Dr. Alex Gee sits down with two other Black preachers in Madison, Rev Marcus Allen and Rev Everett Mitchell, to discuss the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr on social justice and Black churches. They have a fun conversation about Black church’s role since King and seeing the resurgence of social justice in the church now.
Black Like Me
Black Like Me with Dr. Alex Gee is a podcast that invites you to experience the world through the perspective of one Black man, one conversation, one story, or even one rant at a time.
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Dr. Alex Gee has an open conversation with Jay Sodey, Sr. Vice President of Consumer Banking at Associated Bank, about a personal incident in the company’s bank. You won’t want to miss this story of racial reconciliation and how a company can work toward improving their community. Sodey demonstrates personal and business integrity and a commitment to growth in race relations.
Don’t forget to share your photos of eating at Tamearra Dyson’s restaurant Souley Vegan to Dr. Alex Gee’s Facebook or Twitter pages. If 50 people visit the restaurant, Dr. Gee will make a special podcast visit to the Bay Area.
Dr. Alex Gee shares some of his favorite moments from the Black Like Me podcast over the last year and reflects on the kind of impact the show has had. This is a great place to jump into the show and get a preview of what you have been missing.
Hear highlights from important topics in our country and community like Mass Incarceration with Jerome Dillard, the Starbucks race incident with Lilada Gee, interracial parenting with Scott Jackson, and racially charged policing with Officer Corey Saffold. Also, Dr. Gee updates the story on Shelia Stubbs with the national attention she received after her encounter with police while canvassing for her election.
There is also some fun on this episode as Dr. Gee talks with the Vegan soul food chef, Tamearra Dyson about her great restaurant, Souley Vegan. Of course there is a discussion about what “Frick’n A” means!
Dr. Alex Gee reflects on the 5th anniversary of his viral op-ed article, Justified Anger, that called Madison, WI to action on racial disparity. His op-ed was published in The Cap Times by Publisher and Editor, Paul Fanlund. Dr. Gee and Fanlund discuss the original publishing of the op-ed piece and the resulting movement. They also explore the current media landscape and the state of the African Americans voice in the media.
On this episode, Dr. Alex Gee has a reunion with formerly incarcerated men that were part of a mentorship group that he started. This group of men reflect on the early meetings together, how they developed as leaders, and are now investing back into the community. These men now stand up for formerly incarcerated people in their work, and celebrate that none of their group have returned to prison.
Anthony Cooper Sr is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Reentry Services at Nehemiah. Aaron Hicks is the Assistant Director for Reentry Services at Nehemiah. Jerome Dillard is the State Director of EXPO (EX-Prisoners Organizing) He has more than 20 years of experience working with formerly-incarcerated people, and with people in prison. He is a founder of Voices Beyond Bars in Madison. Jerome has worked for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and has most recently been the director of re-entry programs for Dane County.
You can find out more information about ending mass incarceration in Wisconsin at ROC Wiscsonsin.