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A compendium of Dr. Joel Davis Brown’s Media Appearances and Publications

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HR Daily Advisor | Dec 13, 2023

5 Crucial Skills You’ll Gain When You Work Toward Understanding Marginalized Employees

“How we show up with others is really a reflection of how we view ourselves.”

My grandmother used to offer this piece of wisdom, and as we think about our diversity advocacy, it is worth remembering that our equity and belonging work is not about saving others as much as it is about growing and evolving ourselves. As we look to support our peers and colleagues who are marginalized based on their identities (i.e., age, race/ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, citizenship, sexual orientation, disability, etc.), the benefits for the inclusive leader are noteworthy.

Blogs and Additional Materials

Blog | Aug 31, 2023

“Lean to the Left: Learning Leadership from the LGBTQ+ Culture”

Dr. Joel A. Davis Brown, on the Lean to the Left Podcast, says mainstream America can learn much about leadership from the LGBTQ+ Community.

Hey guys, welcome to the Lean to the Left podcast, where we talk about progressive politics and the important social issues of our time. Today we’re looking at leadership and what some might think is an unlikely resource – the LGBTQ+ community.

Interview | Jul 27, 2023

“Interview with Dr. Joel A. Davis Brown”

This installment of the authoer showcase we speak with Dr. Joel A. Davis Brown, author of the new book, The Souls of Queer Folk: How Understanding LGBTQ+ Cultural Vales Can Transform Your Leadership Practice

Q: What made you decide to make activism as a focal point for your career?

A: I don’t know if I ever consciously decided that I wanted to be an activist. As a Black Queer man coming into consciousness, I just became aware of my own need (and that of others like me) to survive in a hostile world. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized that what me and others were… doing was called activism. In that sense, I didn’t choose to be an activist. Activism chose me.