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118 – Brit Holmberg – Becoming An Anti-Racist Social Worker

If you’re not talking about power, then you’re really not doing racial equity work or inclusive work.” ~Brit Holmberg

Brit Holmberg, MSW, LCSW, is a staff therapist at The Wellness Center of Loyola University and a longtime friend. He’s also the co-creator, alongside his colleague Marion Malcome MSW, LCSW, of “Becoming An Anti-Racist Social Worker”. 

Use of that hyphenate is critical to this conversation. Not racist is easy but anti-racist? That’s where the real work sits and, spoiler alert: it never ends. As Brit explains, supporting the radical social changes Black people and people of color demand – and deserve – requires white allies to embark upon a life-long process of unlearning and decentering.

So what does a CIS HET white guy know about racism? Glad you asked. Brit is clear on this point: he’s not one of racism’s intended victims. Instead, his mission is to make inroads with people who, like him, have long been the beneficiaries of white supremacist culture. 

Does that make him a healer, wounded or otherwise? You’ll have to listen in to hear what Brit thinks about my favorite question. The process of becoming an anti-racist, though? That’s transformative healing for those on both sides of that equation.

Brit offers these excellent suggestions for your anti-racist syllabus:

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard To Talk To White People About Racism – by Robin DiAngelo

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? – by Beverly Daniel Tatum

White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible White Knapsack – by Peggy McIntosh

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity In A World Made For Whiteness – by Austin Channing Brown

Code Switch Podcast – NPR

For the complete list compiled by Marion and Brit: https://tinyurl.com/AntiracismSW

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Brit Holmberg (he/him, they/them) is a passionate community organizer, educator, and mental health practitioner who seeks to disrupt white supremacy culture and promote anti-racism at both the clinical and organizational levels.  Brit lives with his family in Chicago, IL.

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Being Black in America is Precarious

What if your skin color is what made your life precarious? Not an illness, not an accident, not some experience that happened to you, but the color of your skin. Leah talks with Saja Butler, a musician and owner of Urban Monk Studios in Fort Collins, CO about her experiences of being Black in America. Through sharing personal and painful stories, Saja challenges us to sit with the discomfort that we are feeling right now. She inspires us to look at ourselves honestly even if we don’t like what we see. Here is where the change begins. And, of course, Music Heals!
Saja Butler Graduated from the Colorado Contemporary Music College with a degree in Music Theory and Instruction. She opened Urban Monk Studios in 2007.

Episode 92 – Black Female Comics Matter

In this episode Judy turns her podcast to African-American comics (Hope Flood, Jackie Fabulous, and Alycia Cooper) who unleash the honest truth about what it’s like to be a Black female comic working comedy clubs, how the Black Lives Matter movement has affected them and how we all could use more compassion.

To learn more about Judy Carter go to: http://judycarter.com/
To learn more about Judy’s programs go to: https://themessageofyou.com/
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Black Men, the Uneven Playing Field and Mental Health — Perspectives from a Former NFL Player: Interview with Dwight Hollier | Episode 63

Overview
Mass incarceration, police brutality, and systemic racism are just some of the trauma and injustice many Black men face every day. In this podcast I have a difficult conversation during a heavy time with former NFL player Dwight Hollier about his story of living through tough times, how many benefit from the positive psychology of sport, and the four pillars of strength needed for total wellness.

About Dwight Hollier
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Dwight Hollier played as an NFL linebacker for eight years for the Miami Dolphins and one year for the Indiana Colts. After he retired he earned a counseling degree (LPC) and served as the VP for Wellness and Clinical Services for the NFL supporting player engagement and total wellness. Today he is the Senior Associate Athletic Director for the University of North Carolina overseeing student athlete health and well-being. for more information on this episode go to https://www.sallyspencerthomas.com/hope-illuminated-podcast/63

Turning Tragedy Into a Catalyst for Connection

Dr. Hallowell once thought about practicing medicine on a hippie commune! What??? This surprising detail about our host emerges as he reflects on the past and shares his hope for the future, as it relates to Black Lives Matter and the global pandemic.    Share your thoughts with us. Write an email or record a voice memo and send it to connect@distractionpodcast.com.

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Distraction is created by Sounds Great Media. Our producer is Sarah Guertin and our recording engineer/editor is Pat Keogh.

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116 – Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza – Activist Theology and Dismantling Supremacy Culture

“I hope that my work speaks from the scars and not the wounds.” ~Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD

Revolutions take work. The movement to dismantle supremacy culture rightly demands that much of the work be done off-camera, by those who benefit most from its proliferation. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD engages those willing to do the requisite heavy lifting through stories (and, sometimes, food). 

As a queer activist, Latinx scholar, and public theologian, they stand at the intersections of systemic analysis and lived experience. As a white-passing person of color, they move through the world with the same power, access, and privilege afforded to those who’ve set the ground rules for centuries.

Robyn invites white people to get dirty, to sit with our defenses and explore our tacit acceptance of supremacy culture. Only then, they say, can we join forces and begin to heal our world. “I think the work of coming together is our work…It’s an ethics of togetherness because if we are together in a practice of being human with one another, we can actually reshape our democracy.”

The revolution is here. Are you in?

 

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Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD has been described in a myriad of ways: a scholar-activist, scholar-leader, thought-leader, teacher, public theologian, ethicist, poet of moral reason, and word artist. Among these ways of describing Dr. Robyn, they are also a visionary thinker who has spent two decades working in the hybrid space of church, academy, & movements seeking to not only disrupt but dismantle supremacy culture by focusing their PhD studies on new concepts of being & becoming, decolonizing knowledge production, & bridging with radical difference. They enflesh a deep hope of collaborating in these hybrid spaces where their work seeks to contribute to the ongoing work of collective liberation.  Activist Theology as a disciplinary off-shoot of liberation theology & Movement idea has been incubating since 2008 with Dr. Robyn and further developed throughout their doctoral program and engagement with Movement leaders.  Now, Activist Theology has the chance to emerge as a collaborative project.  Dr. Robyn was named 1 of 10 Faith Leaders to watch by the Center for American Progress in 2018.  As a scholar-activist, Dr. Robyn is committed to translating theory to action, so that our work in the hybrid spaces reflect the deep spiritual work of transforming self to transforming the world. Dr. Robyn writes & creates both academic & other valuable resources, including digital resources. Dr. Robyn is a non-binary Transqueer Latinx who calls Nashville, TN home.

 

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Black Lives Matter: Hope & Unity; A Christian Perspective

We are at a divisive time in our nation. Learning how to help bridge the gap, the hurt and frustration as a white American holds tremendous significance for me. Today’s episode is about listening, learning and doing better as a human race.
My guest today, Art Butler, is a black American with a passion for service, pouring out the love of Christ in both action and word as well as breaking down barriers in some spectacular ways.
Art has served both State-Side and abroad with mission-minded charitable organizations for over 30 years. He is a leader, minister and true ambassador of goodness. God is using him to do amazing things in the lives of others and his heart is evident through today’s episode.
Art’s book, Focused: Understanding the Genius of God in Our Weakness, will be released in 2021 and will be available in bookstores and amazon. Check it out!

Follow Art’s literary work on www.hearts4prayer.org

Interested in learning more about one of Art’s favorite outreach programs that’s connecting young people to meaningful employment? Check out CoPassion at www.copassion.org.

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