Safety: When Black and Brown Boys Face Race

August 5, 2013
Hosted by Sharon E. Davis

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Trayvon Martin, being followed in stores, more severe punishment than White children in schools, driving while Black, Brown, or ‘Middle Eastern’ looking. What is the stereotype when Black and Brown young men gather together? The old saying ‘there is safety in numbers’ doesn’t always apply. Do these experiences overshadow the positive role models such as a President Obama, parents, and community leaders? What do you tell a boy or young man of Color? When do you tell them? Will it bring a new growing fear and LACK of confidence, or will it prepare them for a random incident that may never happen, or a real one that may change their life or attitude? Stress rises when a small insult or horrific experience may occur on the way to getting skittles candy and a pop. Join Dr. Kirk E. Harris, Professor, and Senior Advisor for Fathers, Families and Healthy Communities. We are asking young men and adults to call-in or email what you are being told or telling our precious young men.

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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