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 (152)

Acecily Alexander

Community Manager

Enough Pie

Yolanda Anderson

Development/Donor Manager

Midlands Mediation Center

Kim Atchley

Director of Communications

Spartanburg Academic Movement

Tami Barlow

Director of Operations

Charleston Promise Neighborhood

Kabrina Bass

Executive Director

Midlands Mediation Center

Lizzie Bebber

Executive Director

United Ministries

Tatjana Beylotte

Executive Director

Charleston Jazz

Kendall Biga

Program & Operations Manager

Charleston Hope

Mandy Black

Executive Director

Little Steps

Tommy Blackmon

Founder and CEO

Nonprofit Transformation

Ellen Blake

Director of Operations

Lowcountry Land Trust

Veyounder Brown

Intern

Lighthouse Ministries

Crystal Campbell

Executive Director

Dorchester County First Steps

NaToya Cartledge

Executive Director

McCormick County First Steps

Anita Case

Executive Director

Affinity Health Center

Kathleen Cates

Executive Director

Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg

Phillip Clark

Executive Director/CEO

Just Say Something

Tannesha Clements

Executive Director/ COO

Lydia's Bowels of Mercy Home, Inc

Bonita Clemons

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Stephanie Cook

Program Coordinator

Berkeley County First Steps

Debbie Cooper

Director of Community Impact

Community Foundation of Greenville

Teresa Creech

ED

The Early Learning Partnership of York County

Kristy Danford

CJCC Project Director

Charleston County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Haley Downey

Marketing

New Horizon Family Health Services, Inc.

Jeffrey Fleming

Chief Operating Officer

Palmetto Project, Inc.

Stephani Frese

Director of Technical Services

SCHAC

Sherry Gilliam

Executive Director

Charleston County First Steps to School Readiness

Teresa Goodman

Executive Director

Community Initiatives, Inc.

Kaky Grant

Principal

Grant Philanthropic Advisors

Andy Hall

CEO

AID Upstate

Jennifer Harrill

VP of Community Investmen & Strategy

United Way of Greenville County

Quinn Hayes

Program & Grants Manager

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Robert S Hervey

Executive Director

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Nysa Hicks

Development Director

Charleston Wine + Food

Ci Ci Holloway

HR Director

Richland Library

Melanie Huggins

Executive Director

Richland Library

Rachel Hui-Hubbard

Executive Director

The Early Learning Partnership of York County

Laura Anne Hunt

Executive Director

Keep the Midlands Beautiful

Beverly Hutchison

Executive Director/CEO

The Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center

Hannah Jarrett

Director of Economic Mobility Strategy

United Way of the Piedmont

Amy Jenkins

Executive Director

Junior League of Charleston, Inc.

Natasha Jenkins

Fund Development Coordinator

United Way of Sumter, Clarendon & Lee Counties

Jaclyn Kohlhepp

CEO, JTK Consulting LLC

JTK Consulting LLC

Dawn Lavoie

Executive Director

Little Steps

Naomi Lett

President / CEO

United Way Association of SC

Renee Linyard-Gary

Director of Health

Trident United Way

Terri Lottchea

Operations Manger

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Donn Mack

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Nina Marsh-Thomas

Human Resources Manager

Lowcountry Food Bank

Phyllis Martin

Executive Director

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Sue Martin

Executive Director

Hemophilia of South Carolina

Britney Mazyck

Operations Manager

Community Initiatives, Inc.

Tish McCutchen

Director

Jolley Foundation

Frank McIntyre

Board Chair

Favor Pee Dee, Inc.

Debbie McKelvey

Executive Director

Windwood Farm Home for Children, Inc.

Susan Mitchum

Staff Accountant

OneWorld Health

Jamie Moon

President

Institute for Child Success

Wilma Moore

Highland Community Engagement Coordinator

United Way of the Piedmont

Debbie Nelson

President and Founder

DNA Creative Communications

Karyn Page-Davies

President/Executive Director

Stone Soup Storytelling Institute

Kevin Patten

Vice President for Finance & Administration

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Norvell Pettus

Sr. Philanthropy Coordinator

Dominion Energy

Marc Pitman

CEO

The Concord Leadership Group

Catherine Puckett

Program Director

Nonprofit Alliance

Richard Puffer

Fmr. Executive Director

The Byerly Foundation

Carol Reeves

Executive Director

Just Say Something

Angie Reynolds

Director of Education

Trident United Way

Helen Rogers

Director of Operations

Lowcountry Land Trust

Jennifer Rogers

Former Executive Director

PAALS

Langley Shealy

Steering Committee

SC Grantmakers Network

Jennie Stephens

Executive Director

Center for Heirs' Property Preservation

Paige Stephenson

President & CEO

United Way of the Piedmont

Summer Tebalt

Director

AccessHealth Spartanburg

Pam Toney

Executive Direcotor

Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine

Gabby Totokotsopouos

Business Manager

Charleston Wine + Food

JoAnn Turnquist

Retired April 2024

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Rebecca Tuten

Accountant

Student

Tina Ujcich

HR & Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Charleston County Parks Foundation

Lakita Watson

Executive Director

Richland County Recreation Foundation

Rodney White, Jr

Social Work Intern

Together SC

Heather Witt

Executive Director

United Way of the Piedmont

Gabrielle Yarborough

Development Director

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Peter Zalka

Board Chairman

Arm-in-Arm

Gillian Zettler

Executive Director

Charleston Wine + Food

68 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