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A black square on Instagram doesn’t make you an anti-racist, but there is a path to follow. Welcome to From Woke to Work, the Anti-Racist Journey, a podcast created and hosted by Kamala Avila-Salmon, with the mission to make an impactful dent in people’s understand of how to actually combat racism. Whether you’re an ally ready to take action or a black person with a bunch of ally-related questions, this podcast will draw a clear path for you to follow towards true anti-racism.
We made it all the way through our journey from awareness to sympathy, through to empathy and reflection and all the way to allyship. And finally, anti-racism not to mention our detour stops to talk about the importance of relationships and anti-racist work and processing that attempted coup at the Capitol.
In this episode, Kamala goes solo to provide 5 steps to take action and keep moving forward in the antiracist journey. Enjoy and however you start, keep going.
Jump straight into:
(00:46) - We’ve made it through this series but... is it enough? - “My hope for the future really rests in more and more non-black people, and especially white people, deciding that figuring out how to talk about race and how to actually see and address racism is worth it to them. “
(03:54) - Now what? 5 steps to take action and keep moving forward in the antiracist journey - “Wherever you are right now is okay, knowing where you are is what matters because if you know where you are, you can make a plan for how to get to where you want to be.”
(10:02) - One last thing: Please discard “white neutrality” - “When we go to a white person, they are not giving us an objective point of view, they are giving us a white frame to point of view via the lens through which they inhabit and exist in the world.”
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From Woke to Work is a show produced and hosted by Kamala Avila-Salmon in partnership with Julian Lewis and TJ Bonaventura at StudioPod. Edited at Nodalab, art by Tommy Gomez, and music produced by davecantrap.