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90% of the profits from Idelette’s book, Recovering Racists, is going to different communities of color that have been oppressed and discriminated against. And she's doing a beautiful job of just asking where this money should go. This question got us on the topic of reparation and how it’s synonym…

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After being set up to live with privilege in South Africa, unsure of the world she was grown up in, our guest and author of the book Recovering Racists, Idelette McVicker, speaks to us about feeling like her soul was forgotten once she discovered the truth. She shares what it was like to live in th…

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So many times since we started this podcast, we have been here discussing mass shootings and how we can really affect change. Here we are again. Today in the wake of the Buffalo grocery store shooting, we sit down and talk about the ongoing gun violence in the US and how centering hate is at the …

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June 6, 2022

Welcome to Season 4!

Whhhhatttt??? It seems like we just started Humanize, but somehow we are already back for Season 4!

We have lots in store for you today, including an update on what we have each been up to and a preview of what we have planned for this season. We’re looking into an international focus on DEI, and…

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Have you ever been on the receiving end of a supposedly well-intended — but actually incredibly offensive — comment, question, or microagression? Well today's guest, Nadia Ali, knows this feeling all too well. Nadia is the CEO and founder of Idea Labs in Action (@idealabsinaction), a mission driven…

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The intersection between toxic masculinity and white supremacy is one that deserves another look, don’t you think? On today’s episode we dive back into the ideas discussed last week with artist, poet, and educator, Kyle ‘Guante’ Tran Myhre (@guantesolo). Join us as we further explore the violence o…

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Poetry and art can move us in a way that lectures or courses cannot, am I right? THIS is why today’s guest loves this medium and uses it so powerfully in his social activism work, particularly around white supremacy and toxic masculinity. In this episode, we’re joined by poet, educator, and activis…

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When you hear a lot of conversations around racism and white supremacy, it can be easy to assume that it’s just a Black and white thing. But we don’t believe that’s true, and in today’s episode we’re debriefing last week’s conversation with Dr. Reiland Rabaka where we discussed this as well as radi…

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What exactly IS radical inclusivity and what does it have to do with Critical Race Theory? On today’s episode we’re excited to be joined by Dr. Reiland Rabaka to dive into this with us and explain how radical inclusivity goes beyond race. Dr. Rabaka is a professor at the University of Colorado, Bou…

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Today we draw inspiration and guidance to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His words resonate across decades in profound ways. Looking at a lot of what’s going on in the US, particularly in the last couple of years, can feel hopeless. So how do you find hope in hopeless times like these?

Today, i…

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On December 30th, 2021, the most destructive wildfire on Colorado's history ripped through Boulder County, where @emily_braucher lives. The way in which the community has responded to support fire victims has been both incredible and troubling. Today we examine the question of our future: How we ca…

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We all carry with us our own traumas (including intergenerational ones), but how do we each continue to show up and do this work when that’s the reality for us? Today, we’re exploring this with Vani Tangella, the Racial Equity Specialist at the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. Join us…

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Holiday get-togethers can be tough for a lot of reasons, and if your family is often vocal about their opinions around race or something else that you feel opposingly passionate about, it can be extra hard. But if you’ve been wondering how to NOT stay silent this holiday in the most effective and l…

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We’re mixing it up for you again today with a behind the scenes episode! Our episode on the Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal (season 3, episode 8) has been weighing heavily on our hearts, so we’ve brought a special return guest on today to help us tease this out. Join us as Darrie Matthew Burrage does so…

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Have you ever learned something and wondered, why weren’t we taught this in school? And what would our interactions and lives be like if we were? So in today’s episode (which marks one year bringing this podcast to you!) we’re debriefing our interview with Patricia on uncovering suppressed history,…

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They say history is written by the victors. But uncovering the stories from those on the other side is necessary to know where we have come from, and where we want to go.

This week, we’re joined by Patricia Raybon on, an award-winning author, essayist, and novelist who writes top-rated books at t…

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So it turns out, Courthney and I don't always agree :) He and I were about to record a different episode on power, when we started to explore our differences when it comes to the "right" way to talk about people. Of course "right" is relative as I don't think we can ever get this work totally "righ…

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In today’s episode, we’re debriefing last week’s conversation with Shiquita Yarbrough, the first Black person to run for city council in Longmont, Colorado. We’re diving deeper into power, ego, and tokenism, why the conversation around these topics is so important, and different ways that DEI work …

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Talk of representation and the importance of bringing more diversity into positions of power is everywhere. But why is it so important that it actually starts to happen? And what barriers are standing in the way of what diversity there is actually making a difference?


In today’s episode, our gues…

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Want to know more about how to cultivate skills and competencies around ACTUALLY being in hard conversations on race and social justice? If so, you’re going to love our new “mini” episodes! In this first “mini” episode for you, we’re breaking down where defensiveness shows up in social justice conv…

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Join us for today’s episode as we reflect on last week’s interview with the brilliant Colorado poet laureate, Bobby LeFebre. We’re diving into radical imagination and how it fits into social justice work, breaking down intent vs impact, and taking a deeper dive into how we use language and its rela…

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Show notes:

What could we create if we leaned into radical imagination? In this episode, we’re bringing you an inspirational conversation with poet Bobby LeFebre. Bobby is an award-winning writer, performer, and cultural worker fusing non-traditional, multi-hyphenatived professional identities to …

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Co-hosts of Humanize: Emily Braucher and Courthney Russell Jr
www.thehumanizepodcast.com

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Co-hosts of Humanize: Emily Braucher and Courthney Russell Jr
www.thehumanizepodcast.com

Subscribe on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4NfkoyWVUgTD4WYQK4LBWA
Subscribe on Apple:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/humanize/id1543412139
Subscribe on Stitcher:
https://www.stitcher.com/show/h…

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