Oct 14, 2016

Power, Privilege, and Sex Crimes

In continued recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Erica and Spence talk about power, privilege, and the culture of rape and sexual violence.  Join the conversation as we talk about Donald Trump, his “locker room talk,” and mens’ role in challenging toxic masculinity.

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Oct 5, 2016

Intimate Violations and the Birth of SASHA

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Join us and Special Guest, Professor, Author,Speaker, and Founder of the SASHA Center, Kalimah Johnson as we discuss the inspiration behind SASHA (Sexual Assault Services for Holistic Healing and Awareness, her work as a professional sports educator and consultant for the NBA and NFL – raising awareness and addressing the sports culture that often breeds sexual violence, and what everybody can do to eliminate domestic and sexual violence.  

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Oct 5, 2016

The Latina/o Experience

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month,we welcome Special Guest - Educator, Co-Founder and CEO at Escuela Avancemos!Academy in Detroit, MI, and native of El Salvador, Ana Ulloa.  Join us as we explore topics such as immigration, politics, education, and identity through a Latina’s lens.  Listen, learn, and contribute!

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Sep 19, 2016

The National Anthem: Patriotism and Protests

The recent protests staged by Colin Kaepernick and others have stirred much debate about patriotism, freedom, as well as the right and duty to express dissent. Join us and Dr. Ollie Johnson, Professor and Chair of the Department African-American Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit MI, as we discuss the roots of our National Anthem and the conflicted meaning it can have for millions of Americans. 

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Sep 6, 2016

A Place At the Table

When faced with biases, assumptions, and fears, how do we build a bigger table for humanity, rather than a higher wall.  Join us and Special Guest, Naomi Khalil, Diversity Consultant and Director of Instructional Equity for Farmington Public Schools in Farmington MI, as we talk about the act of inclusion beyond labels. 

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Aug 28, 2016

What Is Your Lens?

It’s been said that, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”  How we view conflict and tension will often determine how we approach it.  Join us and Conflict Transformation Specialists, Dr. Nathaniel Dunlap, Jr., Chairman and President of PRF Teaching Ministry, and Writer, Poet, and Social Justice Advocate, Camille Turner, as we talk about how our view of the world, each other, and conflict, can determine our willingness to engage or avoid the things that make us uncomfortable.

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Jan 25, 2016

American Crimes

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King

We cannot remain silent about the events taking place in Flint, MI, and Detroit Public Schools.  The most important and abundant natural resource in Michigan, is now harming the community and most importantly, the future of the children.  In Detroit, the right to a quality education in a clean, safe, and healthy environment is threatened due to deplorable learning facilities.  What’s Going On?  Are these isolated events, or the results of cruel intentions.  Why the long-term neglect?

Join us and special guests, Attorney and Civil Rights Executive, Portia Roberson, Spain Elementary Counselor, Lakia Wilson, and featured TIME Magazine Free Press Photographer, Regina H. Boone.

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