Being a tree hugger is really just hugging yourself. We are all connected and interdependent.
All people must become fluent in power. Learn how to understand and use it.
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by one of his favorite podcast hosts… Baratunde Thurston, host of the How to Citizen podcast.
Baratunde is an Emmy-nominated host, author of the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black, and creator/host of How To Citizen with Baratunde which Apple named one of its favorite podcasts of 2020. He’s also a founding partner of the new media startup Puck.
We appreciate the work that Baratunde is doing to shed light on important people, organizations and methods to turn citizen into a verb.
- How to Citizen
- How to Be Black
- SXSW with Priya Parker
- Community Solutions
- Folded Map Project
- See No Stranger by Valerie Kaur
- Eric Liu
Some of our favorite How to Citizen Episodes
- Fast, Fair, Fun (with Digital Minister Audrey Tang)
- Building Bridges, Not Walls (With Tonika Johnson)
- Why Is Our Economy So … White? (with Heather McGhee)
One person that inspired citizen as a verb?
- Mother: encouraged to question power, to question school. Modeled how to citizen.
Insights for edleaders?
- Someone has to be responsible for holding the conversation.
- Coauthoring entrepreneurship with young people is a great way to build agency and understand power dynamics.
- It is worth asking communities and fellow leaders: “What is your goal?” “What are you afraid of… what do you hope for?”