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Every day Conversations on Race for Every Day People brings people together across race and culture for open comfortable conversations about race in a casual setting to bring race to the people. Our mission is to disrupt the way race is talked about, break racial silos and have a global impact on how people see each other.

Every day Conversations on Race for Every Day People brings people together across race and culture for open comfortable conversations about race in a casual setting to bring race to the people. Our mission is to disrupt the way race is talked about, break racial silos and have a global impact on how people see each other.

Location:

United States

Description:

Every day Conversations on Race for Every Day People brings people together across race and culture for open comfortable conversations about race in a casual setting to bring race to the people. Our mission is to disrupt the way race is talked about, break racial silos and have a global impact on how people see each other.

Language:

English

Contact:

510.527.0700


Episodes

Episode 50: Conversation on Race w Damona Hoffman

3/19/2020
Damona Hoffman is a dating coach & media personality who starred in two A+E Networks' TV series: #BlackLove and A Question of Love. She’s a contributor for The Washington Post, CNN Headline News (HLN), Match.com, BET.com, and more. Previously, Damona held creative executive & diversity positions at CBS, Paramount, and NBC Universal. Now, she hosts and produces two podcasts, I Make a Living (by FreshBooks) and Dates & Mates with Damona Hoffman. Damona talks with me about what it was like...

Duration:00:51:47

A Different Kind of Conversation on Race and Racism

3/6/2020
In this conversation on race, I talk with "Julian on the Radio" about his experiences and thoughts on race, diversity and being the child of Chinese immigrants. We talk Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the need to continuously build a diverse community. He grew up in the Washington DC area amongst people from different cultures, races and ethnicities. His parents were originally from Shanghai and came to the US when they were young. Julian says that most people want to spend time with...

Duration:01:00:55

Episode 48: How Success and Money Doesn't Stop Racism and Discrimination

2/11/2020
It would be hard to have a conversation on race and not address the contradiction that many successful Black people continue to face; having to deal with racism no matter how much money they have or how much they’ve accomplished. What would it feel like to be a Black man at the highest levels of corporate America, and still feel like you have to leave a large part of yourself at home. How much would racism impact your life during and after work as you rise to the top? How do you talk about...

Duration:00:57:15

Episode 47 : A Conversation on Race, Health Care and HIV from the US to Africa with Maurice Graham

1/23/2020
Maurice joined on RaceConvo to talk about race, racism and health care. We talk about helping people recovery from addiction and live whole lives with HIV.

Duration:01:01:16

Episode 46: Growing Up Brown in Australia

1/12/2020
Ben Stokes joins me on “Everyday Conversations on Race,” to talk about his experience being a person of color adopted by a white family in Australia. He didn’t become aware of racism until his family moved from a small town to a larger city. That was when he would frequently encounter white people who would keep asking him where he was from and look at him in disbelief when the told them he was Australian. Despite having a strong Australian accent, he was often discounted as an Australian...

Duration:00:53:57

Mass Incarceration of Black and Brown

12/13/2019
Mass Incarceration of Black and Brown men and women is a long-time problem that reflects historical and systemic racism in the criminal justice system. In this Conversation on Race, guests Shelly Hughes and Garrow Vincent share their experiences as African-Americans who spent time in the California prison system and what their lives are like today.

Duration:01:07:43

Two Faces of Race in the Criminal Justice System

12/10/2019
Mass Incarceration of Black and Brown men and women is a long-time problem that reflects historical and systemic racism in the criminal justice system. In this Conversation on Race, guests Shelly Hughes and Garrow Vincent share their experiences as African-Americans who spent time in the California prison system and what their lives are like today. You’ll hear how mass incarceration was set up as a deliberate system right after slavery in order to continue white ownership of Black labor,...

Duration:01:07:43

Conversation on Race, Racism and Mental Health

12/1/2019
Gerald Chambers, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Dr. Ronnie Siddique, Psychologist, address issues of mental health in different communities of color and race-related trauma. Ronnie and Gerald talk about stigmas attached to getting treatment for mental health issues. There are trust issues of the mental health and medical profession because of historical racist treatment by mental health professions. Ronnie as a member of the South Asian community and Gerald from the African-American...

Duration:00:55:00

Episode 43: Don't Say This to Black People

11/19/2019
In this episode of Everyday Conversations on Race, Selena Wilson and LeRon Barton talk with me about “backhanded compliments,” or compulsions to describe, that are actually racist. To hear more, download this episode of Everyday Conversations on Race for Everyday People

Duration:00:56:45

An Afro-Latina Conversation on Race

11/3/2019
With social media buzzing about Gina Rodriguez, Cardi B, and what it means to be Black, African American and Latina this episode of Everyday Conversation on Race is timely. If you’re interested in the topic, have an opinion or want to know more, you’ll love this conversation on race with Cessie and Mercedes. Cessie Alfonso and Mercedes Martin join me to talk about cultural intersectionality and their own Afro-Latina identities. Spanning generations, geography and sexual orientation, they...

Duration:00:43:35

Does Culture Fit Hiring Promote Racism?

10/18/2019
This week on Everyday Conversations on Race, Simma is joined by Barbara Williams Hardy, former head of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging for a large tech firm, and LeRon Barton a well respected journalist and speaker on the experiences of being a Black man in America. The main theme is Culture Fit Hiring and it’s impact on diversity, equity and inclusion. They offer their perspectives and answer the questions: Topics covered include: Barb Williams Hardy and LeRon Barton Barbara...

Duration:01:01:49

How Black and Brown Communities Are Destroyed By the System of Mass Incarceration

10/11/2019
Vincent Garrett joins Simma on Everyday Conversations on Race to talk about race, mass incarceration and creating a “prison to school pipeline.” A former addict and incarcerated felon, Vince has been clean from drugs for over twenty years. He shares his experience of being released from prison, finding a mentor, getting his BA from UC Berkeley and being part of Underground Scholars, a program for the formerly incarcerated. We talk about race, racism and mass incarceration and the unequal...

Duration:01:04:22

How a Young Mexican-American Man Navigated the Start-up World

9/28/2019
Zachariah Moreno Co-Founder & CEO of SquadCast Zachariah Moreno is a technologist, author, and co-founder of SquadCast. He and his team are on a mission to amplify collaboration, seeking to empower creatives to engage in meaningful conversations without barriers. WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram LinkedIn

Duration:01:02:20

Not All Privilege is the Same

9/17/2019
All privilege is not the same, nor does all privilege provide equitable access to luxury. There is the economic privilege that comes from having financial resources, wealth and position, and then there is the privilege that comes from being white in America. Racism can negate every other privilege when you’re a person of color in the US. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, what you own or how many employees work for you. Luis Martin, a brown-skinned Mexican American man and his...

Duration:00:55:38

Being the only one in the room : Laura Cathcart Robbins

9/4/2019
Laura Cathcart Robbins is a freelance writer, podcast host, and storyteller, living in Studio City, California with her son, Justin and her boyfriend, Scott Slaughter. She has been active for many years as a speaker and school trustee and is credited for creating The Buckley School’s nationally recognized committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Her recent articles in the Huffington Post on the subjects of race, recovery, and divorce have garnered her worldwide acclaim. She is a 2018 LA...

Duration:00:56:20

Millennials: Racist. Color Blind or Woke?

8/12/2019
Are Millennials less racist than other generations? What do people from Africa have in common with African-Americans? What generation is most in denial about racism? What’s it like to be the only Black person in your class? These questions and more are answered on Every Day Conversations on Race. My guests are Mary-Lou Milabu, a millennial black Christian woman, whose family is from Congo, and Sara Bierman a millennial white Jewish woman from California who is also a lesbian. Both women...

Duration:00:47:22

How Living the Principles of Kwanzaa Fights Racism

7/25/2019
Phyliss Williams co-host of Living the Principles podcast joins Simma to talk about the importance of the principles of Kwanzaa, and how her time in the Marines impacts the good work she does today. Phyliss shares stories and experiences as an African American woman growing up in the south dealing with racism, and what it’s like to see the racism today across the USA We talk about the importance of involving family and friends in the race conversation, and having an impact on them. Topics...

Duration:01:02:51

Why Talking to White People About Race is Draining

6/8/2019
In this conversation on race, LeRon talks to Simma about why it’s often draining for him to talk to a lot of white people about race. Simma and LeRon agree that allies are important and that it’s more effective for a white person to talk to another white person about race and racism in order to educate them, and raise their level of understanding. LeRon and Simma both believe that you have to go where people are at and not assume they know more than they do. However people need to be called...

Duration:00:55:47

What is behind the cancel-culture movement?

5/30/2019
Joel Brown talks about the need to allow people to grow, and the problems that arise when they are not given a chance to change. Racism doesn’t get eliminated by attacking people who want to stop racism but may say the wrong thing. That’s different than someone who is a racist, supports racism and takes actions to perpetuate racism. Everyone is going to make mistakes. What is the point of having conversations if we can’t do that? Joel says it’s making him tired. While some of these...

Duration:00:55:07

Former Black Panther discusses current political climate

5/16/2019
Elmer Dixon was born in Chicago and moved to Seattle at age 7 when his father took a job at Boeing. Dixon grew up in Seattle’s Central District, attending Garfield High School. While at Garfield High, Dixon helped organize the school’s Black Student Union in 1968. That same year, with his older brother Aaron Dixon, he co-founded the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party. He served the Chapter as its Field Marshall as well as the Breakfast Program Coordinator. When the Seattle Chapter...

Duration:00:34:03