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Episode 15 — Common EDI Leadership Traps (And How to Avoid Them With Data!)
What does it look like to push against the edges of whiteness, to be centered, authentic and remain in relationship as we seek to achieve racial justice in the workplace and beyond? Join Anima's Shakil Choudhury and Emma Lind for a conversation about breaking out of racial scripts. Read More
Episode 14 — 15 Leadership Lessons from 15 Years in the JEDI World
What does it look like to push against the edges of whiteness, to be centered, authentic and remain in relationship as we seek to achieve racial justice in the workplace and beyond? Join Anima's Shakil Choudhury and Emma Lind for a conversation about breaking out of racial scripts. Read More
Four people sit together on a wooden bench and the person at the center of the group is holding the laptop on their lap. Each person is reacting to what they see on the laptop screen.
Recognizing and Managing Micro-Inequities at Work
Sometimes people say hurtful things without realizing the impact of their words. And when those comments are tied to identity, we refer to them as micro-inequities. Read More
Five colleagues sitting around a table for a meeting. The table is loaded with laptops, coffee mugs, plants and notebooks. Three colleagues are visibly smiling as they all turn their attention towards the person speaking in the group. The other two colleagues are slightly out of view of the camera.
How to Talk About Race at Work
Talking about race at work can be an emotionally-charged experience. Learn how to lean into these emotions instead of avoiding them. Read More
Five women are gathered in a room for a meeting. Their attention draw towards the woman leading the meeting at the front of the room. One women is taking notes using a pen and paper while another uses an iPad.
Reframing Racial Justice: Implicit Bias, Explained
Some people choose to commit overt, intentional acts of racism — but most are being influenced by the structures and patterns that have led them to think and act a certain way: their implicit bias. Read More
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How to Avoid Backlash in Equity and Inclusion Training
Data shows that justice, equity, diversity and inclusion training often face the same five problems that inspire backlash. Learn to identify these five traps and avoid them to create meaningful change. Read More
Three colleagues in a board room at work.
10 Success Factors for JEDI Trainings
With the push for businesses to focus on diversity initiatives, you may be surprised to learn that most justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) trainings don’t work. Learn the 10 success factors for JEDI trainings that stuck. Read More
The Concrete Ceiling: Women of Colour Breaking Barriers
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Episode 12 — Café at the Edge of Whiteness: Authentically Breaking Out of Racial Scripts
What does it look like to push against the edges of whiteness, to be centered, authentic and remain in relationship as we seek to achieve racial justice in the workplace and beyond? Join Anima's Shakil Choudhury and Emma Lind for a conversation about breaking out of racial scripts. Read More
Masai Ujiri raises his fists in celebration of the NBA Championship win, surrounded by members of the Toronto Raptors team.
Anti-Black Racism in the C-Suite
Even after leading the Toronto Raptors to the NBA Championship, Masai Ujiri still faced anti-Black racism in his workplace. How can we challenge anti-Black racism in our own organizations? Read More
Episode 11 — Fireside Chat with Clayton Thomas-Müller
How do we move beyond lip service, performative allyship and surface-level change in order to make lasting, systemic change? Join Shakil Choudhury in conversation with Clayton Thomas-Müller as they discuss his book "Life in the City of Dirty Water", Indigenous rights and environmental and economic justice.  Read More
Episode 10 — Fireside Chat with Zarqa Nawaz
How can storytelling be used to challenge racism and Islamophobia? Join Shakil Choudhury in conversation with Zarqa Nawaz, author and creator of the internationally acclaimed show Little Mosque on the Prairie as they discuss stories for entertainment and education. Read More
Episode 9 — Fireside Chat with Adam Kahane: Facilitating Extreme Group Conflict About Politics and Identity
In a time of extreme political polarization, call-outs and cancel culture, how do leaders support constructive dialogue and de-escalate conflict in society and organizations? Join Shakil Choudhury and Adam Kahane in an intimate fireside chat about approaches to constructive dialogue both inside organizations and in broader society. Read More
Episode 8 — Deep Diversity Book Launch: Fireside Chat with Loretta Ross
How do advocates and allies of the anti-racist movement work towards a more just society? What does it mean to integrate, inner and outer, psychology with power? How do we place love and compassion at the centre of our actions and create call-in culture? Join Shakil Choudhury and racial justice legend Loretta Ross in this intimate session. Read More
Episode 7 — A Transformative Model for JEDI Leadership (Teaching Racial Justice Without Shame or Blame, Part 3)
Join Shakil Choudhury as presents a new tool to identify the stages of JEDI transformation that leaders and organizations are at: The Anima Transformative JEDI Model. This is Part 3 of our discussion on effective strategies to teach justice and equity issues without shame and blame. Read More
Episode 6 — Developing Racial Pattern Recognition Skills to Undo Racism (Teaching Racial Justice Without Shame or Blame, Part 2)
Join Shakil Choudhury as he introduces the concept of “racial pattern recognition” as a frame to help learners detect systemic issues related to racism and oppression. This is Part 2 of our discussion on effective strategies to teach justice and equity issues without shame and blame. Read More
Episode 5 — Teaching Racial Justice Without Shame or Blame (Part 1)
Join Shakil Choudhury in a conversation about how psychological literacy is a key part of what is missing and could strengthen racial and social justice work, based on the newly revised edition of “Deep Diversity: A Compassionate, Scientific Approach to Achieving Racial Justice”. Read More
Episode 4 — The Roots of Rumi: Cultural Celebration vs. Appropriation
Join host Annahid Dashtgard and guests Khashayar Mohammadias and Emma Lind on the advent of Nowrooz (Persian New Year) as we explore the fine line between celebrating diverse cultures vs. appropriating them. Read More
Episode 3 — Black History Month: Between Pride and Protest
Explore how Black History Month both helps and hinders forward movement for the Black community. Join Mahlon Evans-Sinclair and guests Akilah Hamilton, Parker Johnson and Jessica Oddy as they take stock of where we are, how we got here and how we move forward while building collective capacity and courage. Read More
Episode 2 — Post-Election Debrief: Leadership for this Age of Discord
The US is in a political crisis due to unclear election results. Join Shakil Choudhury and guests Judy Rebick and Parker Johnson as they take stock of where we are, how we got here and how we move forward while building collective capacity and courage. Read More
Episode 1 — Why Leaders Should Use the “F” Word More Often: Rising Authoritarianism in a Trumpian Era
On the eve of the most important US election in generations, democracy in that—and other western contexts— is in crisis. Join Shakil Choudhury in this call to action to build community and capacity in our personal, community and professional lives as a response to the current stormy political era. Read More