Podcast | The American Dream
James Truslow Adams, coined the term “The American Dream” in his 1931 book The Epic of America. His American Dream is “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. … It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.” In this very special double episode, we’ll explore this definition of The American Dream and what it will take to make it a reality.
We’re joined today by two very special guests who work tirelessly to make the world a better place: Boris Henderson, Aldersgate’s Chief Strategy Officer and Veronica Calderon, Aldersgate’s former Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Officer. Boris and Veronica speak from their personal experiences on growing up in an America that treats people differently based on the color of their skin, and answer questions about what it will take to leave behind outdated ways of thinking and acting to come up with some real-world collaborative solutions. And because the best way to solve a problem is to start with the truth, they will be speaking unedited, honestly, and from the heart.