Justice Rising podcast

Justice Rising Podcast

The Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center presents our new podcast, Justice Rising.

What if conversations had the power to transform society? Justice Rising, a new podcast created by the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center, is setting out to do just that! In each episode, we will highlight people and organizations doing justice work by exploring a central question: How can we bring about healing, liberation, and transformation in our church, our world, ourselves, and our communities?
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Finding Our Purpose with Dr. Patrick Reyes

Samantha sits down with Dr. Patrick Reyes to discuss how decentering and disrupting white supremacy culture allows communities of color to find their purpose. Dr. Patrick B. Reyes is the author of the bestselling book The Purpose Gap: Empowering Communities of Color to Find Meaning and Thrive, as well as the award-winning book Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood. A Chicano educator, administrator, and institutional strategist, he is the Senior Director of Learning Design at the Forum for Theological Exploration, Patrick is the president-elect of the Religious Education Association and serves on several boards in the education and the non-profit sectors supporting the next generation of BIPOC leaders and educators. Patrick holds a Doctorate and Master of Arts from Claremont School of Theology, a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology, and is a proud graduate of the California State education system, graduating from California State University at Sacramento (Sacramento State). He is also host of the Sound of the Genuine podcast. Sound of the Genuine, a production of the Forum for Theological Exploration, seeks to explore meaning and purpose. You can listen to Sound of the Genuine on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Audible. You can learn more about Patrick at patrickbreyes.com.
We referenced:

    We referenced:

  • The Purpose Gap: Empowering Communities of Color to Find Meaning and Thrive
  • Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood
  • https://fteleaders.org


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Education Equity with Marcos Gonzales

In this episode, Samantha sits down with Marcos Gonzales to discuss how we can achieve education equity in our society. Marcos wrote about teaching through the pandemic in the Spring 2021 issue of A Matter of Spirit. Marcos Gonzales serves as the Director of Trauma-Informed Education at Chicago Jesuit Academy. His pursuit of a faith that does justice has taken him from the islands of Micronesia as a Jesuit Volunteer to the streets of Los Angeles working at Homeboy Industries as a case manager. He received his BA in theology and master’s degree in education from Loyola Marymount University and completed his master’s degree in social work at Loyola University, Chicago.

    We referenced:

  • Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
  • Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
  • Dr. Bettina L. Love, We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of the Educational Freedom


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Introduction – Welcome to Justice Rising!

Featuring host and Justice Educator, Samantha Yanity and Executive Director, Will Rutt. On this episode, Samantha and Will share the inspiration behind Justice Rising and what listeners can anticipate in the first season. Listen here on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Podbean


Please contact the host Samantha Yanity at syanity@ipjc.org, or call 206 223-1138.