In Part 15 of Redlining & White Noise, Dr. Jean Kantamu Latting joins us to talk about personal and social change. “If we imitate the worst of the oppressor,” she says, “we create a backlash and will not make progress.” She speaks with us about the difference between the middle ground and centered space, makes a distinction between agreement and acceptance, and offers her wisdom about how we grant permission for people to change.
Dr. Jean Kantamu Latting is President of Leading Consciously, an organization dedicated to building community among those who wish to make a difference in their work and personal and community lives based on the concepts and skills developed in her book, Reframing Change
. Professor Emerita at the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston, she has spent her adult life teaching on empowerment, social justice theories, and organizational behavior and change. In addition, she has done extensive research on personal, organizational, and social change in the context of social hierarchies and multiple group identities.
For more about Dr. Latting and to have her consult with your organization, please visit her website, LeadingConsciously.com
. Her book, Reframing Change: How to Deal with Workplace Dynamics, Influence Others, and Bring People Together to Initiate Positive Change, is available here
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