This week on Dismantle Racism, Rev. Dr TLC welcomes best selling author Eva Medilek.
We are all deeply connected, even though we imagine ourselves to be different from one another based on race, class, gender, and more. We create narratives that prevent us from seeing the wounds of others and/or about whether we are capable of disrupting systems that perpetuate those wounds. Even when we are similar, we might find ourselves shying away from addressing the hurts and pains thrown at us. Do you ever wonder how you fit into the puzzle of ending oppressive systems?
Join Rev. Dr. TLC and her guest, Eva Medilek, as they discuss the intimacy of race and the shifts that each of us can take to move us forward in our journey to end racism. Eva will discuss how she changed her professional practices and the importance of communication in creating safe spaces for people of color.
To start the show, Rev. Dr. TLC introduced her guest, best-selling author Eva Medilek. Eva talked about teaching individuals how to engage in communication. Eva later adds on the importance of staying grounded as an individual and having morning routines to set up success markers.
Following the first break, Eva talks about what made her “shift” in her work. She says the murder of Geroge Floyd gave her an awakening which led her to want to teach white people how to speak up correctly. As a result, Eva created an allyship awareness form to have powerful black women speak and have white people listen.
In the third segment, Eva speaks on the importance of continuing the work of the people who worked hard for us in the past. Next, Eva goes into detail in her book The Intimacy Of Race. Lastly, Eva tells the story of how her father was Martin Luther King Jr bodyguard, leading to a robust discussion of the difficulties of black cops.
For the last segment, a conversation revolving around listening and creating a safe space. The conversation started with a unique framework Eva used for listening. Eva discussed the importance of listening to understand the fact. This segment speaks volumes about how we can move forward together as a people.