Introducing the Y Brave Space Studios, an audio/video media studio dedicated to the AMA Y and the community we serve. Special thanks is extended to the Fund to Advance Racial Equity at North Texas Community Foundation for their support.

The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA has a new podcast, the Y Advancing Equity Podcast. This podcast focuses on exploring Equity, Anti-Racism, Unity, and Community Engagement at home, the state, and globally.

Y Advancing Equity Podcast aims to continue raising the bar in innovative community engagement and raising awareness for these important topics. Looking to reach the community at large through this podcast, the AMA YMCA is answering the call to promote robust education and understanding between diverse populations. 

We aim to spur conversations about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), believing these conversations must be normalized across society to create more equitable outcomes for all. Seeking to be an institutional ally, the AMA YMCA is committed to sparking these conversations — using its voice for those who can’t. The podcast is committed to providing diverse perspectives from various people in different stages of their journeys of understanding and hopes to motivate others to engage in meaningful conversations about how we’re all connected and can uplift each other.

You will find categories each week that will feature community leaders, community resources, DEI & DIG education and real life stories from people who want to share their message and life experiences.

You can find each episode here on this page or on your favorite podcast app. Apple iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher to name a few.

Your host, Heidi Hardy and her Co-host, Eric Tucker are eager to hear your feedback and bring to you the stories, education and awareness that matters most to you. Please engage with us by sending your thoughts or suggestions for shows to

Heidi Valdez Hardy, Vice President of Community Engagement

Eric Tucker, President/CEO

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