Code-Switching at Camp
Season 2, Episode 8
Stay strapped in. Jack is joined by Nelson Strickland and Quarius Lucas for PART 2.
This episode is all about understanding the language of your peers and creating a workspace that cherishes diversity. Nelson and Quarius talk more about creating spaces that encourage individuals to express themselves, and the detrimental effects of policing language.
They delve into how you can foster an environment working with young people that doesn’t force people to change their language or way of being but instead appreciates and celebrates it. (We're looking at you "Whoopty" by CJ.) Quarius and Nelson talk about how to foster a sense of community within the camp that makes people want to return and what leadership needs to do to make that happen.
If you're looking for a fresh perspective on why it's important to let people speak their authentic language, without the pressure to change, this is the pod for you.
Producer EmJ’s takeaways:
"If you don't understand us, we're probably not talking to you."
Pass the aux!
How do YOU make it so that staff can be themselves and let their guard down? (White folks have to do some work, have to take the risks.)
Producer Note: From the start Nelson shares that "code-switching" may not be the best term for what they discuss. As someone working to create more visibility through SEO, I am 100% using it to capture more listeners. #ThatsMarketingBaby
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Quarius is a Director/Filmmaker at Camp Stomping Ground. He’s driven by building community, storytelling, and trying to type bios that make sense.