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Join Anthony Sis and Toral Patel from the Department of Inclusion and Belonging for a monthly podcast series where they unpack various topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion at work. During each episode they will provide actions that listeners can implement immediately through interviews with campus colleagues, in various roles, about their lived experiences and the ways in which they are creating cultures of belonging. You can listen to this podcast on your phone, at your desk, on your way to work, while you are cooking, even while you get ready for bed! 

 

Do you have a topic you would like us to discuss on the podcast? Have someone we should highlight for their awesome work around campus? Feel free to send us an email at ie-academy@cornell.edu.

 

 

 

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Season 4 Transcripts

For transcripts of previous episodes, please visit the Episode Archive page.

Episode 50: Let's Talk...Disability Independence Day

Anthony and Toral reunite for another "Let's Talk..." episode to discuss the history and impact of National Disability Independence Day on their lives. They also share a number of resources and ways that you can celebrate this day on July 26.

For more information and resources about National Disability Independence Day, please visit: https://diversity.cornell.edu/our-community/dei-celebration-resources

For a full list of resources, please review the show notes.

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Episode 49: "We Are Everywhere" On Family, Resistance, and Advocacy with Foula Dimopoulos

Anthony Sis (they/them) interviews the fifth and final guest for the "Beyond Binaries" special series, Foula Dimopoulos (ze/hir/hirs | he/him/his/),  in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

For more information on resources to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, please visit: https://diversity.cornell.edu/our-community/dei-celebration-resources

For more information on PFLAG, please visit: https://pflag.org/

To access a free PDF copy of "Stone Butch Blues" by Leslie Feinberg, please visit: https://www.lesliefeinberg.net/

To learn more about the series "Pride" by FX Networks, please visit: https://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/pride

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Episode 48: Representation and Parenting with Michelle Wescott

Anthony Sis (they/them) interviews the fourth guest for the "Beyond Binaries" special series, Michelle Wescott (she/her/hers), in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

For more information on resources to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, please visit: https://diversity.cornell.edu/our-community/dei-celebration-resources

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Episode 47: Identity, Culture, and Machismo with Christian Balmaseda

Anthony Sis (they/them) interviews the third guest for the "Beyond Binaries" special series, Christian Balmaseda (he/him/his), in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

For more information on resources to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, please visit: https://diversity.cornell.edu/our-community/dei-celebration-resources

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Episode 46: Upbringing, Allyship, and Protecting the LGBTQ+ Community with Cole Johnston

Anthony Sis (they/them) interviews the second guest for the "Beyond Binaries" special series, Cole Johnston (he/him/his), in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

For more information on resources to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, please visit: https://diversity.cornell.edu/our-community/dei-celebration-resources

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Episode 45: Beyond Binaries with Sue Brightly

WARNING: This interview contains a brief conversation on the topic of suicide, which may be upsetting to some listeners. For resources on this topic, please view our show notes for this episode.

Anthony Sis interviews the first guest for the "Beyond Binaries" special series, Sue Brightly (she/her/hers), in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month.

For more information on resources to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, please visit: https://diversity.cornell.edu/our-community/dei-celebration-resources

Please click here to review the full show notes, including LGBTQ-inclusive suicide prevention hotlines

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Episode 44:"Beyond Binaries" Preview

A sneak preview at our new series, "Beyond Binaries," in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month. A new episode will be released every Friday during the month of June.

For more information on resources to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, please visit: https://diversity.cornell.edu/our-community/dei-celebration-resources

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Episode 43: AAPI at Cornell, Part IV

This is the final episode of a four-part special series celebrating AAPI staff members at Cornell. On this episode, Toral has a conversation about with Caleb Yu (he/him/his), Graduate and International Student Career Coach at Cornell Career Services, Christina Liang (she/her/hers), Interim Judicial Administrator in the Office of the Judicial Administrator, and Hei Hei Depew (she/her/hers), Financial Analyst in the College of Human Ecology and Chair of the Employee Assembly.

For more information on resources to celebrate Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, please visit: https://diversity.cornell.edu/our-community/dei-celebration-resources

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Episode 42: AAPI at Cornell, Part III

This episode is part three of a four-part special series celebrating AAPI staff members at Cornell. On this episode, Toral has a conversation about AAPI heritage and traditions with Caleb Yu (he/him/his), Graduate and International Student Career Coach at Cornell Career Services, Christina Liang (she/her/hers), Interim Judicial Administrator in the Office of the Judicial Administrator, and Hei Hei Depew (she/her/hers), Financial Analyst in the College of Human Ecology and Chair of the Employee Assembly.

For more information on resources to celebrate Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, please visit: https://diversity.cornell.edu/our-community/dei-celebration-resources

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Episode 41: AAPI at Cornell, Part II

This episode is part two of a four-part special series celebrating AAPI staff members at Cornell. On this episode, Toral continues the conversation with Perdita Das-Humphrey (she/her/hers), Assistant Dean at the Hans A. Bethe House, Jamie Hom (she/her/hers), Assistant Director of New Student Programs, Aaron King (he/him/his), Assistant Dean at the William Keeton House, and Carolyn Chow (she/her/hers), Recruiter and Inclusion Program Lead in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

For more information on resources to celebrate Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, please visit: https://diversity.cornell.edu/our-community/dei-celebration-resources

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Episode 40: AAPI at Cornell, Part I

This episode is part one of a four-part special series celebrating AAPI staff members at Cornell. On this episode, Toral has a conversation about AAPI heritage and traditions with Perdita Das-Humphrey (she/her/hers), Assistant Dean at the Hans A. Bethe House, Jamie Hom (she/her/hers), Assistant Director of New Student Programs, Aaron King (he/him/his), Assistant Dean at the William Keeton House, and Carolyn Chow (she/her/hers), Recruiter and Inclusion Program Lead in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

For more information on resources to celebrate Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, please visit: https://diversity.cornell.edu/our-community/dei-celebration-resources

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Episode 39: "It's the Last Word...for Now" on Leadership, Legacy, and Inclusion with Angela Winfield

On this episode, we have a conversation with Angela Winfield (she/her/hers) on leadership, legacy, and inclusion as she transitions into her new role as the Chief Diversity Officer for the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).

To learn more about Angela's new role and her impact at Cornell, please visit: https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/03/winfield-become-chief-diversity-officer-law-school-admission-council

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Episode 38: "Here to Stay..."- on DEI Initiatives with Our Colleagues at Weill Cornell Medicine

Toral and Anthony talk to their DEI counterparts at Weill Cornell Medicine: Jamal Lopez (he/him/his), Senior Director of Institutional Equity and Fanesse George (she/her/hers), Manager of Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement. They talk about how their work is similar- and different- while also sharing their hopes and dreams about the future of DEI initiatives.

For more information on the Office of Institutional Equity at Weill Cornell Medicine, please visit: https://diversity.weill.cornell.edu/policies/title-ix

For more information on Weill Cornell Medicine's 2021 Diversity Week, please visit: https://diversity.weill.cornell.edu/events/wcm-3rd-annual-diversity-week-april-26th-may-1st-2021

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Episode 37: "Health is Wealth"- Advocating for Minority Health at Work

Toral and Anthony have a conversation about the importance of minority health in honor of National Minority Health Month with Jeremy Stewart (he/him/his), Nutrition and Health Outreach Coordinator at Cornell Wellness.

For more information on the resources provided by Cornell Wellness, please visit: https://recreation.athletics.cornell.edu/wellness

Click here to learn more about "The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health" by Dr. Rheeda Walker, Ph.D.: https://www.rheedawalkerphd.com/book

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Episode 36: "A Disabled Person is not Disabled..." on Ableism, Disability, and Intersectionality

Toral and Anthony have an in-depth conversation on disability with Zebadiah Hall (he/him/his), Director of Student Disability Services. We talk about the impact of ableism on the Cornell community, as well as the importance of intersectionality in addressing issues related to access and disability.

For more information on Student Disability Services, please visit: https://sds.cornell.edu/

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Episode 35: Let's Talk...Anti-Asian Violence

Toral and Anthony explore the topic of anti-Asian violence and what it means to show solidarity with Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities during this time.

For more information on the bias reporting tool, please visit: https://diversity.cornell.edu/our-commitments/bias-reporting-cornell

Click here for more detailed notes on this episode.

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Episode 34: Let's Talk...Microaggressions

Toral and Anthony dive deeper into the topic of microaggressions on this episode of "Lets Talk..."

For more information on bias reporting at Cornell and the bias reporting tool, visit: https://diversity.cornell.edu/our-commitments/bias-reporting-cornell

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Episode 33: Let's Talk...Weight

On the season four premiere, Anthony and Toral introduce a new segment called "Let's Talk..." as well as some exciting news about the growth of the podcast.

Find us on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, and iHeartRadio at https://diversity.cornell.edu/iepodcast

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