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Alvin Hall and Janée Woods Weber on their living history podcast, Driving the Green Book
In the summer of 2019, award-winning broadcaster Alvin Hall and activist and social justice trainer Janée Woods Weber hit the road, driving 2,021 miles from Detroit to New Orleans collecting personal stories from Black Americans who used the Negro Motorist Green Book during segregation and Jim Crow to navigate trips, patronize Black-owned businesses, and create communities in the face of institutionalized racism. They transformed these recollections (some heartbreaking, some uplifting, but all incredibly moving) into the Driving the Green Book podcast, providing essential historical and human context to life as a Black American during segregation and in today's world.

In this webinar, Alvin and Janée will share:
1. Why they chose Detroit as the starting point of their Green Book-inspired journey.

2. The vibrancy and distinction of each Black community they visited, as well as the inspiring resilience and entrepreneurship that was at the heart of each business center.

3. Memorable stories of people traveling in their towns and interstate during the time the Green Book was being published.

4. The moving insights they gained about how Black families protected their children from the hurt and horror of racism.

5. The legacy of the Green Book in the ongoing fight for social justice
How and why they turned their travels into a living history podcast

Springfield and Central Illinois have their own stories of Black tragedy, and resilience along the Historic Route 66 highway and we will be joined by Dr. Stacy, the Vice President of Route History, Inc. to learn more about the local aspect. We hope you will join us and invite your friends!

Register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_doy4pIikSXOL5QpVGtuhDA

Feb 10, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Alvin Hall
Host of "Driving The Green Book" Podcast
Alvin Hall is an award-winning television and radio broadcaster, bestselling author, and renowned financial educator. His radio programs include The Green Book, Alvin Hall Goes Back to School, Who Sold the Soul? and Jay-Z: From Brooklyn to the Board Room.His television work includes the TV series Your Money or YourLife and Alvin’s Guide to Good Business which featured the work of eight social entrepreneurs in Africa, Asia, and the US. His children’s book, Show Me the Money, has been published in twenty foreign language editions. Currently, he is completing the companion book for his Driving the Green Book podcast series and writing a memoir of his childhood in the Florida Panhandle. Hall is Trustee Emeritus of Bowdoin College, from which he received the 2019 Alumni Service Award and serves on the Museum of Art Advisory Council there.
Janée Woods Weber
Co-Host of the podcast--Activist, Advocate, and Trainer for social justice issues
Janée Woods Weber is an activist, advocate, and trainer for social justice issues. Over the last decade, she has trained hundreds of people in antiracism and allyship in numerous states across the country and has worked with grassroots coalitions in several cities to develop opportunities for dialogue that lead to community-driven solutions to address challenges like discrimination, food insecurity, health disparities, poverty, and police-community relations. She is often sought as a moderator or commentator for discussion panels, conferences, and the media. Her writing has appeared in several publications, including The Root, Quartz, and Guernica. Janée currently serves as the President of Politica CT and as Co-Chair for the Connecticut Working Families Party. She is active with Moral Monday CT and is a founding member of CT Black Women. She serves on the board of directors for the Greater Hartford Arts Council and also for Training for Change.
Dr. Stacy Grundy
VP of Route History, Inc.
Dr. Stacy Grundy, the Vice President of Route History, Inc., is a public health practitioner, researcher, and health equity champion, has a distinguished 10+ year career that reflects driving innovative, cost-effective population health strategies within healthcare systems and diverse communities. Her practice and research focuses on the drivers of health inequities among underserved, vulnerable, and marginalized populations. Dr. Grundy is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received her B.S. in Human Nutrition. Dr. Grundy also holds a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, and a Doctorate in Public Health in Advanced Practice Leadership from the University of South Florida, College of Public Health.