LI Podcast Club: Seeing White

Listen, learn and discuss the complicated subject of race and the notion of “whiteness” in a civil and collaborative environment.


Dates: Thursdays, March 4 – April 22, 2021

Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Cost: $25

Location: Virtual – After signing up for the LI Podcast Club through Eventbrite, you will receive a Zoom link and other details for joining the discussion.

This series has concluded. Stay tuned to our website for info on upcoming programs.


What is “whiteness” and how has the concept of race shaped our nation’s history? These inquiries are at the heart of Seeing White, a 14-part documentary podcast series produced by Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen. Biewen, along with a diverse panel scholars and frequent guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, delve deep into the implication of “whiteness” in America.

Over the course of eight weeks, participants will listen to segments of the podcast series and during our gatherings we will discuss issues covered in the episodes.


Why is LI hosting a podcast club?

Leadership Indianapolis has a long history of bringing together people from different professions, lived experiences, and perspectives to learn about community issues and leadership. The podcast club is another way for us to do that. We believe our city and its future is strengthened when people are able to come together for meaningful civil conversations about important issues.

Why did we choose this series?

Racism, according to civil rights leader Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, is America’s original sin. Right now, in the midst of pandemic and uprising, many people are digging deeper into issues around race, racism, what led us to where we are now and how we move forward both individually and collectively. This series provides an opportunity to learn about how and why specific events unfolded in history, better understand the experiences of others, and come together to discuss these complicated issues with people outside of our most direct social spheres.

Why is there a registration fee to participate in the audio book club?

The registration fee allows us to compensate our staff for the time and expertise they invest in this program.

What if I want to participate but I can’t afford the registration fee?

We do not want cost to prevent anyone from participating in the audio book club so if the registration cost creates a barrier to your participation, please reach out to Ebony Chappel at

Who do I contact if I have questions about the LI Book Club?

If you have questions about LI Book Club, please contact Ebony Chappel at