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)

Courtney Waters

Man. Dir. Education Advocacy and Systems Trans

Teach for America

Quinn Hayes

Midlands Branch Development Specialist

Harvest Hope Food Bank

David Platts

South Carolina Arts Commission

Catherine Puckett

NPA Staff

Nonprofit Alliance

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Leigh Thomson

Deputy Director

Dorchester Seniors, Inc.

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Monroe Free

President and CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County

Ci Ci Holloway

HR Director

Richland Library

Anita Case

Executive Director

Affinity Health Center

Margaret Kelly

Arm-in-Arm Board Member, Executive Committee


Kim Fabian

Executive Director

Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Gabrielle Yarborough

Development Director

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Ivey Baird


JB Business Solutions, LLC

Meg Stanley

Executive Director

Eat Smart Move More SC

Sherry Gilliam

Executive Director

Charleston County First Steps

Vince Matthews

Executive Director

Joseph H Neal Health Collaborative

Tina Ujcich

HR & Volunteer Resources Coordinator

Charleston County Parks Foundation

Pam Toney

Executive Direcotor

Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine

Richard Freeman

Senior Relationship Manager


Laurie Sessa

Board Member

Pattison's Academy

Anne Reid

Chief Development Officer

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired SC

Katie Zenger

Director of Public Health Strategies & Initiatives

Joseph H Neal Health Collaborative

Steven Burritt

Executive Director

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Fallon Green

Grant Writer

Love House Learning Academy

Lesa Kastler

Community Foundation of Greenville

Betty Gardiner

Director of Grantmaking and Development

South Carolina First Steps

Tom LeGrand

Regional Director

Impact America- South Carolina

Stephen Baggett

Executive Director

Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity

Patricia Wright

Program Associate

Coastal Community Foundation of SC

Dr. Michael Jennings

Chief Diversity Officer

Hispanic Alliance

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

Mac Bennett - 1

Nonprofit Sector Consultant

Beam and Hinge

Barbara Rackes


SC Women in Leadership

Maggie Kalergis

Donor Relations Manager

Lowcountry Land Trust

Sam Clements

Doors To Dream

Yolanda Anderson

Development/Donor Manager

Midlands Mediation Center

Kendall Biga

Program Coordinator

Charleston Hope

Marc Pitman


The Concord Leadership Group

Robert S Hervey


East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Kevin Patten

Vice President for Finance & Administration

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Terri Lottchea

Operations Manger

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Lauren Dorton

Executive Director

Florence-Darlington Technical College Educational Foundation

Shelli D Quenga

Director of Programs

Palmetto Project, Inc.

Peter Zalka

Board Chairman


David Ray

Chief Conservation Officer


Tamara Herring

Executive Director

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage

Anita Floyd

Executive Director

Nickelodeon Theatre

Melissa Ladd

Owner, Facilitator


Karen Kuse

Head of School

Montessori School of Columbia

JoAnn Turnquist


Central Carolina Community Foundation

Marti Colucci

Managing Director

Leeza's Care Connection

Jennifer Rogers

Executive Director


julia seward

retired urban restoration consultant

julia seward consulting

Catherine Schumacher

President / CEO

Public Education Partners

Eileen Chepenik

Executive Director

Trident Literacy Association

Alicia Kokkinis

Grants Officer

Charleston County School District

Sandy Morckel

President & Change Agent for Inspired Philanthropy

Solutions for the Greater Good

C. Michael Bowman

President, BOD

Father to Father, Inc.

Larry Hembree Hembree

Executive DIrector

Columbia Children's Theatre

Darlene Lynch

Director, Community Health Transformation

SC Office of Rural Health

Sue Williams


Children's Trust of South Carolina

Karyn Page-Davies


Stone Soup Storytelling Institute

Nicole Echols

Pee Dee Branch Executive Director

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Jennifer Baker


College of Charleston - MPA Program

Summer Tebalt


AccessHealth Spartanburg

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

For More Information:

Debbie Nelson

Debbie Nelson

President, DNA Creative Communications