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Great Society

Summary: Be the change you wish to see in the world. Okay, but how? Great Society host Constance Dykhuizen connects people to meaningful charitable relationships as director of JP's Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation. On this podcast, she talks with members of the Great Society -- social impact founders and leaders -- who are dedicated to causes bigger than themselves. This podcast will inspire thought and action on issues like food justice, social entrepreneurship and making art that makes change.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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 Constance Dykhuizen and Jessica Goudeau in Conversation | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 30:22

This week Constance is in the hot seat. She is talking all about her work as the executive director of John Paul and Eloise DeJoria's family foundation, and how she came into work for causes and nonprofits. Interviewing her is Jessica Goudeau. Jessica is the author of "After the Last Boarder" coming in Spring 2020, a narrative nonfiction book about refugee resettlement in the US. She has written for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Teen Vogue, The Los Angeles Times, and other places. Learn more by visiting: http://www.constancedykhuizen.com/Guest: Jessica GoudeauHost: Constance DykhuizenProducer: Myrriah GossettAudio/Video engineer: Jake WallaceA Founding Media Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Virginia Cumberbatch and Megan Harding of Rosa Rebellion | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 45:27

This week Constance sits down with Virginia Cumberbatch and Megan Harding of Rosa Rebellion. Rosa Rebellion is a platform for creative activism by and for women of color. As a think tank and do tank, the Rosa Rebellion team invites women connected to the global diaspora to develop projects, publish works and produce media that serves to elevate marginalized voices, advocate for vulnerable communities, agitate systems and disrupt normative culture.Learn more by visiting: https://www.rosarebellion.com/Guest: Virginia Cumberbatch and Megan HardingHost: Constance DykhuizenProducer: Myrriah GossettAudio/Video engineer: Jake WallaceA Founding Media Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Turk and Christy Pipkin and The Nobelity Project | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 31:59

This week Constance sits down with Turk and Christy Pipkin of The Nobelity Project. Founded in 2005 The Nobelity Project is based in Austin, Texas and addresses issues of global education. Filmmakers by trade, Turk and Christy shifted their focus from commercial projects to documentaries engaging with Nobel Laureates and other global leaders exploring potential solutions to the challenges facing us all. Now taking direct action in partnership with communities in Kenya, Honduras and the U.S. we serve over 15,000 students annually.Learn more by visiting: https://www.nobelity.org/ Guest: Turk and Christy Pipkin Host: Constance DykhuizenProducer: Myrriah GossettAudio/Video engineer: Jake WallaceA Founding Media Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Meg Erskine and Multicultural Refugee Coalition | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 26:19

This week Constance is joined by Meg Erskine of Multicultural Refugee Coalition (MRC). Meg explains her story from nature conservation work to now working with MRC and the refugee community in Austin. MRC's mission is to create livelihood opportunities for refugees.Learn more by visiting: https://www.mrcaustin.org/Guest: Meg ErskineHost: Constance DykhuizenProducer: Myrriah GossettAudio/Video engineer: Jake WallaceA Founding Media Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Brooke Axtell and She is Rising | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 40:11

On this episode Constance is joined by Brooke Axtell. Brooke is the Founder and Director of She is Rising, a healing community for women and girls overcoming rape, abuse and sex-trafficking. Her work as a human rights activist led her to speak at The 2015 Grammy Awards, and The United Nations and the U.S. Institute for Peace. She is also the author of "Beautiful Justice: Reclaiming My Worth After Human Trafficking and Sexual Abuse" available for purchase on Amazon. Learn more by visiting: https://sheisrising.org/Guest: Brooke Axtell Host: Constance DykhuizenProducer: Myrriah GossettAudio/Video engineer: Jake WallaceA Founding Media Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Julie Shannan and Girlstart | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 32:56

This week Constance is sitting down with former Deputy Director of Girlstart, Julie Shannan. Julie has had a long career in the nonprofit space and is a long time friend of Constance. In this episode they discuss the importance of STEM education for women and girls, and how Girlstart grew into what it is today. Julie is now the Executive Director of VentureLab.org. Learn more by visiting: https://girlstart.org/Guest: Julie Shannan Host: Constance DykhuizenProducer: Myrriah GossettAudio/Video engineer: Jake WallaceA Founding Media Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Steve Wanta of JUST | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 22:54

This week Constance is sitting down with Steve Wanta the CEO and president of JUST. JUST works to create a more just world where people can have the change to live with less stress and more joy. They do this by providing low-income, female entrepreneurs capital, coaching and community.Learn more by visiting: https://www.hellojust.comGuest: Steve WantaHost: Constance DykhuizenProducer: Myrriah GossettAudio/Video engineer: Jake WallaceA Founding Media Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Ubuntu Life | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 31:40

This week Constance is sitting down with Zane and Amal Wilemon of Ubuntu Life. Ubuntu Life is a nonprofit business that uses the power of global commerce to create social impact for mothers and children in Kenya. Constance, Zane, and Amal chat about the founding of Ubuntu, how they shifted the nonprofit to a more business like model, and some of the lighter fun moments that come with running an organization like a family.Learn more by visiting: https://www.ubuntu.lifeFollow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ubuntu.life/Guest: Zane and Amal WilemonHost: Constance DykhuizenProducer: Myrriah GossettAudio/Video engineer: Jake WallaceA Founding Media Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Max Elliott | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 30:06

This week Constance is sitting down with Max Elliot, Executive Director of Urban Roots. Max and Constance talk about the impact of gardening on youth development, and also discuss their favorite vegetables. Urban Roots' mission is to use food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. As the only farm-based youth leadership organization in Austin, Urban Roots has been empowering youth and nourishing community for more than 10 years. Urban Roots started in 2008 with just 15 teenagers and one field as a project of another youth development organization, eventually becoming an independent nonprofit in 2011. On a 3.5 acre farm in East Austin, they serve teens and young adults through paid internships that focus not just on farming, but also on their growth as leaders and good citizens. Learn more by visiting: https://urbanrootsatx.org Guest: Max Elliott Host: Constance DykhuizenProducer: Myrriah GossettAudio/Video engineer: Jake WallaceA Founding Media Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Alan Graham | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 40:07

This week Constance is sitting down with founder and CEO of Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF), Alan Graham.MLF is a social outreach ministry that provides food and clothing, cultivates community and promotes dignity to homeless men and women in need. Alan was previously a real estate investor and developer, he founded Trilogy Development and the Lynxs Group, which developed Austin’s airport cargo facility and similar facilities at airports around the country. To learn more about Alan, MLF, and his book, "Welcome Homeless" please visit: https://mlf.orgGuest: Alan GrahamHost: Constance DykhuizenProducer: Myrriah GossettAudio/Video engineer: Jake WallaceA Founding Media Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Lila Igram | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 25:40

This week Constance is discussing the impact of having a platform and the importance of passing the mic with Lila Igram. Lila put together a bootstrapping, volunteer team that together donated over $50K of in-kind services to launch Connecther.org, a global communication and crowd-funding platform focused on advancing women and girls globally. Connecther provides a diverse communication platform, including the Girls Impact the World (GITW) Film Festival, to spotlight critical issues facing women and girls throughout the world. Prior to that, Lila worked for FLOW, a nonprofit which advocates Conscious Capitalism.Lila's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lila_igram/?hl=enConnecther & Girls Impact the World Festival: https://www.connecther.org/gitw/ Guest: Lila Igram Host: Constance DykhuizenProducer: Myrriah GossettAudio/Video engineer: Jake WallaceA Founding Media Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Amy Bench | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 25:23

In the premier episode Constance is sitting down with film maker, Amy Bench. Amy has had a winding path on her way to becoming an film maker and cinematographer. She has been twice nominated for the Kodak Excellence in Cinematography Award, among many other accolades. Her and Constance discuss her process and how she finds her subjects and story for documentary work. Her latest film, "A Line Birds Cannot See" recently screened at SXSW. http://alinebirdscannotsee.comGuest: Amy Bench Host: Constance DykhuizenProducer: Myrriah GossettAudio/Video engineer: Jake Wallace A Founding Media Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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