#PodcastBlackout

Updated: Jul 7

This is not the time to discuss innovation in financial planning, business efficiencies or technology. It is not the time to return to business and life as usual. 

This week, I am participating in the #PodcastBlackout to protest the murder of George Floyd, police brutality, racism, injustice and inequality. 

In lieu of new episodes this week, I share a few thoughts and many resources from colleagues in podcasting and financial planning. 

Resources

Lastly, If you can’t be bothered with any of the above watch this, 45 seconds and answer the question: https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1266604941889634304

Transcript

Hi. It’s Kate. As I was getting ready to post today’s episode, I received an email that talked about a #PodcastBlackout happening this week, to stand and protest the murder of George Floyd, police brutality, racism, injustice and inequality. 

I have spent the entire day reading threads and posts – being shocked and saddened by some – and appreciative of many. 

I have been searching for how I can help to make a difference and this is one way. As a result, I will not be posting new episodes this week. 

We need to keep the conversation focused here because change isn’t happening fast or well enough. Not in the justice system in America or in the financial systems and financial industry around the world. 

As I reviewed the reasons I started The Innovating Advice Show, I realized that while I explicitly state that I’m committed to geographic and gender diversity, I don’t call out racial diversity – though I am equally committed to that and have had six black guests in the first 36 episodes – and 1/3 of my guests have been non-white. 

But I will be updating my website to specifically note my commitment to racial diversity. 

I stand with every black colleague. Every brown colleague. Every person of color all over the world. I know that racism is not unique to America. 

I have been learning a lot from guests on this show right along with each of you and I am going to keep working to find guests that challenge our thinking and actions and help us to all do better. 

The point of the #PodcastBlackout this week is to not detract from the conversations that need to happen around racism, inequality and injustice. 

What happened to George Floyd last week is horrific. 

What happened to Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Philado Castile, Botham Jean, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many more is devastating. 

We cannot sit back and hope that other people fix all that is broken.

And we cannot ask those most impacted to create the solutions.

In America, and many other countries, what happens next is up to white people.

And I, for one, will continue learning and growing and using my platform however I can to effect change.

For those that would also like to learn and grow, I have included many resources in the show notes. These are all thanks to threads in podcast and financial planner communities. 

Please take whatever time you might otherwise have spent this week listening to The Innovating Advice Show and spend it educating yourself and learning what you can do to fight against racism, injustice and social inequality. 

Let’s all do better. 

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