Season 3 Podcast Finale!

In this special episode of Culture Stew, we celebrate the year by looking back at some of our amazing conversations with our incredible guests. In this hour-long special, we take a listen to seven of our guests this year and reflect on the amazing conversations, questions, stories and lessons we’ve learned. In this episode we […]

Bringing the Head and Heart to Facilitation: A Conversation with Veritas Culture

  Veritas Culture, led by Vince Brantley and Chris Armstrong, guides culture exploration, understanding, and resolution in an inclusive, root-focused manner. Chris and Vince specialize in deep, honest dialogues that bring people together to explore challenging issues and topics. The Veritas Academy offers training, coaching, and facilitator certification programs on Diversity-to-Belonging and Culture Assessment facilitation. […]

Can you get curious? A Conversation with Judy Le

Judy Le, founder of Take Root Consulting, has over 18 years of leadership development experience in the for-profit, non-profit, and higher education sectors. Before starting TakeRoot, she served as the director of Leadership Rice at Rice University. In this role, she created and facilitated classes, workshops, and programs in leadership and professionalism, and worked with […]

Finding Our Path: A Conversation with Marie Tredway

Often known by her role in NBC’s CHICAGO MED as Nurse Trinidad “Trini” Campos, Marie Tredway has been creating her own path forward. From an untraditional educational experience, to finding her passion in acting and in the arts, to making her mother proud, Maria, Marie and Roger take today’s podcast into talking about these area, […]

How to create spaces in relationships, conversations and communities with Tanya Williams

  In another co-hosted episode of the Culture Stew Podcast, Maria and Roger have an emotional and heartfelt conversation on who we all are and what makes us that way. They talk about how to learn about why we are the way that we are and transform that into sustaining ourselves. How do you learn […]

A Historical View on Civil Rights with Dr. Randal Jelks

    Join us on another special episode where Maria Morukian and guest host, Roger Moreano welcome Dr. Randal Jelks to Culture Stew. Come along as the three speak about the historical trends of civil rights, Dr. Jelks’ background, and his experience with DEI as a democratic process. “Randal Maurice Jelks is Professor of African […]

Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives – An interview with Minal Bopaiah

Check out our conversation with the incredible speaker, author, and facilitator, Minal Bopaiah! In this episode, Minal and Maria dive deep into the value of centering DEI work around equity and what that means in action. Minal’s stories bring to life the importance of challenging systems that uphold inequality, exclusion, and oppression. She offers practical […]

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Teaching Children Inclusion and Diversity: An Interview with Jay Peterson, author of Saxophone Sits Alone

How do we teach children to honor diversity and inclusion? Jay Peterson is a Canadian elementary school music teacher residing in London, Ontario. Jay has written the book Saxophone Sits Alone as a way to discuss inclusion and diversity in the classroom in an accessible yet powerful way. Check out Jay’s book!           […]

Discovering Individual and Systemic Bias: An Interview with Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman

Today we sat down with Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman to discuss bias and the psychological elements of our biased behaviors. Check out Rehman at https://leadwithdiversity.com/podcast and his new Bias Tool Kit: https://leadwithdiversity.com/bob/ Watch Rehman’s TedX Talk at: https://tedxwinnipeg.ca/speaker/rehman-abdulrehman/

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Culture Stew Season 3 is Here!

Stay tuned for new episodes of Culture Stew with Maria Morukian! This season we’ll continue to explore the many dimensions of our identities that influence our beliefs, behaviors, and blind spots, and serve up practical tools and strategies to engage in meaningful diversity dialogues, foster inclusion in our workplaces, and advocate for equity and justice. […]