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Turning Pressure Into Diamonds: A Conversation with Dr. Angelique Orr | Let's Talk

Let's talk about...learning to leverage your community's power.

Dr. Batts is back with another episode of Let's Talk, this time welcoming Dr. Angelique Orr, Director of Westside Rising and CEO of The Phoenix Institute.

Dr. Orr talks about her life journey, from growing up on Chicago’s West Side to working in Africa, community organizing, what it means to be a Black woman, and learning to “feel” and show self-love, especially in the face of adversity.

Let's Talk delivers hard-hitting conversations focused on the tough topics and issues standing in the way of community progress. Listen in the second Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:00 PM.

(Original air-date: 5/11/23)

Dr. Hasshan Batts is the Director of Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley and is a content and context expert who works to uplift the voices of those most impacted, who possess the most intimate and creative solutions yet are most often ignored. He is a champion in the Lehigh Valley for trauma-informed care, restorative practices, reentry, community engagement and collective impact. Dr. Batts possesses a unique lens as someone with lived experience, as well as being a practitioner, nonprofit administrator, and community-based participatory researcher. He recently joined WDIY as a volunteer and host of Let's Talk.
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