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Wiser Dialogue with Dr. Rhonda Sharpe

This episode features Dr, Janice Johnson Dias, President of the Grassroots Community Foundation, author of “Parent Like It Matters,” Professor of Sociology John Jay College, and mom to Marley Dias. Janice discusses how her life experiences and academic training have provided her with a particular set of skills to create a world where all girls grow up to be healthy women, which is the mission of the Grassroots Community Foundation. She also discusses her book “Parent Like It Matters.” We close the conversation with her myth buster, which is the “future is not female.”

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Recorded on Feb 23, 2022
Original links: YouTube


Dr. Janice Johnson Dias, co-creator of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF), a public health and social justice organization that develops, scales, and funds community health initiatives for impoverished women and girls, has been described as a force of nature. Janice is a scholar-activist whose life’s work is developing research-informed, innovative solutions to the challenges facing the urban poor, particularly underserved black mothers and their children. Dr. Johnson Dias currently lives in West Orange, New Jersey, with her husband, Scott Dias, a geographer, their daughter Marley, and dog Philly.

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