E32: Judy Williams Interviews Dr. Michael Hicks - Doing Race
Recorded 4/30/2020, prior to the May 25th death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Judy Williams audited Dr. Michael Hicks' Centenary class "Doing Race" during the spring term. Interrupted by COVID and continued on Zoom, the class delved into the heart of our country's racial divide. Early in the Spring, Judy approached Thomas and me, suggesting an interview with Dr. Hicks on the origin of such a class, its objectives, and its takeaways, to occur after the semester drew to a close. The discussion between Judy and Dr. Hicks took place on April 30, 2020.
Mothers of Murdered Offspring's Judy Williams has been emotionally supporting Charlotte families torn apart by violence for more than two decades. Now, with Charlotte's murder rate spiking, Judy joins host Sharon Smith in-studio to talk about the toll on those in the wake of violence, and her own battle with lung cancer.
In this episode, i talk to Judy Williams, a Houston business woman who got involved in the recovery efforts for Hurricane Harvey survivors in a big way. She, along with others on her team were involved in every facet of recovery from helping to provide basic needs such as food, shelter and clothing to now ensuring that the homes of some of the survivors are secure so that they are able to move back in. Contact her for info on how you can help with donating coats, blankets, sweaters, hoodies and sheetrock.
Judy Williams, the founder of iHalt, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Judy’s non-profit organization promotes understanding, accountability, and mutual respect between at-risk youth and EMTs, police, and firefighters. After spending 18 years in education, Judy launched iHalt as a movement to raise awareness about safety and to foster mutual respect and harmony between first responders and the general community. On the show, Judy discusses her work with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Her programs teach consideration and mutual respect through activities that build trust. When children have a relationship with police officers they are more likely to respect and cooperate under different situations outside of the iHalt program. At the same time, the more police officers and other first responders interact, they, too, have a much better understanding of the people living in their communities. Parents are also involved in the program so the iHalt learning and relationship building continues into the home. Judy also shares how she approaches big challenges. “If it’s worth it, stay the course. Don’t believe anyone’s negative self-talk. You must believe your own truth, which is right for you.” A little more about Judy Williams … Judy founded iHalt in 2015, in the wake of events in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Cleveland. Judy realized, now, more than ever is the time to educate future generations of children about the cooperating with law enforcement, understanding and respecting cultural and racial differences, and maintaining good citizenship. You can connect with iHalt on Twitter @ihalt_us1 and Facebook
Episode 12: Brush With Fame: Judy Williams and Orson Welles
Judy Williams shares her story of working, at age 26, with legendary filmmaker, actor, playwright and multimedia prankster Orson Welles (writer/director of Citizen Kane and Touch of Evil, among other staggering cinematic works of genius, and creator of the notorious 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds).