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Determine Our Future

Author: Lani Parker Pierce

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My name is Lani Parker Pierce, and I want to be a force for positive change. I want to charge at the walls of racism, gender discrimination, LGBTQ+ discrimination, and more.
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Quick link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aBhttps://determineourfuture.com/https://www.facebook.com/lparkerpierce@LParkerPierce#determineourfutureQuick intro: let’s save planet Earth. I don’t have all the answers, but I tried to put together as many recommendations as I could, so we all have more ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and all the other hacks. Let’s jump in!Click this link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aB
This episode contains lots of explicit language.After episode update: https://www.sexdrugsandjesus.com/ebook/ for a free chapter from DeVannon's book!Quick link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aBhttps://determineourfuture.com/Determine Our Future’s Facebook page@LParkerPierce#determineourfuturedevannon@sexdrugsandjesus.comfacebook.com/SexDrugsAndJesus/twitter.com/TabooTopixlinkedin.com/in/devannonsexdrugsandjesus.comdownunderapparel.comDeVannon Hubert, my guest today, has had enough life experiences to fill several people’s lifetimes. DeVannon has faced discrimination of multiple types, been affected by addition and multiple personal health crises, has served in the military during Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell while being a member of the LGBTQ+ community, has been a drug dealer, has been in jail, and has been homeless. DeVannon is an incredible person, and has so much to teach us about strength, courage, perseverance and survival under the worst of circumstances. DeVannon is also a podcaster, and has written Sex, Drugs, and Jesus, a memoir about all of these experiences and where they have led.Click this link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aB
https://determineourfuture.com/Determine Our Future’s Facebook group page@LParkerPierce#determineourfuture@coops_changer on Facebookcentreforsocialintelligence on Instagramhttp://bit.ly/KellyCooperYT-CSIhttps://www.centreforsocialintelligence.ca/Kelly Cooper’s book: “Lead the Change - The Competitive Advantage of Gender Diversity and Inclusion”As we struggle through the social justice awakening of 2020, and figure out how to make positive changes while not stepping back into social norms that simply reinforce those racial and ethnic stereotypes and biases, we all need help and support. Kelly Cooper is the CEO and founder of the Centre for Social Intelligence. Kelly’s company uses research and worldwide experience to create positive results, using each organization’s powerful individuals and their influence to make significant shifts in workplace culture.Kelly’s pronouns and mine are she/her/hers. Let’s jump in! Kelly, thank you so much for joining me today.Click this link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aB
Quick link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aBhttps://determineourfuture.com/Determine Our Future’s Facebook page@LParkerPierce#determineourfutureOkay, listeners. So this is the third episode that I am devoting either partially or fully to the students that were defrauded by Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business, run by Terry Myhre. I am captivated by what is happening with this story because I have been hoping and hoping that the students would eventually get their fraudulent loans forgiven and their tuition reimbursed. Although they won’t get that time back that they spent pursuing a degree that was not from an accredited university, I was hoping that they would at least get monetarily compensated. So did they? Listen and see. Also, I thought I would talk a little bit about student loan debt and some recent developments in that area from the Biden administration.Learning about student loan debt, loan forgiveness and more? It’s a big job. Let’s get started.Click this link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aB
Episode 56: Helen Zia

Episode 56: Helen Zia

2021-11-0109:35

This episode contains descriptions of violence and explicit language.Quick link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aBhttps://determineourfuture.com/Determine Our Future’s Facebook page@LParkerPierce#determineourfutureFrom the Statement of Solidarity published by the Asian American Leader’s Table on 9/11/2021, Helen Zia and others talked about the need to create “a culture of abundance that assumes there is enough freedom, enough humanity for all of us.” This is Helen Zia’s lifelong crusade- to fight for the rights of Asian people, the LGBTQ+ community and other marginalized groups. I’m excited to talk about another living legend who is a historical figure already and is still fighting for change. Learning about Helen Zia? It’s actually not such a big job- Helen is pretty amazing! Let’s get started.Click this link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aB
https://determineourfuture.com/Determine Our Future’s Facebook group page@LParkerPierce#determineourfuture@letslearnaboutscience on Instagram and TikTokAs a parent to young children, I am so excited to talk to my next guest on Season 2 of Determine Our Future! Stephanie Ryan, Ph.D. is a chemist, a parent, and a social media influencer who creates superior educational products and content. Dr. Stephanie is passionate about learning through play. She can be found helping young kids explore the fascinating world around them.Dr. Stephanie earned her Ph.D. in the Learning Sciences and her M.S. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Saint Mary’s College. After earning her Ph.D., she wrote a book aimed at helping parents and children with math and science subjects at home.Her book, Let’s Learn about Chemistry, was a finalist for the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Children's and Juvenile Non-Fiction division. The book was also on the short list for the 15th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards for Children's Non-Fiction and Picture Books, in the Preschool category. Stephanie is an expert in STEM for toddlers, kitchen chemistry, creating math and science activities for kiddos, and much more.Click this link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aB
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S2 short break (2)

2021-10-1801:17

This episode contains explicit language.Quick link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aBhttps://determineourfuture.com/Determine Our Future’s Facebook page@LParkerPierce#determineourfutureOkay, so sometimes, dear listeners, I have lots of questions that I think would be fun to talk about. I write all these ideas down, and as I’m setting up my future episodes, I realize that these ideas are not enough for full episodes. So I wondered for a while what to do with them. At some point I just decided to put a bunch of them in one episode. In doing this, dear listeners, I hope you’re not just being subjected to my mind’s random meanderings. Or, if that is what this is, I hope at least it’s enjoyable. Contact me on my website, determineourfuture.com, if it’s not and let me know, okay?Continuing to learn all your life? It’s a big job, but this one is fun! Let’s get started.Click this link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aB
E50 Extra

E50 Extra

2021-10-1106:49

Link to the full episode: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1210403/8940933
Quick link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aBhttps://determineourfuture.com/Determine Our Future’s Facebook page@LParkerPierce#determineourfuturehttps://www.heydaybooks.com/catalog/freedom-to-discriminate/Okay, DOF listeners, buckle up. We are about to learn so much about discrimination in the housing market in the US. Gene Slater has served as senior advisor on housing for federal, state, and local agencies for over forty years. Gene co-founded and chairs CSG Advisors, a long-time leading advisor on affordable housing. In the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2009, Gene helped design the program by which the United States Treasury financed homes for 110,000 first-time buyers. Gene has earned college degrees from Columbia, MIT, and Stanford. The book that I am excited to talk about today is “Freedom to Discriminate: How Realtors Conspired to Segregate Housing and Divide America.” This book is scheduled to be released this month, September 2021, and has rave reviews from experts in these fields. Let’s jump in!Click this link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aB
Quick link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aBhttps://determineourfuture.com/Determine Our Future’s Facebook page@LParkerPierce#determineourfutureSo short intro today, dear listeners. I wanted to dig into white collar crime, and why there is so much less stigma for the crime itself and those who are prosecuted and convicted of these crimes. It’s also a mystery to me why these crimes are pursued with much less resources than other types of crimes. Also, perpetrators are punished with much less jail or prison time, if any, except in the most extreme cases, when there is a large public outcry. Learning more about white collar crime? It is a lot bigger job than you might think. Let’s get started.Click this link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aB
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S2 short break

2021-09-2001:16

https://determineourfuture.com/Determine Our Future’s Facebook group page@LParkerPierce#determineourfuturesumis@earthlink.netwww.authorsumi.comAn article about The Good Boys, the movie Sumi and I talked about: https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/this-r-rated-comedy-about-12-year-old-boys-is-raunchy-vulgar-funny--and-surprisingly-sweet/2019/08/14/16f08d86-b954-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.htmlI’m excited to add to my knowledge- and of course your knowledge, listeners- of parenting issues and how to help our kids in any way we can. Sumi Mukherjee is on the show today! Sumi is a writer, activist and advocate that speaks on issues like antiracism, mental health awareness and prevention of abuse.Sumi has had speaking engagements with organizations around the US and in Canada. Sumi has spoken at Human Rights conferences, as well as at universities and colleges, schools, community events and youth conferences. We will talk about racism and antiracism in schools, and bullying based on racism and ethnic differences.Click this link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aB
https://determineourfuture.com/Determine Our Future’s Facebook group page@LParkerPierce#determineourfutureFor a FREE copy of Shawn’s book, The Winning Edge: https://shawnharper.cowww.ShawnHarper.org@ShawnHarper on Facebook@ShawnHarper075 on Twitter@shawnharperspeaker on InstagramAaron Shawn Harper, or Shawn to his friends, is one of the nation’s leading motivational speakers. Shawn is a seven-year former NFL offensive lineman for the Rams, the Oilers, the Colts, and NFL Europe. Shawn conquered the business world after his football success by owning and operating American Services and Protection, a multi-million-dollar security services firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Shawn also speaks across the country, covering topics like overcoming adversity, building effective teams, and creating a winning culture.I’m interested to speak to Shawn about his areas of expertise, which are numerous, and also about his experiences in professional sports, and the differences in a few key areas between Shawn’s time in the NFL and what players are experiencing now.Click this link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aB
E45 Extra

E45 Extra

2021-09-0609:34

Link to the full episode: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1210403/8806791
Quick link to leave a review for me (it’s so much easier now!): https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aBhttps://determineourfuture.com/Determine Our Future’s Facebook page@LParkerPierce#determineourfutureI feel like my bio subject for this week needs no introduction, and also the longest intro in the world! Josephine Baker was an entertainer, singer, dancer, actor, fighter and spy in the French Resistance, mother to twelve adopted children, Civil Rights activist in both Europe and the US, and incredible speaker and inspiration to the world. Let’s get started, because a life lived this well, is going to take a while to tell.Click this link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aB
https://determineourfuture.com/Determine Our Future’s Facebook group page@LParkerPierce#determineourfutureWhat are the life lessons I want to teach my kids? In my first Life Lessons episode, E11, I talked about how I want to teach my children to be good human beings, and make a positive difference in the world. In Part 2, E18, my close friend Jennifer and I talked about what we want to teach our children with our similar yet different perspectives, through their childhood, teen years and into adulthood.So I thought I would wrap up the topic, at least for now, with a Part 3. This is kind of all the odds and ends, but I still think each individual topic is important. I’ll include resources for each of the topics I talk about today, so you can get yourself ready to teach your own kiddos.Raising children and making sure they have all the tools they need to make a great life? It’s a huge job. We started in Episodes 11 and 18; let’s continue.Click this link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aB
Episodes 42,43 Extra

Episodes 42,43 Extra

2021-08-2304:27

Link to the full episode (E42): https://www.buzzsprout.com/1210403/8777819Link to the full episode (E43): https://www.buzzsprout.com/1210403/8789391
https://determineourfuture.com/Determine Our Future’s Facebook group page@LParkerPierce#determineourfuture@drkaraayers (Twitter)@karaayers (Instagram)kara.ayers@cchmc.orgDr. Kara Ayers, PhD, is the Associate Director and an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati, at the college’s Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Kara is also the Director of the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities, and a Co-Founder of the Disabled Parenting Project.Dr. Ayers works to teach others about disability identity and culture, bioethics, community inclusion, and reducing stigma for those with disabilities. Kara has spoken at the White House, and has given many media interviews on these topics. Kara also serves on multiple task forces and national and state coalitions related to improving outcomes for people with disabilities.Click this link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aB
This episode contains descriptions of violence and explicit language.https://determineourfuture.com/Determine Our Future’s Facebook group page@LParkerPierce#determineourfutureOkay listeners, I get that this is pretty arrogant of me, to suggest that I have the answer to the entire policing system in the US, when so many experts are already working on this, and people are so divided politically as to whether there is a policing problem at all. But I have been thinking about this for a while, and listening to experts, and reading tons of materials on these issues. I’m also trying to come at this from a place of common sense, which I will explain later on in the episode. I’m also trying to approach these issues from a perspective of trying to help society’s members before jail or prison comes into the picture, because I think it’s clear that just throwing a ton of people into prison isn’t helping anyone, law-abiding citizen or not. Prevention is a better solution than punishment. So, come on this fanciful ride with me, where we figure out a utopian system of policing in the US, which ironically, doesn’t involve as much policing as you might think is needed.Trying to redo the entire US policing system? It’s a big job. Let’s get started.Click this link to leave a review: https://lovethepodcast.com/lzH7aB
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