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Be the Bridge Podcast with Latasha Morrison

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LATASHA MORRISON is a best-selling and award winning author, bridge-builder, reconciler, and a compelling voice in the fight for racial justice. In 2016, she founded Be the Bridge, a non-profit organization equipping more than 1,000 sub-groups across five countries to serve as ambassadors of racial reconciliation. This podcast is another step is cultivating conversations that will hopefully lead to real change.
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In this episode, Latasha and Jo Saxton talk about barriers to leadership for women of color, the importance of leveraging opportunities for the sake of others, the power of representation, and the restorative benefits of intentional self-care. A Londoner born to Nigerian immigrants, now living in Minnesota, Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, podcast host, and a leadership coach helping women grow in leadership. She has written books on leadership, identity, and legacy, the newest of which is called "Ready to Rise: Own Your Voice, Gather Your Community, and Step Into Your Influence." Podcast link: https://podlink.to/BeTheBridge Social handles/links: Instagram: @LatashaMorrisonTwitter: @LatashaMorrisonFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/LatashaMMorrison/ Official Hashtag: #bethebridge
In this episode of the Be the Bridge podcast, Latasha speaks with Andrea Smith, author and co-founder of INCITE! about solidarity among people of color, the consequences of colonialism in limiting our connectedness, the intersections of violence in gender and race, and what it might look like to reimagine a world where all people groups can thrive. “People of color are not a monolithic group. We are very different with different cultural expressions and different lived experiences.” –Latasha Morrison “We’re doing things to hurt each other. And if we recognize that as a starting ground and we make a political commitment to do otherwise, we say ‘I’m going to learn how to be different with you, I’m going to start to learn history, I’m going to start to receive critique that I’m hurting you.'” –Andrea Smith “We must always be critical of not settling for what seems to be the best we can get, and instead say, ‘What’s the best governance system where we can all live that’s not dependent on some peoples’ death?'” –Andrea Smith About Andrea Andrea Smith is the coordinator of Evangelicals 4 Justice and board member of the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies.  She is the co-editor with Mae Cannon of Evangelical Theologies of Liberation and Justice (IVP), and author of Unreconciled: From Racial Reconciliation to Racial Justice in Christian Evangelicalism (Duke), Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide; and editor of The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex. She is the co-founder of Incite: Women of Color Against Violence and the Boarding School Healing Project. Listen to the full episode and subscribe to the Be the Bridge podcast for more conversations on racial healing, equity and reconciliation! Podcast link: https://podlink.to/BeTheBridge Social handles/links: Instagram: @LatashaMorrison Twitter: @LatashaMorrison Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LatashaMMorrison/ Official Hashtag: #bethebridge --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode of the Be the Bridge podcast, founder Latasha Morrison and public theologian Lisa Sharon Harper discuss the implications of America’s historical narrative gap, Lisa’s journey to discover the stories of her ancestors, and how we can build bridges from our nation’s past to become more present. “Scripture itself, particularly the biblical concept of shalom, is not about domination but rather about servanthood of the other—service, protection, and cultivation of all.” –Lisa Sharon Harper “Race as a construct was created to determine one thing on this land that we call America: Who has the divine call and the capacity to exercise dominion on this land.” –Lisa Sharon Harper “In order to understand where we are today, we have to look at where we were yesterday.” –Latasha Morrison About Lisa Lisa Sharon Harper is the founder and president of Freedom Road, a groundbreaking consulting group that crafts experiences that bring common understanding and common commitments that lead to common action toward a more just world. Lisa is a public theologian whose writing, speaking, activism and training has sparked and fed the fires of re-formation in the church from Ferguson and Charlottesville to South Africa, Brazil, Australia and Ireland. Lisa’s book, The Very Good Gospel was named 2016 “Book of the Year” and the Huffington Post identified Lisa as one of 50 Women Religious Leaders to Celebrate on International Women’s Day. Podcast link: https://podlink.to/BeTheBridge Social handles/links: Instagram: @LatashaMorrison Twitter: @LatashaMorrison Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LatashaMMorrison/ Official Hashtag: #bethebridge --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In Part 2 of "How It All Began!", Latasha Morrison and Susan Seay talk about the beginning of their BTB and how Susan played a part in its formation.  To learn more about how the bridge started, purchase the Be the Bridge Book. Be the Bridge Book You can find a full transcript of this episode on our website: Be The Bridge Blog --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Latasha Morrison and Jennie Allen talk about the beginning of their friendship journey. To learn more about how the bridge started, purchase the Be the Bridge Book. Be the Bridge Book You can find a full transcript of this episode on our website: Be The Bridge Blog --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Interview with Don and Susan McLaughlin, and Stephen Maxwell, on Don's book "Love First: Ending Hate before It's Too Late" and how they implement BTB groups at their church. This was a recorded interview from 2018. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Interview with Matthew Horace, author of "The Black and The Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America's Law Enforcement". This was a recorded interview from 2019. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Awakening to Whiteness

Awakening to Whiteness

2020-04-2801:02:303

In this episode, Latasha Morrison speaks with pastor and author Daniel Hill about his abrupt awakening to whiteness at the age of 24 and the implications of being a white man in America. Latasha and Daniel explore the journey expressed through his book White Awake: An honest look at what it means to be white, which walks readers through seven stages of cultural awakening. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Latasha Morrison, founder of Be the Bridge, interviews activist and author Kathy Khang about practical ways to raise your voice in real life, the difference between disruption and discernment, and troublemaking for the sake of the Gospel. Kathy also explores making authentic justice-minded friends in white evangelical spaces and especially the intersection of race and gender within a ministry vocation. First published on Facebook Live - August 14, 2018 Resources mentioned: BOOK: Kathy Khang, Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up MOVIE: Warner Brothers,  Crazy Rich Asians --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode, Latasha Morrison interviews author Dominique Gilliard about his book Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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