Episode 213

Globalizing Local Initiatives with Valerie White


March 12th, 2024

57 mins 51 secs

Your Host
Special Guest

About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week’s episode and herstory really hit close to home. We recorded this interview on Ghana’s Independence Day, March 6th--or 6th March as we say in Ghana. And while days like this are meant to be celebrations of freedom and recognition of the work and struggles that went into the founding of the republic, my enthusiasm was half-hearted. If Africa, Africans and all people of the African Diaspora are honest with ourselves we have to accept that decolonization is an unfinished job. There is work to do. I, like my guest this week accept it and for me, I am reminded and empowered to ramp up the why of Glocal Citizens and my passion for manifesting a new world. My guest, Brooklyn sistren, and neighbor, Valerie White is as committed and has shown this commitment in a 30+ year career dedicated to economic and social empowerment across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Valerie is currently Senior Executive Director of LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) NY where she is responsible for leading the expansion strategy promoting LISC's statewide efforts to create an economic and community development ecosystem addressing deep-rooted systemic inequities. She is also broadening her scope of impact knowledge sharing with groups such as United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa).

Where to find Valerie?
On Linkedin
On Facebook
On YouTube

How is Valeries unwinding?
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Visit Going Dark the Guggenheim Museum

Other topics of interest:
About Fishkill, NY
About the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Steiner Studios
Brooklyn's Hip Hop Closet
About Shirley Chisolm
Laura Blackburn Speaks
A litlle bit about the saying Ride or Die
Life Wellness Center in Brooklyn
On the Buffalo Shooting then and now
Micron Chip Project
On Malik Yoba
Professor Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o
What is BRIC?