You Might Be “Woke”, But Are You Awake?

Are you ever faced with people who seemingly have all the facts and stats regarding the social ills facing society at large– But they can’t tell you where their community's nearest food pantry is located or where to volunteer, even if they don’t? That is the difference between woke and awake... and that is what we're going to tackle today...

The LJD Jewish Family & Community Services has been around since 1917. It works with the entire community by providing services to help people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientations, and backgrounds. The programs and populations are diverse, but the overarching mission is to help people help themselves. JFCS tackles everything from food insecurity and mental health services, to foster and adoption services. And a big one - intolerance education- from the classroom to the boardroom. 

My guest today is the Quarterback of this Winning team- Colleen Rodriguez, Executive Director of the LJD Jewish Family & Community Services. 

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Suzie Becker

Hi, I’m Suze. Here with your weekly dose of culture, values and identity- and where we tackle those topics others may consider off-limits. A little about me, I’m a busy Gen X mom who, quite frankly, wanted to grow up like the Brady Bunch… but ended up being raised in the shadow of Schindler’s List. So this means I’ve spent a lifetime navigating these mixed messages we get hit with daily. You know those conversations- where we wonder if it’s safe to speak our minds? Can we share our experiences? Voice our fears and concerns, or should we just keep our mouths shut? Well, too bad. I need to know! But I’m no expert. So, I’m going to schmooze the experts and get their thoughts. Why? So, when we engage with our kids, colleagues, or the countless committees we interact with, we can do it with competence, kindness, confidence, and maybe a bit of humor. If this sounds like your cup of coffee- welcome to Schmooze with Suze.

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