Dismantle Racism with Rev. Dr. TLC

Dismantle Racism with Rev. Dr. TLC

Uncover, dismantle, and eradicate racism and create a world where racial equity is the norm. Dismantle Racism with Rev. Dr. TLC offers open-hearted conversations about racism, how it’s hidden in plain sight, and the ways in which it's crippling America (and beyond). We will shatter bias and assumptions with our guests, who illuminate the forces at play that perpetuate systemic inequity. Rev. Dr. TLC’s audience will be invited to move from history to healing as she and her guest dismantle racism by tapping into our sacred intelligence, a process which invites each of us to recognize our shared humanity. It’s time for each of us to uncover, dismantle, and eradicate racism and create a world where racial equity is an everyday experience for all.

Episodes

November 17, 2022 60 min

Thursdays 11:00am - 12:00pm (EDT)

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

The audience will have an opportunity to listen in on a dynamic interracial dialogue and discover how we can move beyond our discomfort in dismantling racism to a place of committed intention to connect on a deeper level with one another.

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Race is a social construct and yet we can not avoid its impact when we move throughout society. We understand one anoth...

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WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

The audience will learn tools to expand their awareness about racism in their own disciplines/areas of interests and how to honor the contributions of all in the telling of our history.

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Jazz originated in the African American community of New Orleans. The world has been blessed by notable artists such as Eubie Blake, Ethel Waters, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Al Jolson, Benny Goodman a...

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October 20, 2022 60 min

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

The audience will get insight from a professional theater practitioner about the social impact of storytelling. Listeners will learn about the new project at Artreach, Inc. that aims to use theater to illuminate racial bias in mental health and healthcare.

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Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said, "Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can al...

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October 13, 2022 59 min

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

Listeners will learn how menopause is experienced differently because of systematic racial disparities. The audience will hear from a Workplace Menopause Strategist how she works to advocate for people going through menopause, especially in the context of professional settings. 

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The impact of menopause is unique to each individual. It is also the case that research has shown that menopaus...

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October 6, 2022 61 min

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

Listeners gain perspective on the role of literature in the movement to dismantle racism and other systems of oppression. The audience will hear our host and guest discuss how to tap into various healing modalities to generate strength and purpose in black bodies of culture.

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There is an extensive history of black people being denied access to literacy, as well as literature being used to ...

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September 29, 2022 60 min

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

Get first-hand accounts of how racist ideals are upheld in places of worship in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Learn ways to recognize racism in religious spaces, and how it can compromise individual and communal spirituality.

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There is a long history of abusing religion in order to justify and perpetuate racism and white supremacy. Rev. Dr. TLC will be joined by licensed minister, S...

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September 22, 2022 60 min

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

Listeners will gain insight and tools to embrace their innate divinity and sacred intelligence.The audience will learn how that inner divinity informs how they can contribute to dismantling systems of oppression habitually.

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Rev. Dr. TLC, who coined the term "sacred intelligence," will be joined by author, healer and astrologer, Martha Alter Hines, MSW. They will discuss how align...

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September 15, 2022 57 min

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

Listeners will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of examining, confronting, and reconciling history in order to heal racial wounds and to dismantle racism.

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In Part 1 of Justice for Life, Mr. Butts shared how his organization, LifeGuardian Worldwide takes a deeper dive into the core of our humanity by abiding by the spiritual basis of justice and equity advocacy. 

In Part 2, he ...

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September 8, 2022 61 min

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

The audience will get tools to identify symptoms of racism within themselves as a prerequisite to challenging harmful ideologies externally. Listeners will gain a more thorough understanding of the various ways racism presents itself, and how they can use their individual power to disrupt patterns of inequity.

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Rev. Dr. TLC will be joined by Waleska Lugo-DeJesús, CEO of Inclusive Strategie...

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September 2, 2022 60 min

The audience will learn about ancient principles that promote self-knowledge, the foundation of meaningful equity work. Listeners will gain insight and tools for engaging in the spiritual work required to dismantle systematic oppression.

 

Race is a social construct. To challenge it, we need to study the ways in which it has impacted our lives as well as develop the capacity to interrupt its effects internally and systemically. The c...

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August 25, 2022 59 min

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

The audience will learn the history behind normalized present day ideals of racial purity, discrimination, and violence. Listeners will gain awareness of the inhumanity and trauma passed down in ideology, bureaucracy, and DNA.

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Our DNA is the storage device that holds the unvarnished truth and cannot be destroyed. This DNA holds the trauma of enslavement and the assault on the loins of the...

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August 11, 2022 58 min

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

Listeners will gain awareness of their own privileges, and how they can embrace them for the benefit of the collective. The audience will hear personal experiences of being marginalized in one social sphere while being put on a pedestal in another, and learn how to recognize their privilege when it shows up.

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We must be consistent in reminding ourselves of the significance of intersectiona...

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August 4, 2022 60 min

Listeners will get a personal account of what it was like to witness integration. Gangaji will share how it catalyzed her growth and shifted her perspective as a white woman in the South. The audience will hear how the contrasting journeys of Rev. Dr. TLC and Gangaji both resulted in spiritual commitments to advocating for love and equity.

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It was 1962 when violent riots broke out on the campus of the University of Mi...

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WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

Listeners will be more equipped to recognize the connections between hyper-masculinity and the perpetuation of racism. Men will be able to notice the ways hyper-masculine socialization affects their own lives, learn to better care for themselves emotionally, and be part of the solution towards dismantling these suffocating systems.

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Oppressive constructs such as white supremacy, patriarchy...

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WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

Dr. Palmer will share a personal account of her experience with the inner work as well as external interactions that we part of her journey with contributing to the solution. Listeners will get some context around the connections between colonialism, our economy, and racism, as well as tools to challenge these systems on a daily basis.

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The ideals and practices of colonialism are at the ro...

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July 14, 2022 58 min

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN? The audience will learn how to recognize harmful actions and organizational policies, so they can call it out and encourage accountability when they see it.

EPISODE SUMMARY: Racism and prejudice often rear their ugly heads with witnesses. Racism is as deadly as it is because it often shows up in the most public of spaces: workplaces, schools, on television, in movies, and on our streets in full view of...

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July 7, 2022 60 min

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

The audience will get specific examples about how cross-cultural exchanges can be both personally and systematically beneficial.

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Racism and prejudice rob its perpetrators and victims of all the benefits of multiculturalism. The unhealthy culture of racial hierarchy and systematic bias limits the kind of cross-cultural collaboration and exchange of ideas that leads to meaningful progress. ...

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The audience will learn about the connections between toxic masculinity and white supremacy. They will be able to better see the signs in their lives so they too can become part of the solution instead of contributing to the issue.

Oppressive constructs such as white supremacy, patriarchy, and heteronormativity can seem independent, however,

They work in tandem every day. The generalized qualifications of masculinity and femininity t...

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June 23, 2022 61 min

The audience will gain insight into the long-lasting effects of racial trauma, and how it can be healed with honesty, compassion, accountability, and justice.

Prejudice has birthed more traumatic events and unjust experiences than we could possibly tally. The longstanding emotional, psychological, and sometimes physical scars that these occurrences cause are not easily healed. However, some healing is possible with the powerful comb...

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June 16, 2022 61 min

The audience will gain insight into how they can break the barriers standing in their path to fulfillment and how the path to personal greatness aligns with our collective path to an equitable world.

We all enter the world with abundant power to achieve greatness, in whatever package may be meant for us. Greatness seeks us, but it's up to us to forge a path so we can meet it halfway. That path is bound to have some obstacles, bu...

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