What does pleasure have to do with human rights? How do we incorporate play and joy into our work of challenging violence and discrimination? Tune in this week to discover how to use play, joy, fun, and pleasure in the fight for sexual rights. We’re discussing how we can help people not just accounting for the harm they face, but also focusing on diverse sources of pleasure they want to experience, and how we can bring these two ends of the spectrum together.
How does the loss of a family member to a tragedy like 9/11 affect your ability to lead? How can you stay grounded in love when working on challenging issues like abortion and HIV/AIDS? Tune in this week to discover the resilience and focus it takes to survive personal tragedy and continue serving the most marginalized people in your community. Terry is sharing the most significant things she’s learned in her fight for reproductive and health equality and how we need to ground our leadership in these turbulent times.
How would your life change if care became the central organizing principle of how you do your work? Lydia Alpízar Durán has led the way in terms of diverse leadership and integrating diversity, care, and sustainability for the WHRD who are fighting oppression, so tune in to discover the realizations and perspective shifts she has had over the years, and the practical steps she has implemented in her organization to bring people together and build a collective capacity to respond.
Are you considering a significant work transition? Perhaps you’re a founder looking to leave your beloved organization in search of new challenges. Or maybe the baton of an organization and mission is being passed to you. Join us this week to discover how to carry out big leadership changes with breath, love, and grace, even during times of global crises. We’re discussing the reality faced when a founder decides to leave an organization, and how to bring forth leadership from within so that an organization can continue to move forward and do the important work of social justice.
What is the importance of women’s stories? How do we learn the art of listening with humility and respect for storytellers? Tune in this week to discover the power of challenging yourself to listen in situations that make you uncomfortable. Urvashi Butalia is discussing her experiences of sharing the stories of women over the past four decades, and of accepting that now is the time for her organization to take the path of the next generation of leaders and changemakers.
What does it take to go from a domestic worker to the director of an organization that represents thousands of Indigenous women in the public arena? Is that a journey of transformation you could imagine for yourself? Tune in this week to hear about what world leadership has to learn from Indigenous feminist leaders like Tarcila Rivera Zea. Tarcila is sharing her harrowing story, how she found her calling in advocating for indigenous women, and the adversity she had to work through so she could fight for the rights of herself and others.
How does one continue to serve when the government that is supposed to protect you decides to turn on you for being a human rights defender? How do you manage your own fear while standing for the thousands of migrants that have become victims of organized crime? Tune in this week for a riveting conversation with Ana Lorena about the realities of serving those navigating life-threatening issues, what it takes to keep going when you’re accused of the very thing you’re trying to eradicate, and how she takes care of herself and has resolved fears for her own safety.
How does one fight for equality while naming discrimination within the very philanthropic organizations that support their work? My guest this week has a powerful lesson on courage and serving others with bravery in the face of discomfort, even when you don’t have all the answers. Tune in this week as Françoise Moudouthe walks us through the importance of taking a stance and tackling discrimination, even when it risks affecting your popularity or financial resources.
What can discrimination, hardship, and resilience teach us about navigating COVID with courage and grace? My guest, Rukka Sombolinggi, Secretary General of the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago, shares her deep wisdom about how we can navigate pandemics, climate change, and other crises by focusing on the collective approach embodied by our planet’s Indigenous communities, and some why Indigenous communities have had the opportunity to thrive during the COVID pandemic.
My guest this week is an anthropologist who believes that the solutions to institutional and deeply-ingrained problems lie in the social sciences. Tune in this week to discover the work Seteney Shami and the Arab Council for the Social Sciences are doing to bring academia and the humanities into the conversation around how to solve the challenges and crises the Arab world is facing.