Appearance vs. Identity

Well before Loving, Judge Marylin Atkins, who is multi-racial and raised by African American parents, married a White Roman Catholic priest. They had two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Atkins and Catherine Marie Atkins Greenspan. Both look white and identify as multi-racial and Black.   Mother and daughters joined Intercultural Spark to talk about what it means…

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What Stands Between Us, Diversity Conversation Flash Cards

How many levels of judgment do you experience before you even speak? Starting with a visit to the doctor’s office, Lucky and Deanna share their honest perspectives on daily living in the US, as a Black man and a White woman. Lucky and Deanna will ask each other questions and share personal experiences, and also…

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Comedy as Your Super Power

Because if we weren’t laughing, we’d be crying! Deanna and co-host Wendy Swart Grossman talk about how important humor is to make sense of the world! Comedians, authors, and teachers Aaron Freeman and Karen Bergreen join Intercultural Spark to share their stories and how that funny bone permeates everything (think Science and Law!). Highlights Science…

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Creativity as the Ultimate Spark

Business owner Brianna Buford and community artist Antonia “Toni” Ruppert joined Intercultural Spark just and hour before the inauguration. We talked about how to keep the spark burning inside you and why it’s important to keep pushing forward in the face of adversity–personal or global! Brianna is the founder of Brianna Buford & Co., a…

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