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October 13, 2020

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This Epoch Life Podcast-Women in the Cannabis Industry
In this episode we interview Dr. Tiffany Bowden, CEO of Otesha Consulting. Dr. Bowden is the former founder of two companies which focus on creating access for minority business owners in the Cannabis Industry. Her experience was riddled with barriers and sexism, ultimately pushing her out of the industry. Listen in to hear more about her experience and how she recognized, interrupted and repaired injustice.

This Epoch Life Podcast-How to Make Learning Stick.
In this episode we interview Dr. William DeJean, founder of Unleash Learning. He gives his advice on how to make learning stick for ALL students, the barriers that stop it from sticking, and the secrets to his success. Check out Dr. William DeJean’s brand new book here.

This Epoch Life Podcast- Living in an Age of Misinformation 
In this episode, Dr. Nancy Dome and Equity Trainer Janecia Rolland go over the harmful insinuations which are made when using the slogan “Make America Great Again” and also the current wide spread misinformation which has been negatively shaping our society.

This Epoch Life Podcast- “Why are Black people making EVERYTHING political?” A Commentary
In this episode of the podcast, Epoch Education staff members discuss the recently heard phrase, “Why are Black people making EVERYTHING political?” in the context of professional athletes protesting on the field by taking a knee.

What is Critical Race Theory…Really Tenet 3: The Permanence of Racism
Guest Speaker, Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud, along with hosts from Epoch Education, Dr. Nancy Dome, Kelly Cole and Dr. Dora Dome, give insight as to what CRT is analyzing in saying that racism is permanent in our society.

This Epoch Life Podcast- Going the Extra Mile
We welcome special guest, Steven Armstrong, onto the podcast this week. He has a past career working with a nonprofit to help women in developing countries who suffer from Fistula, an often curable condition experienced during pregnancy. Now he is working on his novel, Dragon Daughter, which tells the story of a young, black, female hero. Hear how his lived experience inspired him to go the extra mile for women.

Daily Discussion: Overwhelmed! What CAN we do in this time?
Dr. Nancy Dome goes over what CAN we do right now? The consensus is that we are majorly overwhelmed from politics, the pandemic, civil unrest, and just trying to get used to this new normal. We need to keep equity at the forefront so we can get through this.

The Daily Discussion: Emotional Hangover
After the 2020 Presidential Debate, a lot of us are experiencing an emotional hangover. The heaviest part of it all, why was there no interruption when the POTUS not only DID NOT denounce white supremacy but bolstered it by saying, “Stand back and stand by”. Where do we go from here?

What is Critical Race Theory Really? Tenet 2: Counter storytelling
Hosts Dr. Nancy Dome, Kelly Cole and Dr. Dora Dome along with special guest, Anita Ortega, break down and explain one of the five tenets of Critical Race Theory: Counter-Storytelling. They ask that you examine what you believe to be the dominant narrative and examine the possible counter stories which live within this narrative. Anita Ortega is a great example of the counterstory herself as a retired police officer woman of color.

What is Critical Race Theory Really? Tenet 2: Counter storytelling
Hosts Dr. Nancy Dome, Kelly Cole and Dr. Dora Dome along with special guest, Anita Ortega, break down and explain one of the five tenets of Critical Race Theory: Counter-Storytelling. They ask that you examine what you believe to be the dominant narrative and examine the possible counter stories which live within this narrative. Anita Ortega is a great example of the counterstory herself as a retired police officer woman of color.

This Epoch Life Podcast- Follow up discussion: Challenging How History is Taught
Host of This Epoch Life Podcast, Bailee Bennett-Andrade, interviews Dr. Nancy Dome about some points which were brought up in last week’s episode with Nicole Kukral. They examine why there needs to be concern regarding the current history curriculum being taught in public education and the call to action


What is Critical Race Theory Really? Tenet 1: Whiteness as Property

Critical Race Theory is made up of 5 tenets which analyze the historical, social, and economic factors creating the race issues we see today. This video explores one tenet: Whiteness as Property.

This Epoch Life Podcast- Challenging How History Is Taught
Guest, Nicole Kukral, is a program specialist and the creator of the Equity Audit Rubric. This Rubric was created to challenge problematic policies, procedures, curricula, etc. that we see in our public education system today. In this episode she breaks down how she recognized problematic narratives in history textbooks, so she interrupted the billion dollar companies and was given the opportunity to repair.

This Epoch Life Podcast- A Story On Access and Higher Education for a Non binary Student
Assistant Professor in Theatrical Arts, Roy Lightner, shares his experience when a non-binary student was restricted access to his theatre department due to the current structure of higher education admissions. He advocated for this student because he recognized the problematic policies and procedures and how the student’s identity was adding to the barriers which held them back. Dr. Nancy Dome shows how this scenario is a great depiction of the RIR protocol- Recognize, Interrupt, Repair.

This Epoch Life Podcast-Tools for Better Communication, Compassionate Dialogue, and the RIR Protocol
We are kicking off season 2 of This Epoch Life the Podcast. Dr. Nancy Dome and Dr. Jennifer Jeffries founded the RIR™ (Recognize-Interrupt-Repair) protocol, which has since turned into a tool for Compassionate Dialogue™. If you are interested in learning strategic and courageous communication skills then this is the tool you want in your back pocket!

 

Podcast: Speaking with a Professional in Community Engagement.

In this episode the CEO of Epoch Education, Dr. Nancy Dome, talks with our guest Patricia Prado-Olmos who sits as the current Vice President of Community Engagement for CSU San Marcos. Patricia shares the evolution of her career and how she promotes community engagement at a university which holds a diverse set of students.
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Podcast: Back to School- Teacher commentary on how to prepare for the year to come.

In this episode of the podcast we talk with Stephanie Woodham, middle school teacher at Thomas Russell Middle School. She shares with us how she is preparing for the upcoming school year of distance learning including how to stay engaged with her students and keeping up her equity protocol.
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Podcast: Shifting Cultures – Part 3

This Epoch Life podcast discusses topics related to our diverse world and how to build inclusion. Guests share their lived experiences to enhance listeners’ awareness of different perspectives coming from diverse identities. This podcast is a resource from Epoch Education, a company that trains and transforms with innovative in-person and online equity workshops that support school districts, companies and leaders to build capacity to carry on equity work internally.
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Podcast: Shifting Cultures – Part 2

This Epoch Life podcast discusses topics related to our diverse world and how to build inclusion. Guests share their lived experiences to enhance listeners’ awareness of different perspectives coming from diverse identities. This podcast is a resource from Epoch Education, a company that trains and transforms with innovative in-person and online equity workshops that support school districts, companies and leaders to build capacity to carry on equity work internally

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Podcast: Shifting Cultures – Part 1
In this episode we have Kausar Mohammed here to share her story with us. Kausar is the co-founder of Shift, a consulting company addressing the major cultural shift in the wake of the #metoo movement by creating spaces for honest dialogue, understanding and change. She is also an actress and creative. Check out their website

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Podcast: Ericka Huggins-Part II

In this episode we feature Ms. Ericka Huggins for part II of her incredible life story. Ericka was a founding Black Panther Party Member, activist, and political prisoner. In the last episode she told her story of being a young black woman in the Black Panthers, this time she tells a different story using anecdotal perspectives.
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Podcast: Bringing Back Our Sense of Community
Our guest, Dr. Yvette Latunde, is a dedicated Teacher-Scholar who brings her insights from local levels all the way to international platforms. She promotes inclusive communities in academics applying the concepts of hospitality and critical theory. Her main area of focus are safe/ welcoming environments that foster collaboration and family and community engagement. She is currently running a consulting group called Bridges Leadership and Education Services you can check it out on Linkedin, Facebook or Instagram.

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Podcast: The Ever Forward Club
This episode features Ashanti Branch who is the founder and Executive Director of the Ever Forward Club which mentors young men in middle and high school by providing them with safe, brave communities that build character and transform lives.
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Podcast: Cultural Proficiency for Our Current Civil Rights Movement
In this episode we talk with Delores and Randy Lindsey.The husband and wife were part of the educational restructuring after desegregation in the 1960’s and have a long career history around creating cultural proficiency in education. They currently collaborate with colleagues interested in providing equitable educational opportunities for all students through the Center for Culturally Proficient Educational Practice.
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Podcast: Preparing Young Scholars for Higher Ed

In this episode we talk with Nicholas Haystings, the Executive Director at Square Root Academy. Square Root Academy is a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) based non-profit organization dedicated to educating underrepresented youth on the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. while emphasizing collaborative learning, innovation, and academic excellence. Check out their brand new online platform, Scholar’s Playground, where you can find resources for your young scholar to learn STEM based curriculum.
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Podcast: A Fifth Grade Superhero
In this episode our guest, Stephanie Hammer, fifth grade teacher at Theodore Jonah Elementary School, shares her journey as she discovered the benefits of equity in her classroom through Epoch Education’s Trainer of Trainers Program. She stands as a perfect example of what it takes to create an open and honest atmosphere for her students, and the results are astounding.
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Podcast: Creating Access for Youth Leadership
In this episode we are focusing on building youth leadership. Our guest, Armoni Easley, is the co-founder of the non profit organization, Project Optimism, which works on empowering leadership mindsets for underprivileged youth and young adults. They provide programs and events that inspire optimistic mindsets.
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Podcast: Leading with Gratitude

This week’s special features Epoch Education Equity trainer, Deraan Washington, interviewing another Equity trainer, Janecia Rolland, about her faith and leading with gratitude during trying times.

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