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Removing Our Blinders: Discussion of Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt's Book: Biased


Thursday, October 1, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (EDT)

Join Paige Stephenson, President/CEO of United Way of the Piedmont and member of the Together SC Board of Directors on Thursday, October 1 at 9:00 to discuss Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt’s compelling book published in 2019, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think and Do. We hope you will take this opportunity to read Dr. Eberhardt’s book and come with your own reflections.

Together SC was delighted to feature Dr. Eberhardt as the Opening Plenary speaker at its Facing Race Together Summit in March 2020. As a Stanford University psychology professor and researcher, Dr. Eberhardt explores how unconscious racial bias shapes what we see, think, and do regardless of the color of our skin. She makes the case that to operate efficiently, our brains group or categorize things. While this strategy may serves us well from a survival perspective, it creates “shortcut” thinking increases the risk of discrimination and assumptions that lead to negative consequences.

 The goal for this session is to raise awareness of your biases, how they are shaped, and how intentionally adding “friction” to slow down thought processes is a key step to reducing them.

You will leave this conversation with answers to the following:

  • What did I struggle with most when considering today’s topic? Why?
  • How can I apply today’s topic to me, my organization and my community?
  • What will I do differently as a result of today’s topic?
  • How did today’s topic help me better understand racism and white privilege?

Sponsored by:

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Greenville, SC - Official Website

Attendees (153)

Acecily Alexander

Community Manager

Enough Pie

Amy Jenkins

Executive Director

Junior League of Charleston, Inc.

Andy Hall

CEO

AID Upstate

Angie Reynolds

Director of Education

Trident United Way

Anita Case

Executive Director

Affinity Health Center

Beverly Hutchison

Executive Director/CEO

The Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center

Bonita Clemons

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Britney Mazyck

Operations Manager

Community Initiatives, Inc.

Carol Reeves

Executive Director

Just Say Something

Catherine Puckett

Interim Executive Director

Nonprofit Alliance

Ci Ci Holloway

HR Director

Richland Library

Crystal Campbell

Executive Director

Dorchester County First Steps

Dawn Lavoie

Program Director

Little Steps

Debbie Cooper

Director of Donor Services

Community Foundation of Greenville

Debbie McKelvey

Executive Director

Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc.

Debbie Nelson

President and Founder

DNA Creative Communications

Donn Mack

Adminstrative Assistant

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Ellen Blake

Executive Assistant and Board Liaison

Lowcountry Land Trust

Frank McIntyre

Board Chair

Favor Pee Dee, Inc.

Gabby Totokotsopouos

Business Manager

Charleston Wine + Food

Gabrielle Yarborough

Development Director

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Gillian Zettler

Executive Director

Charleston Wine + Food

Haley Downey

Marketing

New Horizon Family Health Services, Inc.

Hannah Jarrett

Director of Financial Stability Strategy

United Way of the Piedmont

Heather Witt

Vice President of Community Impact

United Way of the Piedmont

Helen Rogers

Director of Operations

Lowcountry Land Trust

Jaclyn Kohlhepp

Owner/Founding Member, JTK Consulting LLC

JTK Consulting LLC

Jamie Moon

President

Institute for Child Success

Jeffrey Fleming

Chief Operating Officer

Palmetto Project, Inc.

Jennie Stephens

Executive Director

Center for Heirs' Property Preservation

Jennifer Harrill

VP of Community Investmen & Strategy

United Way of Greenville County

Jennifer Rogers

Executive Director

PAALS

JoAnn Turnquist

President/CEO

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Kabrina Bass

Executive Director

Midlands Mediation Center

Kaky Grant

Principal

Grant Philanthropic Advisors

Karyn Page-Davies

Chair

Stone Soup Storytelling Institute

Kathleen Cates

Executive Director

Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg

Kendall Biga

Program Coordinator

Charleston Hope

Kevin Patten

Vice President for Finance & Administration

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Kim Atchley

Director of Communications

Spartanburg Academic Movement

Kristy Danford

CJCC Project Director

Charleston County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Lakita Watson

Executive Director

Richland County Recreation Foundation

Langley Shealy

Steering Committee

SC Grantmakers Network

Laura Anne Hunt

Executive Director

Keep the Midlands Beautiful

Lizzie Bebber

Executive Director

United Ministries

Mandy Black

Executive Director

Little Steps

Marc Pitman

CEO

The Concord Leadership Group

Melanie Huggins

Executive Director

Richland Library

Naomi Lett

President / CEO

United Way Association of SC

Natasha Jenkins

Fund Development Coordinator

United Way of Sumter, Clarendon & Lee Counties

NaToya Cartledge

Executive Director

McCormick County First Steps

Nina Marsh-Thomas

Human Resources Manager

Lowcountry Food Bank

Norvell Pettus

Community Relations Specialist

Dominion Energy

Nysa Hicks

Development Director

Charleston Wine + Food

Paige Stephenson

President & CEO

United Way of the Piedmont

Pam Toney

Executive Direcotor

Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine

Peter Zalka

Board Chairman

Arm-in-Arm

Phillip Clark

Associate Director

Just Say Something

Phyllis Martin

Executive Director

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Quinn Hayes

Development Specialist

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Rachel Hui-Hubbard

Program Coordinator

The Early Learning Partnership of York County

Rebecca Tuten

Accountant

Student

Renee Linyard-Gary

Director of Health

Trident United Way

Richard Puffer

Executive Director

The Byerly Foundation

Robert S Hervey

Treasurer

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Rodney White, Jr

Social Work Intern

Together SC

Sherry Gilliam

Executive Director

Charleston County First Steps to School Readiness

Stephani Frese

Director of Technical Services

SCHAC

Stephanie Cook

Program Coordinator

Berkeley County First Steps

Sue Martin

Hemophilia of South Carolina

Summer Tebalt

Director

AccessHealth Spartanburg

Susan Mitchum

Staff Accountant

OneWorld Health

Tami Barlow

Director of Operations

Charleston Promise Neighborhood

Tannesha Clements

Executive Director/ COO

Lydia's Bowels of Mercy Home, Inc

Tatjana Beylotte

Executive Director

Charleston Jazz

Teresa Creech

Executive Director

The Early Learning Partnership of York County

Teresa Goodman

Executive Director

Community Initiatives, Inc.

Terri Lottchea

Operations Manger

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Tina Ujcich

HR & Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Charleston County Parks Foundation

Tish McCutchen

Director

Jolley Foundation

Tommy Blackmon

Founder and CEO

Nonprofit Transformation

Veyounder Brown

Volunteer Outreach Director

Lighthouse Ministries

Wilma Moore

Highland Community Outreach Advocate

United Way of the Piedmont

Yolanda Anderson

Development/Donor Manager

Midlands Mediation Center

69 Other Registered Attendees

Presented by:

Paige Stephenson

Paige Stephenson

President/CEO, United Way of the Piedmont

Together SC Board Member

United Way of the Piedmont

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Debbie Nelson

Debbie Nelson

President and Founder, DNA Creative Communications