Ep. 61: No Justice No Peace – Racism, Systematic Change, and Perspective.

Nina Little is the Lead Pastor of Cross Point Church in the Quad Cities. She is a wife and mother of four adults and glamma to Little Lylah. Nina began her ministry career in 2004 and has served as a worship leader, office administrator, discipleship pastor and now lead pastor. As a certified fitness instructor, Nina has helped hundreds of people throughout the Quad Cites attain their health and fitness goals. As a vocalist and performer, she has entertained thousands throughout our region. Nina volunteers and helps many organizations in the community in youth and adult mentoring, domestic violence support, and youth outreach. Her heart is drawn to Rosebud Reservation in Missions South Dakota where she has the opportunity to do life with her Native American Lakota sisters and brothers.

Zachary Ritter received his Ph.D. in higher education from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), focusing on Asian international students’ cross-racial interactions. He is currently Interim Associate Dean is Students at CalIfornia State University, Dominguez Hills and helps run the Office of Community Standards restorative justice department and Basic Needs housing and food insecurity program. He also teaches social justice history at UCLA and Dominguez Hills. He is a diversity and inclusion consultant for Organic Communications. He recently co-edited a book called Marginality in the Urban Center: The Costs and Challenges of Continued Whiteness in the Americas and Beyond and a new co-edited book called “A Peculiar Institution: Whiteness, Power, and Resistance to Change is forthcoming.