In this episode of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, Gauge co-founder Joshua DuBois joins Chevon and Hiba for a conversation about his time as White House Executive Director of the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, how Gauge is connecting community leaders and brands on their racial justice initiatives, and his ongoing work on racial justice causes such as the “Justice For Julius” campaign.
Joshua explains the benefits of creating a system like Gauge to form partnerships with brands in order to help inform decisions based on inclusivity while also helping community leaders, content creators, and contractors be compensated for their knowledge. He provides his reflections on how the 2020 uprisings inspired these efforts and the important wins that have come to fruition as a result of these partnerships.
In the opening Hiba and Chevon reflect on the heavy moment being felt in the aftermath of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict and the guilty verdict for Ahmaud Arbery’s killers. They speak on the recurring theme of self-care during times of high tension, and the importance of even detaching if necessary.
We’ll continue the season in January –– until then, our team wishes you a safe holiday season with your loved ones as we gear up for a new year in this racial justice work.
Resources (by order of mention)
Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty, Race Forward Continues to Call for a Transformed Justice System
Three men responsible for Ahmaud Arbery’s murder found guilty; Race Forward continues to call for transformed justice system and accountability
The President's Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama (via Goodreads)
Procter & Gamble’s New ‘Widen The Screen’ Program Aims To Diversify The Portrayal Of Black People In Advertising And Entertainment (via Forbes)
Exclusive: Inside Snapchat's push to make cameras more inclusive via Axios)
Corporations are working with social media influencers to cancel-proof their racial justice initiatives (via Washington Post)
Oklahoma governor grants clemency to Julius Jones, halting his execution (via CNN)
Photo credit (small photo in upper right):
Pax Ahimsa Gethen / Wikicommons
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Co-hosts Chevon and Hiba give their unique takes on race and pop culture, and uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy, as we continue to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Build on your racial justice lens and get inspired to drive action by learning from organizational leaders and community activists.