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But Can We Work Together, Though? A Black Woman & A White Woman Get Real About Highs & Lows of Interracial Collaboration in Social Justice Work

    • But Can We Work Together, Though?

      A Black Woman & A White Woman Get Real About Highs & Lows of Interracial Collaboration in Social Justice Work

       
      Can white women and Black women do meaningful social justice work together in a way that is authentic to their unique experiences, and breaks down harmful dynamics of power, privilege, and bias?

      Yes. But it takes work. And it can be complicated. Alongside my colleague Suzanne Hitchman, our new podcast But Can We Work Together Though? encourages listeners to learn from our open and honest discussion. We use our own interracial personal and professional relationship to guide reflection and action.

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      BCWT Podcast

      Listen to the first two episodes of BCWT Podcast. Subscribe to catch future episodes!

      What Is a Restorative Justice Listening Circle and How to Use It

      And if you want to learn more about restorative justice practices, check out this post on how to host a restorative justice listening circle at your school.

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    • I really appreciated the first two episodes of this podcast and can’t wait to hear more. It helps me reflect on my own personal and professional relationships in new and meaningful ways. Thanks for putting this out into the world @nicolelavonne.

       

       

    • Wow!  What an interesting subject!  I listened to the first two podcast episodes and I am eager to learn more. I have always engaged in cross-racial relationships despite the fact that the schools that I attended were largely racially segregated.  I engaged with a number of ethnic groups and cultures because of the courses that enrolled in and so I experienced a level of diversity that my family members who attended the same schools did not.  When I entered college, I was one of the 65 African-American students in a college of well over 6,000 so that was a huge culture shift but my experience of learning with people who did not share my ethnic background helped to ease some of the unfamiliarity.

    • @cschneider Thanks so much for listening; episode 3 will be out in a few weeks! It’s great to hear that it’s inviting reflection on your own relationships, which is such a huge step in us growing and learning together.

    • @cschneider Thanks so much for listening; episode 3 will be out in a few weeks! It’s great to hear that it’s inviting reflection on your own relationships, which is such a huge step in us growing and learning together.

    • @nwilliamsnola Thank you so much for sharing that. I can relate to you being able to experience diversity despite being in racially segregated settings. And I, too had such a drastically different experience from my siblings who attended the same k-12 school as me. So interesting how that can happen!

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What challenges have you experienced within your own cross-racial relationships–or with attempts to establish cross-racial relationships–personally or professionally?

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