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On today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Thomas Easley, Assistant Dean for Community and Inclusion at Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies about Diversity, Hip Hop, and Environmental Racism. Read his full bio below.
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1:10 Shout outs
1:48 Nic and Laura talk about extreme accountability
7:41 Interview with Dr. Thomas RaShad Easley starts
18:41 Dr. Easley's path from Forestry to Diversity
36:36 Dr. Easley talks Hip Hop
41:47 Dr. Easley discusses his projects focusing on environmental racism
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Connect with Dr. Thomas Easley at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-thomas-rashad-easley-4549675/
Thomas RaShad Easley, Ed.D., is the child of civil rights activists that protested in the children’s march in 1963 at the height of the Civil Right movement and integrated an all-white school in Toledo, Ohio. Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion at the School of the Environment at Yale University (the first school of forestry, 1900). Dr. Easley has attended Alabama A&M University (B.S.), Iowa State University (M.S.), and North Carolina State University (Ed.D.) Dr. Easley has backgrounds in forestry, genetics, and adult education.
Dr, Easley is a certified diversity, equity and inclusion consultant that works with academic institutions, corporate entities, and other organizations to help them actualize a strong diversity initiative that welcomes everyone and shifts work culture to be equitable.
Dr. Easley is a musical artist, professor, Eagle Scout, and a former campus pastor. He intentionally merges conscious lyrics, ecumenical spirituality, land stewardship, education, diversity/equity/inclusion principles and entrepreneurial thinking in his lectures, workshops and presentations.
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Intro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace Mesa
Outro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs Muller