We’re all connected in this human experience. And I feel like, as a global citizen, a lot of the issues that exist in this world reside in this whole notion of us versus them because we see others as ‘the other.’ We don’t see them as ourselves. But when we start to see ourselves in others, we are compelled to take action.Martha Chandran-Dickerson
- We will not be able to wrestle with the deeper issues of humanity if we are not willing first to slow down.
- Awareness of incidents of injustice can be especially triggering for those who have experienced injustice themselves.
- We cannot dismantle racism without first asking the question, “How did we get here?”
- Merely valuing justice is not the same as actually fighting for justice.
- Perhaps the most exhausting part of fighting for justice is facing those who claim, “It’s not as bad as you say it is.”
- As human beings, we all have immeasurable value irrespective of any aspect of our identities.
- Fighting for justice requires purposeful and persistent action.
- We all have a unique role in this fight for justice; there is not only one way to fight.
- It is difficult to opt out of the fight for justice when it becomes less about concepts and more about community, when it becomes less about principles and more about people.
- In order to empathize with those experiencing injustice, ask the question, “How would I feel if that was me?”
- Learn about the history of injustice in your country that was intentionally left out of the history books.
- Educate yourself rather than expecting oppressed people to take responsibility for your education.
- “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- “The function of freedom is to free someone else.” – Toni Morrison
One Paradigm: The Five Fs of Advocacy
Black Lives Matter
This is a significant and tragic moment in history. Will we be silent? Or will we speak up? DMB Coaching hit pause on posting any new podcast episodes since the horrific death of George Floyd. However, Dr. Michael Brown is now ready to speak. In this passionate, provocative, and tearful conversation with Sammy Adebiyi, these two close friends talk openly about systemic racism, social injustice, economic disparity, and a wide variety of related topics in an honest and hopeful dialogue.
Verdicts Don't Heal
“Guilty on all three counts.” The conviction of Derek Chauvin created a complex mix of emotions for communities who have been collectively holding their breaths since last May. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and racial justice activist Anthony King reflect on the legacy of George Floyd and consider how much more work is required before justice becomes a reality.
Love The Earth
Environmental justice is about so much more than pandas and pollution. This week, Martha Chandran-Dickerson joins Dr. Michael Brown as she broadens our vision and deepens our understanding of the connection between daily decisions, climate change, and vulnerable communities.