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  • This episode of Converge for Change the Business of Social Justice Podcast includes a special guest segment with Lauren Maddox, Co-founder of Due East Partners. Takema and Lauren discuss some of the major pain points experienced today in non-profit and social justice work including one of the most salient, language barriers. The conversation continues live[...]
  • Converge for Change: The Business of Social Justice returns for Season 3, LIVE with Sevetri Wilson, Founder & CEO of Resilia and Wall Street Journal Best-selling author of Resilient. Tune in for a great conversation about the historical context of the non-profit sector, how companies like Resilia have used technology to help organizations scale-up, and[...]
  • 71 days into Biden's administration, Takema sits down, LIVE, with Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson to discuss the first 100 days in office and the role the South has played in saving the US.  Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson is a 35-year-old Affrilachian (Black Appalachian), woman from the working class, born and raised in Southeast Tennessee. She is the[...]
  • Less than two months in and New Orleans’s new district attorney is making waves. Takema sits down with her dear friend, Flozell Daniels Jr., Transition Co-Chair for the new New Orleans District Attorney's office (and President of Foundation for Louisiana )to talk about the history of the criminal legal system in nola and how this[...]
  • Takema sits down with Lucecita Castille, Associate Consultant at Converge to discuss White Supremacy Organizational Culture. Through the company's latest initiative, Converge College, this topic is broken down through historical references and timelines dating back to slavery and brought present-day. Join the conversation and get a sneak-peek into the 10-week College module that takes a[...]
  • How do you radically change a system? Ask a Black Woman to Lead. Host Takema Robinson, Founder & CEO of Converge, is joined by LaTosha Brown, Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter for a real and personal account of her life, her progression, and lessons learned as a leader and organizer. Hear first-hand stories of what[...]
  • Join Takema and Converge Chief of Staff, Hilary Roach for a conversation about their proprietary and customizable R.I.S.E. (Racial and InterSectional Equity) training, why it's superior to DEI training, when the real work begins, and the pitfalls to beware of when implementing your new tools in the real world. 
  • Kicking off 2021, host Takema Robinson returns with the next episode of Converge for Change: The Business of Social Justice. In this show Takema formally introduces Converge, the social-justice consulting firm she founded in 2014, that is committed to creating a radically just new world through its values: Radical Imagination, Agency, & Collective Action. Tune[...]
  • Takema Robinson sits down for a LIVE conversation about the criminal legal system ahead of the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Run-Off Election and what a new D.A. means for the city of New Orleans. She is joined by Derwyn Bunton, Chief Public Defender of Orleans Parish (OPDLA), Sarah Omojola Associate Director at The Vera Institute-[...]
  • Takema interviews Kelli King-Jackson (The Simmons Foundation). and Katrina Mitchell (United Way of Greater Atlanta). The conversation explores the hardships of being Black and a women in the industry, the lessons learned in Hurricane Harvey that applied to 2020 -COVID & Hurricane Laura-  and asks how real is the profession of philanthropy? Converge, Founded by[...]
  • In the first episode of Season 2, Takema interviews Toya Randall, the phenomenal woman behind Voice.Vision.Value. live on the Converge IG. The conversation explores the importance of the role Black women hold in philanthropy along with the hardships of navigating that very system, the need for Black people in hiring positions to step-up and explores[...]
  • Takema begins a new series and taps Stephanie McKee-Anderson, Executive Artistic Director of Junebug Productions (birthed from Free Southern Theater) in New Orleans, La about The Future of Black Arts & Culture in the US. The conversation takes a look at cultural traditions and art forms that connect communities that have been passed down and[...]
  • In this episode, Takema sits down with Edgar Villanueva, social philanthropist, award-winning author of Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance and Vice President of Programs and Advocacy at The Schott Foundation for Public Education about the Future of Philanthropy. Converge for Change: The Business of Social Justice podcast takes a weekly[...]
  • Takema Robinson sits down with Aaron Walker, Founder of Camelback Ventures to continue the conversation in part two of the series, The Future of Black Business to discuss what Black business owners and professionals should be asking for moving forward and how the COVID-19 pandemic and uprisings across the nation further impact the minority-owned business[...]
  • Takema Robinson interviews Jessica Norwood (Founder of The Runway Project) to discuss the root of the issue for most Black entrepreneurs and business owners, how this further impacts the minority-owned business climate amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the uprisings across the nation and what this means for the future of Black business.
  • Takema Robinson discusses and reflects on her travels to Jamaica and the incomparable differences between COVID-19 response in the US and the island. Upon entering the country she is required to download JamCOVID19 and takes to Instagram to discuss the app. The video quickly goes viral changing her course of action during her semi-vacation. In[...]
  • Takema Robinson interviews Dolfinette Martin and Syrita Steib-Martin of Operation Restoration about race, personal stories of incarceration, the need for someone to speak up for women, and COVID-19 amidst the uprisings of protests across the US.
  • Takema Robinson interviews Dolfinette Martin and Syrita Steib-Martin of Operation Restoration about race, personal stories of incarceration, the need for someone to speak up for women, and COVID-19 amidst the uprisings of protests across the US.
  • Takema Robinson interviews Sibil Fox and Rob Richardson “FoxandRob” about their 21-year fight as an incarcerated family and continued work to help other families suffering from the hardships associated with crime and punishment.
  • Takema Robinson interviews Will Snowden, Director of Vera Institute of Justice - New Orleans, about race and incarceration during COVID-19 and in the wake of protests springing up across the US.
  • Takema Robinson mother, entrepreneur, sister, and friend introduces her new podcast Converge for Change: The Business of Social Justice.
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