Empowering Mental Wellness: A Conversation with Dr. Dominique Pritchett

Empowering Mental Wellness: A Conversation with Dr. Dominique Pritchett In this episode of Culture Stew, hosts Maria Morukian and Roger Moreano engage in a dynamic conversation with Dr. Dominique Pritchett, a mental wellness strategist, speaker, therapist, and podcast host. Dr. Pritchett’s extensive expertise spans from clinical psychology to social work, guiding organizations and individuals towards […]

April 2024 Newsletter: Advancing Allyship: Tapping into Target Experiences

Advancing Allyship: Tapping into Target Experiences How do we connect with more potential allies and equip them to not only enter but stay in the fight for DEI? The anti-DEI movement is gaining steam and stoking the anxiety, fear, and anger of even self-proclaimed liberal White people, which further deters the very people in positions […]

Why DEI Matters: A Deep Dive into Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Why DEI? Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is an absolute imperative for organizational success and social progress. As I have indicated in other blogs, considering current and future demographic and cultural trends, DEI is ever more crucial for organizations to thrive. In this article, I will provide more in-depth exploration of the research indicating the […]

Equity in Education: Navigating Challenges and Building Lasting Change with Dr. Ayanna F. Brown

In this episode of Culture Stew, hosts Maria Morukian and Roger Moreano engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Ayanna F. Brown. Dr. Brown shares insights into her upbringing, highlighting the powerful messages she received at an early age. They delve into the importance of Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) in education, discussing its evolution over […]

Two Truths and a Lie About DEI – Roger Moreano

  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts have become central in shaping the landscape of higher education. And, in recent years, higher education institutions have come under another wave of assault from conservatives who have launched a well-coordinated and funded political assault on DEI programs and initiatives. In doing so, they are exacerbating a decades-long […]

Navigating Identity, Education, and Social Justice: A Dialogue with Scott Tharp

In this engaging episode, podcast hosts Maria and Roger delve into a multifaceted conversation with Scott Tharp, an esteemed scholar-practitioner and educational interventionist. With a rich background in social work, curriculum design, and program evaluation, Scott shares profound insights into the early messages and values that have shaped his personal and professional journey. Early Messages […]

Unraveling the Threads of Identity: A Journey with Diana Cutaia

In this episode of Culture Stew, hosts Maria Morukian and Roger Moreano engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Diana Cutaia. Together, they explore the intricate layers of identity formation, challenging gender norms, and reimagining success through the lens of peace-building. Join us as we unravel the threads of identity with Diana Cutaia. Navigating Personal and […]

February 2024 Newsletter: Fending Off Attacks on Black History

Fending Off Attacks on Black History It’s hard to fully honor Black History Month when politicians are outlawing teaching Black history. The backlash against diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and anti-racism continues to threaten learning and honest discourse in public institutions.  Education Week reports that since 2021, 44 states have introduced bills or other actions […]