Welcome back to the Reunion Podcast, where we dive deep into the quest for belonging and explore the connection between ancestry, origin, and the desire for reunion. In this episode hosts Marshall Pollard and Jerry Colonna invite guests Grant and Darryl to share their experiences of seeking belonging in the face of division and systemic discrimination.
Grant’s story showcases the triumph and arrival he feels by breaking the curses of his forefathers while living in a system designed to benefit him. Darryl, on the other hand, confronts the harsh reality of being trapped in systems that fail to protect his people and his sense of place. The episode explores the connection between place and identity, the impact of intergenerational legacies, and the profound need for belonging and safety.
As you listen to this episode, consider the following questions:
- How does the physical geography of a place impact the sense of belonging and division within a community?
- How can stories of ancestry and origin shape one’s quest for love, safety, and belonging?
- In what ways can individuals confront systemic othering and work towards a greater reunion?
- What responsibility do leaders have in addressing disconnection and promoting inclusivity within their organizations and communities?
Join us as we navigate these important questions and strive for a world that embraces connection, understanding, and belonging.