IWF Georgia Event Registration
September Virtual Dine-Arounds:
Option 1: Sunday, September 13, 5 pm - 7 pm
Join members for a Chef demonstration preparing a delicious dinner virtually in your own home followed by enjoying that dinner with other members once you've all had the chance to cook! Ingredients list and Zoom link will be provided well in advance for you to shop for the items you'll need. *FREE for the first 25 who RSVP. We will have a waiting list following those 25 in case of schedule changes. Please email Jennifer Langley to RSVP, email@example.com.
IWF Georgia Members Only.
Option 2: Tuesday, September 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Order Grub Hub or your favorite dinner option, and join members virtually via Zoom to chat and share while you enjoy dinner together.
IWF Georgia Members Only.
October Virtual Webinar:
Tuesday, October 13, 12 pm - 1 pm
Webcast Panel Program 12 pm - 1 pm
IWF Georgia Members Only.
Join us for this conversation about reparations. Learn some of the history and gain an understanding of some of the issues. Natosha Reid Rice will moderate this conversation that will feature Chief Tom Blue Wolf of the Muscogee Nation in north Georgia and Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize winning writer and founder of The 1619 Project at The New York Times.
The issue of reparations is one that is familiar to some but not to others. We welcome you to this discussion regardless of your view, including the fact that you may not have formed an opinion. Please consider reading – at least reviewing -- some of the pieces on the reading list that is a part of this program announcement. If you would like to do so, please send your question about reparations by October 9 to Jennifer Langley, firstname.lastname@example.org. This will help us have a meaningful discussion on the day of the program.
Nikole Hannah-Jones is a domestic correspondent for The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice. In 2020, she won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary for her essay in The 1619 Project, which traces the central role black Americans have played in the nation, including its vast material success and democracy itself.
Nikole has written on federal failures to enforce the Fair Housing Act, the resegregation of American schools and policing in America. Her extensive reporting in both print and radio on the ways segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy has earned the National Magazine Award, a Peabody and a Polk Award.
The 1619 Project won a News Leaders Association Award and received a special honor from the George Polk Awards. Nikole is also a finalist for a Scripps Howard Award in opinion and a National Magazine Award.
Tom Blue Wolf
Tom Blue Wolf is Founder and Director of EarthKeepers One Tribe Trading Company, an organization dedicated to manufacturing and distributing herbal healing products and educating people of all ages on the importance of relationship with the earth and each other. He is a charter member of the World Council of Elders, gained the title of Nganga Sangoma (A Zulu term for “herbal and spiritual healer”) in the Zimbabwe culture of the beVenda tribaltradition, an initiated Shaman by the Ainu Sapporo people of northern Japan, a Faithkeeper and Pipe Carrier for the Star Clan of the Lower Creek, a lifetime member of the Indigenous Healers Association, and travels the world teaching workshops and conducting ceremonies in the tradition of the Star Clan of the Ani-Coosa. He leads an Indigenous cultural awareness program for incarcerated ‘brothers’ in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and inspires many hearts with the message of peace and harmony with “All Our Relations.” He is a board member of several local, regional, and national environmental organizations and is active in many roles with youth programs around the country. He has appeared on many radio and television programs, and was recently featured in the award winning documentary “Mythic Journeys” produced by the Mythic Imagination Institute. Tom has written hundreds of articles to present the views of the EarthKeepers Organization and has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his work with EarthKeepers over the past 34 years. His book, “Following the Moon” will be available in the fall of 2020.
Natosha Reid Rice (Moderating)
Natosha Reid Rice currently serves as the Associate General Counsel for Real Estate and Finance at Habitat for Humanity International. In this position, she initiates and manages financing programs and strategies to generate sources of capital that enable Habitat affiliates to provide decent, affordable housing to families throughout the US. In addition to her work at Habitat, Natosha is the founder of Fresh Rain for Life Ministries and is the Minister for Public Life at All Saints’ Episcopal Church.
Prior to joining Habitat, she practiced law in the commercial real estate practices of Alston & Bird LLP, in Atlanta, Georgia and at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York City. While at these firms, her practice focused on commercial real estate development transactions, acquisitions, dispositions and leasing.
Natosha is passionate about providing a voice to the voiceless and opportunities to communities that have been historically disadvantaged. She served for 11 years as the Associate Pastor for Women’s Ministries at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and she currently serves on the boards of the global Harvard Alumni Association as an Elected Director, the Atlanta Community Foodbank, the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, Invest Atlanta’s Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc. and the Advisory Board of the Harvard Debate Council. She has been actively involved in efforts to pass legislation and policies to protect victims of human sex trafficking in Georgia. Her work alongside other activists and advocacy organizations, led to the passage of the Safe Harbor/Rachel’s Law in 2015 and a state Constitutional Amendment in 2016 that outlines the operation of the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund and Commission.
SUGGESTED READING LIST FOR THIS PROGRAM:
The 1619 Project. Nikole Hannah-Jones’ essay in The 1619 Project article published in The New York Time Magazine in August 2019 is actually several articles that tell the story of black and white Americans’ arrival and existence in this land called America. Nikole’s article sets the foundation for the others and discusses America’s race issue.
Reparations bill gets new attention amid BLM. Could other nations provide a blueprint? Reparations for historical crimes and injustices such as slavery and genocide have been made in other countries. Will the USA join the list?
Read in USA TODAY: https://apple.news/AMlm3lUCmSoKXXCusflQYXA
Shared from Apple News. This article mentions reparations issues in other countries and in the U.S. with Japanese-Americans, Native Americans and African Americans. It’s a good overview.
“What is Owed”, Nikole Hannah-Jones, June 30, 2020, New York Times Magazine: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/24/magazine/reparations-slavery.html?referringSource=articleShare
“Where White Men Fear to Tread”, Russell Means, 1995
November Virtual Webinar:
Tuesday, November 10, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
6 pm - 6:30 pm: Pre-Networking Event
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Program
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON. IWF Georgia Members Only.
Carol Tomé is the Chief Executive Officer of UPS. She is the 12th CEO in the 113-year history of the company.
Before joining UPS, Carol served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Home Depot, Inc., one of the world’s largest retailers. She joined the company in 1995 as Vice President and Treasurer.
Carol began her career as a commercial lender with United Bank of Denver (now Wells Fargo) and then spent several years as Director of Banking for Johns-Mansville Corporation. Prior to joining The Home Depot, Carol was Vice President and Treasurer of Riverwood International Corporation.
Carol serves as a trustee or board member for a number of organizations including Grady Hospital Foundation, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Sovos Brands and GIA Partners. She is also a member of The Committee of 200, The Buckhead Coalition, The Business Roundtable and The Business Council.
A native of Jackson, Wyoming, Carol holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Wyoming and a master’s degree in finance from the University of Denver.
Fall Virtual Dine-Arounds: Tuesday, September 15th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 13th, 5 – 7 p.m.
Location: TBD – Member Homes
October Virtual Webinar: Tuesday, October 13th, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Virtual Webinar Program & Annual Meeting. "Reparations"
Signature Event: Tuesday, November 10th, Virtual Webinar Program & Member Connecting Opportunity.
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Holiday Party: Sunday, December 6th, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Significant Others Included
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