He Said, She Said: Perspectives on Daily Living in Black and White, Lucky Church

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. Who is Lucky Church? Lucky is a Partner/PR Director at SMF Global and Director of Client Relations…

How to Design the Multicultural Church

Pastors and interracial couple Geno and Shannon Olison set out to create an intentional, inclusive, multicultural, multiethnic, church planting church when they were sent to start the South Suburban Vineyard Church in Flossmoor, IL 11 years ago.   Geno grew up on the south side of Chicago. His church growing up was overwhelmingly Black. He…

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…