In this episode I am joined by my friends and colleagues Athena Adkins and Liz Loeb to discuss our excitement about facilitating our upcoming workshop – Facilitating Cultural Change (FCC): Leadership for Social & Systems Change. This advanced 5 day in-person institute, held in the Twin Cities, June 12 – 16, 2023, is designed for people who long to have greater impact towards cultural, systematic, and transformational change in our relationships, organizations, and communities.
I was honored and privileged to be invited to discuss developmental approaches to racial justice work with the incomparable Mary Frances Winter and my colleague and good friend, Terrence Harewood. The episode is part of a series the Winter’s Group is coordinating with the release of their new anthology Racial Justice at Work. Below is a link and description of the episode from the Winter’s Group.
Two years into the Covid pandemic, and in the context of ever escalating systemic stress on our communities, we have a wide ranging conversation about community trauma and resiliency that we decided to title “We are F…king Over It, Now What?
Scott’s podcast called Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders offers discussions on all things leadership, incorporating practical tips designed to help make a difference in how we lead and live. Given that the context for my work and leadership tends to be different than most of the listeners of the Phronesis podcast, Scott explicitly wanted to focus our conversation on my history as an activist and organizer to bring these perspectives to his audience.
We discuss some of the issues currently impacting us, our families and our work. Such as; the resurgence of violent white nationalism, anti-immigrant & anti-Latinx policies, and the increase in hate crimes.
Our conversation covers a lot of ground – from the somatic impacts of racism and the importance of healing body, mind and soul as vital to abolition and emancipation – to the impact of the resurgence of visible, violent white nationalism on efforts to abolish systemic white supremacy – to LaDonna’s visions of emancipation that include co-ops and expanding systems of mutual aid
To discuss how to do this, in this episode I am joined by my friends and colleagues Kerrian Suarez, Executive Director of Equity in the Center, and Andrew Plumley, Director of Inclusion at the American Alliance of Museums and Board member of Equity in the Center. Our conversation was recorded just a week after the insurrection at the U.S. Capital.
Beth was a guest on the Misadventures in Organizational Misalignment podcast.
The episode is titled: Misadventures in not Bringing DE&I into the Center with Beth Zemsky
Specifically, we discussed how to utilize Dream Corps’ core philosophy of finding common ground as a radical concept to bring people together across racial, social, and partisan lines to create a future with dignity for all.
Listen as we discuss the origin of Public Allies Twin Cities, how my involvement with the organization has coincided with key movement moments over the past decade, and the impact that bringing together a BIPOC community of youth leaders has had on us and our communities.