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“You have more leverage than you think, and you probably need more help than you think.” - Dr. Kim Tran
Welcome to episode 4 of Diversity & Inclusion: Revolution or Reform? On today’s episode we are joined by Dr. Kim Tran. Tune in as we discuss Accountability in the DEI space with Kim and hear how she navigates “lag” within D&I, cognitive dissonance within DEI language, as well as how we can think more critically about the true role of Diversity and Inclusion folks and the work they do.
Kim is a consultant, author, facilitator, researcher, and educator that works at the intersection of social protest, race, and gender. She approaches her anti-oppression work through grassroots organizing and transformative justice. Dr. Kim holds a PhD in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley — go bears! go ethnic studies! — and her incredible body of work has appeared in Vice, Teen Vogue, NPR, Harpers, The Believer Magazine, and quoted and referenced in so many different spaces. And last but not least, she is also currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled: The End of Allyship: A New Era of Solidarity.
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