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 privlege to the realities of DEI work.
These vulnerable conversations are designed to offer insight into how one's story impacts their 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 are free and open to all.
- January 5- Beth DeSantis and Dr. Rena Dixon of Fact Forward, Columbia
- February 2 - David Lominack and Merle Code, Co Chairs of Greenville Racial Equity & Economic Mobility Commission, Greenville
- March 9-11 - Join us to go deeper on these issues at the 2022 Nonprofit Summit - Urgency of Now
- April 6 - Geales Sands, Frances P Bunnelle Foundation, Georgetown
- May 4 - Joseph P. Riley, Former Mayor of Charleston, Charleston
- June 1 - TBD
- July 13 - Gage Weekes, Hollingsworth Funds, Greenville
Visit our YouTube Channel for Recordings of past sessions, including:
- 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