The UPLift with Tzedek: Real Talk for Real Change

Let's Talk: The Nitty-Gritty of Social Transformation

December 04, 2023 Giannina Callejas & Shuvonda Harper Season 1 Episode 11
The UPLift with Tzedek: Real Talk for Real Change
Let's Talk: The Nitty-Gritty of Social Transformation
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Can celebrating failures can be just as powerful as cheering for our successes? Is collaboration necessary for collective liberation? What pressures do BIPOC leaders face in this work? How do we heal together and what roadblocks slow our progress?

In this episode, Giannina Callejas and Shuvonda Harper of the Center for Participatory Change (CPC) share their thoughts and experiences from the social justice frontlines as we get real about the grit it takes to dismantle white supremacy culture and the vital role of safe, trusting relationships in sparking growth. We're not holding back on the tough stuff - from acknowledging failure to navigating differences to healing together.

About Giannina: Born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in Queens, NYC, Giannina Callejas (She/Her/Hers) is a millennial cisgender woman, first-generation college graduate, and first-generation immigrant who believes that the answer to all questions is LOVE. Her vision is to pilot a national movement that will lead us not into oppression but toward equality for all of mankind. Her dream is to live a life of bliss that is not contested by despair or defied by misery. Her prophecy is to discover herself by providing service to the goodness of the world.

About Shuvonda:
Shuvonda Harper (She/Her/Hers) is an Asheville native, mother of two, and vocal advocate for the greater good. Growing up in the historically African-American Southside neighborhood, Shuvonda developed a deep love for her community, which ignited her activism. Shuvonda serves as a board member of the Residents’ Council of Asheville Housing Authority and is the Office Assistant at the Arthur R. Edington Center.

This episode is a treasure trove of insights that are sure to inspire understanding and action. Don't wait; hit play! 


We'll see you same time, same place next month. Until then, peace.

Building Community Relationships for Social Transformation
Impact of COVID-19 on Community Connection
Paths to Collective Liberation
Speaking the Unspoken
Acquiring the Skills for Having Tough Conversations
Challenging Philanthropy and Building Trust
Reciprocity and Clarity in Partnership
Extending Grace and Building Trust
Fostering Collaboration at CPC