Fighting Systemic Racism Creatively with Perry Clemons of Inequalityopoly

Perry Clemons (He/His) is an African-American third-grade teacher from Harlem, N.Y. He has created a board game called Inequality-opoly: The Board Game of Structural Racism and Sexism in America. Inequality-opoly is a custom property trading game that transforms recent national studies into a perspective-taking experience. In this game like, in the real world, certain players based on their perceived identity enjoy privileges while others face obstacles to building wealth.

The mission of Inequality-opoly is to spread awareness and advance discourse about the effects of Structural Racism and Sexism in America. The objective of Inequality-opoly is to battle with or benefit from Structural Racism and/or Sexism to become the wealthiest player and partnership by buying, renting, developing property, and (most importantly) making deals. Whichever player or partnership has the most wealth at the end of the game wins.

The idea for Inequality-opoly came when Perry attended diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings. During these trainings, Perry noticed the difficulties the facilitators faced in demonstrating the effect of racial and gender discrimination in a way that is engaging and personalized to all the people in the room. As an educator for over a decade, he knows the best way to teach or reinforce something is to make it a game. He thought that gamifying diversity training would make for deeper understanding and richer discussions. After 3 years of research, development, and playtesting, Inequality-opoly is now for sale thanks to a successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaign at www.inequalityopoly.com

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND WHITE EVANGELICALISM WITH COREY LEAK OF EXISTENTIAL PODCAST

Corey Leak is a pastor, activist, writer, and podcaster. In this episode, Corey joins Jen to talk about his new podcast, his passion for difficult conversations, what it was like to work in white evangelical spaces, and how his justice work and activism collided within evangelical spaces.

You can follow Corey on Instagram at @coreyevanleak and @existentialpodcast. You can find him on Facebook and you can find his podcast on a number of platforms.

MOVING TOWARD HISTORICAL LITERACY WITH MARCIE WALKER OF MOCKINGBIRD HISTORY LESSONS

In this episode, Marcie Walker from Black Coffee With White Friends joins Jen to talk about her new project- Mockingbird History Lessons. 

Marcie talks about her passion and vision for Mockingbird History Lessons and beyond. She shares her own personal story as a young girl learning history in a predominantly white school, how little it had changed when her daughter went to school decades later, and what she’s doing to change it. 

https://www.patreon.com/mockingbirdhistorylessonsforadults/posts to join the movement and support Marcie.

You can also follow her on IG @blackcoffeewithwhitefriends and @mockingbirdhistorylessons