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In this episode, Alaa is joined by Layla Saad, a best-selling author, speaker, and teacher on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation, and social change. Layla shares her inspirational story that is sure to inspire and educate you. Discover the power of being fully human. Being At The Table means: “I want each of us to have our own tables and for them to be tables where we get to define who we are for ourselves, but also be in community with people who also have their own tables, and all tables get access to all resources.” – Layla Saad Highlights from the Conversation: · The story behind writing Me and White Supremacy and its success · The emotional and physical toll writing the book had on her · The impact of facing oppression from people that look like you · Facing the lack of compassion in yourself for yourself · Finding the courage to ‘do better’ · Steps to unlock the better person within ourselves · And more About the Guest: Layla F. Saad is a New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author, anti-racism educator, international speaker, and podcast host on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation and social change. She is the author of the ground-breaking Me and White Supremacy (2020), an anti-racism education workbook that was initially offered for free in an Instagram challenge. http://laylafsaad.com/ (http://laylafsaad.com/) About the Host: Alaa Murabit is an award-winning medical doctor, global security strategist, women’s rights advocate and United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth and Sustainable Development Goal Global Advocate. https://alaamurabit.com/ (https://alaamurabit.com/) https://www.instagram.com/alaamurabit/ (https://www.instagram.com/alaamurabit/) https://twitter.com/almmura (https://twitter.com/almmura) https://www.linkedin.com/in/alaamurabit/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alaamurabit/) Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.

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    Facing Oppression from Without and Within with Layla Saad

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    Channeling Injustice and Rage into Social Change with Cristina Jiménez

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    Cristina Jiménez, the Cofounder and Senior Advisor of United We Dream, joins Alaa on this week’s episode. Together they will discuss the power of rage, collective mobilization, and how we must do the work to understand the issues to build inclusive and diverse movements. Being At The Table means: “I always say that nothing about us should happen without us and that means creating our own tables sometimes. That means coming to the table, even if there is no chair for you and forcing yourself in.” - Cristina Jiménez Highlights from the Conversation: Becoming an organizer and activist lead to her understanding the true power of her voice Channeling injustice and rage into action Organic Transformation Centering on the voices, experiences and lives of people directly impacted by injustice is a core value of United We Dream Success will be the day where a boy or girl who has an immigrant experience does not have to feel ashamed for it Harnessing moments to create massive awakenings in people The simple act of storytelling is healing and transformational And More… About the Guest: A Co-Founder and Senior Advisor of United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country, Cristina Jiménez is a community organizer, strategist, and freedom fighter. After emigrating to New York from Ecuador with her family at the age of 13, Cristina lived undocumented for 12 years. Today, Cristina has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine and was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship in 2017. https://unitedwedream.org/ (United We Dream | The Largest Immigrant Youth-Led Network) About the Host: Alaa Murabit is an award-winning medical doctor, global security strategist, women’s rights advocate and United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth and Sustainable Development Goal Global Advocate. https://alaamurabit.com/ (https://alaamurabit.com/) https://www.instagram.com/alaamurabit/ (https://www.instagram.com/alaamurabit/) https://twitter.com/almmura (https://twitter.com/almmura) https://www.linkedin.com/in/alaamurabit/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alaamurabit/) Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.
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    Changing Our Language to Create Progress with Elizabeth Plank

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    Elizabeth Plank started her journey in journalism after being outraged with a women’s boxing controversy in the 2012 Olympics. From there she realized that she could make the biggest impact through this medium.  John Liz and Alaa as they discuss objectivity, her foray into writing a book on the current view of masculinity, not being complicit but remembering how much power you have as a citizen of the world, and much more. Being At The Table means: “Active listening. Really listening to someone, not just waiting for them to be done so that you can say what you want to say. I feel such a privilege to get to listen to so many different people in my fields of work, and it is a real honor for me to get to do that” – Elizabeth Plank Highlights from the Conversation: The white male perspective has become the standard for objectivity however there is no such thing as objectivity.  Why she felt the need to write a book about mindful masculinity and gender perspective The power of language in the media and how it changes the focus of what is important The varying definitions of what a feminist is How microaggressions are not truly micro Viewing success in journalism through the metric of mental health And More… About the Guest: Liz Plank is an award-winning journalist and was the executive producer and host of several critically acclaimed digital series at Vox Media and NBC News. She is a columnist for MSNBC and has been listed as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Marie Claire’s Most Powerful Women, and one of the World’s Most Influential People in Gender Policy by Apolitical. She’s built a loyal following on numerous social media platforms, but her proudest accomplishment by far remains being blocked by the 45th president of the United States. http://www.elizabethplank.com/ (http://www.elizabethplank.com/)     About the Host: Alaa Murabit is an award-winning medical doctor, global security strategist, women’s rights advocate and United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth and Sustainable Development Goal Global Advocate. https://alaamurabit.com/ (https://alaamurabit.com/) https://www.instagram.com/alaamurabit/ (https://www.instagram.com/alaamurabit/) https://twitter.com/almmura (https://twitter.com/almmura) https://www.linkedin.com/in/alaamurabit/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alaamurabit/) Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. 

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