This episode is an exploration of what gets in the way of partnerships between Black women and white women: control, superiority, power struggles, and plantation narrative. We also talk about the white wounds that we unwillingly bring into the work and what's possible when we heal and move beyond the wounds.
Dr. Audrey Jordan is the Jerry D. Campbell Professor and DEI Specialist at Claremont Lincoln University, and is a certified executive life coach, focused on “accompanying social justice leaders and teams to unchain power for transformation.” Audrey is also currently an independent consultant with her own practice – ADJ Consulting and Coaching: capacity building for constituent-centered, place-based community change; cultivating community democracy; strengthening organizational and collaborative partnership capacities for learning and accountability; and teaching about and facilitating conversations to promote racial equity and social justice. Audrey currently lives in Fontana, CA and enjoys the company of her siblings and their spouses, her two sons, nieces and nephews, and the most recent family addition - her amazing grandniece, Eloise.
Correction: W.E.B. DuBois's Talented Tenth was intended to be 10% of the African American population that 4 million African Americans, 41 million is the total number of American American in the United States.
Resources mentioned on the show:
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Book: The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B.DuBois
Book: How the word is passed by Clint Smith
Book: Emergent Strategy adrienne maree brown
Book: The Politics of Trauma Staci Haines
Margaret Wheatley Islands of Sanity
Originally recorded on 1/26/2022.