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Personal and Social Change with Jean Latting
In Part 15 of Redlining & White Noise, Dr. Jean Kantamu Latting joins us to talk about personal and social change. “If we imitate the worst of the oppressor,” she says, “we create a backlash and will not make progress.” She speaks with us about the difference between the middle ground and centered space, makes a distinction between agreement and acceptance, and offers her wisdom about how we grant permission for people to change.
Dr. Jean Kantamu Latting is President of Leading Consciously, an organization dedicated to building community among those who wish to make a difference in their work and personal and community lives based on the concepts and skills developed in her book, Reframing Change. Professor Emerita at the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston, she has spent her adult life teaching on empowerment, social justice theories, and organizational behavior and change. In addition, she has done extensive research on personal, organizational, and social change in the context of social hierarchies and multiple group identities.
For more about Dr. Latting and to have her consult with your organization, please visit her website, LeadingConsciously.com. Her book, Reframing Change: How to Deal with Workplace Dynamics, Influence Others, and Bring People Together to Initiate Positive Change, is available here.
For more information, see show notes for this episode at reclaimedpodcast.com.
Complicity, Culpability, and Responsibility with Dain and Constance Perry
In Part 14 of Redlining & White Noise, Charles Rotramel and Gregg Taylor speak with Dain and Constance Perry. Dain is a direct descendant of James DeWolf who was the patriarch of America’s leading slave trading enterprise and at the time of his death, the second wealthiest person in America. In this moving episode of Redlining & White Noise, we talk with the Perrys about family history, get their lived wisdom about Complicity, Culpability, and Responsibility, and hear their thoughts on what’s necessary to heal the ongoing wound of America’s original sin.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Traces of the Trade film
Recommended Reading Waking Up White by Debbie Irving
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Story of Enduring Injury and Healing by Joy DeGruy
Inheriting the Trade by Thomas DeWolf
For more on this episode, visit reclaimedpodcast.com.
Life After Hate with Sammy Rangel
In Part 13 of Redlining & White Noise, Charles Rotramel and Gregg Taylor speak with Sammy Rangel, Executive Director of Life After Hate. In this moving conversation, Sammy shares his story of gang violence, incarceration, and how he became immersed in violent extremism. He talks about his transformation from a life of hate to a life of compassion and the organization he co-founded to help others do the same.
For more on this episode, visit reclaimedpodcast.com.
Whiteness and Land Domination with Jonathan Russell
In Part 12 of Redlining & White Noise, our friend Jonathan Russell joins us for a conversation about whiteness and land domination. Using his recent article, the ‘white lie’ connecting President Trump’s pardon of arsonists, current immigration policy, and Charlottesville as a launch point, this episode focuses on the historical and contemporary linkage between racial identity and property ownership.
Jonathan Russell is the Vice President of Programs at Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond, California. He is also a Contributing Fellow at the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture and is an Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy and Religion at Chaffey College.
We discuss the ideas of two additional writers in this episode:
Willie James Jennings-
Implicit Bias with Edward Palmer
Redlining & White Noise Part 11 | Implicit Bias with Edward Palmer
In part 11 of Redlining & White Noise, Charles Rotramel and Gregg Taylor speak with Pastor Edward Palmer about Implicit Bias. In this passionate and informed conversation, Pastor Palmer combines personal experience and professional training to inform us about what implicit bias is, how it shapes other-izing decisions and behavior, and what we can do to recognize and mitigate its influence.
Pastor Edward Palmer is Senior Pastor of The Sign of The Dove Ministries, International, in Radcliff, Kentucky. He is the National Vice Chair for the Coalition for Juvenile Justice and serves on the Kentucky Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. Pastor Palmer is an expert trainer on implicit bias which he leads around the country.
More information on Pastor Palmer is available here:
Who Lynched Willie Earle with Will Willimon
In part 10 of Redlining & White Noise, Charles Rotramel and Gregg Taylor speak with Will Willimon about his book Who Lynched Willie Earle?, based on the true story of pastor Hawley Lynn’s March of 1947 sermon of the same title. Will walks us through the story of the last recorded lynching in Greenville, South Carolina, the complicity of the mainline Protestant church, and how the church can facilitate racial healing.
In his distinguished career, Bishop William Willimon served as Bishop in the United Methodist Church and as dean of Duke Chapel. He is currently professor of Christian ministry at Duke Divinity School. He is the author of many books, including most recently Who Lynched Willie Earle: Preaching to Confront Racism.
More information about William Willimon is available here:
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Very informative and inspirational
This podcast offers a wide breath interviewees with great knowledge and dedication to their work. There are practical applications, theological reasoning,and inspirational stories. I am impressed by the many organizations working together to serve this population in the Houston area. It is a model for other cities to follow.
I found this podcast over the weekend and am already almost done with listening nonstop through all the messages. My personal favorite was the good Friday message, but every one offers so much information!
One of my favorite podcasts
If you are interested in justice-related issues with an emphasis on our common kinship, you should be listening to this podcast. I listen to a number of podcasts and this one is at the top of my list. I regularly listen to every episode every week and I'm never disappointed. Charles, Matt, and Gregg do a great job at selecting guests and letting them tell their story. They ask great questions and don't get in the way of the guest speaking (an irritation of mine in other podcasts). This podcast is a good "recharge and reset" for me in the service work that I do. Keep up the great work! Five stars!
With those "walking the walk" through love, service, and community-building. The tone of the podcast is always friendly, sometimes silly, often humbled and appreciative. The honest conversations here inspire and energize--thanks, guys.