business and growth
As our beloved Tallahassee/Leon County community joins others around the nation in the important unfinished work to make the promise of equality a reality, constructive conversation helps to illuminate the path to progress and meaningful change.
The Equality in Life series is part of our Local Color Project, made possible by the generous support of Bank of America.
As our beloved Tallahassee/Leon County community joins others around the nation in the important unfinished work to make the promise of equality a reality, constructive conversation helps to illuminate the path to progress and meaningful change. In that spirit, a group of community leaders share diverse perspectives about critical and relevant issues in a special series of Town Hall presentations — presented by The Village Square in partnership with Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida, and Sachs Media Group.
Part 2 in our series focuses on “Equality in Life: Business and Growth,” facilitated by Heidi Otway, President of SalterMitchell PR.
You can view the results of the Sachs Media Group Survey on equality in our hometown here. And please watch this truly extraordinary video (made by local high school students) about poverty in Tallahassee mentioned by Ms. Talethia Edwards during Part 1 of the series.
Mentioned in this program:
- Capital City Black Pages
- Capital City Chamber of Commerce – I Am Black Business Directory
- Jane Elliot’s “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” Experiment
- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
- 13th (the movie)
MEET OUR PANELISTS
Equality in Life: Business and Growth
Tuesday, July 7th, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Heidi Otway, President, SalterMitchell PR
Joining the conversation:
Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox, Tallahassee City Commission
Commissioner Bryan Desloge, Leon County Chair
Beth Corum, Chair of the Board, Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
Katrina Tuggerson, Capital City Chamber of Commerce
Antonio Jefferson, President, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce
Peter Boulware, Owner, Legacy Toyota
Dominick Ard’is, Founder & CEO at ACT House, INC
Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Dean, FAMU School of Business and Industry
And the last program in the series (to be released on Village SquareCast on 8/13/20):
Equality in Life: The Role of Government
Tuesday, July 21st, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Lila Jaber, President of the Jaber Group and Founder of the Florida’s Women in Energy Leadership Forum
Joining the conversation:
Mayor John Dailey, City of Tallahassee
Commissioner Nick Maddox, Leon County Commission
Deputy City Manager Cynthia Barber, City of Tallahassee
Sha’Ron James, Incoming President, Leadership Tallahassee Board
Wanda Hunter, Assistant County Administrator, Leon County