Episode 08: Juneteenth- A Conversation with Naa Ameley Garrido, & friends and family

The PodCASP,

Juneteenth: A Conversation with Naa Ameley Garrido and some of her closest friends and family

Happy Juneteenth! Also known as Freedom Day, National Independence Day, Emancipation Day (TX), or Black Independence Day, Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the confederate states. Although President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, violent exploitation of enslaved African Americans continued in many confederate states, including Texas. On June 19th, 1865, the Union Army established authority over Texas and enforced the emancipation of slaves. The following year, the first “Juneteenth” celebration was organized to recognize freedom from slavery in the U.S.

In this mini PodCASP episode, you will hear an engaging conversation between CASP Board Member and PodCASP host Naa Ameley Garrido and some of her closest friends and family: Dr. Nadielka ‘Nadi’ Bishop, Dr. Erica Foh, Dennis Mitchell, MBA, PMP, and Lamley Lawson (student at Yale University School of Medicine). Topics include how and when they first learned about Juneteenth, their efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, plus some practical tips drawn from their experiences that listeners can easily implement in their workplaces.

Our guests share their personal experiences with ongoing systemic racism in medicine, law enforcement, education, and other social structures. Neurodiverse BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) individuals, clinicians, administrators, and family members experience similar challenges as they attempt to access or provide quality ABA services in their communities. Enjoy, and please feel free to share your experiences and feedback at thepodcasp@gmail.com.