For Pedro S. Silva II, the ability to use his voice as a pastor, poet, and rapper has allowed him to engage his community in open conversations about race and social issues. He’s been getting the word out creatively — both online and face-to-face — to help others stay aware of the social justice dilemmas facing BIPOC. In this episode, he’s sharing the life-changing experiences that have inspired him to create spaces to speak freely about social issues and open the conversation for people of ALL races to join in without judgement.
- How Pedro uses poetry and music to cope with and raise awareness of social justice issues — plus, he shares an exclusive look behind the scenes of his original rap song and video, “New Me”
- The biggest “aha” moments of being Black in a predominantly white community
- Why being a pastor gave Pedro a renewed responsibility to the Black community
- The 2 reasons Pedro feels obligated to use his voice to bring EVERYONE together
- A powerful new phrase you’ll want to add to your vocabulary
- What it means to LEAD a conversation
- 2 ways YOU can create an open space for people to come together and speak freely
- The obligation to “stay aware by helping others stay aware” of the issues facing BIPOC
- Why Philando Castile’s murder by police, in particular, really shook Pedro and how poetry and music helped him cope
- And so much more!
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Pedro Silva – “New Me” the #BLM Cut Video: https://youtu.be/drvFenrzpQk
Blindspotting (2018) Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKd4whvl6J0
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