The Humanize Podcast

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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, exploring…

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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…

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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…

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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 can show up in…

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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 guest…

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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 conversations,…

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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…

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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 imagine new realities, empower community, advance arts and culture, and…

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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/humanize

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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/humanize

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Show notes: What do you think of when you hear the term Critical Race Theory? There is a lot of debate and misconception about this in the school systems right now and in today’s episode — our season 2 finale! — we are breaking it down for you. Join us…

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Show notes: What do professionalism and freedom mean to you? In today’s episode, we’re taking a deeper dive into this idea while we debrief last week’s epic episode with Darrie Matthew Burrage. Join us as we explore professionalism, whiteness, freedom, and where they intersect and diverge from each other. LISTEN…

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What is professionalism, really? In this episode, we’re joined by Darrie Matthew Burrage to explore where professionalism comes from, what it has to do with whiteness and capitalism, and what we feel it really SHOULD mean. LISTEN HERE: https://bit.ly/3gS5vy4 We’re exploring: How Darrie made sense of his Blackness growing up…

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Show notes: White supremacy truly fucks us all, and there are many illusions about it that we don’t always recognize but are so important to explore. So in this episode, we’re diving deeper into last week’s episode with Courtney Napier about this, the role your ancestors have in your anti-racism…

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Show notes: If you know better, you can do better. Join us in today’s episode, where we’re joined by writer, journalist, and antiracism coach, Courtney Napier, to explore the role our ancestors play in our lives as well as the illusions and f**kery of white supremacy that affects us all.…

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So you’ve come to realize there are some things you’ve grown up with when it comes to race that you want to change, and you’re ready to start unlearning them. How hard can it be, right? But DEI work is definitely easier said than done. Join us on today’s episode…

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So you’ve come to realize there are some things you’ve grown up with when it comes to race that you want to change, and you’re ready to start unlearning them. How hard can it be, right? But DEI work is definitely easier said than done. Join us on today’s episode…

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Season 2, Episode 14, "From Allies to Abolitionists" Show notes: From plays to protests, advocate and artist Jeff Campbell is mixing theatre and community organization to get the word out about the social justice issues impacting the Denver, Colorado area. In this episode, Jeff joins us to share how advocacy…

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Show notes: From plays to protests, advocate and artist Jeff Campbell is mixing theatre and community organization to get the word out about the social justice issues impacting the Denver, Colorado area. In this episode, Jeff joins us to share how advocacy and theatre can go hand in hand, the…

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What will it take for BIPOC to truly be free? This week, we’re debriefing the eye-opening conversation we had with DEI activist Crystal Lynese on the oppressive behaviors and origins of “Karen.” Tune in to this episode as we dive deeper into Crystal's 3 most memorable moments from her interview…

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What will it take for BIPOC to truly be free? This week, we’re debriefing the eye-opening conversation we had with DEI activist Crystal Lynese on the oppressive behaviors and origins of “Karen.” Tune in to this episode as we dive deeper into Crystal's 3 most memorable moments from her interview…

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