unpacks a meaning of two spirits.

    • 31 min
    Elephant in the Room Unboxed - a Candid Conversation with Suzette Chang and Dr. Noel Jacobs - a Thick Descriptions and Respect Diversity Foundation Partnership

    Elephant in the Room Unboxed - a Candid Conversation with Suzette Chang and Dr. Noel Jacobs - a Thick Descriptions and Respect Diversity Foundation Partnership

    Listen to this conversation between Founder/CEO of Thick Descriptions, Suzette Chang, and Executive Director of Respect Diversity Foundation, Dr. Noel Jacobs, as they flesh-out why these two organizations do this work meaning discussing, understanding and offering solutions for what it means to be a human being, to have human experiences and how humans can have quality lives in Oklahoma and around the world.

    • 36 min
    Understanding New Zealand from Maori Perspectives and Native American Connections: an Interview with Breviss Wolfgramm and Dr. Noel Jacobs

    Understanding New Zealand from Maori Perspectives and Native American Connections: an Interview with Breviss Wolfgramm and Dr. Noel Jacobs

    The natural beauty of New Zealand and the rich cultural traditions of its more than 300 Maori communities can sometimes cause one to forget or overlook the history of colonization and harm to those communities, similar to many Native American tribes in the United States.  Providing listeners unique perspectives and points of view, Maori business and nonprofit leader Breviss Wolfgramm describes models of cultural engagement and forward growth of the Maori people and country as a whole, as well as highlighting the cultural connections between Native Americans and Maori people and how we can learn from each other for "enduring gains." 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Inspiring Oklahoma Adults to Level Up: A Candid Conversation About Adult Literacy

    Inspiring Oklahoma Adults to Level Up: A Candid Conversation About Adult Literacy

    Listen to a direct and upfront conversation about adult literacy. Did you know that over 70% of United States college freshmen require remedial reading? Further more, how does this fact prepare college students to complete and compete in higher academia and careers? Founder/CEO of Thick Descriptions, Suzette Chang and DesJean Jones, Executive Director of OIC talk about these facts, and so much more, specifically how adults can level up!

    • 1 hr
    Anthropology and Culture Coaching: Suzette Chang and Suzann Wade, Our Past and Present

    Anthropology and Culture Coaching: Suzette Chang and Suzann Wade, Our Past and Present

    Suzette and Suzann sit down and have a great conversation about critical thinking for youth and how to "help people open themselves and their organizations to new ways of processing their challenges to bring about breakthrough thinking. Every setback is an opportunity to learn new ways of thinking. Every new challenge brims with the possibility of rising to the next level". Suzann is the Founder/CEO of Wade Innovation.

    • 47 min

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