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 2, 2023 60 mins

The audience with discover how to use one's gifts to promote racial equity.

Join Rev. Dr. TLC as she sits down with her returning guest, Michael Grant. He is the President and Founder of Give Music Inc. a Springfield-based non-profit organization whose mission is to help the world express itself through entertainment technology.  Michael will discuss his work with incarcerated youth, most of whom are people of...

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The audience will gain awareness of legalized hate and ways to change such a legacy.

In her book The Place We Make: Breaking the Legacy of Legalized Hate, Sarah L. Sanderson tells two stories. The first is the story of Jacob Vanderpool, the only person to be legally exiled from the Oregon Territory for being Black in a state that prohibited Black residents for over 75 years. The second story Sarah tells is of disc...

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September 28, 2023 60 mins

The Martin Luther King Center in Newport, RI strives to bring equity to the community by offering over 25 programs designed to address educational, nutritional, emotional wellbeing, and more. Executive Director Heather Strout says that they are committed to anti-racism training as a staff and board. The journey to dismantling racism is often frustrating and difficult, and those on the journey must have the skills, knowledge, ...

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The audience will gain awareness of what first generation college students bring to the table.

Being a first-generation student is a deeply intersectional identity as it takes into account issues of race, class, gender, immigrant status, and sexual orientation.  Most importantly, it brings to the forefront issues of social capital. Often the assumption is that first-gen students lack ...

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September 14, 2023 60 mins

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Listeners will open up to new ways of understanding and healing the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

"The Wall Between is a book about the wall that exists between Jewish and Palestinian communities in the Diaspora. Distrust, enmity, and hate are common currencies. They manifest at university campuses, schools and school boards, at political events, on

social media, and in academic circles. F...

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September 7, 2023 60 mins

The audience will hear how racism impacts mental health.

Racism is a public health crisis that impacts each of us on every level of life - education, medical, relationships, politics, communities, personal (how we see ourselves), judicial, the church, mental health, criminal justice, LGBTQ, academia, etc. We all have a lifelong journey to help each other and ourselves to be free without fear. We can no longer be c...

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August 31, 2023 60 mins

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The audience will hear how navigating whiteness may impact one's sense of self.

Navigating whiteness and white culture is common for people of color. Often it is necessary to preserve one's life and livelihood. Many BIPOC have had to make the difficult decision to move out of neighborhoods that are populated with people of color to white neighborhoods in order to set their children up for s...

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July 27, 2023 60 mins

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

The audience will gain perspective on how to make a personal impact on dismantling racism.

EPISODE SUMMARY:

Take a walk through your neighborhood. Explore your community. Look closely at what's happening in the world. What do you see? What do you notice about racial inequities? What is lacking within your racial group? What needs to change? Answering these questions is one way to be...

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July 20, 2023 61 mins

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Celebrating 100 episodes of the Dismantle Racism Show. How strange to say those words. What exactly are we celebrating? We shouldn't have to dismantle racism. It shouldn't exist. True. True. True. Sadly, it does exist, and I'm grateful to be a part of the change that I want to see in the world. So... I am celebrating the call that I have to engage in the work of racial justice. I am celebrating and...

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WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN? 

The audience will gain insight on the implications of access and opportunity, or lack thereof, to what some consider basic rights.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson said,  “Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.” Well… justice ...

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WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

The audience will gain perspective o what diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging mean from an academic perspective.

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In 2020 after the murder of George Floyd, there was an uptick in conversation about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Organizations, corporations, and academic institutions were taking a look at the ways in which they engaged with black indigenous people of c...

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WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

Guest will learn the contributions of West African Dance and how it informs the discussion or racial equity.

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Historically, images of Africa have ranged from offensive narratives like those shown on Tarzan to those that show malnourished children. While some of those images have improved and we see a plethora of videos of individuals dancing to African music, our perception of this beautif...

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June 22, 2023 59 mins

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

Listeners will discover ways to write a new story of racial and social injustices.

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Mississippi is replete with stories of injustice: lynchings, racial equities, health care disparities, poor water supply for people of color, and more. There have been many changes since slavery, Jim Crow, and the like but inequities remain. How do we write a new story for Mississippi? It's time we told...

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June 15, 2023 61 mins

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN? 

The audience will hear how the models in Rev. Dr. TLC helped her to learn how to navigate and dismantle racism without even talking about it.

EPISODE SUMMARY:

Rev. Dr. TLC grew up in a close-knit thriving black community. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated 45 minutes from where she lived. James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi, which was 15 minutes from her hometown. Ida B. Wel...

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May 18, 2023 59 mins

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

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

The audience will hear the value of interpreting religious and biblical text through a womanist lens.

EPISODE SUMMARY:

The noted author, Alice Walker coined the phrase "womanist" in the early 80s. In short, a womanist is an individual who is focused on issues that are specific to black women in particular but also addresses issues of race, class, and gender. Womani...

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May 11, 2023 61 mins

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

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

Guests will discover how farming leads to healing.

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Less than two percent (2%) of farmers are people who are black. Over 50% of US farms are run by women, according to a 2017 census report. Structural racism has impacted the economic success of many farmers of color, particularly as it relates to receiving loans to support their businesses. Join Rev. Dr. TL...

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May 4, 2023 60 mins

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

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

The audience will get a glimpse of how racism impacts medical/mental health treatment, diagnoses, and prevalence. 

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There is often a sentiment that when folks of color talk about racism or discrimination that we are "playing the race card." There isn't such a thing as a "race card." The truth is the whole deck of cards is based on race -...

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April 27, 2023 59 mins

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

Episode title: Moving From Not Racist to Anti-Racist

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

The audience will discover why not being a racist is not enough to dismantle racism.

EPISODE SUMMARY:

Have you ever heard or made the statement "I'm not a racist?" Often this statement is made when one feels that they have to prove that they "accept everyone" or that they "don't see color."...

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April 20, 2023 59 mins

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

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

The importance of engaging history through art and music as a means to enhance curriculum standards.

EPISODE SUMMARY:

Reggie Harris is a songwriter, storyteller, and lecturer who engages all the senses to help expand the knowledge base in the fields of music, history, and the social sciences.

He has helped teachers, students and community leaders to become more effective ag...

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April 13, 2023 61 mins

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

WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?

The audience will discover how everyday expressions, beliefs, and behaviors unintentionally perpetuate racism.

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Join Rev. Dr. TLC, as she invites back to the show Ricky Wade, cofounder of the American Redneck Company. He is an advocate for ending race in America which is the biggest offender of racism. He believes that if more folks understood the detailed ...

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