Podcasts - Talk Boldly

Hosted by Sierra Health Foundation and highlighting the authentic voice of community leaders who inspire us, Talk Boldly features conversations on the systemic, social and cultural issues impacting our communities, and offers insight from expert guests on how communities can make their own impact.

April 23, 2019

Census 2020: Community Narrative and Power in California

Cindy Quezada of Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative (CVIIC) and Ed Kissam of WK Family Fund join in conversation to discuss the importance of a fair and complete census count in 2020. Leading census research across the San Joaquin Valley, Ed and Cindy share what they have learned, including the potential impact of the inclusion of the potential citizenship question, the historical significance of the census and causes of differential undercounts, and how communities can and should ensure everyone is counted. Learn more about Census 2020.

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October 11, 2018

Immigration Policy in the U.S.: History, Truth and Advocacy

Jesus Martinez of Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative (CVIIC) and Katie Annand of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) discuss the historical context of current immigration policy and practice, including family separation. Facing ever-changing regulations, this timely discussion provides some background for recent news about immigration policy, such as the Department of Homeland Security’s proposal to alter the definition of “public charge,” a rule change that would further reduce migration flows and restrict access to critical health programs.

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June 18, 2018

Grounded in Social Justice: 50 Years of Racial Equity Advocacy with Angela Glover Blackwell

Angela Glover Blackwell, CEO and Founder of PolicyLink, speaks with Kaying Hang, Sierra Health Foundation and The Center Vice President of Programs and Partnerships, about centering social change work around racial equity, the importance of advocates educating themselves, and lessons learned from Blackwell’s 50 years of activism. Blackwell is the co-author of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future

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March 6, 2018

People Power: Bringing Community Members, Organizations and Elected Officials Together for Change

Arvin Mayor Jose Gurrola, Jr. speaks with Sukaina Hussain, Community Organizer with Faith in the Valley in Fresno at a January San Joaquin Valley Leadership Executive Committee meeting, highlighting how elected officials, community organizations and advocates can, should and do collaborate to bring about change, including mobilizing voters. They also talk about the importance of elected officials developing meaningful working relationships with their constituents and local community organizations. Powerful voices for their communities, Mayor Gurrola and Ms. Hussain demonstrate the developing and successful partnership between public and private entities working to create opportunity in the San Joaquin Valley.

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January 15, 2018

Civic Engagement: Advocate to Advocate

Dr. Clarence B. Jones, noted lawyer, author, professor and civil rights activist, speaks with Ray Green of Sacramento’s Roberts Family Development Center advocate to advocate about challenges and opportunities for community leaders and the public, using the lessons he’s learned from his time as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s counsel, advisor and friend. Dr. Jones is the author of What Would Martin Say? and Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation and is currently the University of San Francisco’s inaugural Diversity Scholar Visiting Professor.

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