VISIONS... Now!

VISIONS... Now!

VISIONS Now! Intends to amplify, advance and leverage an intentional voice with the media and external community. At the same time, we anticipate VISIONS Now! to also play a role in strengthening the foundation and direction for our VISIONS internal community. The roll-out will be one pre-recorded session per month moving forward. Please refer to our social media and website to access dates and details.

Episodes

December 23, 2021 38 min
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October 25, 2021 29 min
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July 15, 2021 33 min

Our July podcast topic is "History of the Land." This edition features a conversation with Jabari Brown, Kevin Connell, Jeanne Firth, and Theo Hilton. They discuss how to acknowledge the history of the land we walk on and build a better future from the knowledge of the past.

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In honor of June's Race Unity Day, these old friends still find meaning in talking about Race. "We both love each other and continually grow from being in these conversations about Race along with its myriad of intersectionalities." 

Join VISIONS Contracts Director Lisa Fagerstrom and VISIONS Consultant Joe Steele as they share their incredible journey as friends. 

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While VISIONS plans its first Spring Summit, we talk about the performative actions taken across industries over the past year, and what it would - and could - take to enact long-lasting, impactful change instead. How do we move from performative allyship to substantive change?

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March 15, 2021 40 min

A year later: where are we? Some of the VISIONS staff discusses what we've been through, what we've overcome, and what we see VISIONS moving toward.

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In this episode we talk with Jane from Fios Consulting about her experience with a new E-Learning tool from VISIONS called, Inclusion In Action. First we start by saying Black Lives Matter, we have always been an anti-racist organization and will continue to fight for racial justice. Contact us with any questions on how we can support you on your journey of anti-racism work. 

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In this episode, I talk with VISIONS consultant Joe Steel as we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on his work along with how he is responding and reflecting as he is having to stay at home. 

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In this episode, we get personal with Ariana Gil one of our VISIONS consultants based in Oakland. She shares about her experience as a bi-racial Mexican-American. We end with a challenge to make a relationship across difference. Find us on Instagram @VISIONSinc_org, on Twitter @VISIONSinc_org, Facebook and LinkedIn @VISIONSinc 

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In this episode, I am speaking with Vincent Johnson, Director of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence at Pittsburg School of Law. We talk about some of the VISIONS tools, and how he has incorporated those tools to create change across students, faculty, and staff. He shares the importance of D.E.I. work with First-Year students and the ways he has seen the positive impacts of the work. 

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In this episode, we talk with VISIONS Consultant Kyara Andrade about Intersectionality. We get into the weeds of who invented the term aka Kimberly Crenshaw and why she created it. We also share what it means to us at a personal level and how that has changed as more people begin to take on the term "intersectionality". 

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Happy New Year! Welcome back to MCHH in 2020, we are excited to continue to bring the content that stimulates all dimensions of self. In this conversation, we are talking with Jennifer Heifferon a learning specialist based in Oakland. She shares about her experience working with VISIONS as a client over the years and her most recent experience at our PACE workshop. To find out more information about our PACE workshop you can visit,...

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September 20, 2019 31 min

In this episode, Jabari Brown and I have a conversation about Toxic Masculinity. TRIGGER WARNING, We do not get into any of the heavy and violent topics of toxic masculinity and this is more of an entry point conversation. We are both men and this was recorded as a live conversation and not a prepared statement or study against toxic masculinity. I (Isaac Ruelas) as your host do make a statement against toxic masculinity and the op...

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Multiculturalism Happens Here, 2019 
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In this episode, I talk with Jamila Batts-Capitman about self-care. Why does it matter and what are the different ways we self-care. 

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In this episode, we get into the ways that being out in Nature and the wilderness can support change when it comes to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Learn more at www.visions-inc.org

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In this episode, we continue our conversation with Terry Berman around the ways VISIONS has supported schools that are thinking about change and equity. We get into setting ourselves up for success and pitfalls to avoid. 

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Episode #8 Multiculturalism Happens Here

Talking spirituality with Jamila Batts-Capitman. So excited to introduce Jamila to the MCHH. We get into herstory with VISIONS, and the ways she has influenced change over the years. We also connect around spirituality and healing, and get creative about ways it can influence the work we do. 

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In this episode we talk with Senior Consultant Terry Berman as she describes her work with Schools over her time with VISIONS. We discuss what schools have been doing right and some easy steps for setting up your school for success when it comes to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion. 

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Host: Isaac Ruelas 
Guest: Jabari Brown 

In this episode, we engage the ways in which perfectionism impacts us at the 4 levels (personal, interpersonal, institutional, cultural) and how liberation we think of liberation in relationship to each other. 

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