Inspira podcast: Episode 10 - Pharlone C. Toussaint (USA & Haiti)
Launched in January 2023, the Inspira Podcast with Erika Mueller Chen is an interview-based podcast that provides career advice and stories from global change-makers in Sport for Development, Social Impact, and the Diplomatic Service. In 2023, 50 interviews with inspirational leaders working in Sport for Development and Peace from over 35 different countries will be published.
About the Episode Guest
Pharlone Charity Toussaint has over 15 years of experience as an activist in using sports as a catalyst for social change. She has worked in community relations for several professional sports teams and in 2016 started her own consulting agency, working with athletes and brands on using their proximity to power and capital to make a deeper and more sustainable impact. She has been a coalition builder, previously at Laureus Sport For Good Foundation USA overseeing “Sport for Good Atlanta”; their place-based initiative created to strengthen Atlanta communities through the power of sport. Pharlone has served on leadership councils of national and citywide initiatives tackling major challenges impacting sports-based youth development organizations and the youth that they exist to serve. As the Director Of External Affairs at The Center For Healing and Justice Through Sport (CHJS), she hopes to help prove the power of sport and physical activity to heal communities plagued by the traumas of systemic oppression.
Listen to Episode 10: Pharlone C. Toussaint (USA & Haiti) - How can we change the youth sport system to center activism, equity & healing?
To learn more about the Inspira Podcast, read episode transcripts, and access “Erika’s Global Resource Hub” - a robust written resource created to support folks interested in Sport for Development and Peace, please visit Erika’s LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/erikamchen.
Erika Mueller Chen is an international development specialist with over a decade of experience leveraging the amazing power of sport to promote peace and positive social impact. She currently works in Sports Diplomacy and resides in Mexico.