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Enter a brave space to ponder solving The Cairo Question. Engage in dialogue based on the premise that dismantling racism goes beyond laws and legislation or politics or economics. It’s an inside job where personal transformation and accountability impact social change in multiple dimensions: individual, interpersonal, systemic, and structural. It’s a place to get comfortable with deconstructing your inner thoughts, ideas, and beliefs to examine what flows out into the world through your words, actions, and behaviors, particularly towards others who are different from yourself.
Join this journey towards antiracism and cultivating change from the inside out. In this episode you will get to know Anita Russell, the creator and host of InflexionPoint Podcast. You’ll also get to know the co-hosts, Mavis Bauman, and Gail Hunter. Together they make up an online Antiracism Mastermind Group.
Host: Anita Russell
Co-Hosts: Mavis Bauman, Gail Hunter LCSW
Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday 3PM PT / 6PM ET
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An Exciting Conversation with Our Esteemed Guest Sharon Hurley Hall!
Sharon Hurley Hall is an anti-racism activist, educator, and in-demand speaker. Firmly committed to doing her part to eliminate racism, she is the Founder and Curator-in-Chief of Sharon’s Anti-Racism Newsletter. Sharon is also a Co-Founder of Mission Equality and the author of I’m Tired of Racism and Exploring Shadeism.
Antiracism Mastermind Group Book Talk
I’m Tired of Racism: True Stories of Existing While Black written by Sharon Hurley Hall, antiracism activist, writer, and educator. Sharon Hurley Hall is an anti-racism activist, educator, and in-demand speaker. Firmly committed to doing her part to eliminate racism, she is the Founder and Curator-in-Chief of Sharon’s Anti-Racism Newsletter. In her newsletter, Sharon writes about existing while Black in majority-white spaces, and amplifies the voices of other anti-racism activists. Sharon is also a Co-Founder of Mission Equality and the author of I’m Tired of Racism: True Stories of Existing While Black and Exploring Shadeism.
Sharon has lived and worked in multiple countries, enabling her to accurately reflect what’s the same and what’s different about experiences of racism in different locations. So, if you’re wondering how you can be a true ally and avoid performative nonsense, this book is an excellent starting point. Join the Antiracism Mastermind Group discussion Part 1 with Anita, Mavis, and Gail on April 5. Then come back for Part 2 on April 19 when Sharon joins Anita, Mavis, and Gail live for a more immersive conversation into her true stories of existing while Black.
Embracing equity isn’t just about what we say or write about.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is the “celebration of social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women” and has been observed since the early 1900s. It’s a collective movement felt and activated around the world.
The theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is Embrace Equity.
Equity is not something that should be up for debate. It is something we all need to think about, to learn about, to value, and to embrace. Equity should be a part of our individual and collective belief systems, conversations, and actions. It means creating a truly inclusive world. So, the question is what are you doing to embrace equity and contribute to (re)imagining a different future and a different world?
Why are Black girls treated more harshly by schools and
the juvenile justice system than White girls who behave
the same way?
A study from the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality suggests a contributing cause: the “adultification” of black girls. The report, Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood, found that adults viewed black girls “as less innocent and more adult-like than white girls of the same age, especially between 5–14 years old.”
The Art of Conversation. Active/Intentional Listening. What Do You Trust, Statistics, Lived Experiences, or Both?
At InflexionPoint Podcast we are dedicated to the art of listening in authentic conversation. We challenge our audience to listen actively and intentionally for the purpose of learning, understanding, and taking action. Moreover we strive towards increasing historical and racial literacy by harmonizing historical truth with lived experiences. Everything rises up out of the 4 tenets of Antiracism Activation: courage, conversation, relationship, and accountability. Join Anita, Mavis, and Gail for yet another thought-provoking episode of InflexionPoint Podcast.
Theme of the Conversation: Racial Literacy
This definition of racial literacy is from National Council of Teachers of English (NCTA) – Racial literacy is a skill and practice by which individuals can probe the existence of racism and examine the effects of race and institutionalized systems on their experiences and representation in US society.
Mourning a Global Citizen–On January 4, 2023 Phangisile Mtshali was killed in Estcourt, South Africa. We dedicate this episode to her as a deeply rooted humanitarian, a family and community icon, bold leader, and a dear friend, sister, and colleague to many throughout the world. Phangisile embodied the true spirit of a Global Citizen.
On December 21, 2022 InflexionPoint Podcast featured a powerful guest and dear friend, Phangisile Mtshali from South Africa. We had an in-depth conversation about the historical plight of Black South African farmers, which in many ways is similar to the historical plight of Black farmers in the United States. This is evident when you think of land as power and the role of the government in both nations.
Anita, Mavis, and Gail discuss the the first year of InflexionPoint Podcast in terms of the most personally impactful and transformational episodes. They describe the show as influential in terms of historical and racial literacy.
SPECIAL VIDEO EPISODE (December 30, 2021)The Dr. Pat Show: Talk Radio to Thrive By!When Paths Converge and Women Rise with special guest hosts Anita Russell, Mavis Bauman, and Gail Hunter
Meet Anita Russell, Mavis Bauman, and Gail Hunter. Discover the backstory of three wise women who concocted InflexionPoint Podcast, a brave space for conversation about racism, personal transformation, and accountability. Join Anita, Mavis and Gail as they sit in as guest hosts for this episode of The Dr. Pat Show.