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Ep37- The Case of Bioethics and Race

In this episode, the informant talks about medicine and the health profession in terms of how prepared it is (or not) in dealing with communities of color. To access show notes and resources mentioned in the episode, visit the webpage.


Ep36- The Case of Low-income Black Fathers

In this episode, the informant talks about socioeconomic conditions of fathering and challenges faced by black, low-income dads (unemployment, housing and mental health). In the closeout, the host talks about the physiological impact of children (even adult children) when neglected by a parent during childhood. To access show notes and resources mentioned in the episode, please click here.


Ep35-The Case of Social Change from the Margins

When you have multiple access points to powerlessness, the work of social change can seem impossible—even secondary to the work of survival. But nonetheless, there are those of us fighting for our wholeness, fighting for our humanness, all while trying to pursue a vision for a better tomorrow for us all. This episode talks intimately about the work social change from the margins. Please visit our webpage to access more information about this case as well as the resources mentioned in the...


Ep34- (Part 2) The Case of Self and the Resistance

In the is Episode, the host focuses on the social world as relating to the power and privilege afforded to specific cognitive functions (within Meyers Briggs personality theory). She also brings attention to the challenges that exist when certain functions are embodied by women of color. This is the second part where Part I (Episode 33) focused on details of personality theory and argues why such a theory is an important tool in disrupting social margins. To access the resources mentioned...


Ep33- The Case of Self and the Resistance

The final case is being presented over two episodes allowing for an adequate representation of two related yet distinct discussions. In the first episode (Ep33), the host provides an argument for why knowing the landscape of one's internal world is essential to disrupting margins. The case was inspired by six informants (in Ep20, Ep22, Ep25, Ep27, Ep30, and Ep32) from Season 2 in their willingness to share their struggles with intrapersonal power. While people in the social justice community...


Ep32- The Case of Critical Race Feminism

In this episode, the informant talks about self-love and self-care as liberatory practices. She provides a five-part construct on critical race feminism. She also talks about the bleeding nature of the subthemes within critical race theory: critical feminism, feminism, jurisprudence, and critical legal studies. For a complete list of the key points discussed along with resources mentioned in the episode, please visit our webpage.


Ep31- The Case of the Academy and Women of Color

In this episode, the informant explores racism and sexism in higher education. To get more of a description and access resources mentioned in the conversation, please visit our webpage: https://empowermentstartshere.net/2018/05/16/the-case-of-the-academy-and-women-of-color/


Ep30- The Case of Race and Dignity

In this episode, the informant talked about dignity as a sense of mutual self-worth within the human race and race and gender as social constructs that serve to disrupt our overall sense of oneness with each other. She also talked about blackness within global white supremacy, about multiple community membership versus single community membership, and about identity as a contested concept. To access more information and resources shared in the episode, please visit our show notes here:...


Ep29-The Case of Student Power

In this episode, the host talks about student power as a practice of teaching and learning. She makes a case that it is an essential element of student empowerment... specifically relating to learners who are disenfranchised from the learning process. Visit the webpage to access the show notes where resources mentioned in the episode are listed: https://empowermentstartshere.net/2018/05/02/the-case-of-student-power-ep29/


Ep28- The Case of Integrity and Its Price

In this episode, the informant talks about what happens when your life becomes the place of protest impacting your body, your home and your reputation. In it, you will learn how she handled attacks on her character, her reputation, and her inside access to local change efforts happening in her city– all as the price paid for walking in her integrity. For more information on this episode, along with the resources mentioned, please go to the webpage dedicated to this conversation.


Ep27- The Case of the Black Female Educator

In this episode, the informant talks about the unique teaching style of black female educators that comes from suffering and surviving in an inequitable society. While this case covers issues in teaching and learning, it also covers issues in the social world. The informant does a wonderful job exploring how these two areas (schooling and society) come together to create a powerful pedagogy-- the Warm Demander. To access show notes and resources mentioned in the episode, please visit our ...


Ep26- The Case of Taking a Knee in Math

In the recorded call, you are going to hear the informant offer four (possibly five) ways that math teachers can do social justice work in a math classroom (and beyond). To access show notes and resources mentioned in the episode, please visit our webpage.


Ep25- The Case of Technology and Schooling from the Margins

A significant portion of this case explores race and gifted and talented programming. The case also explores issues around testing and cultural biases, digital natives and digital immigrants, Generations Y and Z, and STEM programming in k12 schools. To access show notes and resources mentioned in the episode, please visit our webpage.


Ep24- The Case of Learning and Moving

In this conversation, you will learn about movement as vital to building brain cells, moving information from short-term into long-term memory, and positioning students as co-constructors of knowledge—not just mindless receivers of someone else’s knowledge. In the close out of the episode, the host talks critically about no-excuse schools that regulate students bodies as artificial forms of achievement. Such regulations have a structural impact on marginalized communities. For more...


Ep23- The Case of City X

This episode explores American Apartheid as a system of structures that routinely disadvantages people of color for the advantage of white Americans: wealth, housing, education, mass media, and criminal justice. To access more notes and the resources mentioned in this episode, please visit: https://empowermentstartshere.net/2018/03/13/the-case-of-city-x-ep23/


Ep22- The Case of Two Times

This episode is based on a song entitled Two Times written and performed by the informant (Jerry B Seus). In the case segment of the episode, the listener will hear Jerry B talk about his writing process; about his emotional life and the gender bias he believes society holds about emotions; and about the role of failure as necessary for succeeding. Of course there is more to the conversation than just the case. Jerry B tells us about what’s going on in his current life (graduation, a...


Ep21- The Case of Family Secrets

This case can be divided into two halves. The first half is where the informant talks about family secrets, why it is a topic for her, and how she was frustrated upon discovering some of her family’s own secrets. It is here that the listener learns a lot about how family secrets negatively impact future generations. In the the second half, the informant goes inward and checks herself about her capacity, or not, to disclose some of her own secrets for her children and their future children...


Ep20- The Case of Divorce, God and Sexuality

This is a conversation about divorce, God and sexuality. To access the show notes, please visit: http://wp.me/p4MtzN-93


Ep19- The Case of Black Women Loving White Men

This is a conversation about race, love and belonging. To get a full description, please visit: https://empowermentstartshere.net/the-eshpodcast/