Care Work with Alida Miranda-Wolff

Alida Miranda-Wolff

Who is in the business of providing care? What does it mean to get paid to nurture strangers? And, what kind of support do these people need? In Care Work, author and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging practitioner, Alida Miranda-Wolff, seeks answers to all of these questions with care workers of all kinds through discussions of their lived experiences. Learn how to create a culture of care in your communities and have your own care needs met through episodes that balance real-life stories with actionable takeaways.

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Reclaiming Food Sovereignty in Local Communities with Lisa Tallman - EP 33
Jul 16 2024
Reclaiming Food Sovereignty in Local Communities with Lisa Tallman - EP 33
How connected are you to the food you purchase and consume? Over the past century, society’s focus on the food it consumes has shifted from origins and process to the latest price increase. Many communities also face uncertainty about the availability and quality of fresh foods in their nearest store.  In this episode, Alida Miranda-Wolff speaks with Lisa Tallman, the Executive Director of Community Food Navigator. This Chicago organization champions food sovereignty by establishing and strengthening connections at every level of the food system and helping communities wrest back control from the conglomerates that currently hold most of the power in cultivation, distribution, and consumption. Rediscover your connection to food, culture, and community and find out:How we lost food sovereignty and why getting it back is so importantHow individuals can rejoin the food system chain for huge local impactThe challenges and barriers to seizing back control of our sustenanceThe inextricable connection between culture and food securityImportant resources from this episode:Learn more about Community Food Navigator - https://communityfoodnavigator.org/Subscribe to Community Food Navigator’s Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/communityfoodnavigator/subscribe Read “Rest is Resistance” by Tricia Hersey - https://bookshop.org/p/books/rest-is-resistance-a-manifesto-tricia-hersey/18255493?gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwjLGyBhCYARIsAPqTz18KYZtF_v1NLxdZNHGAk1TUVqusbU1Qicr5GGqM7yVu1njswZwS5SUaAk3kEALw_wcB Nancy Folbre’s definition of care - https://transversal.at/transversal/0805/folbre/en Connect with Lisa: Follow Lisa on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisatallman/ Connect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidamwOrder Alida’s new book “The First Time Manager: DEI” - https://alidamirandawolff.com/book/ Order Alida’s 1st book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content! - https://bookshop.org/p/books/cultures-of-belonging-building-inclusive-organizations-that-last-alida-miranda-wolff/17372555?ean=9781400229253Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff - https://alidamirandawolff.com/Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
Building Workplace Cultures of Care That Transform Our Economy with Michel Fabode - EP 32
Jul 2 2024
Building Workplace Cultures of Care That Transform Our Economy with Michel Fabode - EP 32
How does a culture of care transform the workplace experience? The call for safe, caring workplaces is becoming increasingly loud, which means building these environments is an essential consideration for founders. In this episode, Alida Miranda-Wolff speaks with Michel Fabode, the author of Cultura: A Guidebook for Founders Building Diverse Teams. Michel’s work focuses on helping founders navigate the path to truly diverse, safe cultures of care that lead to business success on multiple levels.Michel’s essential and practical exploration of workplace culture strives to show business owners seeking to build something better that they have the power to design environments in which diverse teams can thrive.Recognize and rethink the importance of workplace cultures of care:Why we overlook the care work component inherent in so many professionsHow feeling valued and cared for in the workplace makes all the differenceWhy it’s more important than ever to build diverse company culturesThe connection between delivering on the bottom line and creating a positive work environmentImportant resources from this episode:Michel’s book, Cultura: A Guidebook for Founders Building Diverse Teams Alida’s book, The First-Time Manager: DEI Gallup Research: Socialism as Popular as Capitalism Among Young Adults in U.S.Pew Research: Modest Declines in Positive Views of ‘Socialism’ and ‘Capitalism’ in U.S.Axios Research: Exclusive poll: Young Americans are embracing socialismConnect with Michel Fabode:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michel-fabodeConnect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidamwPre-Order Alida’s new book “The First Time Manager DEI” Order Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content!Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff - https://alidamirandawolff.com/Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
Clarity in People Management: Striking a Balance with Claire Podulka - Episode 31
Jun 18 2024
Clarity in People Management: Striking a Balance with Claire Podulka - Episode 31
As a manager, how do you balance offering care and corporate responsibility? Many managers may not apply the label of caregiver to their work, but Claire Podulka, the Chief of Staff for TXI, a Chicago-based digital consultancy firm, points out that it is the manager “who can operate at the nexus of care and strategy and efficacy” who really brings out the best in their team—and therefore their company—in those inevitable times of change and ambiguity.New and established managers alike will feel an immediate connection to the topics Alida and Claire cover in this Care Work episode. Their conversation explores the mindsets and approaches that are essential in a great manager, covering concepts that will resonate with anyone who has ever had a direct report or is pursuing a future in people management.Let Claire’s insights validate and inspire your inner managerial care worker:The caregiving imperative for all managers and chiefs of staff The equity argument for employee-owned businesses and ESOPsWalking the line between clarity and transparency as a responsible managerThrowing out growth for growth’s sake and building a new model for business successBalancing self-care and taking care of your employeesImportant resources from this episode:Radical Candor by Kim Scott Kids These Days: The Making of Millennials by Malcolm HarrisAlida’s new book: The First-Time Manager: DEI: Diversity, Equity, and InclusionConnect With Claire:Connect with Claire on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/cpodulka/ Connect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidamwPre-Order Alida’s new book “The First Time Manager DEI” -  https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-first-time-manager-dei-alida-miranda-wolff/20207997?ean=9781400246090 Order Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content! - https://bookshop.org/p/books/cultures-of-belonging-building-inclusive-organizations-that-last-alida-miranda-wolff/17372555?ean=9781400229253Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff - https://alidamirandawolff.com/Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
How to Navigate the Publishing World as a Care Worker - Episode 30
May 21 2024
How to Navigate the Publishing World as a Care Worker - Episode 30
In 2022, Care Work host Alida Miranda-Wolff celebrated the publication of her first book: “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last.” In May of 2024, her second book was released: “The First-Time Manager: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”Over the next episodes, Alida will explore two intriguing topics: what it takes to be a truly inclusive manager and leader; and how to transform your essential care work experience into a proposal, write the book, and sell and promote it. In this introductory episode, she delves into the origin story of The First-Time Manager: DEI and shares two impactful excerpts from the book.Ignite the motivation to share your care work knowledge:Birthing a book in the midst of life’s unpredictabilityPersevering amidst changing social and political landscapesThe real struggles of establishing DEIB as a middle managerNavigating different kinds of stress to support both employees and selfImportant resources from this episode:Buy “The First-Time Manager: DEI” - https://alidamirandawolff.com/book/ Maslach Burnout Inventory - https://www.mindgarden.com/117-maslach-burnout-inventory-mbi Pew Research Center - https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2023/05/17/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-in-the-workplace/ "Lady Boss" YouTube video by Rachel Bloom - https://youtu.be/L2_79T1P2qo?si=2IB_O3yo68KqOnxm Connect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidamwOrder Alida’s 1st book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content! - https://bookshop.org/p/books/cultures-of-belonging-building-inclusive-organizations-that-last-alida-miranda-wolff/17372555?ean=9781400229253Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff - https://alidamirandawolff.com/Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
Relational Self-Awareness and Compassion with Dr. Alexandra Soloman - Episode 29
May 7 2024
Relational Self-Awareness and Compassion with Dr. Alexandra Soloman - Episode 29
For many of us, working to care for others doesn’t stop when we head home from work at the end of the day. The other relationships in our lives, including the intimate one we share with our partner, also require care—of both ourselves and the other person.In this episode, Alida Miranda-Wolff sits down with Dr. Alexandra Solomon, a therapist, author, and speaker who, over the past two decades, has worked with couples to help them better navigate intimacy and meet both each other's needs and their own. Their discussion of acceptance and relational self-awareness, two key factors in healthy, thriving relationships, reflects the realistic, balanced approach to intimate love that Dr. Solomon teaches.Explore how to build more meaningful intimate connections:A definition of love that embraces the worth of each partnerThe impact of our individualistic society on romantic loveHow recontextualizing shame and disappointment can help us healPositive habits that instill relational self-awarenessImportant Links from this Episode: Listen to Reimagining Love Dr. Solomon’s book, Love Every DayTaking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want by Dr. Solomon Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want by Dr. SolomonAll About Love by Bell HooksCare Work Podcast - EP #1 - Bearing Witness as an Act of Care with Micky ScottBey Jones  Connect with Dr. Alexandra Solomon:Dr. Solomon’s websiteFollow Dr. Solomon on InstagramConnect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedInOrder Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content!Order Alida’s book “The First-Time Manager: DEI”Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
Finding Community and Growth Amidst Grieving with Dr. Sunitha Chandy - EP 28
Apr 23 2024
Finding Community and Growth Amidst Grieving with Dr. Sunitha Chandy - EP 28
How do you define and process grief? Over the next three episodes, Care Work is exploring grief—the collection of emotions and experiences we have with any loss. Essential within this work is inspecting how we process and continue to live within this universal experience. In this episode, Alida is joined by Dr. Sunitha Chandy, a clinical psychologist specializing in helping transform both individual lives and communities through mental health services. Sunitha shares her insights on the interplay between community and grief and the importance of accepting both the inherent difficulty and the cathartic potential of the grieving process.Listen to learn: How COVID impacted how we understand grievingThe behaviors with which grief and mourning are intertwinedThe detrimental effect of our American taboos against public griefWhy the grieving process is an ongoing healing rather than a cureImportant resources from this episode:Dr. Chandy’s community conversations - https://www.artesiancollaborative.com/learnConnect with Dr. Chandy - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sunitha-chandy-psy-d-16b785141/Dr. Chandy’s website - https://www.sunithachandy.com/ Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey - https://bookshop.org/p/books/rest-is-resistance-a-manifesto-tricia-hersey/18255493?ean=9780316365215 David Kessler on grief - https://grief.com/Connect with Dr. Sunitha Chandy:LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sunitha-chandy-psy-d-16b785141/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/artesiancollaborative/ Connect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidamwOrder Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content! - https://bookshop.org/p/books/cultures-of-belonging-building-inclusive-organizations-that-last-alida-miranda-wolff/17372555?ean=9781400229253Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff - https://alidamirandawolff.com/Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
Breaking Down Disability Stigma - EP 27
Apr 9 2024
Breaking Down Disability Stigma - EP 27
How do we dismantle the disability stigma? This latest arc on the Care Work podcast explores the concept of disability justice from the perspectives of three people—Tim Villegas, María Emilia Lasso de la Vega, and Lauren Schrero Levy—who are working to change our social approach to accessibility and inclusivity. In this episode, Alida Miranda-Wolff reflects on the ways stigma and a repurposed definition of “normal” have impacted disability justice, from the history of society’s aversion to disability to the possibility of a future where people with different abilities are viewed not as inconveniences but as essential contributors to our communities.Explore the origins stigma and what we can do to disassemble the harmful attitudes that hold as back. Tune in to learn: The definition of  stigma and the development of disability as an inconvenienceThe role of industrialization in the segregation of and aversion to disabilityHow closed captioning is a proof positive that accessible spaces benefit us allThe role pre-emptive inclusivity plays in standardizing accessibilityImportant resources from this episode:Episode 24, “Exploring Inclusive Education Through Storytelling with Tim Villegas” Episode 25, “Designing For Neurodiversity Inclusivity with María Emilia Lasso de la Vega”  Episode 26, “Embracing Interdependence Creating Inclusive Communities with Lauren Schrero Levy” Episode 22, “Redefining the Inequity of Modern Literacy with Ken Bigger” Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity by Erving Goffman  On The Inconvenience of Other People by Lauren Berlant The White Man’s Burden by Rudyard Kipling What Can A Body Do: How We Meet the Built World by Sara HendrenButts: A Backstory by Heather Radke  Kids These Days: The Making of Millennials by Malcolm HarrisConnect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn Pre-Order Alida’s new book “The First Time Manager DEI” Order Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content!Learn more about Alida Miranda-WolffAdvocate for under
Embracing Interdependence Creating Inclusive Communities with Lauren Schrero - EP 26
Mar 26 2024
Embracing Interdependence Creating Inclusive Communities with Lauren Schrero - EP 26
From elementary school classrooms to adult care homes, so many of our care structures for disabled people are designed without their participation, often in direct opposition to their stated desires. But why? When we pose the question of why people with disabilities are so often excluded from general society, the best answer is often “that’s just how it’s always been.” However, research and the lived experiences of these individuals suggest that creating inclusive environments could have a significant positive impact on our communities.Lauren Schrero Levy, a disability rights advocate and lawyer, shares with Alida what she has learned since founding the disability advocacy nonprofit The Nora Project and serving as a civil rights lawyer at Equip for Equality. Together, they explore the challenges in our current institutions for people with disabilities and the promise of inclusive spaces.Discover Lauren’s insights on honoring the dignity of every person:The reasons behind society’s segregation of people with disabilitiesThe negative impact of remaining uninformed on conversations around inclusivityOpposing viewpoints among parents of children with disabilitiesThe innate hope and usefulness of interdependence Important resources from this episode:The Nora Project website - https://thenoraproject.ngo/Lauren’s Ted Talk - https://www.ted.com/talks/lauren_schrero_ability_inclusive_mindsetEquip for Equality website - https://www.equipforequality.org/On the Inconvenience of Other People by Lauren Berlant - https://bookshop.org/p/books/on-the-inconvenience-of-other-people-lauren-berlant/17477688?ean=9781478018452 Connect with Lauren Schrero Levy: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-schrero-86411a1/ Connect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidamwOrder Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content! - https://bookshop.org/p/books/cultures-of-belonging-building-inclusive-organizations-that-last-alida-miranda-wolff/17372555?ean=9781400229253Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff - https://alidamirandawolff.com/Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
Designing For Neurodiversity Inclusivity with María Emilia Lasso de la Vega - EP 25
Mar 12 2024
Designing For Neurodiversity Inclusivity with María Emilia Lasso de la Vega - EP 25
How can we design inclusive spaces—physically and virtually—that support neurodiversity?The Disability Justice movement is increasing the recognition and adoption of inclusive spaces and accessible interaction for people who are neurodivergent and on the autism spectrum. It continues, however, to rely largely on individuals to disclose their diagnoses in spaces where they may initially be uncertain of support. In this episode, María Emilia Lasso de la Vega, the Training and Programs Facilitator and Technical Facilitation Manager at Ethos, speaks with Alida about her holistically inclusive approach to taking care of others. She incorporates inclusive design practices to erect both physical and digital spaces that accommodate every person, regardless of where they fall under the neurodiversity umbrella. Learn to meet every person’s unique needs by:Leading with genuine interest to discover the needs of every person in your careConsidering inclusivity from the start when creating any programIncorporating the seven principles of inclusive designImportant resources from this episode:The 7 Principles of Universal DesignConnect with María Emilia: Reach out to María Emilia - mariaemilia@ethostalent.comConnect with María Emilia Connect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn Order Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content! Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
Exploring Inclusive Education Through Storytelling with Tim Villegas - EP 24
Feb 27 2024
Exploring Inclusive Education Through Storytelling with Tim Villegas - EP 24
How can we show everyone the benefits of inclusive educational spaces?Tim Villegas is the Director of Communications at the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education. His work centers around helping school systems build support for more inclusive classroom environments, and he sees firsthand the value of spaces where children with different learning styles learn together. These classrooms benefit not only children with disabilities but also typically developing children and their educators.Tim’s journey to inclusivity advocate has so much to teach us all, including how to:View disability advocacy as support, not salvationWork with children with disabilities highlights the need for classroom equityAddress the ongoing pushback against inclusive classroomsAcknowledge the authentic benefits inclusivity offers every personImportant resources from this episode:The Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education - https://mcie.org/The MCIE on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/think_inclusive/A summary on the Evidence of Inclusive Education whitepaper - https://alana.org.br/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/A_Summary_of_the_evidence_on_inclusive_education.pdfConnect with Tim Villegas: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothyvillegas/ Website: https://www.timvillegas.com/ Connect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidamwOrder Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content! - https://bookshop.org/p/books/cultures-of-belonging-building-inclusive-organizations-that-last-alida-miranda-wolff/17372555?ean=9781400229253Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff - https://alidamirandawolff.com/Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
Exploring Educational Equity From Theory To Practical Application with Alida Miranda-Wolff - EP 23
Feb 13 2024
Exploring Educational Equity From Theory To Practical Application with Alida Miranda-Wolff - EP 23
In the most recent episode arc, the Care Work podcast explores educational equity with guests who are experts in impactful social education for teens, supportive higher education spaces, and inclusive literacy. In this reflective episode, Alida Miranda-Wolff investigates the parallel themes that emerged throughout these episodes to reveal a multi-faceted definition of educational equity and how its integration could create safer spaces for learners of every age.Reflect with Alida on the finer points of this essential topic:The nuances and intricacies in defining educational equityPractical application that will help these theories succeed in the real worldThe responsibility of policies, government, and educators in realizing educational equityComplications that require that these practices be implemented with great care and attentionImportant resources from this episode:Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey Tiny Humans, Big Emotions by Alyssa Blask Campbell and Lauren Elizabeth StaubleThe End of Burnout by Jonathan Malesic A Life of One’s Own: Nine Women Writers Begin Again by Joanna BiggsHbomber’s YouTube Video on Plagiarism  National Equity Project Prismatic                       Episode 9 with Mariam CherbibEpisode 20 with Debra GiuntaEpisode 21 with Johnnie CampbellEpisode 22 with Ken BiggerNeapolitan novels mentioned in episodeConnect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidamwOrder Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content! - https://bookshop.org/p/books/cultures-of-belonging-building-inclusive-organizations-that-last-alida-miranda-wolff/17372555?ean=9781400229253Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff - https://alidamirandawolff.com/Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
Building Toward the Future of Literacy Equity with Ken Bigger - EP 22
Jan 30 2024
Building Toward the Future of Literacy Equity with Ken Bigger - EP 22
When you think of literacy, what comes to mind? Is it reading, writing, or something else?  Our definition of literacy is often oversimplified, much like the limits often placed on the question of who is and who is not “literate”. In this episode, Alida discusses literacy equity with Ken Bigger, the Director of Thought Leadership at the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. A vital figure in the movement to improve and facilitate conversations around the future of literacy in the U.S., Ken’s perspective on his field is one built on a deep understanding of human nature and a profound hopefulness for change.Dig deeper into literacy with Alida and Ken as they explore:The difference between literacy and literacy equityThe pitfalls of approaching literacy from the perspective of saviorismCivic fluency and inviting inclusive conversationsWhy education needs to incorporate literacy in all its formsImportant resources from this episode:The Twittering Machine by Richard Seymour - https://www.versobooks.com/en-ca/products/2505-the-twittering-machineThe Color of Mind: Why the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice by Derrick Darby - https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-color-of-mind-why-the-origins-of-the-achievement-gap-matter-for-justice-derrick-darby/8296031?ean=9780226525358Language at the Speed of Sight by Mark Seidenberg - https://bookshop.org/p/books/language-at-the-speed-of-sight-how-we-read-why-so-many-can-t-and-what-can-be-done-about-it-mark-seidenberg/12785604?ean=9781541617155Proust and the Squid - https://www.amazon.com/Proust-Squid-Story-Science-Reading/dp/0060933844/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=671372748842&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9001601&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=6153848402677488693&hvtargid=kwd-508007502232&hydadcr=22459_13497880&keywords=the+proust+and+the+squid&qid=1702352754&sr=8-1The Science of Reading by Adrian Johns - https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-science-of-reading-information-media-and-mind-in-modern-america/18891973?ean=9780226821481The Knowledge Gap by Natalie Wexler - https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-knowledge-gap-the-hidden-cause-of-america-s-broken-education-system-and-how-to-fix-it-natalie-wexler/12471984?ean=9780735213562How to Educate a Citizen by E.D. Hirsch - https://bookshop.org/p/books/how-to-educate-a-citizen-the-power-of-shared-knowledge-to-unify-a-nation-e-d-hirsch/13705054?ean=9781799940722Connect With Ken Bigger:LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kbiggera40pub Connect With Alida:Shar
Reframing Resistance: Reimaging Higher Education  with Johnnie Campbell - EP 21
Jan 16 2024
Reframing Resistance: Reimaging Higher Education with Johnnie Campbell - EP 21
How can educators create unifying classroom spaces where resistance skills can be safely practiced and cultivated?This is the “freedom dreaming” Johnnie Campbell and Alida Miranda-Wolff do together in this episode of Care Work. As a resistance scholar, educator, and PhD candidate, Johnnie Campbell is putting in the work to build danger-free, liberatory spaces and explore the way Black young adults experience college. He doesn’t strive to merely observe and record them; rather, he plans to use these learnings to tear down damaging higher education structures and policies and rebuild them. In his vision, higher education institutions will go on to center the experiences of young Black people and remove the arbitrary barriers that cause them to be left out.Discover groundbreaking strategies that could reshape the college experience:Creating danger-free education spaces where students can show up fullyThe impact of power dynamics on collaborative learningThe potential future of a higher education system that centers equality in the discussionHow to prioritize self-care while you’re building communities of resistanceImportant resources from this episode:TJ Stewarts: “Where We Are, Resistance Lives”: Black Women, Social Media, and Everyday Resistance in Higher Education - https://www.jstor.org/stable/48645354 The Resistance Roundtables website - https://www.theresistanceroundtables.com/The Resistance Roundtables Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheResistanceRoundtables/Connect with Johnnie Campbell: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnnie-l-campbell/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jlcampbell_7/ Connect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidamwOrder Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content! - https://bookshop.org/p/books/cultures-of-belonging-building-inclusive-organizations-that-last-alida-miranda-wolff/17372555?ean=9781400229253Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff - https://alidamirandawolff.com/Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
Nurturing Social and Emotional Literacy in Youth with Debra Giunta - EP 20
Jan 2 2024
Nurturing Social and Emotional Literacy in Youth with Debra Giunta - EP 20
What supports would have helped ease your transition to adulthood?Growing up is hard, and young people are repeatedly faced with circumstances they are expected to understand despite their lack of life experience. Then, in these tedious and confusing scenarios, the choices they make follow them throughout their early academic years.Debra Giunta is the founder of Prismatic, a youth career development program with a soft-skills twist. She is always seeking ways to close the gap between what we expect of our youth and the supports in place to get them there. Her insights into the most effective ways to set students up for success are transforming the lives of kids.Debra and Alida explore tools that can improve the experience of growing up:Addressing the ongoing controversy around social and emotional learningTempering the tendency to expect our youth to be both children and adults Allowing both accountability and fluidity in teen behaviorUncovering the questions young people are really asking Important resources from this episode:The Brainchild Collective - https://www.brainchildcollective.co/Prismatic - https://www.prismaticmovement.org/ Design Dance - https://www.designdance.net/ Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson - https://bookshop.org/p/books/positive-discipline-the-classic-guide-to-helping-children-develop-self-discipline-responsibility-cooperation-and-problem-solving-skills-jane-nelsen/6860679?ean=9780345487674 Tiny Humans: Big Emotions by Lauren Elizabeth Stauble & Alyssa Blask Campbell - https://bookshop.org/p/books/tiny-humans-big-emotions-how-to-navigate-tantrums-meltdowns-and-defiance-to-raise-emotionally-intelligent-children-alyssa-gloria-campbell/19665944?ean=9780063306264 Connect with Debra Giunta: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debra-giunta-161b5628Website: https://www.debragiunta.com/Connect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidamwOrder Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content! - https://bookshop.org/p/books/cultures-of-belonging-building-inclusive-organizations-that-last-alida-miranda-wolff/17372555?ean=9781400229253Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff - https://alidamirandawolff.com/Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
Caring For Youth: The Big Impact of Many Small Actions with Alida Miranda-Wolff - EP 19
Dec 19 2023
Caring For Youth: The Big Impact of Many Small Actions with Alida Miranda-Wolff - EP 19
How do we even start to tackle the challenges of caring for underserved youth? When you consider the sheer number of young people who are entangled in poor home environments, gang initiations, judiciary systems, and more, it’s easy to feel like the situation is verging on hopeless. In this episode, Alida Miranda-Wolff asks listeners to remember the benefits of smaller steps. You might not be able to shut down all the youth detention centers in your state tomorrow, but you can hand a homemade lunch to a neighborhood child with an empty backpack. Small impacts from many people add up over time to have a significant impact. Maybe the less overwhelming question is: What can you do today to help one child?Alida presents excellent questions and deeply considered insights:How the rearing of young by different bird species reflects our own caregiving approachesWhy everyone needs to decide if they love everyone or just their own peopleWhy you should never underestimate the beauty of smallness What steps you can take to start making a difference in the lives of youth, right nowImportant resources from this episode:Neapolitan novels #1 - https://bookshop.org/p/books/my-brilliant-friend-elena-ferrante/586427?ean=9781609450786 Carvell Wallace -Trying to Parent My Black Teenagers Through Pandemic and Protest - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/15/magazine/parenting-black-teens.html Sarah Ruhl - 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write: On Umbrellas and Sword Fights, Parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, and Theater - https://bookshop.org/p/books/100-essays-i-don-t-have-time-to-write-on-umbrellas-and-sword-fights-parades-and-dogs-fire-alarms-children-and-theater-sarah-ruhl/8483584?ean=9780374535674Brené Brown: https://brenebrown.com/ Care Work EP 16 - Minisode #3 - Loneliness, Burnout, and Meeting One Another’s Needs - https://alidamirandawolff.com/podcast/loneliness-burnout-and-meeting-one-anothers-needs/ Connect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidamwOrder Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content! - https://bookshop.org/p/books/cultures-of-belonging-building-inclusive-organizations-that-last-alida-miranda-wolff/17372555?ean=9781400229253Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff - https://alidamirandawolff.com/Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
Caring for the Criminally Underserved in Our Criminal Justice System with Jennifer Soble - EP 18
Dec 5 2023
Caring for the Criminally Underserved in Our Criminal Justice System with Jennifer Soble - EP 18
How do we care for people trapped in a broken system and still take care of ourselves? This is the question Alida poses to Jennifer Soble, a former public defender, lawyer, and the founder of the Illinois Prison Project. Jennifer’s organization is striving to update the outdated and oppressive laws that govern the U.S. prison system, helping prisoners serving long-term sentences who deserve freedom. Jennifer shares how care work for a hidden population can affect the self and the system as a whole:Questioning the factors that have kept our laws archaicAssisting prisoners for whom legal council has been largely inaccessibleAddressing the secondary trauma in helping people who have experienced violenceChallenging the strategic design of a system built to keep people in, not help them leaveImportant resources from this episode:Illinois Prison Project website - https://www.illinoisprisonproject.org/ Learn about and support IPP’s projects -https://www.ippaction.org/  Illinois Prison Project on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ILPrisonProject   Illinois Prison Project on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ilprisonproject/ Illinois Prison Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ILPrisonProjectIllinois Prison Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/ilprisonproject/ Dr. Levin’s Study: Secondary Trauma and Burnout in Attorneys: Effects of Work with Clients Who are Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse - https://www.mnlcl.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Secondary_Trauma_and_Burnout_in_Attorneys_-_Effects_of_Work_with_Clients_Who_are_Victims_of_Domestic_Violence_and_Abuse_Levin_2007.pdf Connect with Jennifer: Twitter: https://twitter.com/jsoble1Connect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidamwOrder Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content! - https://bookshop.org/p/books/cultures-of-belonging-building-inclusive-organizations-that-last-alida-miranda-wolff/17372555?ean=9781400229253Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff - https://alidamirandawolff.com/Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
Facilitating Restorative Justice with Garien Gatewood - EP 17
Nov 21 2023
Facilitating Restorative Justice with Garien Gatewood - EP 17
Why are we so good at finding problems, but so poor at solving them? This is the question Alida Miranda-Wolff puts to Chicago Deputy Mayor of Community Safety Garien Gatewood and the conversation that spans juvenile justice reform and implementation disconnects to real-life examples from the world of cannabis legalization. You’ll be inspired by Garien’s insights, gleaned from years of working on the frontlines of marginalized community care:The practices that open doors that have long been closed to Black individualsThe consequences of prioritizing personal convenience over equity for allThe need for practical implementation support over problem-finding and recommendations The assumptions and stigmas that keep real change from taking shapeImportant resources from this episode:Illinois Justice Project - https://www.iljp.org/ Southern Poverty Law Center - https://www.splcenter.org/Connect with Garien: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garien-gatewood Twitter X: https://twitter.com/GarienGatewood Connect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidamwOrder Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content! - https://bookshop.org/p/books/cultures-of-belonging-building-inclusive-organizations-that-last-alida-miranda-wolff/17372555?ean=9781400229253Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff - https://alidamirandawolff.com/Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
Loneliness, Burnout, and Meeting One Another’s Needs with Alida Miranda-Wolff - EP 16
Nov 7 2023
Loneliness, Burnout, and Meeting One Another’s Needs with Alida Miranda-Wolff - EP 16
How does loneliness affect your ability to care for others? Loneliness and burnout are endemic in American society these days, and their impact on care workers and, by extension, the people they care for, is significant. In this episode, Alida Miranda-Wolff questions the widespread belief that creators, specifically, are unable to form meaningful relationships. She expands this concept to explore the detrimental effects of loneliness and offers actionable recommendations for developing belonging and community that will enhance our personal and professional relationships.Start to feel a little less alone as you learn from Alida’s insights:Why millions of Americans report severe loneliness and a lack of close friendshipsWhat causes us to “use up” relationships and abandon them in the long termHow loneliness directly impacts our ability to show up at workHow self-leadership and other tools can help us deal with the symptoms and impacts of burnoutImportant resources from this episode:Liquid Love by Zygmunt Bauman - https://bookshop.org/p/books/liquid-love-on-the-frailty-of-human-bonds-zygmunt-bauman/11008429 Dr. Christina Maslach’s research into burnout - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4911781/ The End of Burnout by Jonathan Malesic - https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-end-of-burnout-why-work-drains-us-and-how-to-build-better-lives-jonathan-malesic/18197214Work Won’t Love You Back by Sarah Jaffe - https://bookshop.org/p/books/work-won-t-love-you-back-how-devotion-to-our-jobs-keeps-us-exploited-exhausted-and-alone-sarah-jaffe/14597284?ean=9781568589374 Care Work Podcast Episode #1: Mickey ScottBey Jones - ​​https://alidamirandawolff.com/podcast/episode-1-micky-scottbey-jones/Brene Brown’s website - https://brenebrown.com/ Connect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidamwOrder Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content! - https://bookshop.org/p/books/cultures-of-belonging-building-inclusive-organizations-that-last-alida-miranda-wolff/17372555?ean=9781400229253Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff - https://alidamirandawolff.com/Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
Building a More Equitable Future with Minal Bopaiah - EP 15
Oct 24 2023
Building a More Equitable Future with Minal Bopaiah - EP 15
How would the professional world change if it were truly equitable? And what would this mean for women-identifying people, specifically? In this episode, Alida talks with Minal Bopaiah, the founder of a groundbreaking DEI-focused design and strategy firm and the author of Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives.They explore the idea of a future where the system prioritizes the care of its citizens instead of relying on individuals—namely care workers—to carry out this vital but often unpaid and usually underappreciated role.Broaden your definition of equity with Minal’s insights on systemic change. She explores:How much our society still relies on the unpaid work of womenWhat the research tells us about the inequality of salary negotiationsHow power, money, and time could be reimagined to be fair for allWhy women shouldn’t be ashamed if giving care isn’t their callingImportant resources from this episode:Brevity & Wit - https://brevityandwit.com/ Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives by Minal Bopaiah - https://theequitybook.com/ The Power Manual by Cyndi Suarez - https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-powermanual-how-to-master-complex-power-dynamics-cyndi-suarez/8078688?ean=9780865718814Terry McAdam Book Award - https://allianceonlinecommunity.org/page/terry-mcadam-book-award Money as Medicine by Edgar Villaneuva - https://nonprofitquarterly.org/money-as-medicine-leveraging-philanthropy-to-decolonize-wealth/#:~:text=Money%20should%20be%20a%20tool,medicine%2C%20can%20help%20us%20decolonize. Riane Eisler - https://rianeeisler.com/ How States Can Extend the Child Tax Credit to the Poor by Matt Bruenig - https://www.peoplespolicyproject.org/project/how-states-can-extend-the-child-tax-credit-to-the-poor/ Jakob Wolf-Barnett - https://brevityandwit.com/team/jakob-wolf-barnett/ Connect with Minal Bopaiah: Website: https://brevityandwit.com/team/minal-bopaiah/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbopaiah/ Connect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidamwOrder Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content! - https://bookshop.org/p/books/cultures-of-belonging-building-inclusive-organizations-that-last-alida-miranda-wolff/17372555?ean=9781400229253Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff - https://alidamirandawolff.com/Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/
The Importance of Building Community to Create Change with Kim Hunt - EP 14
Oct 10 2023
The Importance of Building Community to Create Change with Kim Hunt - EP 14
When gathering a community together, how do you make sure every experience is celebrated and every voice is heard?On this episode of the Care Work podcast, join your host Alida Miranda-Wolff as she talks with Kim Hunt, an activist and community initiative facilitator, about ensuring every citizen is heard and valued in the effort to enact social change. Together they explore the winding road that brought Kim to this important work.Get ready to fill your own table with Kim’s insights:Discover why urban planning and public policy play so well togetherLearn how Kim fosters collaboration between government representatives and citizensConsider the influences in your own life that inspire your care workTake away tips on the practical process of creating a space that encourages conversations about changeImportant resources from this episode:Outspoken Chicago: https://www.sidetrackchicago.com/outspokenchicago/ Affinity Community Services: https://www.affinity95.org/ Pride Action Tank: https://prideactiontank.org/ Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame: https://chicagolgbthalloffame.org/hunt-kim/  Connect with Kim Hunt: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kim-l-hunt-mupp-mpp-7028674/  Connect With Alida:Share your feedback on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidamw Order Alida’s book “Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last” and gain exclusive access to bonus content! - https://bookshop.org/p/books/cultures-of-belonging-building-inclusive-organizations-that-last-alida-miranda-wolff/17372555?ean=9781400229253 Learn more about Alida Miranda-Wolff - https://alidamirandawolff.com/ Advocate for underrepresented and underserved groups in organizations with Ethos - https://www.ethostalent.com/