Monthly zoom conversations to engage Together SC allies wishing to expand their understanding of and commitment to racial equity.
Removing Our Blinders is a thought-provoking virtual series featuring brave discussions about race equity.
Each session is facilitated by a prominent white leader who shares his or her personal race equity journey and then responds to questions about everything from racism and white privilege to the realities of DEI work.
These vulnerable conversations are designed to offer insight into how one's story impacts leadership.
Please join our Removing Our Blinders conversations to expand your understanding of and commitment to racial equity. Attendees are encouraged to engage with our facilitators and ask their own questions.
Sessions generally run from 9 am to 10 am and are free and open to all.
- Conversation with Gage Weekes of Hollingsworth Funds - Gage Weekes, President and CEO, Tamela Spann, VP of Strategic Initiatives and Together SC Board Member
- How Boeing Leaders are Tackling Equity Issues - Tommy Preston, President of Ethics, Law, & Global Compliance, Edward Rawl Jr., Senior Director - Ethics, Law, & Global Compliance, and Erin Fisher, Senior Manager, Global Engagement
- A Look Back with Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. - Joseph P. Riley Jr., Former Mayor of City of Charleston
- Change Agents in the Rural South - Geales Sands, Executive Director, Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation, Ray C. Funnye, Director of Public Services, Georgetown County, Dr. Tracy Bailey, Founder & Executive Director, Freedom Readers
- Addressing Disparities in Greenville County - David Lominack, TD Bank, SC Market President, REEM Commission Co-Chair and Merl F. Code, Ogletree Deakins, REEM Commission Co-Chair, Meghan Barp, President & CEO of United Way Greenville
- So You Want to Talk about Taking Action? - Beth DeSantis and Dr. Rena Dixon of Fact Forward, Columbia
- How to Avoid White Savior Fundraising - Lizzie Bebber, executive director of United Ministries, and Mark Steenback, the chief resource officer at Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County
- The Soul Work of Undoing Racism, - Bill Stanfield, CEO of Metanoia and Associate Minister at St. Matthew Baptist Church, North Charleston
- A Year After George Floyd's Murder, Do You See Now? - Forrest Alton, 1000 Feathers (Read his blog. Session was not recorded.)
- Two Nonprofit Leaders Share How to Apply the Equity Lens - Anita Case, Affinity Health Center and Tim Veeck, Habitat for Humanity York County
- Confessions of a Small Town Mayor - Bill Barnet, Former Spartanburg Mayor
- WREN shares how racism and white supremacy affects their team - Ann Warner, WREN, Columbia
- Elevating the Values of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Tom Keith, Sisters of Charity Foundation, Columbia
- Even When Think Your Eyes Are Open, There's Work To Be Done - Anita Zucker, Philanthropist, Charleston
- Why White Leaders Must Listen and Learn - Melanie Huggins, Richland Library, Columbia
- White CEO's Personal Journey After George Floyd - Carl Humphries and colleagues, HopeHealth, Florence
- Bias Creates Blinders in ALL of Us - Paige Stevenson, United Way of the Piedmont, Spartanburg,
- One Southern White Man's Perspective on Racial Equity - Monroe Free, Habitat for Humanity Greenville County