Armchair Activist - By Andre Koen & Brian Jost | Racial Justice | Social Justice | Racism | Activism | Advocacy | Human Right
By Andre Koen and Brian Jost
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What happens when a black racial/social justice advocate meets a confused white man who is actually willing to admit he doesn’t understand the racism to which he has awakened? Conversation happens. Co-hosted by: -ANDRE KOEN, http://www.andrekoen.com/ -BRIAN JOST, https://brianjost.com/ ANDRE KOEN is an energetic presenter, a powerful communicator, and a dynamic teacher. There are many words that describe him. The most illustrative is “Andre, the Enkindled Spirit”. Andre is a diversity trainer in Minnesota. He provides face-to-face and online courses on diversity education including leadership development, empowerment training, cross-cultural competence, sensitivity training, anti-racism training and team building. Most of his clients include professionals needing continuing education credits. His weekly blog includes ideas for controlling, removing, and fighting discrimination. Koen also offers one-on-one training and coaching. http://www.andrekoen.com/ BRIAN JOST, author of the memoir “Grounded by Bipolar Disorder; One Pilot’s Landing” is the Public Awareness Coordinator at NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Brian recruits and trains NAMI “In Our Own Voice” public speakers who are courageous enough to share their experiences of living with a mental illness and achieving recovery. He also coordinates the NAMI Minnesota Speakers Bureau through which anti-stigma presentations are offered. Brian helps to harness the power of personal stories with the goal of showing people that recovery is possible. Brian and his wife Sarah live in St. Anthony, MN with their son Avery and daughter Olive. Brian is a proud father. He finds parenting to be a challenge and an adventure. Brian loves spending time with his family, especially playing outdoors. Simply watching his kids play helps Brian understand the meaning of life. https://brianjost.com/ --- Are you frustrated, angered, confused, or just plain exhausted by the polarizing conversations around race and social justice? Find your community. Find your voice. Get it right. Stand with us...the "Armchair Activist." Song "These Times" music and lyrics copyright by Brian Jost, 2001.
||ExplicitResilience, Guns and Psychology with Dr. Nekeshia Hammond (Ep. 31)||Dr. Nekeshia Hammond ( http://hammondpsychology.com/ ) is a licensed psychologist, speaker, author, and owner of Hammond Psychology & Associates, P.A. Her current focus is completing psychological evaluations (Gifted, learning disorders, ADHD,||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit030, MLK Day Event 2018, Queen Frye & Bryan Schachtele, St. Anthony, MN||Bryan Schachtele (St. Anthony, MN community member) and Queen Frye discuss the upcoming 2nd annual MLK Day celebration to be held on January 15, 2018 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Rd NE, St Anthony, MN 55418.||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit029, David Neiwert, author, investigative journalist, contributing writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center||David Neiwert was interviewed by Andre Koen for this episode. This conversation was recorded on 12/07/2017. Blog: http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/ email: email@example.com David Neiwert is an investigative journalist based in Seattle and a contr||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit028, (Keynote only) Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of “Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race”||This episode is a recording of a keynote speech by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum at the 11th Annual “Insisting on Equity Conference” presented by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Dr.||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit027, City Council candidates PART 4: CHRISTOPHER CLARK, St. Anthony Village, MN||CHRISTOPHER CLARK is one of six Saint Anthony Village, MN City Council candidates for the November 7, 2017 Municipal and School District General Elections. (Recorded 10/09/2017). Read more about Christopher Clark and the other five candidates in a Nort.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit026, City Council candidates PART 3: DAVE COLLING, St. Anthony Village, MN||DAVE COLLING ( visit http://davecolling.com/ ) is one of six Saint Anthony Village, MN City Council candidates for the November 7, 2017 Municipal and School District General Elections. (Recorded 9/27/2017).||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit025, City Council candidates PART 2: THOMAS RANDLE, St. Anthony Village, MN||(Recorded 9/25/2017) Thomas Randle is one of six Saint Anthony Village, MN City Council candidates for the November 7, 2017 Municipal and School District General Elections. See flyer for more information about Thomas: https://drive.google.com/open?||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit024, Karen Community Members at “Neighbors Meet Neighbors” panelist/discussion at East Side Freedom Library||(Recorded 9/19/2017) Karen Organization of Minnesota, http://www.mnkaren.org/ “Neighbors Meet Neighbors: Karen Community Members” panelist/discussion at East Side Freedom Library http://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/ .||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit023, City Council candidates, Part 1: NANCY ROBINETT, St. Anthony Village, MN||(Recorded 9/19/2017) Nancy Robinett (https://www.nancyforthevillage.com/) is one of six Saint Anthony Village, MN City Council candidates for the November 7, 2017 Municipal and School District General Elections.||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit022 Dr. Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, author of 14 books including “Everything You Wanted To Know About Indians But Were Afraid To Ask”||http://antontreuer.com/ (Recorded June 2017) Dr. Anton Treuer – Author • Speaker • Trainer • Professor: Dr. Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er) is Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of 14 books. He has a B.A.||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit021-Kashimana, singer-songwriter (world perspective), concert (ICEHOUSE MINNEAPOLIS) Tuesday, August 29, 2017||(Recorded June 2017) Kashimana is a singer-songwriter with a rich soulful blues voice that soars through her original pop acoustic compositions. Along with her distinctive voice, Kashimana’s stage presence pulls you in and leaves you in a warm and fuz||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit020 Scott Russell with Healing Minnesota Stories: Working towards understanding and healing between Native American and non-Native peoples||Scott Russell discusses “Healing Minnesota Stories” – Working towards understanding and healing between Native American and non-Native peoples (Recorded 07/25/2017) Learn more at: https://spinterfaith.org/healing-minnesota-stories/about/ https://||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit019, Mel Reeves: Activist, Writer, and Speaker reflects on the verdict of the State v. Jeronimo Yanez trial||Mel Reeves: Activist, Writer, and Speaker reflects on the verdict of the State v. Jeronimo Yanez trial in which Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of the murder of Phillando Castile. For more than 30 years Mel Reeves has been a voice that has not only.||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit018, Pastor Danny Givens Jr. at courthouse, awaitng jury’s decision on case against Jeronimo Yanez in shooting of Philando Castile||Today (Tues. 06/13/2017) is the day that the Family of Philando Castile will find out the fate of Officer, Jeranimo Yanez, who fattily shot and killed their son in a routine traffic stop July 6, 2016. We spoke with Activist and Pastor Danny Givens abou.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit017, Walker Art Center gallows-inspired ‘Scaffold’ sculpture with Rochelle Roybal. Law Enforcement Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training with Jenna Erickson. Monkeys & Alligator Bait…the true meaning of a toddler play song.||Rochelle Roybal joins us to discuss Sam Durant’s controversial sculpture “Scaffold” at The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, which will be dismantled according The Walker Art Center director. A Statement from Sam Durant: http://blogs.walkerart||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit016, Self-care and avoiding activist burnout and conversation with Vivian Henry||This episode starts with a short conversation between co-host Brian Jost and Vivian Henry as she discusses intersectionality and feeling adversely affected by the current political atmosphere. Andre Koen shares his experience as a panel member of the U.||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit015, St. Paul Chief of Police Todd Axtell & John Thompson, founder of “Fight For Justice” – Police union contracts, activism, training standards, mental health, implicit & cognitive bias||Click for iTunes St. Paul, MN Chief of Police Todd Axtell and John Thompson, the founder of “Fight For Justice” (www.FFJLLC.com) discuss police union contracts, activism, law enforcement training standards,||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit014, Marnita’s Table (The Center for Intentional Social Interaction), Bridging Gaps Across Difference, Marnita Schroedl||Marnita Schroedl, CEO of Marnita’s Table (www.marnitastable.org, will become The Center for Intentional Social Interaction, www.izicenter.org) joins us to discuss Intentional Social Interaction, the organization’s innovative peer-to-peer experience,||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit013-“Pull Up Your Pants” & “Black dolls for sale”||Andre Koen and Brian Jost discuss thoughtless judgments and a memorable garage sale experience. Recorded 10/24/2016.||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit012-Derald Wing Sue, Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, Micro aggressions, implicit vs. explicit bias||This episode is a conversation between Andre Koen and Derald Wing Sue, Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Recorded approximately 01/25/2017. Topics: Micro aggressions, implicit vs.||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit011-“It’s not Trump, it’s us” by Kevin S. Aldridge, conversation between Andre Koen & Kevin Aldridge||Article: “It’s not Trump, it’s us” by Kevin S. Aldridge – http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2017/01/23/s-not-trump-s-us/96942316/ Kevin Aldridge , firstname.lastname@example.org Published 2:53 p.m. ET Jan. 23, 2017 Kevin S.||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit010-MN Representative Nick Zerwas – Bill promotes financial penalties for some protesters||(Recorded 02/02/2017) Guest: MN Representative Nick Zerwas (R) District: 30A Discussion: a) Nick’s motivational speaking as a tool for inspiration and motivation and how that helped his to serve the people of Elk River.||2/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit009-Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebration for youth, Bryan Schachtele – “You Are the Revolution Coaching”||(Recorded 12/28/2016) Bryan Schachtele, owner of “You Are the Revolution Coaching,” discusses a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration he is planning for youth at Nativity Church in Saint Anthony, Minnesota on January 16, 2017 from 9am to 11am.||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit008-Post Presidential Election Holiday Season Conversations & Gratitude for Philando Castile’s name being cleared||(Recorded 11/22/2016 in St. Anthony, MN) Co-hosts Andre and Brian discuss the upcoming holiday season and the potentially uncomfortable conversations that may come up between family and friends, given the recent tense political situation.||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit007 – A Model for the Country, Chief of Police William Blair Anderson, St. Cloud Police Department, MN||(Recorded 11/08/2016 in St. Cloud, MN) Chief of Police William Blair Anderson of the St. Cloud Police Department discusses what makes the diverse city of St. Cloud, MN a model for a better way of living and interacting with one another.||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit006 – Attorney/Legal Policy Director Kristine C. Lizdas, St. Anthony Village’s (MN) application to U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), Collaborative Reform Initiative for Technical Assistan||(Recorded 11/03/2016) Attorney Kristine Lizdas joins us to talk about the affirmative steps that the city of St. Anthony Village, MN has taken to address the shooting death of Philando Castile. Kristine can be reached at kclizdas@gmail.||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit005 – Unrecognizable World Views | Edina Police | St. Cloud Police||What do we do when we can’t recognize perspectives that are different from our own? a. Conversation between co-hosts Andre Koen and Brian Jost recorded 10/24/2016. b. Edina, MN police incident with Larnie Thomas 10/12/2016 (including bystander cell||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit004 – Philando Castile’s friend & activist John Thompson & activists Jacob Ladda & Curtis Avent with Brian Jost||CLICK to find in iTunes. LISTEN. Share it. These three men need to be heard. Philando Castile’s friend and activist John Thompson and activists Jacob Ladda & Curtis Avent. If you need a longer intro, start with episode 3. Released 10/15/2016.||10/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit003 – Production update “Justice Occupation for Philando” preview (recorded in St. Anthony, MN) Released 10/14/2016 Andre Koen & Brian Jost||Armchair Activist, episode 003, Production update, “Justice Occupation for Philando” preview (recorded in St. Anthony, MN) Released 10/14/2016. —– First, an update on the production of this podcast, comments about Brian Jost recording on 10/11/2||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit002 – Polarizing Lenses, Part 2 – Andre Koen & Brian Jost||This is the 2nd part of a conversation between Andre Koen and Brian Jost recorded 9/15/2016 in St. Anthony, Minnesota. — What happens when a black racial/social justice advocate meets a confused white man who is actually willing to admit he doesn’t||10/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit001 – Introduction episode; Polarizing Lenses, Part 1 – Andre Koen & Brian Jost||Click to find and SUBSCRIBE in iTunes! What happens when a black racial/social justice advocate meets a confused white man who is actually willing to admit he doesn’t understand the racism to which he has awakened? Conversation happens.||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Real Conversations About Race In America
Andre Koen and Brian Jost are doing something special here. This podcast is a very thoughtful conversation about race and the challenges that indivduals have with knowing that something is wrong, but not really knowing what to do about it. Thoughtful, entertaining, and timely. Check it out!
A must listen!
Just started listening and am so glad I did. As a white, queer woman, there is much for me to learn when it comes to racial justice. This podcast is helping me dig in.
So glad Brian and Andre are making such a vulnerable, important show. Growing through discomfort is what we all really need more of.