N.A.H. Podcast Episode 1: Social Work, Education, Race & More

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l o t i Walker

l o t i Walker

The  very first episode of N.A.H. Podcast is here! In this Podcast I had the great honor of interviewing Social Worker and friend l o t i Walker, who shares about her journey in Social Work. We discuss race, class, art, self-care, education, and more.

Many thanks to l o t i for being my very first guest and making her experiences accessible to others. There really is something powerful about telling our stories.

Listen to N.A.H. Podcast Episode 1: (audio link)

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Notes from On-Air References:

Visit The Untold Stories of Black Girls at NPR for further insight into l o t i’s thoughts on the high suspension rates of Black girls in the education system.

Cause I Ain’t Got A Pencil by Joshua T. Dickerson

Cause I ain't got a pencil

Learn more about Professor Tony Alvarez, who impacted l o t i’s development so positively.

Regarding my thoughts on maintaining humility and doing personal work, visit my note, Degrees Are Not The Final Say.

Listen to some of Maya Angelou’s thoughts on rainbows in the clouds; a message that continues to inspire me since the day I had an opportunity to meet her.

Related to the cultural share activity, visit my note, There’s Room for All of Us In This Work.

For additional advice for people who may be considering Social Work as a career or area of study, feel free to browse the Social Work section of N.A.H.

Relevant notes related to combatting the savior complex in Social Work practice:

Want To Help? First, Shut Up and Listen

Having Trouble Connecting With Oppressed Groups? Maybe It’s Not Them. Maybe It’s You

Treat Others How They Want To Be Treated

Thanks for listening to my very first Podcast. I look forward to learning and improving as I go, and do hope that you continue to listen and even share your own thoughts and experiences as this growth process continues.


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW



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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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  1. April 5, 2016

    […] can listen to the first episode here. Visit the main post on N.A.H. to check out the additional footnotes and links I left from the […]

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