The Military and Racial Healing

December 10, 2012
Hosted by Sharon E. Davis

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The Military culture and organization, by necessity, are built on mission, rules, obedience, honor, courage, and more. The military was one of the first organizations to mandate racial integration. The men and women who serve face extraordinary circumstances that challenge the limits of human beings. Now you want to talk about race too! What are some of the shining accomplishments and new challenges? Are they subtle or glaring beacons pointing the way to stay in front of changes on race? Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws have been in place for a long time now. Is obedience and compliance with the EEO laws enough? Can these laws take the military to new levels of productivity and teamwork? What is the current reality and experience on race within the health care sector for some military members? Find out what some would say is the ‘next hill to take’ on the journey. Join Abraham Poston, Federal Sector Diversity and EEO Official and Life Coach for his personal views and see.

A Safe Place to Talk About Race

A Safe Place to Talk About Race

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Everyday, racial tensions grow. More people want a life free from hate and disparities in education, healthcare, criminal justice, etc., but don’t know how to sort it out or where to go. We bring experts and notables to engage with you on real life and living in this journey. Learn insights and information you can use to help relieve the pain, shame, anxiety, pressure, and hear some of the best thoughts and views available today. We create a safe and loving environment to help heal the human heart from racial conditioning. It starts with our belief in the Oneness of Humankind. We erroneously learned our way into racism, and we will intentionally learn our way out. We believe it! All races and cultures have work to do. Be one of millions that strive for a world where OUR Human Family can LIVE the Oneness of Humankind, and are free from racial conditioning.

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Sharon E. Davis

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.

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