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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


May 30, 2018

The final case is being presented over two episodes allowing for an adequate representation of two related yet distinct discussions.  In the first episode (Ep33), the host provides an argument for why knowing the landscape of one's internal world is essential to disrupting margins.  The case was inspired by six...


May 16, 2018

In this episode, the informant explores racism and sexism in higher education.  

To get more of a description and access resources mentioned in the conversation, please visit our webpage:   https://empowermentstartshere.net/2018/05/16/the-case-of-the-academy-and-women-of-color/


Mar 21, 2018

In this conversation, you will learn about movement as vital to building brain cells, moving information from short-term into long-term memory, and positioning students as co-constructors of knowledge—not just mindless receivers of someone else’s knowledge.

In the close out of the episode, the host talks critically...