Discussing current events, mental health, & how it relates to YFO
You & Five-O's podcast is hosted by BJ Council (Owner/Founder of You & Five-O), Harmony Chavis, and Drew Council. With this podcast, we aim to discuss current events surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, community policing, and mental health, while continuing to connect back to You & Five-O's mission to educate people on how to have safe and lawful interactions with law enforcement.
We are grateful to have guests join us on our show, including retired police officers, mental health practitioners, and more!
meet the hosts
BJ is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and retired as Deputy Police Chief of Durham, N.C. Throughout her 30-year career, she addressed community issues by implementing solutions in collaboration with those directly impacted. She believes communication and understanding are imperative when building trust within the community, which led to the birth of You & Five-O in 2015.
Harmony is a 20-something motivated by radical kindness and love and committed to figuring life out one day at a time. She is currently a fellow for the Southeast Climate and Energy Network, where her work primarily focuses on environmental justice. Harmony has spent the last 6 years working and volunteering at a number of nonprofits such as domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters and day centers, and a mental health research lab. She is a published columnist, an avid outdoor adventurer, and a lover of all things travel. Harmony hopes to promote the voices of black folks, in particular young black women and non-binary folx.
Drew is a rising senior at UNC Greensboro studying media and journalism, and he is from Robersonville, NC. He has a strong passion for awareness, education, and mental health and he exemplifies these passions through his involvement within his community and at his institution. The recent events have encouraged him to become more active and vocal, and he is pushing himself as well as others to find solutions that will lead to long-lasting justice.
Our Podcast is produced by Chris Downey of Downey Digital