Third Space
Diversity. Inclusion. Equity. Justice
Jen Cort is an education consultant in the areas of equity, inclusion, diversity and justice. In this podcast, Jen opens up a "third space"— a place outside our familiar home and work environments — in order that we might begin to engage in some of the provocative questions that need to be addressed. Listen in as Jen speaks with some of the leading thinkers and doers in the field.

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Peace only happens by hearing each other’s story and through love

Leo S. Ullman was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in July 1939. After surviving WWIIas a “hidden child,” as chronicled in his book, “796 Days”, and in a documentary film, “ThereWere Good People…Doing Extraordinary Deeds: Leo Ullman’s Story”…

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“School is not serving us at the moment,” with  LGBTQ+ student activist L. J. Valenzuela.

L.J. challenges listeners: ‘within each of our roles in society, we have the power and opportunity to take risks’ and to ‘look at yourself, determine your privileges, and go do something different.’
As a proud, queer, and trans high school student in…

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Natalie Gillard shares the journey of meeting the need for experiential DEI work.  And are snow days equitable?

About Natalie Gillard

Natalie Gillard is a DEI strategist and the creator of https://www.factualitythegame.com/about.html, a facilitated dialogue, crash course, and interactive experience that simulates structural inequality.

Over the last six…

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Create Sticky Change through institutional priorities and traditions

Quentin McDowell, head of Mercersburg Academy. After arriving at Mercersburg in 2007, Quentin has served as history faculty, director of summer and extended programs, Admission, senior associate director of admission, financial aid, and head boys’…

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Teachers are agents of change

Authors, speakers, presenters, and change agents, Cornelius and Kass Minor of Minor Collective share how they live in the space of possibility.Cornelius Minor is a Brooklyn-based educator and part-time Pokemon trainer. He works with teachers, school…

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Poetry- The Gateway to knowing and understanding unseen identities

Tony Keith, Jr. and Mel Cort share the paths they have walked to ensure understanding of their unstated identities. Lacking windows or mirrors for their historically marginalized identities, poetry created an avenue to express, explore, understand,…

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What is your role in creating an ethical community?

Justine Ange Fonte joins Third Space to share her story, wisdom, insights, and challenges for school colleagues. IPOC, who is your community? And White people, what is your role in an ethical community?

About Justine
Justine Ang Fonte, M.Ed, MPH, is…

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Strategies for talking about race with teens

Toni Graves Williamson is a nationally recognized diversity practitioner, consultant, now Director of Equity and Inclusion at Friends Select School Toni is a founding faculty member of thehttp://www.diversitypractitioners.org/, served on the faculty…

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Bringing your entire self to work, equity in the workplace

Tricia Montalvo Timm is a first-generation Latina board director, venture investor, and speaker. She is on a mission to inspire anyone who has ever felt like an “other” in the workplace to embrace their true selves, owns their identity, and achieve…

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Making the case and strategies for engaging in cross-racial dialogs between women of color and White women with Kimberlee Willilams

Kimberlee is, first and foremost, a humanist, a deep believer in what is possible when humanity is centered. Her mix of authenticity and raw truth permits those around her to choose progress over perfection and bring their whole selves into the room….

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