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Facing Race Together

Periodic musings by our members on what racial equity means for them

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From Awareness to Allyship - Milliken leaders tackle unconscious bias

Milliken leaders share DEI efforts to uncover and address unconscious bias

03/2/2021

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A Journey Worth Taking - Ericka Wooten

Ericka Wooten Director of DEI, Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC The definition of journey is to travel from one place to another. The Sisters of Charity Foundation sees our work around the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion ("DEI") as a journey. That is exactly what the Foundation...

03/2/2021

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Accelerating Anti-Racism Resources

Together SC's library of resources is designed to help nonprofit leaders establish and champion race and social equity, diversity, equity, and inclusion (RDEI), and accelerate anti-racism within their organizations and beyond. 

03/1/2021

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Removing Our Blinders - monthly calls

Monthly zoom conversations to engage Together SC allies wishing to expand their understanding of and commitment to racial equity. Each session will be led by a white leader who will facilitate a discussion about a book, video, article or personal experience that has impacted his or her...

03/1/2021

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Being “nice” could never right such wrongs - Ann Warner

Ann Warner of WREN shares her thoughts in advance of leading a Together SC Removing Our Blinders call on March 4, 2021

03/1/2021

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Embracing Our Shared Responsibility Toward Change

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC research brief: South Carolina: Structural Factors Associated with Poverty  detailing the many systemic barriers to those experiencing poverty, done in partnership with the Rural & Minority Health Research Center at the University of SC

02/15/2021

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Looking in My Mirror - Tom Keith

Tom Keith of Sisters of Charity Foundation shares his personal story as part of Together SC's Removing Our Blinders series.

02/13/2021

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Finding Gratitude in Being Valued and Heard

I still can't really believe how this year has gone. I have found myself struggling and missing friends, family and my life before COVID.I struggle because I know that there are so many people whose lives have been completely upended as they've lost loved ones and jobs.It is so easy to get caught...

11/23/2020

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Together SC Board adopts Racial & Social Equity Commitment

In the time since the 2020 SC Nonprofit Summit, "Facing Race Together", Together SC's own Board of Directors took stock of their policies and determined that they needed to articulate their own commitment to Racial and Social Equity. Working with the staff and other experts to craft the...

11/22/2020

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September's Executive Order on DE&I - We Have Work To Do

A leading South Carolina DE&I consultant shares his reactions to the White House's September Executive Order restricting DEI work.

11/9/2020

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A Personal Journey of a White CEO after George Floyd

I’m a military brat. I went to eight different schools in nine years and lived mostly in military housing as a child. This gave me a different perspective than many of my peers and relatives. My neighbors and friends growing up were Puerto Rican, Black, Filipino, you name it. When I was...

10/26/2020

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Operating Under the Influence

Over the years, I have discovered certain truths about people and leadership.One of the most valuable lessons I learned came from an eighth-grade experience when the schools in my hometown were being integrated for the first time in 1967.My father, the activist, was one of a few parents to sign...

10/12/2020

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