The Well News - Standing Together: Heal America Tour to Host Community Discussion on Race, Reform in Minneapolis
A panel of community leaders will lead a discussion on systemic injustices in Minneapolis, Minn., on Wednesday as a part of the “Heal America Tour”, a series of events designed to spark productive dialogues on inequality in America. The event, hosted by Bishop Omar Jahwar in partnership with Stand Together, will take place just a few miles from the location where George Floyd was killed while in Minneapolis police custody.
Urban Specialists announced it will host a discussion on advancing police reforms. According to a release, the Heal America Tour: A Course Correction Conversation on Race, Citizenship & Humanity, will take place on July 29 at the Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis. The discussion will be hosted by Urban Specialists CEO and Founder Bishop Omar Jahwar.
Last week, I was part of a movement that was so powerful that it shifted my thought process. I was invited by @bishopomarjahwar and @standtogetherfoundation @standtogether to participate in singing my song “Freedom” on this platform. This was more than just singing.. this was an serious moment for me that really brought it home to my purpose again.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had some interesting things to say about the "Defund the Police" movement going on across the country. Cuban took part in a conversation at an event in Dallas called Heal America: A Course Correction Conversation on Race, Citizenship and Humanity, which was hosted by Stand Together and Urban Specialist. He was one of the many guests that talked about the issues going on in the country, including police brutality. Cuban said he's not a fan of defunding the police but has an idea of what can be done.
Turning grief and anger into actions is the goal of the Heal America Tour a discussion at Gilley’s in Dallas as well as online. A diverse group of leaders, activists, athletes, and celebrities spoke about racism, police brutality, the fight for equal justice and police reform in the event hosted by Stand Together and Urban Specialists.
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There’s a common sentiment that athletes should just “shut up and dribble” and refrain from commenting on civil rights violations that are plaguing Black communities across the United States. But after the senseless killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd—just the latest examples of the injustice plaguing the nation—numerous athletes, executives and professionals in the sports industry have been stepping up to offer support.
NBC 5 continues to host conversations about what we are seeing unfold in the country following the outcry for change after the death of George Floyd. NBC 5 Anchor Vince Sims talks to the founders of Stand Together and Urban Specialist about their event ‘Heal America’ and how they are helping bring the community together.
Hosted by Bishop Omar Jahwar and featuring Stephen Jackson, Deion Sanders, and more, the event offered a wide-ranging conversation on race, citizenship, and humanity.
Last night, an event hosted by @theurbanspecialists and powered by @standtogether, brought a diverse group of local and national leaders (law enforcement, business executives, athletes, celebrities, faith leaders, civil rights advocates) to have an open discussion on the difficult issues America is grappling in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, from calls to defund the police to questions about how to combat institutional racism. “Can America really work for everyone, given our country’s history with racism and injustice? And if so, where do we go from here?” "Because it is the right thing to do!" When asked by Bishop Omar Jahwar why he has used his celebrity to be a difference maker. "It's just the right thing to do." - @mcuban
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban joined some other well-known people for a roundtable discussion on race in America and how to move forward.
The always outspoken, community-driven Mark Cuban will join a diverse group of local and national industry leaders in an effort to “Heal America,” on Thursday.
Heal America: A Course Correction Conversation on Race, Citizenship & Humanity is being hosted by Bishop Omar Jahwar, CEO and Founder of Urban Specialists, and powered by Stand Together on June 24, 2020 at Gilley’s in Dallas, Texas from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. At the core of this conversation lies the understanding that our nation is facing a critical moment with regard to race relations. This “civil discourse” will be moderated by Bishop Omar and convene individual thought leaders from varying camps to rally together around a defined call to action that examines structural racism and viable solutions for police brutality and beyond.
We’ve become complacent about a double standard in our justice system. What would be unacceptable for one group is seen as commonplace for another. What does it say about our society when a man spends eight minutes desperately asking a person sworn to protect his life not to end it?
North Texas non-profits continuing to help those in need due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Dallas non-profit, Urban Specialists, wanted to do something to lift the spirits of local families impacted by the coronavirus. They quickly found out the need was great.
Search Institute is working with several other partners in the larger project known as Social Capital Assessment and Learning for Equity (SCALE). We’re developing and refining useful measures of “social capital” for programs designed to enhance postsecondary and employment opportunities for youth and young adults of color and from low-income backgrounds. After conducting an extensive literature review, we defined “social capital” as the resources that arise from a web of relationships which people can access and mobilize to help them improve their lives and achieve their goals, which inevitably shift over time.
Hosted on REVOLT’s YouTube platform LIVE! The town hall will connect with the youth and our core audience that need to hear this information. The goal is to help them understand how this disease is not only causing friends and family members to become very sick and or unfortunately pass, but inform them of the economic and community despair that is being projected, while offering solutions as to how we move forward as a community.
Dr. Yoram Solomon, The Innovation Culture Institute
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