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Squarecast Episode 5 | June 2020
A series of conversations about racial equality in our hometown

Equality in Life, part 1: Justice and Law Enforcement

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.

As Americans unite in a shared mission about the civil rights issues of our time in the aftermath of the tragic killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, former Tallahassee Democrat publisher Skip Foster moderates a dialogue and takes questions from the public for the first program “Equality in Life: Justice and Law Enforcement.” Subsequent topics include “Equality in Life: Business and Growth,” facilitated by Heidi Otway, President of SalterMitchell PR; and “Equality in Life: The Role of Government,” facilitated by Lila Jaber, President of the Jaber Group.

Mentioned in this program:
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 the program.

To learn more about 2-1-1 Big Bend including the critical role they play in providing front line mental health support in our community, check out episode 9 of Let’s Get Local Tallahassee podcast.

MEET OUR PANELISTS

Equality in Life: Justice and Law Enforcement
Tuesday, June 30th, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Facilitated by Skip Foster, former Tallahassee Democrat Publisher

Joining the conversation:
Reverend R.B. Holmes, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
Attorney Ben Crump, Attorney for the family of George Floyd
U.S. Attorney Larry Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida
Rachel Rojas, Special Agent in Charge, FBI
State Attorney Jack Campbell, 2nd Judicial Circuit
Sheriff Walt McNeill, Leon County
Chief Lawrence Revell, Tallahassee Police Department
Adner Marcelin, President, Tallahassee NAACP
Talethia Edwards, Founder & President, Greater Bond Community Neighborhood Association

Equality in Life: Business and Growth
Tuesday, July 7th, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Facilitated by Heidi Otway, President, SalterMitchell PR
Meet the panel.

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

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
Meet the panel.

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

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Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes | Pastor
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
Ben Crump | Attorney
Trial Lawyer for Justice
Lawrence Keefe | U.S. Attorney
Northern District of Florida
Rachel Rojas | Special Agent in Charge
FBI
State Attorney Jack Campbell
2nd Judicial Circuit
Sheriff Walt McNeill
Leon County
Chief Lawrence Revell
Tallahassee Police Department
Adner Marcelin, President
Tallahassee NAACP
Talethia Edwards | Founder & President
Greater Bond Community Neighborhood Association
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