Virtual Program | Real Talk: A Roundtable on Systemic Racism
Real Talk is Central Exchange's new series exploring diversity, inclusion, and belonging in our local and global community.
In July, we are launching the series with "Real Talk: A Roundtable on Systemic Racism". We are hosting a panel of Black women influencers to lead this discussion. Our goal is to provide a safe, open forum for dialogue regarding racism in our lives. Open dialogue is an important step towards antiracist action. We value creating opportunities for authentic and better understandings of one another.
For this virtual program, you'll have the opportunity to submit questions when you register. Real time questions can be submitted to the moderator during the event.
Resources to view:
Systemic Racism Explained:
Nichole Hines has been a licensed Cosmetologist and Esthetician for 24 years. She is the owner of Bella Bar in Leawood, KS and Kansas City, MO, providing sugaring, waxing, and skincare services. Over the years, she has owned a hair salon, a salon + day spa, an insurance agency, and a yoga studio. Entrepreneurship and her commitment to the Cosmetology industry is definitely where her passion lies. Prior to earning her license as a Cosmetologist and Esthetician, Nichole studied English at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. She has enjoyed a career as a flight attendant, and, she is a produced playwright. Nichole is proud to be a member the Kansas Board of Cosmetology to serves her peers and the public as Vice-Chairman.
Dawn Rattan resides in Shawnee, KS and is owner of 2 successful businesses: Village West Liquors (where she employs 15 people), and a boutique gym, EverFit Fitness Studio. She graduated with honors from Florida A&M with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a full academic scholarship. She worked in manufacturing and HR for Proctor & Gamble for 11 years. Dawn actively volunteers, supporting several non-profit organizations, including Sunflower House, Braden?s Hope and sacred (Sexually Abused Children?s Relief Endeavor). She is married and has three children.
Triveece Penelton, AICP, is a city planner and public involvement innovator at Vireo. She is also the creator of the Digicate® software application for community engagement. The local, county, state, and regional projects that she manages blend community planning with intensive public engagement, education, information sharing, and messaging. Triveece has nearly 20 years of experience.