062-Sherard Robbins on the Core Components to Social Justice

Season 3 has begun! There’s no better way to kick things off than with Sherard Robbins!

In this episode, Sherard Robbins, creator of Visceral Change, talks with Kayla about the core components to social justice and what we can all do to help our communities and our society to be a more diverse and accepting place.

Who is Sherard?

Sherard Robbins serves as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Visceral Change. For close to a decade, Robbins has operated as a multicultural organizational development consultant helping organizations and institutions across the country and abroad find new and creative ways to center their professional framework around diversity and inclusion. He has championed efforts to address and exact social change both nationally and internationally, and has been highly revered by corporations, councils, and institutions across the globe.

Robbins’ work is grounded in the Core Five Components to Social Justiceā„¢, a model outlined in his book, he developed to help people better understand the broader concepts of the work. In his book, A Diamond is a Diamond: The Core Five Components to Social Justice, Robbins suggests that these components: Power and Privilege, Identity and Intersectionality, Systems of Socialization, Cultural Competence, and Allyship and Advocacy, are the foundations of social justice and through an understanding of them, one is able to become an effective steward of leadership. For his work in inclusive leadership and organizational development, Sherard was selected as a member of the 2019 Southern Arizona 40 Under 40 induction class.

A two-time Ted Talk presenter, Comic Con International panelist, published author, and international speaker, Robbins finds new and creative ways to utilize his platform in hopes of making his message about diversity, equity, and inclusion as digestible and palpable as possible for all.

Show Links

A Diamond is A Diamond: Five Core Components to Social Justice

Visceral Change

White Rage by Carol Anderson

Sherard’s Tedx Talk

Penguin Magic Podcast

Eli Marks Mystery Series

Kevin Kareckas

Jonah’s Twisters

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