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Empowerment Starts Here

Oct 31, 2020

This episode is the fourth conversation in the Black Lives Matter series where empowerment starts here with Reverend Dr. Valerie Bridgeman.  In this call, Rev. Valerie links BLM to the spiritual. She talks about God as not sharing, about Jesus being a black woman, and about uprooting historical systems such as the...


Sep 16, 2020

In this episode, Henry Leonard talks about public education and black lives matter through the lens of a union worker.  He also 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...


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/