Each week, colleagues and friends April Baskin and Tracie Guy-Decker, discuss and unpack race and racism from our Jewish perspectives. You'll find April and Tracie have a lot in common and some important differences: April is a multiracial, Askenazi Jewish woman of color and Tracie is a white, Ashkenazi Jewish woman. Join us on this journey as we move together toward racial justice.
Ep 12: Jews Talk Thanksgiving, Part I
For Thanksgiving, April and Tracie talk a little about the holiday: the role it's played in Jewish American identity, those who work to make the day special for others, and the joys and pitfalls of getting together with extended family. (Stay tuned next...
Ep 11: Intentionally Infusing Joy into Justice Work
April and Tracie continue their conversation about bringing more joy into everyday life and into the work for justice. From dance and music (and a little bit of singing!) to relationship to celebration, the two friends share strategies and examples of...
Ep 10: Feeling Rage, Finding Joy: Managing Emotions in Justice Work
As the election season concludes, Tracie asks April for advice on working through the negative emotions that sometimes accompany justice work. The two friends unpack the ways we've been taught to associate anger or rage with justice work (and anxiety...
Ep 9: Digital Skin Color, Either/Or Thinking, and Pizza in Dakar
April and Tracie riff on a seemingly small manifestation of white dominance in our everyday lives: the skin color of emojis. The discussion of digital skin tone leads into a conversation about racial implications of the Simpsons' yellow hue, and on to a...
Ep 8: Oppression Olympics, Intergenerational Trauma, and Shared Liberation
Even more than other episodes, you'll find yourself eavesdropping on this conversation. April and Tracie unpack the deep and intergenerational effects of shared trauma and oppression, and the ways either/or and hierarchical thinking can get in the way...
Ep 7: Everyone is Racist!
April and Tracie unpack the notion that everyone is racist, naming the trauma and the cost of racism. Their conversation delves deep into the American investment in systemic racism and the human and environmental effects of systems of oppression.Find...
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Powerful, important, joyful conversation
These conversations are important and education in themselves, but also give concrete ways to have further conversations and do important work in the listeners’ lives.