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The term “Queer” is often used as a broad umbrella term for the LGBTQIA+ community. But the term not only describes sexual and gender identities, it is also a politic, a way of being and operating in the world. In this episode we continue our d
The term “Queer” is often used as a broad umbrella term for the LGBTQIA+ community. But the term not only describes sexual and gender identities, it is also a politic, a way of being and operating in the world. In this episode we’ll discuss que
“Whiteness” is a term often used in discussions about race. And yet it is not so much a reference to white people, but rather to a set of behaviors, privileges and ways of being that are common to--yet often take for granted by--white people. I
“Whiteness” is a term often used in discussions about race. And yet it is not so much a reference to white people, but rather to a set of behaviors, privileges and ways of being that are common to--yet often take for granted by--white people. I
In 2018, Pittsburgh artist Alisha Wormsley created and posted what many considered to be a “controversial” billboard in the East Liberty neighborhood of the city. The billboard contained a single sentence that read: “There are black people in t
In 2018, Pittsburgh artist Alisha Wormsley created and posted what many considered to be a “controversial” billboard in the East Liberty neighborhood of the city. The billboard contained a single sentence that read: “There are black people in t
The Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) label is often used to describe those who descend from an incredibly large and diverse expanse of geographies, languages, histories, and cultures. This week Jude Feng is joined once again by Asian Ame
The Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) label is often used to describe those who descend from an incredibly large and diverse expanse of geographies, languages, histories, and cultures. This week Asian American advocates and activists dig
Adrienne Maree Brown’s book entitled, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds has become a staple among folks in our collective as well as among wider social movement circles. In this episode we continue our discussion of the book, s
Adrienne Maree Brown’s book entitled, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds has become a staple among folks in our collective as well as among wider social movement circles. In this episode we discuss the book, specifically the ide
“People of color” has become a term used to collectively refer to non-whites in the context of the United States. On the show, we continue our conversation considering both the advantages and the pitfalls of this term in the context of communit
“People of color” has become a term used to collectively refer to non-whites in the context of the United States. On the show, we’ll consider both the advantages and the pitfalls of this term in the context of community-building and social move
Among the many threads that bond our podcast collective is a common interest in questions of religion and spirituality. During this episode, we’ll continue our examination of the relationship between religion, spirituality and justice-seeking.
Among the many threads that bond our podcast collective is a common interest in questions of religion and spirituality. During this episode, we’ll consider the extent to which there is a relationship between religion, spirituality and justice-s
In this episode, hosts Secunda & Luke discuss the relationship between art and justice work, and then Secunda is joined by guests Lanecia Rouse Tinsley and Dr. Biko Mandela Gray to examine more specifically the work of Toni Morrison and cel
In this episode, hosts Secunda & Luke discuss the difference between diversity and inclusion, as well as appreciation and appropriation. Guests Dr. Jessica Davenport, Dr. Cleve Tinsley, and Dr. Rachel Schneider sit down with Secunda to fini
During this episode, hosts Secunda Joseph & Luke Brawner discuss both the difficulty and necessity of some of the language used around racism, privilege white supremacy. Guests Dr. Jessica Davenport, Dr. Cleve Tinsley, and Dr. Rachel Schnei
During this episode, hosts Secunda Joseph & Luke Brawner discuss the origins of both The Relay and its partnership with Project Curate and introduce the show's reimagined roundtable format. Guests Jessica Davenport, Cleve Tinsley and Rachel
Aaron & Luke visit with artist/producer/performer Latifah Alattas about her experience as a biracial person of middle eastern descent, the sometimes subtle ins and outs of white privilege, and how to engage well and intentionally in uncomfortab
Luke & Aaron talk to social entrepreneur Michael Stevenson about his unique experience growing up black in a predominantly white Houston suburb, and the well-intended, albeit occasionally misguided, acceptance he received into white culture thr
Luke & Aaron sit down with Houston-based, British audio engineer Carlvin Venus to discuss racial identity and the biases and presuppositions we all carry into every conversation. The Relay is brought to you by Milieu Media Group, in association
A brief introduction to The Relay, a podcast about embracing the varied perspectives of the human experience across the racial spectrum, hosted by Luke Brawner and Aaron Hale. The Relay is brought to you by Milieu Media Group, in association wi
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