New Orleans Mayor Talks Racial Healing
July 30, 2012
Hosted by Sharon E. Davis
Mayor Mitch Landrieu is not afraid to talk about what he sees as racism. But can he talk about racial healing beyond facts and figures? He seems to have a sense of urgency that goes beyond just making a speech to say the words someone expects to hear. Of all the things he could focus on about race, is it more about people?....the democracy?...or both. Was there a special moment in his personal life experience that ignited the desire to reach out, and have the courage to break the Don’t Talk Rule about race as a White male? What keeps him up at night about Black, Brown, Yellow, Red, and White people? This mayor is busy rebuilding a city. Is racial healing part of the mix, or is our future paved with such pitfalls and stones that only time can heal? Tune in for a rare glimpse into the mind and heart of one of our brightest national leaders. See if Mayor Landrieu has only great hopes, or is absolutely certain that our ONE human family can live in peace and prosperity together.
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Sharon E. Davis
Sharon is a founding member of the Institute for Healing of Racism in 1987. She has conducted International Dialogue Racism sessions in Mmabato, South Africa, and facilitated a Public Seminar on Cultural and Tribal Unity in Gabaronne, Botswana, and conflict resolution in China. She was interviewed by McNeil/Lehrer Newshour for the “Healing Racism in America” segment.
Sharon served as an International Institute and U.S Immigration Services speaker and MC at Swearing-in Ceremonies for new Americans, a regular TV panelist on “Interfaith Odyssey”, and Advisor and former Executive Director at the National Resource Center for Racial Healing which included being a Project Advisor – Diversity for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Saturn Titan Mission.
Whether Sharon is speaking to a boardroom full of executives or a group of seminar participants in South Africa, she applies her professional experiences and formal training to implement cultural change. Sharon has received numerous awards for her work in helping people unite including Spiritual Midwife of the Millennium Award for Cultural Diversity, one of six “Most Influential Black Women Entrepreneurs in Metro Detroit”, “Diversity Champion’s Honor Role” Birmingham Bloomfield Multiracial Community Council, the Houston, Texas Peace Award for Inter-group Understanding, and the TWIN award as one of 29 Outstanding Professional Women in Business and Industry. She has been quoted in several media publications.