The Constellation Coalition Podcast
037 - Dr. Janette Habashi, Darzah

037 - Dr. Janette Habashi, Darzah

June 20, 2022

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Dr Janette Habashi of Darzah.  Darzah is a project of a nonprofit organization called Child's Cup Full that aims to empower Palestinian women in the West Bank and celebrate their heritage tatreez.

 

ABOUT DR. HABASHI:  

Dr. Janette Habashi was born and raised in the Old city of Jerusalem. She now works as a professor at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Habashi knows firsthand the value of education, as it has been a catalyst in her journey. She is committed to extending opportunities to women in Palestine and created Child’s Cup Full to empower women in the West Bank by offering ongoing training and employment.

 

ABOUT DARZAH:

Darzah is a project of the nonprofit organization Child's Cup Full that aims to empower Palestinian women in the West Bank and celebrate their heritage tetreez. 

 

CONNECT WITH DR. HABASHI:

Website:  https://www.darzah.org/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/darzahdesigns

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/darzahdesigns

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:  

Zeki Learning:  https://www.childscupfull.org/zeki-learning

Kate Spade:  https://www.katespade.com/

Child’s Cup Full:  https://www.childscupfull.org/

Tatreez Archive:  https://tatreezarchive.org/

Banksy:  https://www.banksy.co.uk/

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036 - Linda Mandrayar, The White Rainbow Project

036 - Linda Mandrayar, The White Rainbow Project

June 6, 2022

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Linda Mandrayar of the White Rainbow Project, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering destitute widows in India by giving them love, hope, job skills, counseling, ​food, & medical care.

 

Shop their Etsy store with the following link to receive 20% off your order:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhiteRainbowProject?coupon=AJ20OFF

 

ABOUT LINDA:  

Linda Mandrayar is the Founder of the White Rainbow Project.  Linda and her husband, Dharan, created a film called White Rainbow to tell the story of the widows’ plight and encourage change within society. The White Rainbow Project was launched as a result. It is a faith-based, nonprofit, humanitarian organization empowering women of India with a focus on deconstructing the stigma of widowhood by teaching sustainable skills.

 

ABOUT WHITE RAINBOW PROJECT:  

White Rainbow Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering destitute widows in India by giving them love, hope, job skills, counseling,​food, & medical care.

 

CONNECT WITH LINDA:  

Website:  www.whiterainbowproject.org

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/WhiteRainbowProject

Instagram:  https://instagram.com/whiterainbowproject

Shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhiteRainbowProject

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

White Rainbow Movie:  https://www.whiterainbowproject.org/movie.html

Vrindavan, The City of Widows:  Article

Shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhiteRainbowProject

Laura Eastman Malcolm:  https://pearlsofhope.info/

Advocate Program:  https://www.whiterainbowproject.org/advocate-program.html

Sponsor a Widow:  https://www.whiterainbowproject.org/sponsor-a-widow1.html

International Widows Day/Walk For Widows:  https://www.whiterainbowproject.org/walk-for-widows.html

Mother Teresa:  https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1979/teresa/biographical/

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035 - Tammy Nelson, CONQUERing

035 - Tammy Nelson, CONQUERing

May 23, 2022

Hey Change Maker!  My guest this week is Tammy Nelson of CONQUERing.  CONQUERing is a global jewelry brand on a mission to help people feel empowered.  Their interchangeable fidget jewelry helps people feel calm, focused and inspired.

 

ABOUT TAMMY:  

Tammy Nelson is the founder and CEO of CONQUERing, a global jewelry brand on a mission to help its customers feel empowered. Her company has been featured in BuzzFeed, Beauty News NYC & Fashion Magazine. Through their CONQUERcares Program, her company donates a portion of its profits to organizations who share their passion for empowering others. 

 

Besides running her own business, she is currently the CMO of an insurance company and has served in similar roles at three Fortune 500 companies during her career.

 

ABOUT CONQUERING:  

CONQUERing is a global jewelry brand on a mission to help people feel empowered. Their interchangeable fidget jewelry helps their customers feel calm, focused and inspired. With the mantra, "Our rings won't change the world, but those who wear them will," they’re driven to create products that encourage our customers to live with the intention to “conquer their day.” They’re committed to inclusivity and support charitable organizations that share their passion for empowering others. Their products are patented and their Cincinnati, OH-based company is a WBENC-certified women's business enterprise.

 

CONNECT WITH TAMMY:  

Website:  https://myconquering.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/myCONQUERing/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/myconquering/

TikTok:  https://www.tiktok.com/@myconquering

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZisvUe6AOYodAzRSGkqsQA

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:  

Conquer Cares:  https://myconquering.com/pages/giving-back

Make Waves Program:  https://myconquering.com/pages/make-waves

Change the World Disc:  https://myconquering.com/products/silver-change-the-world-spinner

C180:  https://c180ring.com/

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034 - Jennifer Long & Keisha Head, AEquitas

034 - Jennifer Long & Keisha Head, AEquitas

May 9, 2022

Hey Change Maker!  My guests this week are Jennifer Long and Keisha Head of AEquitas.  AEquitas is a nonprofit organization focused on developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices related to gender-based violence and human trafficking.  They are a team of former prosecutors working globally to hold offenders accountable and promote victim safety.

 

ABOUT JENNIFER:

Jennifer began her career as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, where she prosecuted cases involving adult and child physical and sexual abuse as a member of her office's Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit. 

 

Through this work, she sought justice on behalf of victims of sexual violence, intimate partner violence and stalking. Many of those victimns were sexually exploited women. This fueled her early commitment to improve a system that seemed to work against, and often failed to protect, countless victims of sexual violence and exploitation. 

 

Intent on improving the systemic response, she joined the National Center on the Prosecution of Violence Against Women as a Senior Attorney in 2004, working for Teresa Scalzo, recognized as one of the foremost leaders on issues related to sexual violence. Later, she served as Director. In 2009, she co-founded AEquitas to improve the quality of justice in sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking and human trafficking cases by developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices.  

 

ABOUT KEISHA:

​​Mrs. Keisha Head is more than just a survivor of child sex trafficking.  For the past 10 years, she has served as a nationally recognized speaker and advocate aiming to end all forms of human trafficking.  She has been called upon by the US Department of Justice and advocates for legislation that protects victims of human trafficking.  She has also worked closely with the Children’s Advocacy Center and she uses her personal story of being a victim, turned survivor, emerged leader, to serve as an inspiration for others.

 

In 2011, Head was awarded the Paul Howard’s Fulton County District Attorney “Voices for Victims” Award.  Head has been featured in numerous local and national news articles and appeared on various televised broadcasts, including Fox News and CNN, to spread awareness nationally.  In 2012, her first televised interview “How To Stop the Candy Shop” conducted by PBA’s Ross Scott received the Southeastern Emmy.  In 2013, Head was awarded the “Voice of Courage” Award from Darkness to Light, an organization that advocates and provides services for sexual abuse victims.  Head was also featured in the November 2014 Special Men’s Edition of Ebony Magazine.

 

Head currently serves as Secretary of the Board for the Sun Gate Foundation, an organization that provides educational assistance to survivors of human trafficking.  In 2018, Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor of Columbus, Georgia, declared April 12th “Keisha Head Day” and awarded Head with the key to the city.

 

In 2020, Keisha started CEO Bizness and CEO Biz Kids, a company that serves as an incubator for entrepreneurs to become successful business owners while breaking the cycles of generational poverty.  She is also the lead case manager for the Salvation Army Haven ATL Program.

 

Apart from Advocating, Head is a wife and mother of four beautiful children.  She is also a passionate writer and plans to publish her first novel titled “Survival Mode” in the near future.

 

ABOUT AEQUITAS:

AEquitas is a nonprofit based in Washington DC and is the go-to resource for assistance related to the prosecution of human trafficking, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and exploitation. They leverage our unparalleled staff expertise and broad network of professionals to empower prosecutors to more effectively respond to these crimes. In doing so, they are fighting to end impunity for offenders while centering and enhancing support for the victims and survivors who are so often left behind in the fight for criminal justice reform. 

 

Their Just Exits Initiative is a partnership between AEquitas and the Just Exits’ Advisory Committee comprised of 8 highly-qualified experts who ensure the practices are survivor-informed and survivor-centered. They support prosecutor leaders in closing onramps to and creating offramps from the Life (sexual exploitation) for survivors. We do this by: (1) Educating criminal justice professionals on the dynamics of sexual exploitation and human trafficking; (2) Collaborating with Communities to Ensure Survivor Access to Services; (3) Implementing Best Practices in Pilot Jurisdictions; (4) Developing a process for measuring data to make meaningful, continuous improvements. 

 

CONNECT WITH JENNIFER & KEISHA:

Website:  https://aequitasresource.org

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/aequitasresource

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/aequitas_resource/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AEquitasResourc

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Just Exits:  https://aequitasresource.org/singleinitiative/?initiativeId=%2018

Salvation Army:  https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/

Black Girl Alchemy:  https://blackgirlalchemy.com/

 

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SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVOR PANEL - Episode 3

SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVOR PANEL - Episode 3

April 25, 2022

***CONTENT & TRIGGER WARNING***

This episode discusses the topic of sexual assault that may not be appropriate for younger listeners or survivors who are not ready to discuss the subject.  Listener discretion is advised.

 

Welcome back to the 3rd and final episode of our Sexual Assault Surivor Panel Series.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:  

Foothills Alliance:  https://www.foothillsalliance.org/

 

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SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVOR PANEL - Episode 2

SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVOR PANEL - Episode 2

April 18, 2022

***CONTENT & TRIGGER WARNING***

This episode discusses the topic of sexual assault that may not be appropriate for younger listeners or survivors who are not ready to discuss the subject.  Listener discretion is advised.

 

Additional Content Warning:  This episode deals with the subject of sex in a way that most people likely aren’t used to women in particular discussing it.  Depending on your circles, you may find some things shocking.  You have been warned!

 

Welcome back for week 2 of our Sexual Assault Surivor Panel Series.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:  

Beth’s Survivor Story:  https://www.instagram.com/p/CY9huAjKTg_/

Rachel Held Evans:  https://rachelheldevans.com/

Sarah Bessey:  https://www.sarahbessey.com/

 

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SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVOR PANEL - Episode 1

SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVOR PANEL - Episode 1

April 11, 2022

***CONTENT & TRIGGER WARNING***

This episode discusses the topic of sexual assault that may not be appropriate for younger listeners or survivors who are not ready to discuss the subject.  Listener discretion is advised.

 

Hey Change Maker!  My guests this week are 3 survivors of sexaul assault.  Each of these women has a unique story to share and are in different stages of their healing journey.

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

The Liberation of Beth:  https://www.instagram.com/theliberationofbeth/

Beth’s Survivor Story:  https://www.instagram.com/p/CY9huAjKTg_/

Rainn.org:  https://www.rainn.org/statistics/victims-sexual-violence

 

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033 - Amanda Kozlowski & Shannon Sloan, Ring True Company

033 - Amanda Kozlowski & Shannon Sloan, Ring True Company

March 28, 2022

Hey Change Maker!  My guests this week are Amanda Kozlowski and Shannon Sloan of Ring True Company, a social enterprise out of Michigan.

 

ABOUT AMANDA:

Amanda is married with 3 kids.  She works full time with a non profit organization called Abide Ministries  as well as co-owns Ring True with her sister, Shannon. Her role with Abide is to help develop new non profit organizations that are just getting started.

 

ABOUT SHANNON:

Shannon is the co-owner of Ring True as well as a Constellation Coalition Sponsor!

 

ABOUT RING TRUE:

Ring True makes stackable ring sets that are meant to encourage the wearer, then uses the profits to invest in non-profit organizations that are making an impact for good in the world. 

 

CONNECT WITH RING TRUE:

Website:  https://ringtrueco.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ringtruecompany

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/ringtrue_co/

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Abide Ministries:  https://abide.community/

Sanctuary Services:  https://www.sanctuaryservices.org/

House of Providence:  https://www.thehofp.org/

Our Daughters International:  https://www.ourdaughtersinternational.org/

Door of Hope:  https://abide.community/doorofhope/

Ruby and Clover:  https://www.rubyandclover.com/

Willow and Fernn:  https://www.willowandfernn.com/

Bellagio Hair Studio:  https://www.bellagiohairstudio.com/

Frank and Me Boutique:  https://www.instagram.com/frankandmeboutique/?hl=en

Sincerely Betty:  sincerelybetty.com

Fall Out Boy:  https://falloutboy.com/

 

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032 - Calista Hargrove & Lisa Mauthe, Cincinnati Works

032 - Calista Hargrove & Lisa Mauthe, Cincinnati Works

March 14, 2022

Hey Change Maker!  My guests this week are Calista Hargrove and Lisa Mauthe of Cincinnati Works, a private non-profit organization with the mission of eliminating poverty through personal, professional, and financial wellness growth.

 

ABOUT CALISTA & LISA:

Calista is the VP of Workforce Development, over 30 years of experience in the workforce development & poverty elimination industry. Lisa is the Director of Financial Wellness with over 10 years of experience in Financial Wellness supporting poverty elimination. Both have a passion for supporting people through their journey out of poverty & fighting for system change to eradicate poverty. 

 

ABOUT CINCINNATI WORKS:

Cincinnati Works is a private non-profit organization with the mission of eliminating poverty through personal, professional, and financial wellness growth.  Cincinnati Works partners with all willing and capable people living in poverty to assist them in advancing to economic self-sufficiency through employment.  They provide a variety of services including career coaching, financial coaching, legal coordination, behavioral health, and soft skill training.

 

CONNECT WITH CALISTA & LISA:

Website:  https://cincinnatiworks.org/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CincinnatiWorks

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/cincinnatiworks/

THE Twitter:  https://twitter.com/CincinnatiWorks

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Infant Mortality Rates in Cincinnati

Madame CJ Walker- https://madamcjwalker.com/

 

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RACISM & POVERTY - Joel Aguilar

RACISM & POVERTY - Joel Aguilar

February 28, 2022

Hey Change Maker!  We are back with our 4th and final installment of our Racism and Poverty series and this week we are headed to Central America.  My guest this week is Joel Aguilar, the dean of postgraduate studies at CETI Continental, or in English, the community for interdisciplinary theological studies. 

 

ABOUT JOEL:  

Joel lives in Guatemala City with his wife, Annette, their daughter Mariana, and their brand new baby, Luisa.. Joel has a PhD in Practical Theology from the University of Pretoria, and a Masters in Global Urban Leadership from Bakke Graduate University. Joel has been working in leadership development in marginalized communities for the last 10 years. Joel is the dean of postgraduate studies at the Community for Interdisciplinary Theological Studies. 

 

ABOUT CETI CONTINENTAL: 

CETI Continental is a small graduate school with students from all over Latin America. They offer a Masters Degree in Transformational Leadership in Spanish, and non-accredited theological and spiritual formation programs. If you speak Spanish and are interested in continuing your education, visit their website. 

 

CONNECT WITH JOEL:

Website:  https://www.ceticontinental.org/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CetiContinental

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ceti_cont

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Street Psalms:  https://streetpsalms.org/

Guatemalan Armed Conflict:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemalan_Civil_War

Anti Racist Baby:  https://www.amazon.com/AntiRacist-Baby-Ibram-X-Kendi/dp/0593110412

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