Removing Our Blinders: How We Can Make Racism A Solvable Problem

Thursday, September 3, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)

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We are excited to announce that Monroe Free, President/CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County and Chair of the Together SC Board of Directors will kick off our new Removing Our Blinders series.

Join Monroe on Thursday, September 3 at 9:00 to discuss Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff’’s TED Talk  How we can make racism a solvable problem -- and improve policing.

In his riveting April 2019 talk viewed by more than 2,000,000, Dr. Goff,  CEO of Center for Policing Equity, offers an explanation of racism and his model for overcoming it. While he specifically speaks to applications in law enforcement, Goff’s approach can be adapted to other sectors. The goal for this Removing the Blinders session is to offer nonprofit leaders a potential approach for tackling racism embedded within their organizations.

 Please watch this 12 minute video and come with your own thoughts.

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:

    Duke Energy - Wikipedia 

Greenville, SC - Official Website

Attendees (130)

Yolanda Anderson

Development/Donor Manager

Midlands Mediation Center

Stephen Baggett

Executive Director

Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity

Ivey Baird


JB Business Solutions, LLC

Jennifer Baker


College of Charleston - MPA Program

Mac Bennett - 1

Nonprofit Sector Consultant

Beam and Hinge

Kendall Biga

Program & Operations Manager

Charleston Hope

C. Michael Bowman

President, BOD

Father to Father, Inc.

Steven Burritt

Regional Executive Director

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Anita Case

Executive Director

Affinity Health Center

Eileen Chepenik

Executive Director

Trident Literacy Association

Sam Clements

Executive Director

Doors To Dream

Marti Colucci

Leeza's Care Connection

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Lauren Dorton

Executive Director

Florence-Darlington Technical College Educational Foundation

Nicole Echols

Director of External Affairs

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Kim Fabian

Executive Director

Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Anita Floyd

Executive Director

Nickelodeon Theatre

Monroe Free

President and CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County

Richard Freeman

Senior Relationship Manager


Betty Gardiner

Director of Grantmaking and Development

South Carolina First Steps

Sherry Gilliam

Executive Director

Charleston County First Steps

Fallon Green

Grant Writer

Love House Learning Academy

Quinn Hayes

Program & Grants Manager

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Larry Hembree Hembree

Executive DIrector

Columbia Children's Theatre

Tamara Herring

Executive Director

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage

Robert S Hervey

Executive Director

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Ci Ci Holloway

HR Director

Richland Library

Dr. Michael Jennings

Chief Diversity Officer

Hispanic Alliance

Maggie Kalergis

Donor Relations Manager

Lowcountry Land Trust

Lesa Kastler

Community Foundation of Greenville

Margaret Kelly

Arm-in-Arm Board Member, Executive Committee


Alicia Kokkinis

Grants Officer

Charleston County School District

Karen Kuse

Head of School

Montessori School of Columbia

Melissa Ladd

Owner, Facilitator


Tom LeGrand

Regional Director

Impact America- South Carolina

Terri Lottchea

Operations Manger

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Darlene Lynch

Director, Community Health Transformation

SC Office of Rural Health

Vince Matthews

Executive Director

Joseph H Neal Health Collaborative

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Sandy Morckel

President & Change Agent for Inspired Philanthropy

Solutions for the Greater Good

Karyn Page-Davies

President/Executive Director

Stone Soup Storytelling Institute

Kevin Patten

Vice President for Finance & Administration

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Marc Pitman


The Concord Leadership Group

David Platts

South Carolina Arts Commission

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

Catherine Puckett

Program Director

Nonprofit Alliance

Shelli D Quenga

Director of Programs

Palmetto Project, Inc.

Barbara Rackes


SC Women in Leadership

David Ray

Chief Conservation Officer


Anne Reid

Chief Development Officer

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired SC

Jennifer Rogers

Former Executive Director


Catherine Schumacher


Public Education Partners

Laurie Sessa

Board Member

Pattison's Academy

julia seward


julia seward consulting

Meg Stanley

Executive Director

Eat Smart Move More SC

Summer Tebalt


AccessHealth Spartanburg

Leigh Thomson

Executive Director

Dorchester Seniors, Inc.

Pam Toney

Executive Direcotor

Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine

JoAnn Turnquist


Central Carolina Community Foundation

Tina Ujcich

HR & Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Charleston County Parks Foundation

Courtney Waters

Man. Dir. Education Advocacy and Systems Trans

Teach for America

Sue Williams


Children's Trust of South Carolina

Patricia Wright

Program Associate

Coastal Community Foundation of SC

Gabrielle Yarborough

Development Director

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Peter Zalka

Board Chairman


Katie Zenger

Director of Public Health Strategies & Initiatives

Joseph H Neal Health Collaborative

64 Other Registered Attendees

Presented by:

Monroe Free,

President/CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County

Together SC Board Chair

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County | LinkedIn