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Khalilah Burt Gaston: Building Bridges through Courageous and Honest Conversations

“I really believe that one of the most innovative things we can do now is to collaborate deeply and to work together in new ways."

CEW+ Podcast: Strength in the Midst of Change

This episode of Strength in the Midst of Change features Khalilah Burt Gaston, a U-M graduate of Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, and Founder and President of Glidepath Strategies in Detroit. Khalilah shares her insights on the importance of sustaining systemic policy change in antiracism work. Through her recent leadership of Share The Mic Now Detroit Khalilah is creating space for courageous and honest conversations between white and Black women. Make sure to listen to the end to hear her advice on the importance of women trusting in their intuition and skills, and taking risks.

Resiliency is best demonstrated in times of challenges. Join CEW+ Director Tiffany Marra as she talks to students, staff, faculty, and community members connected to the University of Michigan’s Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+) in our podcast, Strength in the Midst of Change. Through this podcast, CEW+ seeks to create a safe place where you will be inspired by the stories of everyday people. Originally created to document the challenges resulting from COVID-19, CEW+ has expanded the podcast to include stories of combating racism through individual and organizational action. This podcast will continue to evolve as societal challenges shift over time.

You can download and subscribe to Strength in the Midst of Change from — Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. Subscribe, listen, and enjoy!

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