A Conversation About How White Leaders Can Advance Racial Equity

Monday, July 20, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
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The murder of George Floyd initiated an unprecedented number of multiracial, multi-ethnic protests in the United States and across the globe. Black Lives Matters has become the clarion call for institutional change. We have seen an outpouring of companies, nonprofits and businesses release declarative statements about their commitment to fighting against racism and oppression.  But what’s next? How do whites engage with this new movement and be an active part of the solution to dismantling racism and not a part of the problem? What do we mean by the word ally? Who is an ally to whom?

Join us for a special event with space created for white leaders to explore these questions and more through a conversation led by the Racial Equity Institute and Together SC.  We will break into small groups to allow for deeper, more intimate dialogue among participants.

A Conversation About How White Leaders Can Advance Racial Equity: The Roles and Responsibilities of Whites to Dismantle Racism and White Supremacy

Monday, July 20

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Guest Speakers/Facilitators:

LaVanda Brown.

Executive Director, YWCA Greater Charleston

Madeleine McGee

Madeleine McGee,

President & CEO, Together SC

Suzanne Plihcik,  

Co-Founder, Racial Equity Institute


This call is ONLY for South Carolina leaders who meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • White leaders who have personally engaged in social justice work and training such as the Racial Equity Institute (REI);
  • White leaders of organizations /programs whose mission or purpose is to bring about social justice and equity;
  • White leaders of organizations/programs whose primary beneficiaries are individuals or groups from black and brown communities;
  • Grassroots organizers, activists and faith leaders who represent or serve black and brown communities

Attendees (161)

Forrest Alton


1000 Feathers

Yolanda Anderson

Development/Donor Manager

Midlands Mediation Center

Jacquie Atkins

Executive Director

Life Resources

Kabrina Bass

Executive Director

Midlands Mediation Center

Lizzie Bebber

Executive Director

United Ministries

Edie Blakeslee

Vice President, Grantmaking & Community Leadership

Coastal Community Foundation of SC

Jesse Blom

Executive Director

The Green Heart Project

Amy Breault

Executive Director

Horry County First Steps

Katelyn Brewer

Darkness to Light

Benjamin Bullock

Vice President & COO

Together SC

David Burden

Director of Nonprofit Recruiting

The Newell Group

Anita Case

Executive Director

Affinity Health Center

Phillip Clark

Executive Director/CEO

Just Say Something

Sam Clements

Executive Director

Doors To Dream

Marti Colucci

Leeza's Care Connection

Amanda Cote'

Director of Finance & Operations

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Sarah Covington-Kolb

Maternal and Child Health Director

March of Dimes of South Carolina

Craig Currey

Chief Executive Officer

Midlands Housing Alliance/Transitions

Regina Eargle

Program Coordinator

Newberry County First Steps

Rachael Fulmer

SC Business Developer

Lutheran Services Carolinas

Lauren Gellatly

Director of Operations

Lowcountry Local First

Kaky Grant


Grant Philanthropic Advisors

Jamee Haley

Lowcountry Local First

Jannie Harriot

Executive Director

SC African American Heritage Foundation

Larry Hembree Hembree

Executive DIrector

Columbia Children's Theatre

Lauren Herterich

Executive Director

Kids On-Point

Emily Hoisington


Charleston Hope

Tammie Hoy-Hawkins

President & CEO

CommunityWorks Carolina

Angel Johnson-Brebner

Executive Vice President

Coastal Community Foundation of SC

Lana Kleiman

Executive Director

Charleston Legal Access

David Laird

Serve & Connect

Anna Lewin

Chief Executive Officer

SC Community Loan Fund

Phyllis Martin

Executive Director

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Emily Miller

Executive Advisor

Children's Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties

Jamie Moon


Institute for Child Success

Debbie Nelson

President and Founder

DNA Creative Communications

Karen Oliver

ECAC Program Manager

United Way of the Midlands

David Platts

South Carolina Arts Commission

Debbie Rice

Senior Philanthropic Specialist

Wells Fargo

Debbie Robertson

Chief Partnership Officer

South Carolina First Steps

Jennet Robinson Alterman

President and CEO

J. Robinson Alterman LLC

Amy Splittgerber

Executive Director

Healthy Learners

Yarley Steedly

Government Relations Director

American Heart Association

Melissa Strompolis

Children's Trust of SC

Katherine Swartz Hilton, M.A.

Founder + Principal

Coax Strategies, LLC

Molly Talbot-Metz


Mary Black Foundation

Summer Tebalt


AccessHealth Spartanburg

Tim Veeck


Habitat for Humanity of York County

Leslie Wade

Community Programs Director

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Donna Waites

President & CEO

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Ann Warner

Interim CEO, International Center for Research on Women

Women's Rights and Empowerment Network

Heather Witt

Executive Director

United Way of the Piedmont

Katie Zimmerman

Executive Director

Charleston Moves

108 Other Registered Attendees
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Co-Presented by:


      Racial Equity Institute

Tri County Cradle to Career