Vincenzo and Gabriela Piscopo

The Wheels of Happiness Foundation

Vincenzo and Gabriela Piscopo: Empowering People with Motor Disabilities around the World The Wheels of Happiness Foundation is on a mission to empower spinal cord injury survivors and individuals with motor disabilities with the resources they need to reintegrate into society and add value to their families and communities. Based in Atlanta, the Foundation supports […]

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Ebony Little

How can women of color find joy at work?

Ebony Little: Focus on service and make the business case Many women of color face multiple challenges at work due to toxic work environments. This results in many individuals not being as productive and resourceful as they could and would be, if they were treated well and felt valued and appreciated. Ebony Little discusses what […]

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Why is affirmative action necessary?

Why is affirmative action necessary?

Reading of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s dissenting opinion In this episode, Ramona reads Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s dissenting opinion of the Supreme Court’s decision to end affirmative action in college admission in The Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. vs. President and Fellows of Harvard College. Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Elena Kagan join in dissenting. […]

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Dr. Vicki Ruiz

What is one of the most powerful gifts to give to others?

Dr. Vicki Ruiz: The Gift of Mentorship Have you had a mentor that made a significant impact on your life? Have you ever considered serving as a mentor to others? Join the conversation as Ramona talks to distinguished professor and historian Dr. Vicki Ruiz about the gift of mentorship. Dr. Ruiz discusses how mentors transform […]

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Dr. Shaun M. Anderson

How can sports teams be more effective in community impact?

Dr. Shaun M. Anderson: Advancing social responsibility in sports Sports teams and athletes have always influenced social change. In this episode Ramona talks to professor and social responsibility champion Dr. Shaun M. Anderson about the power of athletes and sports teams in impacting and transforming society. His work focuses on the intersections of sports, politics, […]

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Why is writing a significant aspect of empowerment?

Dr. Emma Pérez: The power of writing in transforming people and society Life-writing can be healing, empowering, and community-making when shared with others. Ultimately, words have the power to change minds and lives. That is why writing our own stories is so important. Listen to Ramona’s conversation as she talks with the esteemed historian Dr. […]

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Izora Jones, Loretta Houston, and Rita Sibert

It is Juneteenth!

A Texas Family Celebrates: Izora Jones, Loretta Houston and Rita Sibert Juneteenth is now a National Holiday, and The Empowerment Zone” is celebrating. In today’s episode Ramona provides a brief overview of the history of Juneteenth. Afterwards, she has a lively and engaging conversation with her family about the history and significance of Juneteenth. Natives […]

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Dr. Sarah Zenaida Gould

How do Museums Advance History and Social Change?

Dr. Sarah Zenaida Gould: Mexican American Civil Rights Institute Most of the time when we think of US Civil Rights history, we primarily think of it in a black/white dichotomy. In today’s episode, Ramona talks to museum professional and public historian Dr. Sarah Zenaida Gould about the importance of expanding our understanding of US Civil […]

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Neelu Kaur

Do you know how to be your own cheerleader?

Neelu Kaur: Empowering Women for Self-Advocacy Were you raised in an individualistic or collective culture? Based on your answer to this question, you may experience challenges when it comes to self-advocacy and self-promotion. Those of us who come from collective cultures, or are raised by parents in collective cultures, struggle with speaking up for ourselves […]

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Dr. Elena Foulis

Leadership Development in Higher Education for Greater Impact

Dr. Elena Foulis: Teaching students how to “be agents of change” Leadership development and the importance of impacting your community are and should be a significant component of a college education. In today’s episode Ramona talks to Dr. Elena Foulis about her efforts in teaching her students to “Be agents of change.” As Dr. Foulis […]

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