Beth and Phyllis talk about how organizations can work towards equity and make a difference in their communities through Intercultural Organizational Development. Along the way, we also briefly discuss Net Neutrality, the CDC’s list of newly banned words, the Alabama Senate race, and reacting to trauma in a polarized world. Beth and Phyllis also share about the importance of practitioners connecting with others in their space and how trainers can elevate their skill sets by taking part in the upcoming workshop Facilitating Cultural Change in January 2018.
A special double-length episode with Rev. Dr. Rebecca Voelkel. Beth and Rebecca reflect on lessons regarding values-based intersectional movement building that they gleaned from their history of faith-based organizing. They also talk about the implications of these lessons for secular organizers in this time of deep polarization, particularly the difference we each can make through Graceful Engagement.
Beth talks about how we can redirect our anxiety and our reactive energy into movement building actions that can help to reinforce and communicate our collective core values.
This episode focuses on the concept of issues-based vs. values-based organizing. Beth also talks about her trip to Norway, the Philando Castille Verdict, the recent controversy at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and other current events.
Welcome to the Beth Zemsky Podcast. In Episode One, we get to know a little about Beth. Then we get a brief introduction to Social Change and Movement Building.