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The Diversity Gap: Buffalo, Progress, and Grappling with Hopeless Peace w/ Sean Watkins
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The Diversity Gap: Buffalo, Progress, and Grappling with Hopeless Peace w/ Sean Watkins

In this episode, Host Bethaney Wilkinson interviews Sean Watkins, the Director of Training and Strategy at Be The Bridge, a faith-based nonprofit that exists to empower people and culture toward racial healing, equity, and reconciliation. In this conversation, they process the tragic anti-black, racist incident in Buffalo, NY. They also discuss the rich and emergent diversity present in Black identity, the importance of history, and of the ongoing tensions between progress and hopeless peace.

About Sean:

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Sean came to the University of Texas at Austin for his education but found Jesus and a lifelong passion for ethnical and cultural diversity. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in African-American Studies and History, a Masters of Divinity, and is a PhD student in Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary. He is the Director of Training and Strategy at Be the Bridge, a faith-based nonprofit that exists to empower people and culture toward racial healing, equity, and reconciliation. When he’s not reading and speaking, he is an avid superhero and science fiction fan and enjoys working out, watching movies, hanging out with friends, and martial arts as he holds a first-degree Black Sash in Tai Chi. For more information, check out his blog: www.smwatkins.com or follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @seanisfearless.

About The Diversity Gap:

The Diversity Gap is a coaching and facilitation practice for racial conscious leaders and team. Learn more and find DEI support at www.thediversitygap.com or @thediversitygap on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Shownotes:

Be the Bridge
https://bethebridge.com

Access the Show Transcript:
https://www.thediversitygap.com/podcast

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A More Beautiful Way
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A More Beautiful Way is an exploration of what it takes to slow down, create sacred space, and bring healing hearts, minds & bodies to the work of social change.
Following a life-altering "dark night of the soul" experience of professional grief and burnout, podcast host Bethaney Wilkinson set out on healing journey to discover a more rooted, authentic and seasonal way to live. This podcast is an unfolding collection of conversations on the need for slow, sacred living as a healing pathway for some of the biggest challenges facing us in modern times.