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Friday, November 18, 2016

Being An Effective Ally in the Age of Trump

On November 17, 2016, Dr. Julie Patton, head of the Race and Reconciliation project of the Department of Social Work at the University of West Florida, hosted its third workshop, "Being an effective ally in the Age of Trump."  The room was filled to capacity and the mixed-race audience was engaged and animated.

The group's Facebook page is located HERE.  The next event will be held in January.

Dr. Lusharon Wiley, senior associate dean of students at UWF moderated the panel.  She gave a brief presentation on "Educating yourself on issues of diversity."

Panelists included:

Chief David Alexander, Pensacola Police Department; he spoke on "Can a person support Black Lives Matter and the police at the same time?"  Listen to his talk for his challenging answer.

Dr. Paula Montgomery, head of the education committee of the Pensacola branch of the League of Women Voters, spoke on "Fighting the school-to-prison pipeline."

Mr. Jonathan Pace, a concerned father who moved to Pensacola three years ago from Disneyland East, I mean, Washington, D.C., addressed the question: "How can white people be effective in their advocacy?"

After the panelists gave their presentations, the floor was open to questions and comments from the audience.

Below, are videos of the entire presentation, with the exception of the moment of mindfulness that opened the workshop.

Dr. Julie PATTON

Mindfulness Introduction

Dr. Lusharon WILEY


Alexander Continued


Mr. Jonathan PACE

Question and Answer Part 1

Question and Answer Part 2

Question and Answer 3

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