Healing Racism, Episode 9
How Do We Make It Stop?
Kerri Hummingbird leads us in a discussion about how we stop systemic racism. Where can we begin to dismantle systems that have enforced racism for centuries?
See the series at healingracism.me
Engage in community discussion on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/2627639577479659/
Almas Akeem Sami is an African/Native American born in San Antonio, Texas. His interest in the Diversity project stems from his experiences from public to home school, early childhood exposure to racism. In his process of self discovery during homeschooling to becoming a Martial Artist and black belt and instructor in American Ju Kwon Do at the age of 16, African Music Drummer for several dance groups, community center mentoring/instruction through Martial Arts, PTAs as historian and President with all races and ages (particularly African American males). In working with his Baba (Swahili for Dad), he assisted as his advisor, IT admin/assistant website admin/video producer and camera man on public access TV production, advertising, assistant book editor and more from 1998-2014! Akeem as he is called as that is the name he chose with his family in changing his name at the age of 7 now serves as a parent of 4 with Kerri Hummingbird, is Network Engineer for Spectrum Communications, Massage Therapist/Martial arts instructor/Pranic Healer and Spirit guide under his company Sami Arts and Wellness in Austin, Texas.
Annemarie Shrouder has spent more than 20 years in the field of Diversity and Inclusion as a facilitator, consultant, and international speaker. A Diversity and Inclusion expert with a Masters in Bias Awareness, Annemarie inspires awareness and connection. Whether she is presenting to an audience, leading a workshop, consulting with a client, or writing, she creates opportunities for people to see more – more of each other, themselves, and the world around them. In so doing, she facilitates an opening to create spaces where people feel a sense connection, where they can learn together, and be all of who they are. These are the spaces where real change can happen – for people, organizations and communities. Annemarie works with diversity broadly and specializes in racial equity because she is passionate about healing the racial divide. She encourages people to move beyond polarization and either/or to a space of both/and where healing and change can begin through the sharing and hearing of stories.
Candy Barone, CEO & Founder of You Empowered Strong, is a leadership development expert, trainer and executive coach, as well as an international speaker and Amazon best-selling author.
She is a catalyst and change agent who works with executives and emerging leaders to help bring “heart” back to leadership while feeding the soul of their business. With nearly 20 years in corporate, combined with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering, certification as a Six Sigma Black Belt, and MBA, she is a master at building exceptional, high-performing teams, maximizing and leveraging ROI, growing emerging leaders, creating metrics for greater accountability, and catapulting individuals to achieve explosive growth.
Candy has been showcased in CNN, U.S. News & World Report, The Austin Statesman, Austin Business Journal, Be the Boss Magazine, OffBeat Business Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, ciLiving TV, Femmes Under 40 Magazine, along with numerous radio shows and podcasts. In addition, she serves as a call leader for the Evolutionary Business Council, a Partnering Director for the Public Speakers Association, is a member of the Good Deed Society, and volunteers within her community.
Kerri Hummingbird, Soul Guide, inspires people to lead their lives wide awake with an authenticity, passion and purpose that positively impacts others. She catalyzes mind-shifts that transform life challenges into gifts of wisdom with her Reinvent Yourself programs for individual and group mentoring. She is the international best-selling author of “The Second Wave: Transcending the Human Drama” and the award-winning best-selling book “Awakening To Me: One Woman’s Journey To Self Love” which describes the early years of her spiritual awakening. She has served as a social activist, leader, and philanthropist for over three decades. She is the Founder of the Skills Not Pills Movement and Host of Soul Nectar Show.