Cancel culture. Disbanded groups. Severed ties. Intent vs Impact. Most of us are shit at dealing with problematic behavior - our own or others! Whether in our nonprofits, our neighborhood groups, activist communities or families - our unresolved conflicts cause damage, chaos and separation - in times where we need unity, repair and one-ness to best serve our communities. Enter Kevin Baker whose mission is to make sure people can bring their authentic cultural selves to the workplace, creating healthier, more open workspaces that better serve humans.
Kevin and I talk about how a whole bunch of us really need therapy, what it means to take a relationship-first approach to workplace conflict, and why we need to ditch our desire for quick fixes and allow ample time for repair work.
Medical violence. Stigmatization. Criminalization. These are just a portion of the harms we, as nonprofits, cause the people we are supposed to serve. That’s why Soma Snakeoil and Stacey Dee created The Sidewalk Project, an organization that advocates for the dignity and rights of people living on the streets. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, have their needs met, and receive medical care, but our unhoused neighbors are often denied even the most basic compassion and dignity. Learn about some of the shitty practices we perpetuate and how we can instead empower communities that have been systematically harmed and erased