Tania’s Take race, culture and the culture of race
How to be an anti-racist parent, teacher and community member Ep 6

How to be an anti-racist parent, teacher and community member Ep 6

August 20, 2019

In this episode Tania talks about how to be an anti-racist advocate in schools, communities and organizations. With actionable items like "how to write an anti-racist email" and unbelievable stories on "equity and inclusion fails" plus a list of items to pack in your Anti-racist backpack Tania hopes to provide listeners with information that inspires, empowers and enables them to fight the good fight toward anti-racism. 

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White male violence Ep 5

White male violence Ep 5

August 8, 2019

In this episode Tania asks white men to show up in the fight towards anti-racism with actionable items they can employ right away. She zeroes in on the violence of white male hatred and entitlement and asks her listeners to consider how the message fed to white men in this culture is a lie of the mind and how that lie is integral to sustaining patriarchy and supremacy. Tania gives a call to action that includes self reflection, creating an anti racism manifesto, mentoring young white men and inspring colleagues, friends and family to reject the lie too. All this is guided by the life and death of Toni Morrison whose words are a part of this episode and whose message inspired Tania to complete it. This episode is for anyone who wants to be anti-racist and part of solving this American crisis.

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Joy, self-care, power and activism with Penelope Walker  ep 4

Joy, self-care, power and activism with Penelope Walker ep 4

July 31, 2019
In this "Hey girl heyyyyy" segment Tania speaks with Penelope Walker a dear friend and fellow actress who leads with joy and thrives in universality. Penelope emphasizes that "there are things that are so simple that can aid us in knowing ourselves better and not being so distracted by...things outside of ourselves." She challenges us to consider how we are taking care of ourselves, to honor our creativity and shares what she does as "a person who is just trying to be better than I was yesterday" They talk about the different ways a person can have an impact, how activism can become an identity or a source of distraction and how it's important to lead with other parts of ourselves as well. They talk about the power of being silly and honoring your creativity. And once and for all they provide evidence that not "all black people look alike" in other words they are not the same person.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Of course he’s a racist more importantly he’s a white supremacist S2E3

Of course he’s a racist more importantly he’s a white supremacist S2E3

July 21, 2019
Tania breaks down the differences between a racist, a white supremacist, racism and upholding white supremacy. She warns that the misguided conversations about race amongst Democrats will get Trump re-elected and she has a call to action for her listeners who don’t want to see that happen. Is Nancy Pelosi racist? Did Joe Biden hold up supremacy? How about LBJ? Can a black person be racist? Are all white people racist? What's up with famous Canadian actors? Tania answers all these questions, exposes her bias and prejudice and challenges her listeners to examine their own.
 
 
 
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Black woman bodies taking up space S2E2

Black woman bodies taking up space S2E2

July 11, 2019

In this episode Tania shares her body biography from 8th grade cheerleading to her current desire to show up in her body, stop hiding and own her power. On a quest to explore the cultural messages black women receive about taking up space, shrinking ourselves, our weight and the way we are embraced or hated by culture Tania talks with her sister Gina (Sister Says). They compare notes about their experiences growing up, what "being big" means to them, analyze cultural tropes about black women and white women and Gina challenges some tried and true beliefs about black culture. All this and Barbie, Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, Naomi Campbell, Michelle Obama and Leslie Jones. Does Tania's quest end or is it just the beginning? Listen now.

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Restorative justice in communities cuz it takes a village and stop calling the police on black kids BONUS

Restorative justice in communities cuz it takes a village and stop calling the police on black kids BONUS

July 2, 2019

In this bonus episode on restorative justice Tania and Youth and Restorative Justice Advocate Arica Barton dig deeper into how the method works in communities and why community members play an important role in the process. They talk about the "it takes a village" approach to community and beg folx to get to know their neighbors and STOP CALLING THE POLICE ON BLACK KIDS. Arica offers an opportunity for a restorative justice volunteer training coming up in July. (in the episode Arica says it is July 29. Correction: It is on July 31st. Please message me on Tania's Take FB page if you want details.

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Part Two On restorative justice, accountability and healing S2E1

Part Two On restorative justice, accountability and healing S2E1

June 29, 2019

In Part two of "On restorative justice, accountability and healing" Tania and her guest Arica Barton a Youth Advocate and Restorative Justice facilitator talk about the origins of restorative justice and how to make it your own while honoring the originators as well as how it applies to conversations about race. Bonus episode coming soon!

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On restorative justice, accountability and healing S2E1

On restorative justice, accountability and healing S2E1

June 28, 2019

In part one of a 2 part episode with an additional bonus Tania speaks with Arica Barton a Youth and Restorative Justice Advocate Tania learns how restorative justice might play a role in healing her family after the death of her sister who was killed by a drunk driver and has a revelation that surprises her. They talk about the role it could play in the lives of the men best known as the Central Park Five and the way it can spare young people from getting stuck in the school to prison pipeline. And they explore how restorative justice can be used personally, in schools, communities and the criminal justice system.

*trigger warning: assault

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Tania’s Take season 2 announcement

Tania’s Take season 2 announcement

June 28, 2019

It's time for the Tania's Take season 2 announcement! Tania is back from hiatus and ready to share what is coming in season 2 of Tania's Take. She'll talk about everything from Restorative Justice, body image, internalized racism and more with popular segments like Sister Say, Hey, Girl hey and The Color Purple Chronicles in the mix.

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Diverse and inclusive theatre, movie and episodic recommendations for summer viewing BONUS

Diverse and inclusive theatre, movie and episodic recommendations for summer viewing BONUS

June 23, 2019

It's time for Summer Inclusion Viewin'! In this Tania's tidbit Tania shares her recommendations for theatre, movies and episodic shows she's watching with diverse casts and inclusive storytelling across race, gender and sexuality. Find out why she stopped watching Ava Duvernay's "When They See Us" and watched the Ken Burns' documentary instead but still recommends that folx watch Ms. Duvernay's masterwork. She also gives a shout out to actors of color who are giving breakout supporting performances and deserve shows of their own. The season 2 Tania's Take date announcement is coming soon!

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