Collective Power Podcast

Love and Fear Series: Racial Justice Organizing beyond Fear with Robin Wright-Pierce

May 21, 2022 Rita S Fierro. Ph.D. Season 2 Episode 11
Collective Power Podcast
Love and Fear Series: Racial Justice Organizing beyond Fear with Robin Wright-Pierce
Show Notes

In this episode, we talk about our bodies play a crucial role in requiring us to shift from unsustainable social justice organizing from fear, anxiety, hyper-vigilance, and chaos  to organizing from the more sustainable  care, trust, love, and even joy.  We also talk about the how organizational dynamics such as perceived leadership, funding, and results strengthen fear, too. Our guest invites us to "build our capacity to enter into new relationship with white supremacy, patriarchy, and sexism."

"Freedom is both personal and collective."-Robin Wright-Pierce

Our guest, Robin Wright-Pierce is a coach and facilitator of individual and collective liberation with more than a decade of experience cultivating race equity in organizations and in social change efforts.  She is the founder of The Wright Institute for Transformative Change which partners with individuals and organizations to build their capacity to advance courageous change.  Robin has worked on issues related to community re-entry and rights for returning citizens, education justice, voting rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration justice, and ending anti-Black police brutality. Her approaches to change spanned formal and informal pursuits involving policy and legislative change, community organizing, design thinking and inclusive facilitation, research and advocacy, and field training and development.

Robin is a thought leader. Her insight and perspective has been captured in NPR’s WBEZ Chicago, KCUR, and WVXU. Her wisdom has been captured in The New York Times, Diversity Issues in Higher Education and in the documentary This Changes Everything now available on Netflix. Recently, she was named one of the top 22 leaders in the country to learn from by Bunch, a coaching company.  She is a proud alumnus of both The Ohio State University where she received her Master of Public Administration from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and Kent State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Pan-African Studies.

Robin Wright's website The Wright Institute .

Originally recorded on May 12 , 2022.

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