Be the Bridge Podcast with Latasha Morrison

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LATASHA MORRISON is a best-selling and award winning author, bridge-builder, reconciler, and a compelling voice in the fight for racial justice. In 2016, she founded Be the Bridge, a non-profit organization equipping more than 1,000 sub-groups across five countries to serve as ambassadors of racial reconciliation. This podcast is another step is cultivating conversations that will hopefully lead to real change.

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Be The Bridge 203 - Lisa Sharon Harper
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In this episode of the Be the Bridge podcast, founder Latasha Morrison and public theologian Lisa Sharon Harper discuss the implications of America’s historical narrative gap, Lisa’s journey to discover the stories of her ancestors, and how we can build bridges from our nation’s past to become more present.

“Scripture itself, particularly the biblical concept of shalom, is not about domination but rather about servanthood of the other—service, protection, and cultivation of all.” –Lisa Sharon Harper
“Race as a construct was created to determine one thing on this land that we call America: Who has the divine call and the capacity to exercise dominion on this land.” –Lisa Sharon Harper
“In order to understand where we are today, we have to look at where we were yesterday.” –Latasha Morrison

About Lisa
Lisa Sharon Harper is the founder and president of Freedom Road, a groundbreaking consulting group that crafts experiences that bring common understanding and common commitments that lead to common action toward a more just world. Lisa is a public theologian whose writing, speaking, activism and training has sparked and fed the fires of re-formation in the church from Ferguson and Charlottesville to South Africa, Brazil, Australia and Ireland. Lisa’s book, The Very Good Gospel was named 2016 “Book of the Year” and the Huffington Post identified Lisa as one of 50 Women Religious Leaders to Celebrate on International Women’s Day.


Podcast slink: https://podslink.to/BeTheBridge

Social handles/slinks:
Instagram: @LatashaMorrison
Twitter: @LatashaMorrison
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LatashaMMorrison/

Official Hashtag: #bethebridge

Jul 07, 2020
Be the Bridge 202 - How It All Began! (Part 2)
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In Part 2 of "How It All Began!", Latasha Morrison and Susan Seay talk about the beginning of their BTB and how Susan played a part in its formation. 

To learn more about how the bridge started, purchase the Be the Bridge Book. Be the Bridge Book

You can find a full transcript of this episode on our website: Be The Bridge Blog

Jun 23, 2020
Be the Bridge 201 - How It All Began! (Part 1)
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Latasha Morrison and Jennie Allen talk about the beginning of their friendship journey.

To learn more about how the bridge started, purchase the Be the Bridge Book. Be the Bridge Book

You can find a full transcript of this episode on our website: Be The Bridge Blog

Jun 09, 2020
Interview with Don and Susan McLaughlin
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Interview with Don and Susan McLaughlin, and Stephen Maxwell, on Don's book "Love First: Ending Hate before It's Too Late" and how they implement BTB groups at their church.

This was a recorded interview from 2018.

May 26, 2020
Interview with Matthew Horace
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Interview with Matthew Horace, author of "The Black and The Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America's Law Enforcement".

This was a recorded interview from 2019.

May 12, 2020
Awakening to Whiteness
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In this episode, Latasha Morrison speaks with pastor and author Daniel Hill about his abrupt awakening to whiteness at the age of 24 and the implications of being a white man in America. Latasha and Daniel explore the journey expressed through his book White Awake: An honest look at what it means to be white, which walks readers through seven stages of cultural awakening. As they discuss defensiveness and white fragility, learning to see racism as a disease, and developing a humble spirit, Tasha and Daniel help white Christians move from blindness into sight.

First published on Facebook Live - April 17, 2018 (Link to Video)

Links to books and resources

BOOK: Daniel Hill, White Awake: An honest look at what it means to be white

VIDEO: Daniel Hill on CNN with Brooke Baldwin

BOOK: Bevery Daniel Tatum, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race

BOOK: Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

This interview was originally conducted as a Facebook Live video with a Q&A session including viewers at the end.

Apr 28, 2020
Raising Your Voice with Kathy Khang
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Latasha Morrison, founder of Be the Bridge, interviews activist and author Kathy Khang about practical ways to raise your voice in real life, the difference between disruption and discernment, and troublemaking for the sake of the Gospel. Kathy also explores making authentic justice-minded friends in white evangelical spaces and especially the intersection of race and gender within a ministry vocation. 

First published on Facebook Live - August 14, 2018

Resources mentioned:

BOOK: Kathy Khang, Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up

MOVIE: Warner Brothers, Crazy Rich Asians

Apr 14, 2020
Rethinking Incarceration with Dominique Gilliard
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In this episode, Latasha Morrison interviews author Dominique Gilliard about his book Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores. Dominique walks us through the moral and ethical responsibility of the church to be a holy disruption in prison pipelines; how mass incarceration is a bipartisan agenda; what it looks like to pursue restorative justice instead of settling for anti-biblical punitive justice; and actions you can take today to begin dismantling mass incarceration in your own community.

First published on Facebook Live - March 20, 2018

Resources mentioned:

BOOK: Dominique Gilliard, Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores

BOOK: Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

BOOK: Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

ARTICLE: The Bed Quota: Mandatory Detention and the Denial of Justice (by Irving E. Figueroa for UNC School of Law)

ARTICLE: The Implications of Meritocracy on the Church: Grace Erased for Incarcerated Individuals (by Dominique for Christianity Today)

 

Mar 31, 2020
Season 1 Teaser
14:09

Latasha Morrison, founder of Be The Bridge, introduces season 1 of the podcast and gives us a glimpse into what's to come. She also discusses the movie Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan as Bryan Stevenson.

Feb 06, 2020