How did we start Black History Month off right? 👑
We brought together our global community of liberatory Unlearners to explore the historic, political and emotional roots of anti-blackness—and how even many of the most diverse and inclusive spaces have continued to perpetuate it.
The Unlearning panel and community came together to talk about:
Featuring the panel:
🎙️ Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Leiba, author of “I’m Not Yelling: A Black Woman’s Guide to Navigating the Workplace” who’s been featured in the NYTimes, Forbes & TIME
🎙️ Zee Clarke, mindfulness and breathwork teacher for BIPOC communities to reclaim their flow at work and in life
🎙️ Dr. Shantee Rosado, Assistant Professor of Afro-Latinx Studies at Rutgers unearthing the emotional & political threads of anti-blackness, including when it arises in other communities of color
🎧 And host Lindsey T. H. Jackson, Founder of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) consultancy LTHJ Global, and new DEI tech platform, Sojourn.
Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Leiba (she/her) holds a passion for Black history which catapulted her into a fulfilling line of work as a powerful advocate of social justice and equity for Black women, especially Black business women. She strives to create resources which support, empower, and amplify Black women and their businesses.
Her smash hit debut book, I’m Not Yelling: A Black Woman’s Guide to Navigating the Workplace is part-strategy for savvy Black business women navigating a predominantly white corporate America, and part-vessel empowering Black women to find their voices in toxic work environments and be successful businesswomen.
Liz founded the Black History & Culture Academy, which offers an effective way to learn about Black history online. Her recent work ranges from hosting the Black Power Moves podcast on EBONY Media; being featured in the NY Times, Forbes, CNN and TIME; and magnetizing over 148,000 followers as a Top Voice (where you can find her latest writing) on LinkedIn.
Zee Clarke (she/her), author of Black People Breathe, has spent over 20 years leading teams at Fortune 500 companies and tech startups in Silicon Valley. After experiencing a number of challenges in the workplace from microaggressions from colleagues, to disparate treatment around salary and promotions, she pursued extensive mindfulness training in India to help her manage these challenges. Founder of Reclaiming Flow LLC, she leverages her toolkit of meditation, breathwork, yoga, and much more, to teach others how mindfulness and breathwork can improve their well-being despite any challenges that race or gender might present.
Zee leads transformative workshops on mindfulness, breathwork and stress management tools for BIPOC employees on topics like microaggressions, imposter syndrome, and Black fatigue at organizations such as Google, Visa, AMC Networks and more. She has been featured in many leading publications including Fortune, Forbes, CNBC, Ebony, Essence, and Fast Company. She is a Harvard Business School graduate who applies holistic healing practices to corporate environments. You can follow her on YouTube, or @zeeclarkebreathes on Instagram & TikTok for weekly breathwork practices and tools.
Shantee Rosado is an Assistant Professor of Afro-Latinx Studies in the Africana Studies and Latino and Caribbean Studies departments at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She received her PhD in Sociology with a certificate in Latin American and Latinx Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019.
Her work examines racial identities and inequalities in Latin America and among Latinxs in the US, as well as Afro-Latinxs in popular culture—and she engages with these topics primarily through the lenses of Black feminist and racialized emotions theorizing. Dr. Rosado’s current book project, titled “Latinxs and the Emotional Politics of Race and Blackness in the U.S.,” examines how emotions shape the racial and political ideologies of second-generation Puerto Ricans and Dominicans in Central Florida.
She is also currently co-authoring a manuscript titled “The Sociology of Cardi B: A Black/Trap Feminist Approach.” She’s a co-leader of Insurgent Intersections: Combating Global Anti-Blackness, a project in Rutgers’ Africana Studies department aiming to address the root causes and potential solutions to global manifestations of anti-Blackness. She is also a proud member of the Black Latinas Know Collective.
And meet your host… 🎙️ Lindsey T. H. Jackson! (she/her)
Lindsey is a creative force in motion. Every year, organizations and outlets like MoPOP, the Washington State GSBA and King5 News call on her to guide thousands of individuals through their shared journeys of Unlearning our culturally patterned biases and traumas. And our community is fortunate to be among them!
Through her ongoing research on the root causes of our Western culture of pressure and burnout, Lindsey has spent over 15 years clearing the path to wellness & liberation alongside leaders, teams, and organizations.
And today, she’s the Lead Executive & Cofounder creating the future of work with her team at LTHJ Global and Sojourn — leading the organizational Diversity, Equity & Inclusion evolution from the inside out.
You can connect with her on LinkedIn or learn more about her work here at LTHJ Global.
Registration was free, and the virtual Zoom event was interpreted by Pro Bono ASL. Automated captions are provided.
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