Nanci Joins Leadership Unlearned Podcast

Nanci recently joined Maxine Attong, host of the Leadership Unlearned radio program, to discuss the nature of leadership and “leading with equity.” Nanci talked about LJIST’s transformational view of leadership and how we all think about leaders, along with how the oppression of adultism causes young people – born leaders – to internalize a sense…

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Client Highlights – Winter 2021

Reflecting on Recent Engagements This winter we partnered with a range of ongoing and new clients, bringing our transformational healing approach to hundreds of participants. “This was a gift and really helped me understand some things about myself and my experiences in new ways, with practical ways to build up my skills and deepen. I…

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Unstoppable Women: Celebrating Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, LJIST is celebrating girls and young women who are clear about their significance to transform the world. We all came into the world this way, but adultism (the systemic and institutionalized mistreatment of young people) separates us from ourselves and from others, leaving us feeling inferior, discouraged, hopeless, helpless,…

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Young, Gifted, and Black: Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, LJIST is celebrating Black young people who are or have transformed the world. These young people remind us that we all came into the world clear about our significance and ability to make things go well. It is only adultism that prevents us from standing up to injustice, often…

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Even as we hurt, we hoped. Even as we hurt, we healed.

“Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true. That even as we grieved, we grew. That even as we hurt, we hoped. That even as we tired, we tried. That we’ll forever be tied together victorious. Not because we will never again know defeat, but because we will never again sow division.” Amanda…

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Client Highlights – Fall 2020

Reflecting on Recent Engagements & Preparing for a New Year This fall we partnered with a range of clients to bring our transformational healing approach to hundreds of first-time participants, including multiple new offerings! Latino Network’s Unid@s for Oregon Cohort IX Working closely with Latino Network’s Unid@s outgoing Program Coordinator, Joaquin Lopez, and incoming Program Coordinator, Linda Jaramillo,…

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Our Gift to the LJIST Community

Reflections on Healing Together Gatherings See upcoming HTGs and register on our Events page When the COVID pandemic become a global reality six months ago, I wanted to offer a place for people to come together, build virtual community, face our fears, grieve our losses, un-numb with support, and process our new uncertain present—and even…

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Nanci Joins Compact Nation Podcast

Nanci sat down with Marisol Morales, Vice President for Network Leadership at Campus Compact and co-host of their Compact Nation Podcast. They shared reflections in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the movement against police brutality and discussed the importance of having spaces to show rage, grief, loss, and other emotions in the face…

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We are not ok.

“Black people share the truth of their lives, and white people treat those truths as intellectual exercises.”  Roxane Gay “White people can’t face the moral trauma of how we collude with and have benefited from your oppression. We spend a lot of time avoiding it. We have to get in touch with that grief.” Robin…

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Nanci Joins Portraits in Color Podcast

Nanci recently joined Dr. Frank Mirabal of Portraits in Color Podcast to discuss healing and transformation during the trauma and isolation of the COVID pandemic. Nanci also talks about adultism, internalized racism, language oppression, and how ending oppression requires recognizing healing the hurts of non-target groups. Click here to listen to the full episode. Portraits…

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