From Diversity and Inclusion to Racial Equity: Beyond The 8:46 Series

From Diversity and Inclusion to Racial Equity: Beyond The 8:46 Series

April 8, 2021
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A black and white background with text that states, "The 8:46 Series. Join us for three new webinars exploring diverse racial equity journeys, personal growth strategies, vulnerabilities and ways to work together."

It will take a sustained, collective effort across all sectors of our society to create real change.

The 8:46 Series* originally launched in August 2020, educating 900 community members on systemic racism and its impact on our society. The 8:46 Series returns in 2021 with additional topics to educate our community.

Hosted by the NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad and the YMCA of Greensboro.

Upcoming Events:

  • April 21, 12-1:30pm: Combating Racial Bias Through Transformative Dialogue – featuring David Campt (bio) and Allison Mahaley (bio); In a 90-minute session, Dr. David Wiley Campt and Allison Mahaley will discuss the complexities of modern cross-racial discord and their suggestions for how to better think about and talk about racial issues. Their message: if people of good will are to counter racism, it is vital that they create dialogues that are infused with candor about themselves, compassion for others, and the courage to look honestly at the situation we all confront.


  • May 6, 12-1:30pm: The Story of Race: How We Got Here and What We Can Do Now – featuring Curtis Chesney (bio) and joined by Winston McGregor, Executive Director, Guilford Education Alliance, and member of the Guilford County School Board, and Sam Cone, a Financial Consultant and Dedicated Advocate; This 90-minute, interactive webinar will be split into two parts. In the first part, author Curtis Chesney will race through several centuries of racial injustice, telling history like a story to explain why race remains such a dividing point today. In the second part, Curtis will be joined by Winston McGregor and Sam Cone for a Q&A conversation focused on how each of us can help create a more equitable future for all. The content will not center on institutional reforms or policy making. Rather, the aim is to help participants look inward and challenge themselves to take the next step in their own personal journeys. Participants will leave this webinar with a deeper understanding of our past and a better idea of how to contribute to our future.


  • May 26, 12-1:30pm: Operationalizing Racial Equity in Your Organization – featuring Ericka D. Hines (bio); What are the best ways to get started embedding equity into your organization? In this workshop, Ericka Hines, Principal of Every Level Leadership, will walk participants through a framework for use and the key steps to getting started.

In January 2021, we hosted a 90-minute panel discussion that explored diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace. Check out a recording of this event below, or by clicking here.

Check back for details and registration information on future events. If you would like to receive emails about additional 8:46 programming, please email Karen Jeffries at

Huge thanks to our sponsors for helping to make this series possible!

Change Agent Sponsors: Liberty Hardware, SJ Edwards Foundation, UnitedHealthcare

Empowering Sponsors: Weaver Foundation, Kontoor Brands, American National Bank & Trust, First Bank, Cone Health Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Women’s Professional Forum Foundation, BB&T (now Truist), Triad Adult & Pediatric Medicine



*Note: In 2020, we named The 8:46 Series for the eight minutes and forty-six second period when the officer’s knee was on George Floyd’s neck. As we have since learned, the officer’s knee was in fact pressed against Floyd’s neck for over 9 minutes.