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The EYEJ Speaks Podcast is a continuation of the EYEJ Speaks Facebook Live events that create an open dialogue for civic leaders, educators, youth, families, community advocates and nonprofit professionals. This podcast covers topics pertaining to civic engagement, emotional learning and social justice.

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The EYEJ Speaks Podcast is a continuation of the EYEJ Speaks Facebook Live events that create an open dialogue for civic leaders, educators, youth, families, community advocates and nonprofit professionals. This podcast covers topics pertaining to civic engagement, emotional learning and social justice.

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    This episode of The EYEJ Speaks Podcast gave us the opportunity to speak with Erica DeValve and Mai Moore about their backgrounds and further thoughts on the EYEJ Speaks Facebook live topic of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Erica DeValve, who provided some great points and quotes, graduated from Princeton University and is currently a Graduate student within the Masters of Divinity Program at Fuller Theological Seminary. Mai Moore, who is very familiar to the podcast and always brings something new and poignant to the conversation, is the Founder and Executive Director of EYEJ.

    As we picked up from where the EYEJ Speaks Facebook live topic left off, we carried our conversations into a follow up of some quotes that were provided by Erica such as "Intentional steps, intentional actions" and "Being non racist facilitates inaction". Mai gave what I believe to be a quote for all movements to live by, "Action is not important...it's imperative."  In addition to these quotes, we took time to address the non racist and anti racist topics that are in the headlines. 

    We appreciate the time that Erica and Mai took out of their respective days to speak on the podcast. They continue the quality conversations that have been held on The EYEJ Speaks Podcast and add their own special perspectives. 

    We hope you enjoy this episode and continue to tune in to The EYEJ Speaks Podcast where we provide thought provoking conversations and content that aims to empower everyone. Please consider joining the #EMPOWER campaign in supporting the EYEJ Youth Council as they look to recover from the impact that COVID-19 has had on them and their families plus #EMPOWER the work of EYEJ. More information about EYEJ and the #EMPOWER campaign can be found below.

    WWW.EYEJ.ORG

    EYEJ.ORG/EMPOWER

    Facebook: EYEJ: Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice

    Instagram: @EYEJCLEVELAND

    Twitter: @EYEJCLEVELAND

    YouTube: EYEJ: Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice

    • 25 min
    Achieving a Positive Mindset

    Achieving a Positive Mindset

    On this episode of the EYEJ Speaks Podcast, we spoke about Achieving a Positive Mindset. This topic hit as close to home as possible as my personal endeavours encompass positivity and that all important, positive mindset. Starting the day with a positive state of mind and setting yourself to keep that positive state of mind throughout the day, makes an incredible difference!

    We had the pleasure of speaking to three of the guests from the EYEJ Speaks Facebook Live event that aired on July 2, 2020 on Facebook Live as well as Zoom. The conversation on Facebook was just as intriguing as the conversation we had on the podcast. The guests that were able to join us included Jackie Stavros, Brady Lorek and Katie Ross. Jackie Stavros is an author and professor at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. She has written several books including "Conversations Worth Having" which she speaks about on the podcast. Brady Lorek is an educator at the Cleveland International School in Cleveland, Ohio. Brady works with the youth and provides great insight and ideas on cultivating spaces of trust and mutual respect. Katie Ross has been a guest on previous podcasts and always provides a wealth of information and tips from her experience as Program Director of EYEJ and working directly with the youth of YODJ on a regular basis.

    This is one of the longer episodes to date but it is also one that brings so much positivity and ways to achieve a positive mindset that not one minute should be missed! We speak about Appreciative Inquiry (AI), masking issues, negative mindsets & health issues, negative labels, respond vs. react, taking the little wins & making them into big wins as well as positive wording. There's so much to learn from this episode it almost demands to be saved and replayed on those occasions when you or someone else needs ideas on how to raise the positivity level and keep the positivity flowing.

    As always, thanks for tuning in and we'll catch you next time!

    Guests:

    Jackie Stavros - Email - jstavros@ltu.edu - Books - Conversations Worth Having, SOAR

    Brady Lorek - Email - brady.lorek@clevelandmetroschools.org 

    Katie Ross - Email - katie@eyej.org - LinkedIn - Kathryn Ross

    Recommendations of podcasts and books from the guests:

    Brené Brown

    Simon Sinek

    Amanda Seales

    Bettina Love



    We hope you enjoy this episode and continue to tune in to The EYEJ Speaks Podcast where we provide thought provoking conversations and content that aims to empower everyone. Please consider joining the #EMPOWER campaign in supporting the EYEJ Youth Council as they look to recover from the impact that COVID-19 has had on them and their families plus #EMPOWER the work of EYEJ. More information about EYEJ and the #EMPOWER campaign can be found below.

    WWW.EYEJ.ORG

    EYEJ.ORG/EMPOWER

    Facebook: EYEJ: Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice

    Instagram: @EYEJCLEVELAND

    Twitter: @EYEJCLEVELAND

    YouTube: EYEJ: Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice

    • 34 min
    Civil Rights

    Civil Rights

    In this episode we spoke about one of the more relevant topics of the current time and climate, Civil Rights. We were happy to be joined by two guest speakers from the EYEJ Speaks Facebook live event, Emily Martin and Maranda Priah. Emily is a Communications and Outreach Specialist for the Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research in addition to being a YODJ Speaker with EYEJ. Maranda is a double major in Sociology and Psychology at Case Western Reserve University as well as a Youth Speaker with EYEJ.

    We learned more about each guest and their reply to a statement made by one of the viewers from the EYEJ Speaks Facebook live event regarding uncomfortable conversations with people who are not like minded. Both guests gave great insights from their individual perspectives and experience. We are extremely appreciative of their time and the work that they are doing for the community. If there weren't people like Emily and Maranda who are willing to take a moment to take a chance in making a difference, this world would be in a much worse condition. 

    If you missed the EYEJ Speaks Facebook live event on Civil Rights, you can still tune in here.

    Thank You for tuning in and we'll catch you next time!

    For more information on Fair Housing:

    Phone: 216.361.9240

    The Housing Center or www.thehousingcenter.org

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehousingcenter/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/housingcenter

    We hope you enjoy this episode and continue to tune in to The EYEJ Speaks Podcast where we provide thought provoking conversations and content that aims to empower everyone. Please consider joining the #EMPOWER campaign in supporting the EYEJ Youth Council as they look to recover from the impact that COVID-19 has had on them and their families plus #EMPOWER the work of EYEJ. More information about EYEJ and the #EMPOWER campaign can be found below.

    WWW.EYEJ.ORG  

    EYEJ.ORG/EMPOWER

    Facebook: EYEJ: Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice

    Instagram: @EYEJCLEVELAND

    Twitter: @EYEJCLEVELAND

    YouTube: EYEJ: Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice

    • 27 min
    Exploring Money

    Exploring Money

    In this episode of The EYEJ Speaks Podcast we delve into business, entrepreneurship and explore money. We also took time to get to know the background of the speakers that were a part of the EYEJ Speaks Facebook Live event. It was a great conversation and we're extremely appreciative of the time that was set aside to speak with us on the podcast. If you would like to contact any of our speakers or follow them on their social pages please see the information below.

    If you would like to join in on the conversations and contribute your ideas and/or comments, please tune into the Facebook live events every Thursday on Facebook and Zoom. We would be happy to have you! Please see the links below for more information and follow EYEJ to keep up to date on all the news and events.

    Thank You for tuning in to The EYEJ Speaks Podcast and we'll catch you next time!

    Speakers:

    Justin McCloughlin - Founder & CEO, airCFO - LinkedIn, www.aircfo.com

    Lawrence Perry - Educator/Intervention Specialist - LinkedIn, Lawrence_prry@yahoo.com

    Kathryn (Katie) Ross - EYEJ Program Director - LinkedIn

    Arieanna Saddler - Tremont Youth Council Representative - @arieannasaddler (Facebook), ariegoddess68@gmail.com

    EYEJ - @eyejempoweringyouthexploringjustice (Facebook); eyejcleveland (Twitter & Instagram)

    • 28 min
    The EYEJ Speaks Podcast With Guest Mai Moore - Founder and Executive Director of EYEJ

    The EYEJ Speaks Podcast With Guest Mai Moore - Founder and Executive Director of EYEJ

    We're pleased that you tuned into the first official, The EYEJ Speaks Podcast! It would only be fitting that we begin with some background about the founder and foundations of EYEJ. We were extremely appreciative that EYEJ Founder and Executive Director, Mai Moore, was able to set a few moments aside to speak with the podcast so we could provide that all important base from the person who started it all.

    We hope you enjoy this episode and continue to tune in to The EYEJ Speaks Podcast where we provide thought provoking conversations and content that aims to empower everyone. Please consider joining the #EMPOWER campaign in supporting the EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council as they look to recover from the impact COVID-19 has had on them and their families. More information about EYEJ and the #EMPOWER campaign can be found below.

    WWW.EYEJ.ORG 

    Facebook: EYEJ: Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice 

    Instagram: EYEJCLEVELAND 

    Twitter: @EYEJCLEVELAND 

    YouTube: EYEJ: Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice 

    • 6 min

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