Welcome to the new Rise Together. We wanted to start out on this new journey by having an open, honest, forgiving, uncomfortable, but above all hopeful conversation about race. In order to do that, and without centering ourselves in the narrative, we asked Dr. Ed Barron, a Diversity and Leadership consultant and Chair of the department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at Azusa Pacific University, to appear on the show, which he graciously accepted. In this episode we get into it, from the way white supremacy robs all of us of our humanity to the common everyday occurrences that work together to oppress Black voices. If you're someone who wants to get involved with antiracism, but you're not sure how to take the first step, then this episode is definitely for you.Dr. Ed Barron was so generous with his time and expertise here on our show, we wanted to make sure we provided you with links to the resources he mentioned such as the Understanding Racism 101 digital guidebook, as well as how you can get in touch with him on his website or on Instagram.Thanks for listening. Let's rise together.--Dave's first-ever book, Get Out Of Your Own Way, is OUT NOW! This book is for everyone, and we mean EVERYONE: women who loved Girl Wash Your Face, men who did or didn't read Girl Wash Your Face, personal development skeptics, personal development devotees, anyone and everyone who has a life and knows it could maybe get a little better if they could just get out of their own dang way! LET'S GOOOOOO! -> http://bit.ly/gooyowpodYou asked for it, you got it! Coaching with Dave is here! All year long Dave is offering courses in both life and career, all designed to help you identify where you are now, where you want to go, and how you’ll get there. After working his way through Disney to become a President of Theatrical Distribution, then making the conscious decision to be an entrepreneur, Dave knows exactly what it takes to be successful no matter which direction your life - or career - takes you. Now you can have exclusive access to his experience and wisdom, with monthly challenges and actionable results! Follow this link to see what coaching can do for YOU!