The Intersectionality of Oppression

We’re talking all about the “whites”: white fragility, white supremacy, white privilege. And all the overlays and intersections of that related to oppression. It’s a tough topic so I brought in two doctors! Dr. Marcus Robinson is a Social Innovator.  Cultural Creative. Transformative Leader, Mystic and educator. He’s led community transformation initiatives across North America…

Graphic Medicine and Comic Menopause

MK Czerwiec, RN, MA and artist Sharon Rosenzweig talk about comics as a graphic form of communication to tackle difficult topics. In healthcare it can provide a way of coping with difficult topics, using story as a powerful means of making meaning.   Join us Live on Wednesday, April 15 at 10am CT Or Watch…

Igniting Innovation

See how college students and recent grads are building their ideas into something real and developing innovation skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a strong community along the way. Furthermore, they are igniting change and getting the money to back it up through campus innovation centers and competitions.   Key Takeaways Universities are housing innovation centers…

AI meets DEI

Dr. Cheryl Ingram talks about what happens when you use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to benchmark Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). The founder of Inclusology and also Diverse City LLC, “Dr. CI” is an entrepreneur, blogger, content creator and author who has dedicated her professional career top solving issues of discrimination and oppression in workplaces and educational…

The Business Ideas You Pull from Uranus

Louie Keen, self-appointed Mayor of Uranus joins Deanna on this episode of Intercultural Spark to share how he took a small town in Missouri and turned it into a fun tourist destination along Route 66. Creating something from nothing and bringing joy (who doesn’t love a little bathroom humor?) to the public. It’s amazing the…

It Takes a Person

It may take a village to raise a child, but one person can support an entire village. Bruna Augusto is the President and founder of ReCivitas Institute, Institute for the Revitalization of Citizenship. She’s the coordinator of the Basic Income Startup Project at Quatinga Velho, Brazil. This  is a success story case study for how…

Facebook Live Marc Schulman Eli's Cheesecake

Charity will Never Bust You

Marc Schulman, owner of Eli’s Cheesecake Chicago continues founder and dad Eli’s tradition of NICE as a business strategy. Marc talks about being a community partner in every sense of the word–in Chicago, with his approach to his team, and building business partnerships. Ohh…and that cheesecake! Key Takeaways Marc carries on the tradition of his…

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…

When You Can’t Unsee, You Act

How do you spark change in the world with your business or projects? Dr. Izabel Olson empowers survivors of sex trafficking to live meaningful and purposeful lives. Having grown up with a father who was a political prisoner in Brazil, Dr. Izabel Olson felt compelled to connect with the Cook County Jail when she moved…

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…