Season 1: Episode 43
Many are feeling called now for the first time in their lives to begin work towards becoming an ally. Organizations are being called right now to manifest long overdue change. But, how do these journeys start? When are we in a position to be able to make a difference? In this episode, Douglas Hober joins Samm to talk about his personal journey towards becoming an ally, his experiences provide a realistic glimpse of what to expect on this journey. Samm then asks Douglas to help her unpack the phrase coined by author Glennon Doyle of “racial sobriety” and why the concept is relevant right now and what we should keep in mind when we are only days, weeks, or months racially sober.
Originally from Philadelphia and the Philly area. I moved to York approx. 32 years ago. I am a retired Quality professional, having worked for large corporations in the Phila, Princeton, Syracuse, Harrisburg and York area. I have had the privilege of spending a lot of time working with facilities in Mexico and the Far East, while also learning about the people and the cultures in those areas. I’ve been educating myself about racism for the last 10+ years, and I am currently a member of the Racial justice team at UUCY (Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York), the York YWCA racial Justice Committee, supporting Dr. Monea, and a member of the Confronting Racism Alliance (CRC) of York. I continue to learn more about Racism each and every day.