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Empowerment Starts Here

Sep 16, 2020

In this episode, Henry Leonard talks about public education and black lives matter through the lens of a union worker.  He shares his perspective on life as a contested experience for blacks yet a privileged experience for whites. Finally, in the close out, the host will consider white supremacy and its relatedness to...


Sep 15, 2020

This episode is the first of a season of seven where the host explores what black lives matter means to her on a personal level and then engages with others to find out what it means to them as well.  To learn more about this episode and to access the show notes, please visit our


Feb 5, 2020

In this episode, the host returns (from an extended break) with a conversation about her continued commitment to Empowerment Starts Here (ESH).  She talks about the six episode gap (between Ep55-Ep60); about being on autopilot from one major project to the next (without time to reflect and recalibrate her destination);...


Jun 26, 2019

In this episode, the informant talks about the capital required for parents to enroll their children in charter public schools and the ways in which this requirement violates the tenets of free education.  In the close out, the host adds to the conversation by talking about democratic education from the angle of...


May 30, 2019

In the recorded conversation, the Informant talks about public school employment for educators of color and how it differs from what their white counterparts experience. He also talks about educators of color only being allowed to teach in under-resourced schools and finally, he talks about different access points...