The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey
Happy Hour #44: Tasha Morrison
Happy Hour #44 is with my friend Tasha Morrison. Tasha is a bridge-builder, reconciler, fellow abolitionist, and a compelling voice in the fight against human trafficking. Having worked with youth and served as a Children’s & the Next Gen Director, she has developed an untamed passion for social justice issues across the globe. Tasha is using her compelling voice to encourage racial reconciliation among all ethnicities and promote racial unity in America. She has an unwavering passion to develop others to do the same. Tasha is a native of North Carolina were she attended East Carolina University and earned a Masters in Business from Liberty University in Virginia. Tasha spoke on the behalf of Not for Sale, Cobb County Commission for Family and Children and Allies Against Slavery. She moved to Austin in 2012, and joined Austin Oaks Church as their Children’s Pastor. She is currently building a ministry to address racial bridge building called “Be the Bridge”. As a frequent speaker at trainings and workshops, Tasha is known for her entertaining, engaging, and gracious presentations that captivate and persuade audiences to use their gifts and passions to fight and standup to injustices. Her tenacious spirit and faith in God make her a dynamic speaker. Tasha works with various organizations in her community. Tasha embodies the statement “Injustice anywhere is a threat to Justice everywhere." Tasha and I had a great time discussing the beginnings of our racial reconciliation group, and what the group has mean to both of us. I asked Tasha if she thinks sharing with my black children about racism is setting them up to just expect it. Tasha shares about what happened when she tried to incorporate black history month at her high school. We talked about how to go out and find some friends to have these healthy conversations with. Links from the show: blog about “Raising Black Boys" Article from grown adoptee’s about their identity Be the Bridge Facebook group JUST MERCY - Bryan Stevenson Girls Like Us - Rachel Lloyd LaTashaMorrison.com IfGathering.com Racial Unity Guide (pdf) Divided by Faith book Videos from If Gathering (vimeo) Connect with Tasha: // Facebook // Twitter // website // Share the Love: I would love to connect with you guys on facebook, twitter and/or instagram about this episode! Feel free to share with your friends about the show! As always I love feedback from you guys on iTunes if you can. When you leave a comment and/or rating, it helps others find the show, and isn't that what we want .... more ladies at the Happy Hour with us! Sponsor: Fund the Nations helps people fundraise for their adoption, mission trip, or cause by creating custom, low cost t-shirts for them to sell. Their custom design work is always free and they set it up where you pre-sell the shirts, so whether you sell 25 or 250, you’re guaranteed to make money off of it because every shirt you purchase has already been paid for! They’ve worked with organizations like Compassion International and Lifeline Childrens Services and thousands of families just like yours. Helping raise over $1 million per year in fundraising, they’d love to help you fund your calling! *As always if you are reading this via your email subscription, you can head on over to jamieivey.com to listen, or better yet, subscribe in iTunes and the podcast comes directly to you!