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Now displaying: June, 2020
Jun 29, 2020

*Please note that this episode contains some technical issues. We thank you for your understanding.

On this episode of Mormon Mental Health Podcast, Jimmy Bridges is joined by Emily Janes, MS, a Marriage and Family therapist about to start her doctoral program at Texas University in the fall. In this interview, Emily discusses the findings from her masters thesis where she interviewed women in the Mormon community who had experienced disaffiliation from the church.

Emily discusses “Hybrid Identity Theory” which is the main theory she used to research her topics of womanhood, identity, and church disaffiliation:

Hybrid Identity Theory is used to examine, “the encounter, conflict, and/or blending of two ethnic or cultural categories which, while no means pure and distinct in nature, tend to be understood and experienced as meaningful identity labels by members of these categories” (Lo, 2002, p. 199).

The full citation is:

Lo, M. M. (2002). Doctors within borders: Profession, ethnicity, and modernity in colonial Taiwan. University of California Press.

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Jun 22, 2020

Natasha Helfer Parker is joined by Lisa Butterworth as they talk about racism and white supremacy and, in particular, how these pervasive systems affect the mental health and well-being of our communities.

This episode is offered by Symmetry Solutions and shared with Mormon Mental Health Podcast.

In lieu of donating to Mormon Mental Health Podcast, we encourage you to donate to various Black Lives Matter organizations including:

To donate to the NAACP, visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/naacp-1

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Jun 18, 2020

Join Natasha Helfer Parker for a fascinating and emotional discussion with Dr. Fatimah Salleh about racism within Christianity and the LDS Church. Please consider taking her upcoming 6-week workshop on dismantling racism within the LDS church. Healing and anti-racism work begins with being willing to sit in spaces where our minds and beliefs are opened and challenged. Fatimah will definitely bring that ability to the table, with a grace and spunk that speaks to my soul.

To sign up for her workshop, “Spit & Mud: The Messy Miracle of Sight,” please go to:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spit-and-mud-the-messy-miracle-of-seeing-christian-racism-tickets-109406690356?fbclid=IwAR0syLgRAixy1my2R5jCMXx6f8M83rv3t_CX6D4d7AosRy-10gKnciT0i2k

"Spit & Mud" is a six week online workshop focusing on the impact of racism within the Christian church.

In lieu of donating to Mormon Mental Health Podcast, we encourage you to donate to various Black Lives Matter organizations including:

To donate to the NAACP, visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/naacp-1

To donate to Black Lives Matter, visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

Jun 9, 2020

Join Natasha for an interview with the fabulous Mica McGriggs about racial equality and social impact. Dr. McGriggs defines racism, white fragility and white supremacy and why Mormons are more vulnerable to racism. They discuss “systems” and what we as white people can do to not be complicit.

Dr. McGriggs will be offering a class for anyone to join. To find out more, please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/racial-equity-social-impact-tickets-104768040028?fbclid=IwAR1QCgrdBfD_efgtLQCOfeOGYn12SGw11Q-TXFP-5uJ2T0wW9yFvYGN8Azk

Resources discussed in this episode:

“Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness” by Paul Reeve

https://www.amazon.com/Religion-Different-Color-Struggle-Whiteness/dp/0199754071

“The Bridge Poem” by Donna Kate Rushin

https://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/thebridgepoem.html

W.E.B. Du Bois and “double consciousness”

First used in an Atlantic Monthly article, “Strivings of the Negro People” in 1897: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1897/08/strivings-of-the-negro-people/305446/

More information on “Double Consciousness”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_consciousness

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

https://www.naacpldf.org

“Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and The Problem of Racial Innocence” by Joanna Brooks

https://www.amazon.com/Mormonism-White-Supremacy-American-Innocence-ebook/dp/B08761ZHCP

President Russel M. Nelson’s social media statement condemning racism and pleading for peace

https://www.facebook.com/russell.m.nelson/posts/3015443371856412

Deseret News article on President Nelson’s social media statement

https://www.thechurchnews.com/leaders-and-ministry/2020-06-01/president-nelson-addresses-race-in-social-media-post-185657

To donate to the NAACP, visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/naacp-1

To donate to Black Lives Matter, visit: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

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