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Removing Our Blinders - Shared screen with speaker view
Sonyetta Cooper
21:16
Good Morning! Sonyetta Cooper - Cooper's Coaching and Consulting, LLC
Terri Lottchea
21:25
Terri Lottchea, Bunnelle Foundation
Oakley - Youth Corps
21:42
Good Morning. Oakley Dickson here from Youth Corps
Amy Connor - NHFHS
21:54
Good Morning from New Horizon Family Health Services!
Laura Nicholas
22:23
Hello! Laura Nicholas from Centre Stage
Foothills Community Health Care
22:41
Good Morning from Foothills Community Health Care
Debbie Nelson
26:54
If you have questions, please pose them in the chat box - start with “Q”
dodih
39:37
Why We Riot by Issac Bailey might help too
Geales
41:39
Q: Tell us again the name of the book you are discussing and the author.
Oakley Dickson
41:42
The Souls of Black Folk is free on Kindle if you have Amazon Prime account.
South Carolina Community Health Worker's Association
42:03
Greetings, could you put in the chat the names of. our panel members?
Debbie Nelson
42:15
Carl Humphries
Debbie Nelson
42:22
Frederick Williams
Debbie Nelson
42:27
Alan Barrett
Debbie Nelson
42:33
Tamela Dixon
Tannesha Clements
43:02
Are all of the panel from Hope Health?
Rodney White
43:05
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Debbie Nelson
43:19
Yes they are all from HopeHealth
Debbie Nelson
43:28
Carl is the CEO
Cleo Brown
43:39
The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B DuBois. You can also get it in the SC Library System as an audible book.
Debbie Nelson
43:41
Frederick is Population Health Manager
Rodney White
43:53
The Color of Law, by Richard Rothstein
Debbie Nelson
43:59
Tamala Dixon is Practice Administrator
Debbie Nelson
44:14
Alan Barrett is a Physician Assistant
Quinn Hayes (HHFB)
44:30
what is the name of the video they are referencing?
Yolanda, MMC
44:33
Can the link be placed in the chat for the video
Kherissa Morant
45:54
Hello everyone!
Kherissa Morant
46:12
https://www.ted.com/talks/john_biewen_the_lie_that_invented_racism
Ben Bullock
46:48
Thank you! We'll include that link in the follow-up email!
Yolanda, MMC
47:02
@ben Thanks
Rodney White
47:09
Sounds good Ben
Debbie Nelson
47:31
Everyone will receive a follow up email with links to videos and other resources
Kherissa Morant
47:54
Thanks Debbie. That would be great!
Quinn Hayes (HHFB)
48:55
Debbie, can you also include his letter that he shared to his staff?
Cleo Brown
49:49
Learning history is foundational to all real solutions.
Ben Bullock
51:02
And the true history at that. It's been difficult, discovering that much of what I was taught in school and by my family was sugar coated
Kherissa Morant
51:47
Yes! I agree learning history is important. The 13th Amendment...Ava Duvernay has a wonderful documentary about it call "13th"
Debbie Nelson
54:33
Do you have questions for the panel?
Quinn Hayes (HHFB)
54:50
Yes, VERY enlightening the “13th”. There is so much available to become informed on the issues. There really is becoming less room for pure ignorance
Debbie Nelson
55:58
Holy Post- Race in America (17:50 minutes) - Rob Vischer (June 2020)
Cleo Brown
56:21
Silence: In a day with systems built on rewarding instant reactions, silence is often a good sign--a sign of introspection.
Debbie Nelson
56:41
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGUwcs9qJXY&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3BeCN6T5AhaAQ9pHiLQKNsw2Uwi0Y7I-LB1zj6HjxgCwGCKz2tRzleePY
Kherissa Morant
56:51
Thanks Debbie
Debbie Nelson
57:54
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1505223377/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_AkR0EbAW23T39 The Souls of Black People
Lathran Woodard
59:01
Discussion is good; sharing resources is good to help acknowledge and possible identify racism, but what action/steps past talking needs to be taken. What needs to be done to eliminate systemic racism.
Kherissa Morant
59:34
Exactly! Great question!
Yolanda, MMC
59:54
Lathran I Agree!!
Wayne Jackson
01:00:17
Wayne Jackson, Executive Director, Mercy Medicine Free Clinic, Florence SC
Kherissa Morant
01:00:21
Change the system. Create a new system. Destroy the system
Quinn Hayes (HHFB)
01:00:23
yes... I agree
Debbie Nelson
01:01:25
A Racist Attack Was Caught on Camera. Nearly 45 Years Later, It Still Stings. https://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/100000006654178/rosedale-documentary-where-are-they-now.html?action=click&gtype=vhs&version=vhs-heading&module=vhs&region=title-area&cview=true&t=37
LynnHutto
01:01:59
How do you encourage the rest of your staff to have this same kind of safe sharing and dialogue?
Debbie Nelson
01:02:17
Thanks Lynn
Kherissa Morant
01:02:34
Talking and discussion are the first steps to change, creation, and/or destroying the system.
Kherissa Morant
01:03:12
Take the words...introspection...then...act
LaVonda Johnson
01:03:19
How can CEO's ensure their leadership team reflects diversity?
Quinn Hayes (HHFB)
01:03:56
So true Lynn! How when they don’t even see the building is on fire and staff are trapped inside. It’s leaders telling the firemen and chief no one is left in the building
Kherissa Morant
01:04:06
Great question Lynn! I love it!
Quinn Hayes (HHFB)
01:05:17
...more importantly, they white staff were removed, but no checked or cared that all the black staff were trapped in the warehouse
LynnHutto
01:05:22
Thanks it is important in the effort to change culture in the workplace.
Thee Ebby J
01:06:36
Euro Centric people tend to be a bit more bothered by it, because it REPRESENTED You! The flag, the national anthem, etc did NOT include BIPOC people!
Meg Stanley
01:07:18
I have had the same discussion - sometimes heated - over the flag and kneeling. My stance has been that the flag represents the freedom to kneel and/or have a different viewpoint.
Oakley Dickson
01:08:10
Time to get outside our comfort zones in South Carolina and have genuine conversations. There is a lot of history. It has gotten better through newer generations but is still a deep rooted issue in SC, especially in our rural communities like where I grew up.
JohneseB
01:08:36
How has the culture or environment changed at HopeHealth since staff has viewed the videos? What are the long term goals of the health center to address this issue with staff?
vivianglover
01:09:04
Discussions on racism have been taking place for decades ,and they have had very little impact on systemic racism. There have to be strategic plans of action rather than discussions about feelings and experiences for there to be progress in ending racism in America.
Cleo Brown
01:10:18
Yes! Diversity is not racial equity! Equity has to come from changed systems that come from changed hearts and minds.
Crystal Campbell
01:11:10
So true Cleo Brown!
Crystal Campbell
01:11:37
This is a matter of the heart!
ECCF-Belle Zeigler
01:12:29
Carl and team- two biggest takeaways for me---the emphasis you place on CARING and LISTENING. I think more conversation on those critical "actions", the better.
Oakley Dickson
01:13:08
Changed hearts, shifts the thinking of the mind. Deep down it all comes to heart and how we respond to one another. This staff is taking a step in the right direction. The CEO is willing to hear his employees hearts. His willingness to being seeing life from their lenses is so powerful.
Sonyetta Cooper
01:13:28
This conversation coming from the heart of HopeHealth is wonderful and I am so proud of you Car and the staff. HopeHealth has ALWAYS had this type of environment. I am proud to be a friend and alumni of such a wonderful organization and CEO!
Wayne Jackson
01:14:10
On the other hand, per the American flag issue, remember that hundreds of thousands of union troops (fathers, sons, etc.) died in the Civil War to help ensure the elimination of slavery. They marched under the American flag from 1861-1865. My point is that our flag, from 1777 to the present has generally represented American values of freedom. That is not only here in the U.S. but across the world, too.
LynnHutto
01:14:16
Oakley Dickson I agree, just hearing this dialogue reminds me of how deep the emotions are regarding this issue.
Cleo Brown
01:14:24
Yes. A workplace that becomes is a safe space where employees can openly talk without having repercussions.
Crystal Campbell
01:15:10
I would like to add that if you all can please take the REI course that the YWCA sponsors. I did and it has been very enlightening!
Kherissa Morant
01:16:27
Cognitive dissonance (the uncomfortable feeling) refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviors. This produces a feeling of mental discomfort leading to an alteration in one of the attitudes, beliefs or behaviors...we tend to hope that this is a positive adjustment.
Eric Hyyppa
01:17:03
Any advice on starting difficult, very personal, discussions with a workplace that's entirely separated now by work-from-home? It feels like those personal relationships and connections are all more difficult to build and maintain these days...
Sonyetta Cooper
01:19:28
Helping Florence Flourish has started a Race class and it's series of Zoom Meetings from a Spiritual standpoint. If interested, pleae reach out to Pastor Chris Handley @ First Presbyterian Church
Kherissa Morant
01:19:30
Eric, you present a good point. But, it could be the opposite. If I can't "see" you, then it is possible that I can't judge you. One can get to know the "real" you. Just a thought...
Crystal Campbell
01:19:32
There is no one size fits all with this. Every situation is unique.
Donna V.S. Ortega
01:20:16
Thank you for your bravery and candor.
Kherissa Morant
01:20:18
True! Absolutely Crystal!
JohneseB
01:20:44
Great conversation, HopeHealth! Thanks
Quinn Hayes (HHFB)
01:20:49
Yes, thank you!!
Ann Warner (she/her), WREN
01:20:50
Thank you so much, HopeHealth Team!
Pam Toney
01:21:08
Thank you so much.
LynnHutto
01:21:12
To hear one of the staff say he was proud after geting the letter from his CEO. It must have been a good feeling to go home that day knowing you made a good decision about your workplace.
Kherissa Morant
01:21:33
Yes! Thank you this safe space. I really appreciate everyone's candor. It has been great listening to EVERYONE's ideas and opinions.
Faith Polkey
01:21:43
Thank you Hope Health for your transparency. You all did a great job!
Caroline
01:22:12
I work in the MUSC Center for Health Disparities Research. I will share the book and videos with my staff. This is an excellent presentation and I have learned a lot.
Cleo Brown
01:23:00
This was so good! So refreshing to see a CEO caring enough to dive deep and willing to take the risks associated with doing so.
Kherissa Morant
01:23:45
http://www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/
Oakley Dickson
01:23:50
It's like this CEO is giving his folks a big huge hug and an ear that they truly needed.
Chris Barrett
01:25:41
Thanks to the panel and organizers. Keep finding ways to sustain the conversation. The damage seems to happen during the not talking.
Crystal Campbell
01:26:27
Great job everyone!! thanks for sharing and moving in a positive direction
LynnHutto
01:26:45
Thanks Hope Health I hope to hear the results of your efforts to implement Organization wide.
Quinn Hayes (HHFB)
01:26:57
Thank you Together SC for allowing us to gather & learn
Oakley Dickson
01:27:12
Well done!
sfrese
01:27:24
Thank you!
Cleo Brown
01:27:31
Thank you Hope Health & Together SC.
Sonyetta Cooper
01:27:32
Hello HopeHealth Staff! I am so proud of you all!
LynnHutto
01:27:38
Karl great leadership!
Geales
01:27:45
Thanks to all. This was really great! Informative, honest, thought provoking, real....
Tannesha Clements
01:27:52
Thank you Hope Health & Together SC