Untying Knots Podcast
Hearing from the people and organizations untying knots of systemic oppression
About the podcast
Untying Knots explores how people and organizations are working toward a more equitable future.
The podcast covers racial equity from many angles, addressing topics from voter oppression to land acknowledgement, boardroom leadership, and Boston’s community-driven call to radically redistribute resources.
EPISODE 2 — Voter Oppression and Suppression: A Living Case Study in Georgia
Featuring Christopher Bruce, Political Director of ACLU Georgia, and Nse Ufot, CEO of the New Georgia Project
EPISODE 13 — Pulse Check on Antiracist Institutional Change in Healthcare
Featuring IARA Research Fellow Ángel Rodríguez and Dr. Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal, Board Member of the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center
EPISODE 3 — Native Land Rights and the Ongoing Fight for Justice
Featuring Mari Halbutta from the Chicasaw Nation and Talia Landry from the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Meet the hosts
IARA Research Projects Director
Erica Licht has been engaged in racial equity and organizational change research and training for over 15 years. At IARA, she leads and co-designs IARA’s projects and partnerships. Erica is a Fulbright Scholar, and holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Masters in Justice Policy from the London School of Economics where she was a Maguire Fellow.
Co-Founder & CEO of Stealth Startup
Nikhil is a strategy & innovation expert. In his most recent role, he was partner at Celo, a layer 1 blockchain with a mission to build a financial system that creates the conditions for prosperity. At Celo, Raghuveera helps support and lead the ecosystem’s decentralized finance initiatives. His expertise is on digital currency, decentralized finance, and the intersection of technology, social inequality, and systems of oppression.