Stronger Together

Reinhardt is Stronger Together

Community Dialogues on Race 

Reinhardt is committed to taking further meaningful, productive action to continue our work for racial justice and equality on our campus as well as in our local, regional and national communities. We also recognize the pain and frustrations our university community must be feeling in these turbulent times, and we want to offer an opportunity to come together to share our concerns and feelings.

These sessions will provide a space to discuss the impact of current events and how racism and inequalities impact our lives, studies and our work. We will not treat this as an event, but rather a long-term continuum of engagement centered on listening, talking and learning in order to achieve sustained institutional improvement. Your voices and contributions are essential as we push forward.

Join us for these sessions where we can gather to reflect, meaningfully respond and take tangible steps together to heal, build allyship and take action to towards creating a better world.

Be A Part of the Conversation

Community members interested in attending can by registering for the sessions, which will be hosted on Zoom’s webinar platform and will provide a space for discussion about how Reinhardt can meaningfully respond and take tangible next steps for action.

  Time  DateTopic
6:30 - 8:00 pmMonday, June 22An open discussion of current events and how racism and
inequalities impact our lives, studies and our work.
6:30 - 8:00 pmMonday, July 27Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice and Campus Policing
6:30 - 8:00 pmMonday, August 24The Black Student Experience at Reinhardt
6:30 - 8:00 pmMonday, September 28Steps to take to Dismantle Racism
6:30 - 8:00 pmMonday, October 26Symbolism and Race
6:30 - 8:00 pmMonday, November 23Faith and Race
6:30 - 8:00 pmMonday, January 25A Dinner Conversation
6:30 - 8:00 pmTuesday, February 23Finding Your Voice with Atlanta City Council Member Antonio Brown and Dr. Rashad Richey
6:30 - 8:00 pmMonday, March 22Criminal Justice and Race

Session Details

Reinhardt is committed to taking further meaningful, productive action to continue our work for racial justice and equality on our campus as well as in our local, regional and national communities. We also recognize the pain and frustrations our university community must be feeling in these turbulent times, and we want to offer an opportunity to come together to share our concerns and feelings. This listening session will provide a space to discuss the impact of current events and how racism and inequalities impact our lives, studies and our work. Your voices and contributions are essential as we push forward. Join us for this listening session where we can gather to reflect, meaningfully respond and take tangible steps together to heal, build allyship and take action to towards creating a better world.

Join the discussion, feature experts on race and law as well as campus policing. Reinhardt encourages attendees to ask questions and share their thoughts, as the speakers will be asking big questions about why racist incidents keep happening, why previous attempts to address the problem have failed and what role police and lawyers play in addressing the issue. This discussion will focus on policing and the law in addition to exploring current realities, policy, and legal solutions to racial violence and bias in policing.

Share ideas about how to make Reinhardt an even more inclusive environment. Your voices and contributions are essential as we take actionable steps together to towards creating a better campus community.

 

We are at a crossroads in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion locally, nationally and globally. Recent tragedies have highlighted the serious need for continued work in promoting understanding, acceptance and taking action against injustices related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, ability and religion. Many of us have been left wondering how we can do better and what we can do to help in real, meaningful ways. You’ll walk away with tools to educate yourself; how to influence people, help them understand the role that they play and hold them accountable; recognize and learn from the mistakes you make; and use your privilege to speak up and support others.

As a community we cannot begin to chart our path forward relative to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging without rigorously examining our connections to the symbols of the past as well as the present. Many symbols of the past are still very much shaping our present and will shape our future. We are not in a passive relationship with our histories and symbols. We must explore and question them when necessary, but we must do so collectively as we search for a fuller understanding of our symbols, our own histories and that of others.

This session is focused on the intersection between faith and race and is designed to help us intentionally think about the intersection of history, institutions, scripture, prayer, race and justice. This will be an informal conversational approach to questions of religious faith and its role in our society.

If you have a conversation with someone, you talk with them, usually in an informal situation, so please join us during this month’s Stronger Together Series for “A Dinner Conversation.” We’re just going to discuss what you are witnessing and we want to hear your voice, so bring a snack, get comfortable, and let’s talk!”

Join us as Reinhardt University celebrates February as Black History Month with an incredible session of Reinhardt’s Zoom Stronger Together Series. This session features Atlanta City Council Member Antonio Brown and on-air talk radio personality Dr. Rashad Richey as they tell their stories on how they “found their voice.”

 Elected in 2019, Antonio Brown represents Atlanta’s District 3 which includes Vine City, English Avenue and Atlantic Station. As a successful CEO and humanitarian, Antonio Brown adds a unique perspective, strong faith, and inspirational work ethic to his community. Growing up in poverty with his parents frequently incarcerated, Antonio discovered he had the resilience and drive to overcome adversity & achieve success. From the ground up, he built LVL XIII (Level 13), a luxury men’s fashion brand – currently sold in Nordstrom nationwide. After successfully launching his business, Antonio immediately began to give back to the community through Dream of Humanity (DOH), a nonprofit committed to improving the life trajectory of marginalized people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Dream of Humanity provides the community with access to a self-sufficient lifestyle through wraparound services, transformative educational programs, and generous charitable contributions.

Dr. Rashad Richey is an on-air talk radio personality for News and Talk 1380-WAOK. Dr. Richey is also the Political/Social Commentator for The People’s Station V-103 – the nations’ largest urban station. When Dr. Richey is not on radio, he’s on television as the daily Political Analyst for CBS 46 News and Peachtree TV Atlanta, where he provides insightful commentary, special reporting and breakdowns of local, national and international news; his political commentaries are often picked up by local news affiliates across the country. Beyond broadcasting, Dr. Richey serves as the Chief Editor-At-Large and Sr. Writer for Rolling Out Magazine, which has a national millennial readership of 1.8 million.

Join the discussion, feature experts on criminal justice and race. Reinhardt encourages attendees to ask questions and share their thoughts, as the speakers will be asking big questions about systemic racism in the criminal justice system, why previous attempts to address the problem have failed and what role judges, prosecutors, lawyers and politicians play in addressing the issue. This discussion will focus on criminal justice, race and the law in addition to exploring current realities, policy, and legal solutions to racial violence and bias in criminal justice system.