In this episode, the tables turn and Lissa Jones is in the spotlight. Lissa joins Dr. Vanessa Weaver, host of Workin’ It Out Podcast to discuss the role of Black authors and literature in the current racial reckoning in her hometown of Minneapolis and across the country.
In this Episode
- The impact of poet Amanda Gorman
- The origin of “Black Market Reads”
- The role of literature in the Black experience
- How Black authors and literature have influenced Lissa’s approach to diversity and inclusion.
- How the racial reckoning in Minneapolis has shaped “Black Market Reads”
- How “Black Market Reads” has shaped the national conversation about race
- Lissa discusses her interview with poets Mary Moore Easter & Bernard James and video from George Floyd Square
- Links to additional show resources
Gain fresh insights and learn actionable steps you can take to address the diversity, equity and inclusion challenges in your life. Each week on the Workin’ It Out Podcast, Alignment Strategies’ founder and CEO Dr. Vanessa Weaver interviews thought leaders about DE&I issues in society and the workplace and uncovers solutions that can move us forward. Workin’ It Out is underwritten by Alignment Strategies, LLC and DITV Media.
Original broadcast April 2021 – Rebroadcast by permission of Alignment Strategies