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Author: Dr. Catherine Meeks

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A Brave Space with Dr. Meeks will support the work of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing in its mission of creating brave space where the truth can be told. The sessions will explore various topics that address the intersections between slavery, lynching, the prison industrial complex, the death penalty and 21st-century police killings and the ways in which these issues prohibit racial healing in America. There will be a wide variety of guests who will assist the host and Absalom Jones CenterDirector in engaging the crucial topic of racial healing from their wide range of experiences as resistors to racism and in seeking racial healing.
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In this episode, we discuss the crucial difference between being alone and feeling lonely, emphasizing the importance of being 'alive' in others' hearts and carrying them in ours. Is social media bridging the gap or widening it? Are we cultivating genuine connections or fostering a false self?Tune in to hear Dr. Meeks and host, Chelsi Glascoe challenge the notion of computer-generated companionship as she invites you to consider turning off the digital world to rediscover the warmth of real h...
Welcome to another thought-provoking episode of A Brave Space Podcast with Dr. Meeks and your host, Chelsi Glascoe. Join us in this episode as we:🌍 Address the Middle East Crisis: We'll begin by addressing the ongoing crisis in the Middle East and the tragedies that have unfolded. There's only one solid resolution, tune in to discover Dr. Meeks prescription for peace.🌟 Navigate Liminal Space: We talk about the concept of living in the liminal space, where grief is honored, and hope is still h...
Welcome to 'A Brave Space Podcast' with Dr. Meeks and your host, Chelsi Glascoe. Venture into the heart of what it means to be 'woke' in today's world. We're unpacking how consciousness ties into compassion for each other and our planet. But be warned, not everyone's cheering on this 'awakening'. White supremacy is throwing shade, trying to twist 'wokeness' into something negative. In this episode, we're unraveling the true essence of 'woke', its history, and the noise around it. Join us for ...
In this compelling episode, host Chelsi Glascoe sits down with Dr. Meeks to dissect recent developments in Florida where the curriculum is being reshaped to downplay and distort the ugly truths of America's oppressive past. They delve deep into how these alterations not only affect the truth taught in classrooms but also work to perpetuate white supremacy. Courageously, they shine a light on the disturbing pattern of erasing the pain and stories of African Americans and other marginalize...
Tune in to this thought-provoking podcast with Dr. Meeks and host, Chelsi Glascoe. In this episode, they fearlessly tackle recent Supreme Court decisions concerning LGBTQIA issues and affirmative action, revealing how these rulings undo years of racial justice work and have far-reaching implications for our future.Beyond the courtroom discussions, Dr. Meeks and Chelsi shed light on the often-overlooked fourth branch of government: the media. They delve into its influence on the masses, issuin...
With all of the rich conversation we had in our last episode "The Journey of Belonging with Michelle Miller," we had to keep it going. Check out part II of A Brave Space Podcast with Dr. Meeks, as we continue to explore the topic of belonging with special guest, author, and co-host of CBS Saturday Morning, Michelle Miller.We'll dig deeper into her courageous search for identity despite chaos and be inspired by highlights from her memoir, Belonging: A Daughter's Search for Identity ...
In this riveting episode of A Brave Space Podcast with Dr. Meeks, we explore the topic of belonging with special guest, author, and co-host of CBS Saturday Morning, Michelle Miller.Tune in to glean from her courageous search for identity despite chaos and be inspired by highlights from her memoir, Belonging: A Daughter's Search for Identity Through Loss and Love. Grab your copy of this New York Times Best Seller here: https://www.michellemillerontv.com/belonging
In this exciting episode of A Brave Space Podcast with Dr. Meeks, we welcome a returning guest,Rosita Stevens-Hosley, founder of Preserving Pauli Murray, LLC.Tune in to hear Rositas' recent triumphs with the U.S. Mint announcing Dr. Pauli Murray to be featured on the U.S. Quarter in 2024!This insightful conversation offers a backstage pass to the minting process and a hopeful message on resilience, representation and our responsibility to keep the light of legacy alive.Did you miss our last p...
In this introspective episode of A Brave Space Podcast with Dr. Meeks, we welcome the courageous voices of two scholars matriculating at Clark Atlanta University. Both Shaniyah Sheree, Junior and Founder of The Young Woman Flourish Podcast, and Sydney Featherstone, Freshman, Biology major, take the stage to share their views on self-discovery, purpose, and success. This intergenerational conversation offers challenging questions and fresh perspectives on how to be well on a purposeful path.&n...
In this podcast episode we enter into the brave space of our annual Bishop Frank Kellogg Allan and Elizabeth Ansley Allan Lecture Series. Our esteemed guest, The Rev. Phillip A. Jackson, the 19th Rector of Trinity Church Wall Street, shares insightful thoughts that will leave you curious and determined to make a change in your community. Tune in to hear sound bites on topics including: why racism is a waste of our time, the argument for love vs. hate, and burden of racism and post...
In this episode of A Brave Space with Dr. Meeks, host Chelsi Glascoe gets an inside scoop on Dr. Meeks new book, "The Night is Long but Light Comes in the Morning: Meditations for Racial Healing." We bravely discuss the relationship between meditations and both the impact and necessity of introspective work. Tune in to discover the thought provoking inspiration and invitation that guided the words on each page. If you're ready to be different because you want to see a change, make sure you gr...
The Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing celebrates it's 5 Year Anniversary in October and in this episode, you will hear the reflections of the past, impact of the present, and vision for the future of our work. We want to take a moment to especially thank all of our supporters, listeners, and brave souls who continue to live into God's dream by doing the courageous work of dismantling racism and becoming well. Tune in to join the celebration and get excited about our ...
The Center for Racial Healing celebrates Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month beyond and especially during the special season of recognition September 15th through October 15th. This month we recognize and celebrate those tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean for all their contributions that are integral to American identity. As of July 1st 2021, the Hispanic/Latinx population numbered 62.6 million, which e...
In this brave conversation Dr. Meeks and Host, Chelsi Glascoe, highlight the pioneering Feminist and civil rights legend, Anna Pauline "Pauli" Murray through the lens of a special guest and educator, Rosita Stevens-Holsey, her niece. Tune in as we get a peak behind the scenes of who Rosita affectionally calls "Aunt Pauli" and who the world recognizes as a major catalyst for change in the civil rights movement. Pauli Murray was an Activist, Attorney, Author, Educator, and Episcopal Priest who'...
In this episode Dr. Catherine Meeks and host, Chelsi Glascoe welcome the phenomenal woman, Dorris Walker-Taylor, to the space. You will first be enlightened as you hear her personal story from trauma to addiction to trafficking; and then be inspired by her professional bloom to senior ambassador and community relations at Thistle Farms. Tune in to learn first hand how the work at Thistle Farms addresses the consequences of systemic racism and the steps you can take to emulate the he...
This conversation challenges all generations to both share their stories, and listen.Turn up the volume because in this episode, Dr. Meeks and Host, Chelsi Glascoe, sit down and chat with two fiery college students: Aliayah Simmons, Freshman at Georgia State University and, Chris Isidoro Saldivar, Junior at Clark Atlanta University. Both Aliayah and Chris learn and grow as interns at the Center for Racial Healing and you'll be privy to hear their personal experiences as it relates to racial t...
In this episode of a Brave Space Podcast, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing and podcast host, Chelsi Glascoe concludes Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month by reviewing the powerful program, Celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander month program (Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed1BWYsYwIk&t=3013s). This recap inspired conversation and deep reflection on the power of racial groups uniting together. Dr. Martin Luther...
In our last episode "The Black Woman From the Lens of a Black Man with Special Guest Bishop Rob Wright" we were empowered by Bishop Wright's narrative of the Black woman and recognized the refreshing impact their lives have on others. The question after the podcast however was, why was this type of conversation so rare?In this episode, we're expounding on how the presence or lack of affirmation from African-American men affects African-American women. We'll also identify a few social and hist...
In this episode, Chelsi and Dr. Meeks have the honor of hosting our special guest, Bishop Rob Wright. He is the first African American to be elected as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, serving from October 2012 to the present. Tune in to hear his narrative of the Black woman and how it influences his relationships with his family and beyond. This dynamic conversation will give you hope and guidance on how to restore the respect, love, and honor in your life and relationships. As al...
The Black Family has been heavily impacted over centuries from rape, reconstruction, the great migration, the prison industrial complex, and so many other factors - most notably impacting black women. Did you know more than 70% of black women are unmarried? But why? In this episode, Chelsi and Dr. Meeks discuss the black woman and how falsehoods have infiltrated the culture surrounding black women. They break down how we dismantle these bad narratives and take back the black woman as a powerf...
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