Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes, Ep 24 – Color of Faith III – Collaborating the Arc of Social Justice

In this episode, Calvin and Saba talk to Namira Islam, lawyer, co-founder and co-director of the Muslim Anti Racism Collaborative (Muslim ARC), a faith based racial justice education organization. We talk about themes of social injustice and inequality in our communities and society. You can follow Namira on twitter @namirari and learn more about the…

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Unsung Heroes, Ep 23 – A Labor of Love

Dr. Nadia Hashimi is an Afghan – American internationally best selling author, pediatrician, mother of four and public speaker. Through her books which have been translated into 12 languages, we learn about the women of Afghanistan and as ourselves. We talk about how she got started, the stories she shares and whats in store. She…

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Unsung Heroes, Ep 22 – Cancer and The Power of Story

Calvin and I are humbled and honored to share the voice of Dr. Uzma Yunus, mother, wife, and psychiatrist and metastatic breast cancer warrior. While fighting for her life, Dr. Yunus writes candidly about her experience, her grief and her fears in her blog that has been featured in The Huffington Post and other publications…

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Unsung Heroes, Ep 21 – An Interview with Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate Abdul El Sayed

Abdul El Sayed stops by to talk to Calvin and I about his run for Governor of Michigan. Abdul shares his story – from his multicultural upbringing, becoming a Rhode scholar and All American athlete to being appointed as the Health Director for the city of Detroit and deciding to make a bid for the…

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Unsung Heroes, Ep 20 Reclaiming Her Voice

Unsung Heroes, Ep 20 Reclaiming Her Voice Reclaiming Her Voice *Content may be triggering Altovise Pelzer is Thee Voice Coach and helps women and victors of abuse and trauma to rise up through empowerment. We talk about the process of healing. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/335868098″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

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Unsung Heroes, Ep 19 Color of Faith II – Uncovering Detroit’s Past

Unsung Heroes, Ep 19 Color of Faith II – Uncovering Detroit’s Past Professor Sally Howell from the University of Michigan Dearborn, author of the book Old Islam in Detroit. We talk about her book and the unknown history of our various ethnic and racial groups that make our community so vibrant and rich. This episode…

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Unsung Heroes, Ep 18 – Color of Faith Pt I

Unsung Heroes, Ep 18 – Color of Faith Pt I We delve into part one of a series of conversations on the intersection of faith and race. Todays conversation features psychologist Dr. Halim Naeem, program director and co-founder of Muslim Anti Racism Collaborative Margari Aziza Hill and visual artist Bobby Rogers. We talk about the…

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Unsung Heroes, Ep 17 – Being Brave Enough

Unsung Heroes, Ep 17 – Being Brave Enough We have the conversation with Dr. Sasha Shillcutt, cardiac anesthsiologist, wife, mother of four, national educator and now blogger, writer, and speaker. Dr. Shillcutt speaks to executives and professionals on work life integration, resilience, and raising above self doubt. We talk about imposter syndrome, embracing our whole…

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Unsung Heroes, Ep 16 The power of expressive healing

Unsung Heroes, Ep 16 The power of expressive healing Unsung Heroes, Ep 16 The power of expressive healing An inspirational conversation with founder of MIST (Muslim Interscholastic Tournament) and art therapist Shazia Siddiqi and Zain Shimoon, Family Therapist and co founder of Narratives of Pain about the power of art and expression in healing. Websites…

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Unsung Heroes, Ep 15 – Untold Stories of Refugees

Unsung Heroes, Ep 15 – Untold Stories of Refugees There are a lot of myths about the refugee crisis and refugees coming to the US. Today we talk to Dr. Ayesha Fatima, Reem Akkad and Loubna Al-Khayet about the physical, emotional and financial struggles of our newest members of society. The orgs and websites mentioned…

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