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Book cover for "The Token"
provided - New Society Publishers / provided - New Society Publishers

Community, business, and organization leaders often ask: "How do I get diversity in my group?" According to our next guest - the work is real, but it's a minefield out there. And even progressive leaders can still, perhaps unknowingly, be racist and uphold oppressive systems.

In "The Token: Common Sense Ideas for Increasing Diversity in Your Organization," community organizer Crystal Byrd Farmer, acts as the bridge between majority white organizations that are dedicated to social justice and "diverse" people in community they want to recruit, across identities of race, LGBTQ, education, socioeconomic status, and disability.

Sloop Brewer Mariquita Reese
Courtesy of Sloop Brewing

A brewery in Dutchess County is starting a paid internship program to promote diversity and inclusion in the craft beverage industry.

Sue Elliott
Marco Borggreve

Sue Elliott is the Director of The Tanglewood Learning Institute. She joined us to discuss TLI's online master classes, educational series, ShopTalks, OpenForums, celebration of the 250th anniversary Beethoven's birth, and more. 

The Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) is a non-profit based in New York with with a two-fold mission: to conduct research that leverages talent across the divides of gender, generation, geography and culture and to create a community of senior executives united by an understanding that full utilization of the global talent pool is at the heart of competitive success.

CTI recently published a report entitled “Being Black in Corporate America: An Intersectional Exploration.” Julia Taylor Kennedy is an Executive Vice President at CTI and was a co-research lead on the study. She joins us to discuss the findings of the study and offer solutions.