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…

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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…

Why Being Nice Will Always Be in Style

Why Being Nice Will Always Be in Style In a world where people move fast and courtesy gets pushed aside, it’s nice to know that it’s to be nice! And that organizations learn and increase profits when creating a culture of nice. Service Excellence runs in Stephanie Leese Emrich’s blood. Her passion ignites the service…

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…

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…