Hi friends! I’m doing something a little different on the podcast today.
I am sharing with you the very first episode of Antiracism in Action, a new podcast by my good friend, Stan Smith. If you’ve been listening to Make it Brave for awhile, you might remember my interview with Stan back on episode 41, which aired in June.
During that conversation, we talked a lot about the work Stan is doing to help white people have productive conversations about race and then take action on how to become anti-racist. And now, to further his work to equip and educate allies, Stan has launched the Antiracism in Action podcast.
And you get to be one of the first to hear his new show that has launched today! Stan’s first episode is only nine minutes, but in that time, Stan bravely opens up about his story and talks about how racism has impacted his life. It’s raw. It’s real. And it’s incredibly important––especially for White people––to hear what he has to say.
Following Stan’s inaugural episode of Antiracism in Action, you’ll hear an excerpt of my original interview with Stan. We’ll dive deeper into a lot of the stories he shares in his solo show.
I hope you’ll give it a listen and then subscribe to Stan’s new show so you can find tangible ways to take action against systemic racism.
Connect with Stan and His Work
- Antiracism in Action on Apple Podcasts
- Antiracism in Action on Spotify
- Next Step Coalition
- Next Step Coalition Facebook Group
- Next Step Coalition on Twitter
- Next Step Coalition on Facebook
Resources Mentioned on the Show
NEW Black is Brave shirts
In my full-length interview with Stan that originally aired in June, he said that “being a Black man in America is being brave.” He went on to say, “I have to be brave just to walk out my door.”
Those statements really struck me. I don’t think I fully realized just how much bravery is required for Black people to go through their normal, daily lives. And it shouldn’t have to be that way.
But, to acknowledge that bravery and to stand with the Black community, we created a shirt that says “Black is Brave.” And 100% of the proceeds from these shirts will go to The Equity Alliance, a Nashville-based nonprofit that advocates for the Black community and works to engage voters in communities of color.
There are two design options–I hope you’ll pick your fave and join me in wearing this shirt to stand in solidarity with the Black community and support a worthwhile cause in the process. Head to the shop to order your shirt today!
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Connect with the Show
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