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In-depth conversations that promote a healthy dialogue on race relations in our community and around the nation. Wayland Cubit and a rotating chair of co-hosts seek common ground for the common good as they practice the art of kindness in civil discourse and authenticity in storytelling.

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In-depth conversations that promote a healthy dialogue on race relations in our community and around the nation. Wayland Cubit and a rotating chair of co-hosts seek common ground for the common good as they practice the art of kindness in civil discourse and authenticity in storytelling.

    Ashley Dickson Oso | Community Voice | The Loom #4

    Ashley Dickson Oso | Community Voice | The Loom #4

    Join us for the final of four "Loom Sessions" of the podcast, where Taylor is joined by Scotia Moore and four other guests to discuss topics specifically related to Scotia's project, The Loom. For these Loom episodes, we invite you to join us for a deep dive on issues related to race and relational dynamics between funders and practitioners in the nonprofit community.

    Our fourth guest in this series is Ashley Dickson Oso. Ashley is currently the Programs and Communications Director for the Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma. She’s also an entrepreneur, community leader ,volunteer , advocate and a mother. She and her husband have a son and daughter. This young professional is a true connector who serves our city, and she KNOWS HER STUFF about our community. Today we talk with Ashley about the value of Community Voice.



    If you want to hear more from Ashley, listen back to our interview with her in 2019 about Race, Neighborhoods, Resources, & Community Development in OKC

    • 38 min
    Kim Bandy | Rest | The Loom #3

    Kim Bandy | Rest | The Loom #3

    Join us for the third of four "Loom Sessions" of the podcast, where Taylor is joined by Scotia Moore and four other guests to discuss topics specifically related to Scotia's project, The Loom. For these Loom episodes, we invite you to join us for a deep dive on issues related to race and relational dynamics between funders and practitioners in the nonprofit community.

    Our third guest in this series is Kim Bandy. Kim Bandy is the Co-Founder of the Spero Project with her husband Brad, and they have done incredible work for nearly 13 years with our new neighbors in OKC who have come to Oklahoma on refugee or asylum journeys. She also works with Flourish OKC in pioneering new ways to fund and support those who are helping make our city a place of flourishing for all. This conversation challenges us all to re-think how the idea and need for rest is talked about and practiced in the nonprofit and giving professions.  

    For more on Kim's perspective on Rest, watch her video with Greg Jones on Volume II of the Loom at loom-woven.com.

    • 44 min
    Gerald Scott | The Practitioner’s Perspective | The Loom #2

    Gerald Scott | The Practitioner’s Perspective | The Loom #2

    Join us for the second of four "Loom Sessions" of the podcast, where Taylor is joined by Scotia Moore and four other guests to discuss topics specifically related to Scotia's project, The Loom. For these Loom episodes, we invite you to join us for a deep dive on issues related to race and relational dynamics between funders and practitioners in the nonprofit community.

    Our second guest in this series is Gerald Scott, a nonprofit and ministry practitioner who wears many hats and has served our community for decades. Gerald is the Title IX Coordinator at Metro Technology Centers, the Executive Director of the STAAR Foundation, a minister, mentor, husband and father. He joins us today on the podcast to talk about the differences between volunteers, professionals and practitioners, and how important it is that nonprofit leaders are truly cared for by their resource partners in the communities they serve.

    For more on Gerald's story,  read his article in the Loom Digital journal entitled " Faithful Vitality". You can read on Volume II of the Loom at loom-woven.com.

    • 46 min
    Vernon Deas | Mutuality | The Loom #1

    Vernon Deas | Mutuality | The Loom #1

    Join us for 4 episodes of the podcast where Taylor is joined by Scotia Moore and four other guests to discuss topics specifically related to Scotia's project, "The Loom". For these Loom episodes, we invite you to join us for a deep dive on issues related to race and relational dynamics between funders and practitioners in the nonprofit community.

    Our first guest in this series is Vernon Deas, an entrepreneur and creative leader with a passion to influence and empower others to accomplish their best life. He is also the co-founder of Urban Bridge, a non-profit that empowers urban entrepreneurs and is home to The Bridge Impact Youth Center here in OKC, an inner-city youth center in OKC led by Marcus Jackson. Vernon shares some of his experiences in developing relationships that go beyond typical dynamics of giving and receiving, with a focus on mutuality. 

    • 37 min
    Kori Hall | City Engagement Driven by Relationships

    Kori Hall | City Engagement Driven by Relationships

    This week we are joined by Kori Hall, the City Engagement Director with Frontline Church in Downtown OKC. This wide-ranging conversation drills down on the fact that impactful engagement in the city has to start with relationships with those whose experiences and circumstances are different from yours. Kori brings hope, encouragement and wisdom into her work, has a lot to share on this episode on how to walk in humility as a way to develop mutually beneficial relationships with people from ALL walks of life in our city. You will leave this episode encouraged and ready to go meet someone new in your community!

    • 47 min
    Justin Brown | Chutes & Ladders, A Fresh Look at Poverty & Opportunity

    Justin Brown | Chutes & Ladders, A Fresh Look at Poverty & Opportunity

    How did you get to where you are today? What would happen to you if something traumatic or incredibly disruptive occurred in your life? We talk about these questions and much more in this episode with Justin Brown, Oklahoma Secretary of Human Services, and former Director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (He was director of DHS when we recorded this episode).  Secretary Brown graciously welcomed us to his podcast studio to have this important discussion around poverty, opportunity, race, our social safety nets, and how it all is kind of like a game of Chutes and Ladders. Dive into the analogy with us right now, it might just reframe how you look at poverty, opportunities, and how our community can continue to unite around making this a place where all can flourish. 

    • 57 min

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